Oceanside Library

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

 

 

 


CHILDREN'S
 

March 2019

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
Playaway Launchpads
are 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!

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

Chess Club (Grades 4 – High School)
Wednesdays // 4:30pm

Open chess program.  No prior knowledge of the game required.  Snacks will be provided.
  Please call the Information Desk: 516-766-2360, option 4 for the most up to date information on club dates.
 

Book & Craft (Ages 5-8 years)
Thursday, March 21 // 4pm

Join Girl Scout, Kaitlyn Staffa, as she reads a book and leads our young patrons in creating a matching craft.  A Girl Scout Silver Award project.

Orange You Healthy? (Grades K-6)
Thursday, March 21 // 6pm

March is National Nutrition Month.  Create a healthy fruit treat to take home.

Pokémon Drawing (Grades 3-6)
Wednesday, March 27 // 6pm

Artist Kelly Gordon will teach you how to draw Pokémon characters.

Books To Belly (Ages 3-5 years)
Thursday, March 28 // 4:30pm

Book Club With Pizza & Craft (Grades K-2)
Thursday, March 28 // 6pm // Dinosaurs before Dark

Join Ms. Allison to discuss the book, as you enjoy pizza and a beverage.  End the evening with a craft.  Copies of each book will be available four weeks before each date.

Homemade Falafels (Grades 3-5)
Friday, March 29 // 6pm

Ms. Kathy will bea teaching us how to make homemade falafels.  (A B.O.B. Program)

Artopia (Grades K-6)
Saturday, March 30 // 2:30pm

An open-ended art experience where imagination flows.
 

Books And Babies (Ages 4-12 months)
Monday, March 18 // 10am
Join us in this early literacy program which showcases nursery rhymes and music.

Leap Into Learning (Ages 18-30 months)
Monday, March 18 // 11am

Enjoy songs, finger plays, a story, craft, and movement.

Time For Tots (Ages 18 months – 5 years)
Wednesday, March 20 // 10am OR 11am (IN SESSION)

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

Spring Into A Storytime (Ages 3-5)
Wednesday, March 20 // 4:30pm

It’s the first day of spring!  Let’s read and then plant a seed!

Pajama Storytime (Ages 3-7 years)
Monday, March 25 // 7pm

Bring your favorite furry friend for stories and a craft.

Tots Night Out (Ages 18 months – 5 years)
Tuesday, March 26 // 6:30pm // Fee: $4

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

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 Film & Craft: The Greatest Showman
Thursday, March 21 // 7pm

Celebrates the birth of show business and tells of a visionary who rose from nothing to create a spectacle that becomes a worldwide sensation.  Starring Hugh Jackman, Michelle Williams, and Zac Efron.
2017, PG, 86 minutes

 

Bloxels (Grades 3-6) (IN SESSION)
Monday, March 18 // 6pm

Working in teams of 2, each pair will create their own video game using the Bloxels game board and blocks.

 

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

FURTHER SESSIONS TBA

 

Baby PlayHooray (Ages 6-18 months)
Tuesdays, March 19, 26 // 10am (IN SESSION)

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

PlayHooray (Ages 18 months – 4 years)
Thursday, March 21 // 10am OR 11am (IN SESSION)
Friday, March 22 // 10am // Fee: $12

Molly Mouse stars in this creative, fun-filled program for toddlers and beyond.

Family PlayHooray (Ages 6 months – 5 years)
Friday, March 22 // 11am  (IN SESSION)
Wednesday, March 20 // 6:30pm // Fee: $4

Molly Mouse stars in this creative, fun-filled program for toddlers and beyond.
 

FURTHER PROGRAMS TBA
 

Lego Clubs (Grades K-6)
Tuesday, March 19 // 6pm OR 7pm

Toy Time (Ages 18 months – 4 years)
Monday, March 25 // 10am

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

 

FURTHER SESSIONS TBA
 

Baby And Me Yoga (Adult w/Infant To Early Crawler)
Wednesdays, March 20, 27 // 12:30pm (IN SESSION)

This beginner Yoga class is for caregivers with their babies.  Babies participate throughout the class (through developmental movements and interactive yoga postures).  Please bring a blanket and toys for your baby and a yoga mat for yourself.

 

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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