Oceanside Library

CHILDREN
Arts And Crafts
Book Discussions
Books To Belly
Family Movies
Family Playhooray
Full Steam Ahead
Lego Clubs
Online Homework Help
Pete The Cat
Storytimes
Teens 'n' Tots Read Together
Tumblebooks
'Tween Scene

 

 

 


  CHILDREN 

August/September/October 2016

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.

REGISTRATION GUIDELINES

Residents of the Oceanside School District are given priority for our programs.  In-person registration begins at 7pm.  The Library reserves the right to limit the number of tickets given to any one person.  Fees are nonrefundable.  To secure a place in a program, patrons must pay (cash only) within three days of registering, or we will contact the next person on the waiting list.  Out-of-district patrons may begin registering on the fourth day after in-person registration.  Proof of age is required.

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.

 

In-person registration: Tuesday, September 6 @ 7pm
Telephone registration: Wednesday, September 7 @ 9:30am, space permitting
Out-of-district registration: Saturday, September 10, space permitting

Recycle Arts & Crafts (Grades 3-6)
Saturday, September 17 // 11am

Learn about recycling and make arts & crafts projects from recycled material.  Presented by Girl Scouts from Troop 2417.

In-person registration: Monday, September 26 @ 7pm
Telephone registration: Tuesday, September 27 @ 9:30am, space permitting
Out-of-district registration: Friday, September 30, space permitting

Build A Button (Grades 4-6)
Wednesday, October 5 // 4:30pm OR 7pm

See how buttons are made, then design your own button using a button maker machine.

Festive Fall Craft (Grades 3-6)
Thursday, October 13 // 7pm

Create a piece of awesome art from a recycled book.


Pre-K Craft (Ages 3-5 years)
Tuesday, October 18 // 1pm

Join Ms. Dotty to make a black cat just in time for Halloween.  Caregiver must attend.

Sea Turtle Craft (Grades K-6)
Saturday, October 22 // 1pm

Make your own sea turtle to bring home.  Caregiver must remain in the Children’s Room.

Spooky (Fake) Candle Craft (Grades K-6)
Tuesday, October 25 // 4:30pm

Kids will enjoy creating a Halloween themed candle with a battery operated tea light.  Caregiver must wait in the Children’s Room.

 

In-person registration: Tuesday, September 6 @ 7pm
Telephone registration: Wednesday, September 7 @ 9:30am, space permitting
Out-of-district registration: Saturday, September 10, space permitting

Book Discussion And Pizza (Grades 4-6)
Tuesday, September 13 // 7pm

Celebrate Roald Dahl’s 100th birthday with pizza and a fun book discussion with Ms. Mariel.  Copies of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory by Roald Dahl will be available in the Children’s Room to read on your own.

In-person registration: Monday, September 26 @ 7pm
Telephone registration: Tuesday, September 27 @ 9:30am, space permitting
Out-of-district registration: Friday, September 30, space permitting

Book Discussion And Pizza (Grades 4-6)
Tuesday, October 18 // 7pm

Enjoy reading Odd Squad: Bully Bait by Michael Fry on your own, then come to the Library to discuss this book with Ms. Mariel over pizza.  Copies of this book will be available at the Children’s Desk.

 

In-person registration: Tuesday, September 6 @ 7pm
Telephone registration: Wednesday, September 7 @ 9:30am, space permitting
Out-of-district registration: Saturday, September 10, space permitting

Thursday, September 22 // 4:30pm
Join Ms. Tara, certified Language Arts teacher, to enjoy a story and craft while learning the benefits of eating healthily.  Healthy muffins will be served too.  Caregiver must attend.

In-person registration: Monday, September 26 @ 7pm
Telephone registration: Tuesday, September 27 @ 9:30am, space permitting
Out-of-district registration: Friday, September 30, space permitting

 

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.


The Jungle Book
Friday, September 16 // 7pm

A remake of the Disney classic about a man-cub surviving in the jungle with the help of his animal friends.  2016, 106 min.  Rated PG.

Casper
Friday, October 28 // 4pm

Casper is the friendliest ghost you know – just ask the family that moves in with him.  Starring Bill Pullman, Christina Ricci, and Cathy Moriarty.  1995, 100 min.  Rated PG.

