Oceanside Library

CHILDREN
Cooking And Crafts
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Full STEAM Ahead
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Online Homework Help
Playhooray
Special Programs
Storytimes
Time To Build And Play
Tumblebooks
'Tween Scene
Yoga For Kids & Zumba For Kids

 

 

 


  CHILDREN 

May/June/July/August 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!
Patrons now 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.

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.
 

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.

Registration for Oceanside School District residents for the following begins on Thursday, May 31 @ 7pm.  Out-Of-District Residents may register beginning Monday, June 4, space permitting.

Pre-K Craft (Ages 3 – 5)
Tuesday, June 5 // 1pm // Father’s Day Craft
Tuesday, July 10 // 1pm // Musical Mobile
Tuesday, August 7 // 1pm // TBA


Rock Star Tees (Grades 2-6)
Wednesday, June 6 // 4:30pm
Bring your own white or light colored t-shirt and let’s glam it!

Dad Rocks Photo Frame (Grades K-6)
Wednesday, June 13 // 6:30pm

Paper Quill Emoji (Grades 3-6)
Thursday, June 14 // 4pm
Create an emoji face using this paper curling technique.

Books to Belly (Ages 3-5)
Thursday, June 14 // 4:30pm // Frozen Yogurt Sundaes
Thursday, August 2 // 4:30pm // Whole Wheat Pancakes

Join Tara, certified Language Arts teacher, and enjoy a story and craft while learning the benefits of eating healthy.

Harry Potter Night: Owl Pillows (Grades K-6)
Monday, June 18 // 6:30pm
Calling all young wizards! We will give you everything you need to create your own owl pillow. Everyone will go home with a wizard’s wand and glasses.

Vegetarian Tacos (Grades K-6)
Monday, June 25 // 6 pm


Rock N Roll Marble Art (Grades K-2)
Wednesday, June 27 // 3pm

Punk Pet Rocks (Ages 3-5)
Tuesday, July 17 // 4:30pm
Join us as we share stories of Pet Rocks and create our own pet rock with a carry case.

Rock Cactus Garden (Grades 3-6)
Tuesday, July 17 // 6:30pm


Book Dis
cussion with Pizza & Craft (Grades K-2)
Mon., July 23 // 6pm // Rotten Ralph Feels Rotten
Mon., Aug. 20 // 6pm //
Minnie and Moo and the Haunted Sweater

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)
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 (Grades1-6)
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)
Wednesday, August 1 // 4:30pm
Create tasty crepes topped off with ice-cream and/or fruit.

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


Cele
brate National S’mores Day (Grades K-6)
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)
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)
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: Rookie Of The Year
Thursday, June 28 // 7pm

Rookie of the Year is a light-hearted comedy about a 12-year-old baseball fan who, despite his love for the sport, can't play the game at all. During one Little League contest, he breaks his arm. After it heals, it miraculously becomes a super-human arm that can out-pitch any player in the major leagues. The boy joins the Chicago Cubs and helps lead them to the World Series. Though the plot is silly and contrived, it's a pleasant film that is ideal for young sports fans. 2002, PG, 103 min.


Sensory Friendly Movie & Craft: Shrek
Thursday, July 5 // 7pm

Once upon a time, in a faraway swamp, there lived an ornery ogre named Shrek whose precious solitude is suddenly shattered by an invasion of annoying fairy tale characters. There are blind mice in his food, a big, bad wolf in his bed, three little homeless pigs and more, all banished from their kingdom by the evil Lord Farquaad. Determined to save their home--not to mention his own--Shrek cuts a deal with Farquaad and sets out to rescue the beautiful Princess Fiona to be Farquaad's bride. 2001, PG, 93 min.

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.

 

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.

Registration for Oceanside School District residents for the following begins on Thursday, May 31 @ 7pm.  Out-Of-District Residents may register beginning Monday, June 4, space permitting.

