Oceanside Library

CHILDREN
Cooking And Crafts
Family Movies
Full STEAM Ahead
Hola! Say Hello To Spanish
Online Homework Help
Playhooray
Special Programs
Storytimes
Time To Build And Play
Tumblebooks
'Tween Scene
Yoga For Kids & Zumba For Kids

 

 

 


  CHILDREN 

July/August 2018

REGISTRATION INFORMATION!!
You may register online, via phone, or in-person.  Payment is due within 3 days of registering.  Pay at the Children's Room Desk in person.  We accept cash only (exact change if possible please!).  Fees are non-refundable.

Any questions?  Please call the Children's Room Desk: 516-766-2360, option 2.


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.
 

Book Discussion with Pizza & Craft (Grades K-2)
Mon., July 23 // 6pm // Rotten Ralph Feels Rotten by Jack Gantos
Mon., Aug. 20 // 6pm //
Minnie and Moo and the Haunted Sweater by Denys Cazet

Libraries Rock Tic Tac Toe (Grades K-3)
Wednesday, July 25 // 4:30pm
Create your own tic tac toe game and play with a friend!

Music Cookie Decorating (Grades K-2)
Thursday, July 26 // 5pm
Mix glaze and create these notes in the library using fondant. Take home three cookies in a bakery box.

Music Note Cupcakes (Grades 3-6)
(CLASS FULL)
Thursday, July 26 // 6:30pm
Make homemade buttercream icing in the library; take home three cupcakes with a fondant musical note!

T
winkle, Twinkle, Little Starfish (Grades Pre-K and K)
Monday, July 30 // 5pm
Starfish are some of the quietest animals on earth! Come see what makes these silent creatures so special. Feel a sea star, listen to a story, and create a starfish craft to take home.


Singin’, Swingin’ Sharks (Grades 1-6)
(CLASS FULL)
Monday, July 30 // 6:30pm
Get your bite on as you touch a real shark jaw and excavate a shark tooth to use to embellish a necklace.


Fre
nch Crepes (Grades K-6) (CLASS FULL)
Wednesday, August 1 // 4:30pm
Create tasty crepes topped off with ice-cream and/or fruit.

Books to Belly (Ages 3-5)
Thursday, August 2 // 4:30pm // Whole Wheat Pancakes
(CLASS FULL)
Join Tara, certified Language Arts teacher, and enjoy a story and craft while learning the benefits of eating healthy.

Mod Your Guitar (Grades 2-6)
Thursday, August 2 // 6pm
Decorate a cardboard guitar cutout and let’s jam to some music.

Pre-K Craft (Ages 3 – 5)
Tuesday, August 7 // 1pm // TBA


Cele
brate National S’mores Day (Grades K-6) (CLASS FULL)
Friday, August 10 // 2:30pm
S’mores with a twist. We will make S'mores 3 different ways.


Fa
ntasy Mason Jar (Grades 3-6) (CLASS FULL)
Tuesday, August 14 // 6:30pm
Create a fantasy night light with a dueling dragon and uni­corn!


Romero Britto Inspired Paintings on Canvas (Grades K-2)
Wednesday, August 15 // 5pm
Pink polka dot colored cats and blue striped dogs; it’s all in a day’s work for Brazilian artist Romero Britto. Kids can come join in the fun when they create their own Britto inspired animal paintings on canvas.
A B.O.B. Program.

Romero Britto Inspired Clay Sculpture (Grades 3-6)
(CLASS FULL)
Wednesday, August 15 // 6:30pm
Kids will have a blast using aluminum foil, wire and clay to create a Romero Britto themed animal sculpture that is filled with playful colors and patterns.
A B.O.B. Program.

Thumb Piano Craft (Grades 2-6)
Tuesday, August 21 // 4pm
Have fun learning about music from different cultures.

 

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.

Sensory Friendly Movie & Craft: Rio 2
Thursday, August 30 // 7pm

It's a jungle out there for Blu, Jewel and their three kids in RIO 2, after they're hurtled from that magical city to the wilds of the Amazon. As Blu tries to fit in, he goes beak-to-beak with the vengeful Nigel, and meets the most fearsome adversary of all - his father-in-law. 2014, PG, 102 min.

 

Little STEAMers Rocks (Ages 3-5)
Wednesday, August 1 // 11am
Join us as we enjoy a sensory rock table and make an ador­able rock craft!

Summer Sensory Fun (Ages 2-4)
Thursday, August 2 // 10am
You and your little one will explore your sense of sight, touch, and more!


Rocks Rule! (Grades 2-6)
Wednesday, August 8 // 4:30pm
Join us in exploring fossils and meteorites, playing detective with a variety of stones, and playing some games with rocks.

Bubble Pop! (Grades 1 - 5) (CLASS FULL)
Thursday, August 9 // 6pm
Become a bubble scientist and learn more about the unique physical properties of bubbles as you experiment at our three interactive stations.

Rocking with Geodes (Grades K-2)
Thursday, August 16 // 5:30pm
Learn the properties of Geodes and then make your own!

