Oceanside Library

CHILDREN
Cooking And Crafts
Dr. Seuss Birthday Bash
Family Movies
Hola! Say Hello To Spanish
Mad Scientists
Online Homework Help
Playhooray
Storytimes
Time To Build And Play
Traditional Chinese Folk Dance
Tumblebooks
'Tween Scene
Yoga For Kids

 

 

 


  CHILDREN 

January/February/March 2018

Call the Children's Room at (516) 766-2360, option 2 for program registration availability.  Note: Due to the popularity of some programs, the Library cannot guarantee that space will be available following evening registration.

Online Program Registration is now available for Oceanside residents!
Beginning with January 2018 registration, patrons will have the convenience of registering online for Children’s, Tween, and Young Adult programs through Oceanside Library’s website.  Please have an updated Oceanside Library card and current email address ready to use for online program registrations.

Online program registration is now here!
Here are a couple of YouTube videos created by our staff to help you learn more about this exciting new service!
How do I create a pin?
How do I register for a program?

ONLINE & In-Person Registration begins for Residents of the Oceanside School District first on:
Wednesday, January 24 @ 7pm for February programs
Wednesday, February 21 @ 7pm for March programs 

Out-of-district patrons may begin registering online four business days after registration:
Tuesday, January 30 @ 7pm for February programs
Tuesday, February 27 @ 7pm for March programs


To secure a place in the program, patrons must register and then pay at the Children’s Desk (cash only) within three days of registering.  Fees are nonrefundable.


PLAYAWAY LAUNCHPADS HAVE LANDED!
Playaway Launchpads
are now available for circulation to residents in the Oceanside Library district.  Children in Pre-K through Middle School will love these easy-to-use, durable tablets pre-loaded with high-quality secure learning apps and games.  Playaway Launchpads are grouped by subject area, theme, grade level, and age.  Subjects include Math, Science, English Language Arts, and more.  Please inquire about these exciting educational items in the Children's Department.  Check one out today!

NEW: SESAME STREET eBOOKS - In Library -- At Home
Offers 150+ Sesame Street eBooks, Audio eBooks, interactive eBooks, and animated eBooks.
 

ONLINE & In-Person Registration begins for Residents of the Oceanside School District first on:
Wednesday, January 24 @ 7pm for February programs
Wednesday, February 21 @ 7pm for March programs 

Out-of-district patrons may begin registering online four business days after registration:
Tuesday, January 30 @ 7pm for February programs
Tuesday, February 27 @ 7pm for March programs


To secure a place in the program, patrons must register and then pay at the Children’s Desk (cash only) within three days of registering.  Fees are nonrefundable.

Book Discussion With Pizza And Craft (Grades K-2)
Books will be available for checkout at the Children’s Desk.
Oliver and Amanda and the Big Show by Jean Van Leeuwen
Monday, January 22 // 6:30pm
Emma’s Stranger Pet
by Jean Little
Monday, March 19 // 6:30pm

Madhubani Painting (Grades K-2)
Kids will create an animal (folk art) style painting.  A B.O.B. program.
Tuesday, January 23 // 4:30pm

Glitter Snowflake Craft (Grades K-6)
Using craft sticks and glitter, create a snowflake that will not melt.
Monday, January 29 // 4:30pm

Pre-K Craft (Ages 3-5 years)
Tuesday, February 6 // 1pm // Heart And Doily Craft
Tuesday, March 13 // St. Patrick’s Day Craft


Books To Belly (Ages 3-5 years)
Foster a love for reading while exploring food with your little one.  Join Tara, certified Language Arts teacher, to enjoy a story and craft while learning the benefits of eating healthy.  What better way to connect to a story, than through food? Perfect for picky eaters.  Caregiver must attend.
Thursday, February 8 // 4:30pm // SunButter & Jelly Sammies
Thursday, March 22 // 4:30pm // Honey Banana Bread


Bumblebee Heart Craft (Grade K-6)
Make a bumblebee using paper hearts.
Thursday, February 8 // 4:30pm