Techno Jam (Grades 2-6)
Monday, June 11 // 4:30pm
Hands on technology workshop featuring Little Bits, Ozo­bots, and Dash and Dot.

Music Makers (Grades 2-6)
Wednesday, July 18 // 4pm
Make a musical instrument from household materials and let’s form a band!

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.

Little STEAMers (Ages 3-5)
Tuesday, June 19 // 4pm
Learn about Gears and then have some hands on fun!

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!

Mad Science: Earthworks (Grades 2-6)
Thursday, July 12 // 6pm
Discover what the Earth is composed of, and learn all about rocks and minerals.

Bubble Pop! (Grades 1 - 5)
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

 

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.
Friday, May 25 // 10am (IN SESSION)


Family PlayHooray (Ages 6 months – 5 years)
Molly Mouse stars in this creative, fun-filled program for toddlers and beyond.
Friday, May 25 // 11am
(IN SESSION)

Registration for Oceanside School District residents for the following begins on Thursday, May 31 @ 7pm.  Out-Of-District Residents may register beginning Monday, June 4, space permitting.

Baby PlayHooray (Ages 6-18 months)
Tues., June 12 & 19 // 10am // Fee: $8
Tues., July 10, 17, 24, 31, Aug. 14, 21 // 10am // Fee: $24

Join us for a delightful program of music, movement, and rhymes.

PlayHooray (Ages 18 months - 4 yrs)
Thursdays, June 7 & 14 // 10 or 11am //
Fee: $8
Fridays, June 8 & 15 // 10am //
Fee: $8
Thurs., July 12, 19, 26, Aug. 9, 16, 23 // 10 or 11am //
Fee: $24
Fridays, July 13, 20, 27, August 10, 17, 24// 10am //
Fee: $24
Molly Mouse stars in this creative, fun-filled program for toddlers and beyond.

Family Play
Hooray
(Ages 6 months - 5 yrs)
Fridays, June 8 & 15 // 11am // Fee: $8
Fridays, July 13, 20, 27; August 10, 17, 24// 11am //
Fee: $24
Molly Mouse stars in this creative, fun-filled program for toddlers and beyond.

Rock N’ Roll With PlayHooray (Ages 6 months - 5 yrs)
Wednesday, July 18 // 6:30pm // Fee: $4
PlayHooray like a rock star with balls, instruments, drums and so much more! This lively music and movement class will have you reeling and rocking to the beat!

 

Registration for Oceanside School District residents for the following begins on Thursday, May 31 @ 7pm.  Out-Of-District Residents may register beginning Monday, June 4, space permitting.

Off Site Visit For A Marine Nature Walk
Tuesday, June 26 // 10am

Tour the grounds, see the birds, cast netting, and study live specimens of marine life.  Meet at Marine Nature Study Area, 500 Slice Drive.

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.
 

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.

Registration for Oceanside School District residents for the following begins on Thursday, May 31 @ 7pm.  Out-Of-District Residents may register beginning Monday, June 4, space permitting.

Time For Tots (Ages 18 months - 5 years)
Wednesdays, June 6 & 13 // 10 or 11am // Fee: $8
Wednesdays, July 11 & August 8 // 10 or 11am // Fee: $8

Pre-school readiness skills are learned through play in this fun-filled educational series.

Pajama Storytime (Ages 3-7)
Monday, June 11 // 7pm
Mondays, July 9 & August 6 // 7pm

Bring your favorite furry friend for a fun evening of stories and a craft.

Baby Belly Time (Ages 1-5 months)
Monday, June 11 // 10am
Mondays, July 16 & 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.

Pete the Cat Rockin’ in the Library (Ages 3-5)
Tuesday, June 12 // 11am
Let’s have fun with Pete as we hear stories and enjoy a cool craft.

Mother Goose Storytime (Ages 18 months - 4 years)
Wednesday, June 13 // 1:30pm
Wednesdays, July 11 & August 8 // 1:30pm

Enjoy stories, music, movement and a craft!