 

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

FURTHER CLASSES TBA

 

Baby PlayHooray (Ages 6-18 months)
Tuesdays, July 24, 31, Aug. 14, 21 // 10am
(IN SESSION)
Join us for a delightful program of music, movement, and rhymes.

PlayHooray (Ages 18 months - 4 yrs)
Thursdays, July 26, Aug. 9, 16, 23 // 10 or 11am
(IN SESSION)
Fridays, July 27, August 10, 17, 24 // 10am
(IN SESSION)
Molly Mouse stars in this creative, fun-filled program for toddlers and beyond.

Family Play
Hooray
(Ages 6 months - 5 yrs)
Fridays, July 27; August 10, 17, 24// 11am
(IN SESSION)
Molly Mouse stars in this creative, fun-filled program for toddlers and beyond.

 

Children's Author Visit - Carline Dumerlin-Folkes (Ages 2-5)
Friday, August 3 // 10am
Join us as author Carline Dumerlin-Folkes shares her children's book, I Will Always Love You, and then do a craft.
 

Books and Babies (Ages 4-12 months)
Mondays, July 23 & August 20 // 10am
Join Jeanne Hall in this early literacy program which show­cases nursery rhymes and music.

Leap into Learning (Ages 18-30 months)
Mondays, July 23 & August 20 // 11am
Enjoy a half hour of songs, finger-plays, a story, craft and movement with Jeanne Hall.

Read a Story (Grades 1-3)
Monday, July 23 // 3pm (IN SESSION)
Read your favorite book to a new friend.

Teens n Tots (Ages 3-6)
Tuesdays, July 24 & 31 // 10am (IN SESSION)
Teens read to tots at this special morning storytime.

Baby Belly Time (Ages 1-5 months)
Monday, August 6 // 10am
Spend some quality time with your newborn and learn to incorporate songs, rhymes and reading books into your everyday routine at this program with Ms. Jen. Tummy time and especially cuddling will be featured. Please bring a small blanket to lay your child on.


Pajama Storytime (Ages 3-7)
Monday, August 6 // 7pm
(CLASS FULL)
Bring your favorite furry friend for a fun evening of stories and a craft.

Time For Tots (Ages 18 months - 5 years)
Wednesday, August 8 // 10 or 11am
(IN SESSION)
Pre-school readiness skills are learned through play in this fun-filled educational series.


Mother Goose Storytime (Ages 18 months - 4 years)
Wednesday, August 8 // 1:30pm
Enjoy stories, music, movement and a craft!

Summer Storytime (Ages 3-5)
Thursdays, August 9, 16 & 23 // 3pm
A pre-school storytime filled with stories, songs, and move­ment.
 

Lego Club (Grades K-6)
Tuesdays, July 24 & 31// 6:30pm or 7:30pm
Tuesday, August 7 // 6:30pm

Toy Time (Ages 18 months - 4 years)
Mondays, July 30 & August 13 // 10am
Have fun with your toddler at this relaxed program of free play and circle time with Ms. Jen.

Extreme Musical Chairs (Grades 4-6)
Monday, August 6 // 5:30pm
Musical chairs with a twist. Join us in a battle to the last person sitting.

Turtle Dance Music (Ages 2 and up)
Wednesday, August 15 // 2pm
This interactive sensory friendly show uses songs, comedy, movement, stories, and more to engage children.

Karaoke Rock Star Sing-Off (Grades K-6)
Wednesday, August 22 // 2pm
Dress up as a music/rock star and sing your heart out, then make your own microphone craft to take home.

Keva Open Play (Grades K-6)
Thursday, August 23 // 4pm or 5pm

 

Ice Cream Sundaes While You Color
Friday, July 20 // 3-4pm
(CLASS FULL)
Make your favorite ice cream sundae and color in our “Library Rocks” banner.

Pokémon Double-Feature With Pizza
Saturday, July 21 // Noon - 3:30pm
Join members of the Library’s Anime Club along with other Pokémon fans for a screening of the first two feature-length Pokémon movies, Pokémon The First Movie and Pokémon The Movie 2000, along with pizza. You do not have to be a member of the Anime Club to attend.

3D Brazilian Soccer Ball
Tuesday, July 24 // 3-4pm
(CLASS FULL)
See how to make a soccer ball in 3D and paint your own soc­cer ball to take home.
  A B.O.B. Program.

Edible Cookie Dough Cones
Thursday, August 9 // 4-5pm
(CLASS FULL)
Why wait on line in NYC to try edible cookie dough when you can learn to make it from scratch. Make your dough and mix in some of your favorite toppings like sprinkles, M&M’s, gummy bears, Oreos and more.
 

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.

Yoga For Kids (Ages 6-12 years)
Fridays, July 20, 27; August 3, 10 // 4pm
(IN SESSION)
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.

Zumba for Kids (Grades 1-6)
Monday, August 27 // 6pm

Dance to the music with Jill Ackiron-Moses in this class designed for children.
 

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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