Winter Slime (Grade 3-6)
Make your own winter slime!
Monday, February 12 // 6:30pm

Paper Lanterns (Grades K-6)
Create your own paper lantern with a light for Chinese New Year!
Thursday, February 15 // 4:30pm

Freedom Quilts (Grades K-6)
Discover the stories that quilts tell as we celebrate Black History Month.  Use patterns and fabric shapes to design your own personal quilt.
Thursday, February 15 // 6:30pm

Gond Animals (Grades 3-6)
Make your own animal painting on glass.  A B.O.B. program.
Thursday, March 8 // 4:30pm

Rainbow Craft (Grades K-6)
Make your own rainbow using fruit loops and marshmallows for St. Patrick’s Day.
Tuesday, March 13 // 4:30pm

Garden Stepping Stone (Grades K-6)
Arrange colorful shells, marbles, tiles, and glass nuggets into quick drying cement to create a garden stepping stone.
Tuesday, March 20 // 6:30pm

Mosaic Shadow Box Letter (Grades 4-6)
Create a mosaic letter to display inside a shadow box frame.
Monday, March 26 // 6:30pm
 

Fifth Annual Dr. Seuss Birthday Bash!
Sunday, March 4 // 1-3 pm

Children of all ages will enjoy an afternoon of arts and crafts, face-painting, balloons, movies and lots and lots of books by our beloved Dr. Seuss. Sponsored by the Kiwanis Club of Oceanside.
 

Sensory Friendly Films
We are pleased to offer these movies under “Sensory Friendly” conditions, as a special opportunity for families to enjoy a film in a safe and accepting environment.  We’ll keep the lights slightly up and the sound turned slightly down.  Our policies regarding quiet and remaining in one’s seat will not be enforced unless the safety of the audience is in question.  Come relax and enjoy family time without worrying if someone will complain or be disturbed by noise or movement.  A caregiver must remain in the room at all times.

Despicable Me 3
Friday, February 16 // 7pm

Gru meets his long-lost charming, cheerful, and more successful twin brother Dru who wants to team up with him for one last criminal heist. Featuring the voice talents of Steve Carell & Kristen Wiig. 2017, 90 min. Rated PG.

Air Bud (and craft)
Friday, March 16 // 7pm
Tale about an uncanny canine whose ability to shoot hoops astonishes a lonely boy, who rescues the dog from an abusive owner. With a basketball craft. 1997, 97 min. Rated G.

 

Children love this total immersion program that teaches colors, numbers, and short phrases in Spanish.

Mondays, January 22, 29, February 5, 12 // 4:30pm // Fee: $20
Mondays, March 5, 12, 19, 26 // 4:30pm // Fee: $20

 

ONLINE & In-Person Registration begins for Residents of the Oceanside School District first on:
Wednesday, January 24 @ 7pm for February programs
Wednesday, February 21 @ 7pm for March programs 

Out-of-district patrons may begin registering online four business days after registration:
Tuesday, January 30 @ 7pm for February programs
Tuesday, February 27 @ 7pm for March programs


To secure a place in the program, patrons must register and then pay at the Children’s Desk (cash only) within three days of registering.  Fees are nonrefundable.

Current Events (Grades 3-6)
Explore conductors, insulators, and other elements in the world of circuit electricity.  Leave this workshop with a “Mad Science Circuit Maze.”
Thursday, January 18 // 7pm

Mad Science Family Show (ALL ages)
Get ready for some sizzling excitement at this live interactive show!  Learn about the properties of fire and see spectacular demonstrations with fire and dry ice.
Wednesday, February 21 // 3pm

Magnetic Magic (Grades K-2)
Investigate the power and daily use of magnets.  Bring home a cool “Mad Science Magnet Lab.”
Thursday, January 18 // 5:30pm

Mineral Mania (Grades 3-6)
Identify and classify rocks and minerals.  Take home your very own “Sample Gems” for further study and investigation.
Thursday, March 15 // 6:15pm