Celebrate with Booker: Last Day of School! (Grades K-2)
Wednesday, June 20 // 4pm
Celebrate the end of the school year with Booker. We’ll share stories, do a craft, and end with ice cream!

Rainbow Butterflies Storytime (Ages 2-4)
Thursday, June 21 // 10am
Come hear some butterfly stories followed by a butterfly craft.

Books and Babies (Ages 4-12 months)
Mondays, June 25, 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)
Monday, June 25 // 11 am
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)
Mondays, July 9, 16 & 23 // 3pm
Read your favorite book to a new friend.

Teens n Tots (Ages 3-6)
Tuesdays, July 10, 17, 24 & 31 // 10am
Teens read to tots at this special morning storytime.

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

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!  Caregiver must attend this program.
Thursday, May 31 // 6:30pm

Registration for Oceanside School District residents for the following begins on Thursday, May 31 @ 7pm.  Out-Of-District Residents may register beginning Monday, June 4, space permitting.

Special Needs KEVA (Grades K-6)
Thursday, June 7 // 4pm
Monday, July 16 // 5pm


Keva Open Play (Grades K-6)
Thursday, June 7 // 5pm
Thursdays, July 19 & August 23 // 4pm or 5pm


Lego Club (Grades K-6)
Tuesday, June 12 // 6:30pm or 7:30pm
Tuesdays, July 24 & 31// 6:30pm or 7:30pm
Tuesday, August 7 // 6:30pm


Toy Time (Ages 18 months - 4 years)
Monday, June 18 // 10am
Mondays, July 30 & August 13 // 10am

Have fun with your toddler at this relaxed program of free play and circle time with Ms. Jen.

Walk in Fun! Board Game Fun (Grades K-6)
Tuesday, June 26 // 4pm

Join us for some classic board games fun!

Walk in Fun! Puzzle Fun (Ages 1-3)
Wednesday, June 27 // 10am


Book Bingo (Grades K-6)
Friday, June 29 // 3pm
Join us for some book bingo fun!

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.

 

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.

REGISTRATION INFORMATION!!
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.

Registration for Oceanside School District residents for the following begins on Thursday, May 31 @ 7pm.  Out-Of-District Residents may register beginning Monday, June 4, space permitting.

Panera Bread Baking Lesson
Tuesday, June 12 // 4-5:30pm
Join us at Panera Bread of Island Park for a bread making lesson. Meet at 4575 Austin Blvd., Island Park.

Paint Night with Dad
Thursday, June 14 // 7-8:30pm
Bring your dad or other favorite adult and join us for a paint night. Create a special painting with step by step instructions from Kathy Schirrmacher.

Rainbow Rocks
Wednesday, June 20 // 7-8pm
Create several rainbow marbled-color rocks using paint and nail polish to celebrate “Library Rocks” and Pride month.

Garden Party Drawing
Thursday, July 5 // 4-5pm
Sit outside in the garden with a sketch pad for a drawing lesson with Kathy Schirrmacher.

Cooked To Perfection
Monday, July 9 // 5-6:30pm // Fee: $15
B.O.B. celebrations continue with our tweens creating a de­licious 3 course Brazilian meal from scratch. Located at 49 Main Street, East Rockaway.
  A B.O.B. Program.

Ice Cream Sundaes While You Color
Friday, July 20 // 3-4pm
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
See how to make a soccer ball in 3D and paint your own soc­cer ball to take home.
  A B.O.B. Program.

Edible Cookies Dough Cones
Thursday, August 9 // 4-5pm
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.

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.

Registration for Oceanside School District residents for the following begins on Thursday, May 31 @ 7pm.  Out-Of-District Residents may register beginning Monday, June 4, space permitting.

Yoga For Kids (Ages 6-12 years)
Fridays, June 8 & 15 // 4:30pm //
Fee: $8
Fridays, July 13, 20, 27; August 3, 10 // 4pm //
Fee: $20

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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