Ghostbusters
Friday, October 28 // 7pm

The Original.  Get ready for Halloween with this classic comedy.  Bill Murray, Dan Aykroyd, and Sigourney Weaver star.  1984, 105 min.  Rated PG.
 

In-person registration: Monday, September 26 @ 7pm
Telephone registration: Tuesday, September 27 @ 9:30am, space permitting
Out-of-district registration: Friday, September 30, space permitting

Thursday, October 27 // 6:30pm // Fee: $4
Molly Mouse stars in this creative , fun-filled program for toddlers and beyond.  Costumes welcome!  Caregiver must attend.

 

In-person registration: Tuesday, September 6 @ 7pm
Telephone registration: Wednesday, September 7 @ 9:30am, space permitting
Out-of-district registration: Saturday, September 10, space permitting


Thursday, September 15 // 7pm
Join Ms. Ilene to build your own miniature catapult then target practice using marshmallows.  Caregiver must wait in the Children’s Room.

In-person registration: Monday, September 26 @ 7pm
Telephone registration: Tuesday, September 27 @ 9:30am, space permitting
Out-of-district registration: Friday, September 30, space permitting

Thursday, October 6 // 4:30pm
Join Ms. Ilene for “Slime Science” and make a mess creating slippery, gooey slime.  Caregiver must wait in the Children’s Room.
 

Grades K-2 sessions invite young builders to join in the Lego fun.  NOTE: Caregiver must remain in the Children's Room.  Grades 3-6 sessions invite kids to join the fun and build something super with your friends or on your own.  In addition to a wide variety of Lego playsets, the Library now has Star Wars Legos too!

In-person registration: Tuesday, September 6 @ 7pm
Telephone registration: Wednesday, September 7 @ 9:30am, space permitting
Out-of-district registration: Saturday, September 10, space permitting


Sunday, September 18
Grades K-2 // 1pm
Grades 3-6 // 2:30pm

In-person registration: Monday, September 26 @ 7pm
Telephone registration: Tuesday, September 27 @ 9:30am, space permitting
Out-of-district registration: Friday, September 30, space permitting


Sunday, October 16
Grades K-2 // 1pm
Grades 3-6 // 2:30pm
 

In-person registration: Tuesday, September 6 @ 7pm
Telephone registration: Wednesday, September 7 @ 9:30am, space permitting
Out-of-district registration: Saturday, September 10, space permitting

Wednesday, September 21 // 1:30pm
An hour long interactive program with Pete the Cat themed activities, stories, and crafts.  Educational and fun.  Caregiver must attend.

 

In-person registration: Monday, September 26 @ 7pm
Telephone registration: Tuesday, September 27 @ 9:30am, space permitting
Out-of-district registration: Friday, September 30, space permitting

Pajama Storytime (Ages 3-6)
Wednesday, October 19 // 7pm

Bring your favorite furry friend for a fun evening of stories and a craft.  Caregiver must remain in the Children’s Room.

Fall Storytimes (Ages 3-5 years)
Tuesdays, October 25 & November 1 // 11am

Join us for fun fall stories and crafts.  This program will be held in the garden, weather permitting.  Caregiver must attend.

 

Teens read to tots, and tots starting to read will read to teens at this special storytime.  Caregiver must remain in the Children's Room.

In-person registration: Monday, September 26 @ 7pm
Telephone registration: Tuesday, September 27 @ 9:30am, space permitting
Out-of-district registration: Friday, September 30, space permitting

Halloween Teens ‘N’ Tots (Ages 3-5 years)
Monday, October 24 // 7pm

Witches and ghosts and monsters!  Oh my?  Wear your scary or silly costumes to our Halloween storytime where teens read to tots.

 

Please register for these programs at the Information Desk.

Emoji Pillows
Monday, September 12 // 7-8pm

Tweens will have fun expressing themselves creating “no-sew” emoji pillows

Cookies & Canvas: Painting For Tweens
Monday, October 17 // 7-8:30pm

Recreate a Halloween painting step-by-step with directions from instructor Kathy Schirrmacher.  Make a masterpiece to take home.  Refreshments will be provided.

Ghosts In The Graveyard
Thursday, October 27 // 7-8pm

No need to be afraid of this graveyard.  It’s made with chocolate pudding.  Participants will mix and measure all the ingredients to make the chocolate mousse then crush the Oreos.  Then they will use lots of treats to make the graveyard.

 

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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