Tantalizing Taste (Grades K-2)
Learn how taste and smell are interrelated and join us for a demonstration on how sodas are carbonated.  Bring home a “Mad Science Taste Test Kit.”
Thursday, March 15 // 4:30pm
 

ONLINE & In-Person Registration begins for Residents of the Oceanside School District first on:
Wednesday, January 24 @ 7pm for February programs
Wednesday, February 21 @ 7pm for March programs 

Out-of-district patrons may begin registering online four business days after registration:
Tuesday, January 30 @ 7pm for February programs
Tuesday, February 27 @ 7pm for March programs


To secure a place in the program, patrons must register and then pay at the Children’s Desk (cash only) within three days of registering.  Fees are nonrefundable.

Playhooray (Ages 18 months - 4 years)
Molly Mouse stars in this creative, fun-filled program for toddlers and beyond.   Caregiver must attend.
Thursdays, January 18, 25 // 10am OR 11am
(IN SESSION)
Fridays, January 12, 19, 26 // 10am // Fee: $12
Thursdays, February 8, 15 // 10am OR 11am // Fee: $8
Fridays, February 9, 16 // 10am // Fee: $8
Thursdays, March 8, 15, 22  10am OR 11am // Fee: $12
Fridays, March 9, 16, 23 // 10am // Fee: $12


Baby Playhooray (Ages 6-18 months)
Join us for a delightful program of music, movement, and rhymes.  Caregiver must attend.
Tuesdays, January 16, 23 // 10am (IN SESSION)
Tuesdays, February 6, 13 // 10am // Fee: $8
Tuesdays, March 6, 13, 20 // 10am // Fee: $12


Family Playhooray (Ages 6 months - 5 years)
Molly Mouse stars in this creative, fun-filled program for toddlers and beyond.  Costumes welcome!  Caregiver must attend.

Fridays, January 19, 26 // 11am (IN SESSION)
Wednesday, January 17 // 6:30pm // Fee: $4
Wednesday, February 7 // 6:30pm // Fee: $4
Fridays, February 9, 16 // 11am // Fee: $8
Fridays, March 9, 16, 23 // 11am // Fee: $12
 

ONLINE & In-Person Registration begins for Residents of the Oceanside School District first on:
Wednesday, January 24 @ 7pm for February programs
Wednesday, February 21 @ 7pm for March programs 

Out-of-district patrons may begin registering online four business days after registration:
Tuesday, January 30 @ 7pm for February programs
Tuesday, February 27 @ 7pm for March programs


To secure a place in the program, patrons must register and then pay at the Children’s Desk (cash only) within three days of registering.  Fees are nonrefundable.

Baby Belly Time (Ages 1-5 months)
Spend some quality time with your newborn and learn to incorporate songs, rhymes, and reading books into your everyday routine at this new program with Ms. Jen.  Tummy time and especially cuddling will be featured.  Please bring a small blanket to lay your child on.
Monday, February 26 // 10am
Monday, March 26 // 10am

Books And Babies (4-12 months)
Join Jeanne Hall at this early literacy program which showcases nursery rhymes and music.  Caregiver must attend.
Monday, February 12 // 10am
Monday, March 12 // 10am

Dinosaur Storytime (Ages 3-5 years)
Enjoy stories, music, a craft, and more!
Tuesday, March 27 // 11am

Leap Into Learning (Ages 18-30 months)
Join Jeanne Hall for a half hour of songs, finger plays, a story, a craft, and movement.  Caregiver must attend.
Monday, February 12 // 11am
Monday, March 12 // 11am

Mother Goose Storytime (Ages 18 months – 4 years)
Enjoy stories, music, movement, and a craft!
Wednesday, January 17 // 1:30pm
Wednesday, February 14 // 1:30pm
Wednesday, March 28 // 1:30pm

Pajama Storytime (Ages 3-7 years)
Bring your favorite furry friend for a fun evening of stories and a craft.
Tuesday, January 16 // 7pm
Thursday, March 22 // 7pm


Time For Tots (Ages 18 months - 5 years)
Pre-school readiness skills are learned through play in this fun-filled educational series. 
Caregiver must attend.
Wednesdays, January 17, 24 // 10am OR 11am
(IN SESSION)
Wednesdays, February 7, 14 // 10am OR 11am // Fee: $8
Wednesdays, March 7, 14, 21 // 10am OR 11am // Fee: $12


Tots Night Out (Ages 3-5 years)
Enjoy an hour of interactive fun with A Time For Kids and make a craft for Valentine’s Day.
Wednesday, February 7 // 7pm

Valentine’s Day Storytime (Ages 3-5 years)
Enjoy stories, music, and tea with someone special.  Make a craft to bring home for Valentine’s Day.
Tuesday, February 13 // 11am

Winter Animals Storytime (Ages 3-5 years)
Join us for stories, music, a craft, and more!
Tuesday, January 16 // 11am
 

ONLINE & In-Person Registration begins for Residents of the Oceanside School District first on:
Wednesday, January 24 @ 7pm for February programs
Wednesday, February 21 @ 7pm for March programs 

Out-of-district patrons may begin registering online four business days after registration:
Tuesday, January 30 @ 7pm for February programs
Tuesday, February 27 @ 7pm for March programs


To secure a place in the program, patrons must register and then pay at the Children’s Desk (cash only) within three days of registering.  Fees are nonrefundable.

Bingo (Grades K-6)
Join us for fun Bingo games and prizes!
Tuesday, February 20 // 3pm

Keva Open Play (Grades K-6)
Create a KEVA plank structure on your own, or with a friend. Try our new KEVA connectors.  Caregiver must remain in the Children’s Room.
Thursday, January 25 // 7pm
Thursday, February 22 / 4pm
Thursday, March 29 // 4pm


Lego Clubs (Grades K-6)
Join the Lego fun and build something super with your friends or on your own!  Caregiver must remain in the building.
Tuesday, February 13 // 6:30pm OR 7:30pm
Tuesday, March 13 // 6:30pm OR 7:30pm

Special Needs Keva (Grades K-6)
Create a KEVA plank structure on your own, or with a friend. Try our new KEVA connectors.  Caregiver must remain in the Children’s Room.
Thursday, January 25 // 6pm
Thursday, February 22 // 3pm
Thursday, March 29 // 3pm

Toy Time (Ages 18 months – 4 years)
Have fun with your toddler at this relaxed program of free play and circle time with Ms. Jen.  Caregiver must attend.
Monday, January 29 // 10am
Monday, March 19 // 10am

Walk-In Fun And (Board) Games (Grades K-6)
Choose a table top board game from our collection to play on your own or with a friend.
Friday, February 23 // 3-4:30pm
 

The Children’s Lion Troop from the Chinese Center of Long Island will perform a traditional Chinese lion dance to ring in the Chinese New Year!  A craft will follow in the Children’s Room, while supplies last.
Saturday, February 3 // 2pm // No Registration Required // All Ages Welcome!
 

Chess Club (Grades 4-12)
Wednesdays // 4:30pm
Open chess program on Wednesdays. No prior knowledge of the game required.  Light refreshments will be served.

ONLINE & In-Person Registration begins for Residents of the Oceanside School District first on:
Wednesday, January 24 @ 7pm for February programs
Wednesday, February 21 @ 7pm for March programs 

Out-of-district patrons may begin registering online four business days after registration:
Tuesday, January 30 @ 7pm for February programs
Tuesday, February 27 @ 7pm for March programs


To secure a place in the program, patrons must register and then pay at the Information Desk (cash only) within three days of registering.  Fees are nonrefundable.


Let’s Make An Igloo
Monday, January 22 // 7-8pm

Participants will have fun making an igloo out of marshmallows, frosting, and lots of goodies.

‘Tween Scene (Grades 4-8): “I Have A Dream” Pillow (NEW DATE!!)
Thursday, January 25 // 7-8pm

The Whaling Museum of Cold Spring Harbor will help you create your own “I Have A Dream” pillow celebrating the contributions of African-Americans in whaling.

Nacho Dip In A Cup
Thursday, February 1 // 7-8pm

Using fresh salsa, guacamole, cheese, and beans, we’ll make a delicious nacho dip in a cup.

Candy Parfait
Thursday, February 22 // 4-5pm

Use bright colors and sparkles to make your own galaxy slime.

Cooked To Perfection
Monday, March 12 // 5-6:45pm // Fee: $15 (not noted in our Newsletter)
OFF-SITE at Cooked To Perfection, 49 Main Street, East Rockaway, 516-812-6551
Create a delicious 3-course Indian meal from scratch.  A B.O.B. program.

Cookies & Canvas
Thursday, March 22 // 7-8:30pm

Recreate a painting step-by-step with directions from instructor Kathy Schirrmacher.  Refreshments will be provided.

 

Join our yoga master, MaryClare, for a fun-filled class that teaches relaxation and breathing methods as well as many yoga poses.  Please wear loose-fitting clothes and bring a yoga mat or towel.  Caregiver must remain in the building.

ONLINE & In-Person Registration begins for Residents of the Oceanside School District first on:
Wednesday, January 24 @ 7pm for February programs
Wednesday, February 21 @ 7pm for March programs 

Out-of-district patrons may begin registering online four business days after registration:
Tuesday, January 30 @ 7pm for February programs
Tuesday, February 27 @ 7pm for March programs


To secure a place in the program, patrons must register and then pay at the Children’s Desk (cash only) within three days of registering.  Fees are nonrefundable.

Fridays, January 19, 26, February 2, 9 // 4:30pm
(IN SESSION)
Fridays, March 2, 9, 16, 23 // 4:30pm // Fee: $16
 

INTERNET AVAILABLE IN CHILDREN'S ROOM
The Internet is available in the Children's Room to holders of children's library cards in good standing.  Written parental consent is required.  Permission forms may be obtained at the Children's Reference Desk and will be kept on record there.  The library assumes no responsibility for Internet content, quality, accuracy, or currency.  It is important for parents to be aware that the Internet may contain material of a controversial nature.  Therefore, it is the parent's responsibility to monitor their children's selections.



Online Homework Help

Click here for access to Online Homework Help and Tutoring in most subjects, Test Prep, Career Help, Resume Writing, and more all in a one-on-one chat session.
Click here for more info.

NOTE: PATRONS ARE NOW REQUIRED TO CREATE A TUTOR.COM LIVE HOMEWORK HELP USER ACCOUNT WITH THEIR LIBRARY BARCODE NUMBER AS THEIR USERNAME AND A PASSWORD THEY CHOOSE THEMSELVES.

ALL USERS WHO HAVE CREATED AN "OPTIONAL" ACCOUNT WITH THEIR EMAIL ADDRESS AND A PASSWORD TO LOG IN, WILL HAVE TO CHANGE THEIR USERNAME TO THEIR BARCODE NUMBER INSTEAD.  IF YOU ARE HAVING ISSUES, PLEASE ADVISE LIBRARY STAFF.



Parenting Resource Network
The Oceanside Library is pleased to be a partner with the Parenting Resource Network, an information and referral service for parents of children up to five years of age.  The Network is staffed by early childhood professionals who can provide parents with information or referral to community resources that address their questions or concerns.  Call the Network at (516) 240-6018 or visit their website Parenting Resource Network for parenting tips at your fingertips.

Sesame Street eBooks - In Library -- At Home
Offers 150+ Sesame Street eBooks, Audio eBooks, interactive eBooks, and animated eBooks.

TumbleBooks Library
TumbleBooks are created by taking existing picture books, adding animation, sound, music and narration to produce an electronic picture book which you can read, or have read to you.  You can access TumbleBooks from the library or from home.

All you need is the Flash plug-in for your browser and a computer set up for sound and speakers. If you find that you are unable to view the TumbleBooks at home, you may need to download the FREE plug-in for Flash animations at www.macromedia.com/downloads.
Click on the graphic and enjoy!

Tumblebooks

 

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