Oceanside Library

CHILDREN
Baby Playhooray
Bingo
Books & Babies
Crafts
Dr. Seuss Day
Family Movie Matinee
Hola! Say Hello To Spanish
Lego Clubs
Online Homework Help
Playhooray
Storytimes
Time For Tots
Toy Time
Tumblebooks
'Tween Scene
Winter Storytime
Yoga For Kids

 

 

 


  CHILDREN 

December 2014 & January/February/March 2015

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.
 

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

In-person registration begins Monday, January 5 at 7pm.
Telephone registration begins Tuesday, January 6 at 9:30am, space permitting.
Out-of-district registration begins Friday, January 9.

Tuesdays, January 13, 20, 27 // 10am // Fee: $12

In-person registration begins Thursday, January 29 at 7pm.
Telephone registration begins Friday, January 30 at 9:30am, space permitting.
Out-of-district registration begins Monday, February 2.

Tuesdays, February 10, 24, March 3 // 10am // Fee: $12

In-person registration begins Monday, March 2 at 7pm.
Telephone registration begins Tuesday, March 3 at 9:30am, space permitting.
Out-of-district registration begins Friday, March 6.

Tuesdays, March 17, 24, 31 // 10am // Fee: $12
 

Listen closely, mark your card, get five in a row, it's not hard!

Tuesday, December 30 // 3pm


In-person registration begins Thursday, January 29 at 7pm.
Telephone registration begins Friday, January 30 at 9:30am, space permitting.
Out-of-district registration begins Monday, February 2.

Thursday, February 19 // 3pm
 

This early literacy program showcases nursery rhymes and music.  Caregiver must attend.

In-person registration begins Monday, January 5 at 7pm.
Telephone registration begins Tuesday, January 6 at 9:30am, space permitting.
Out-of-district registration begins Friday, January 9.

Monday, January 12 // 10am

In-person registration begins Thursday, January 29 at 7pm.
Telephone registration begins Friday, January 30 at 9:30am, space permitting.
Out-of-district registration begins Monday, February 2.

Monday, February 23 // 10am

In-person registration begins Monday, March 2 at 7pm.
Telephone registration begins Tuesday, March 3 at 9:30am, space permitting.
Out-of-district registration begins Friday, March 6.

Tuesday, March 10 // 10am
 

In-person registration begins Thursday, January 29 at 7pm.
Telephone registration begins Friday, January 30 at 9:30am, space permitting.
Out-of-district registration begins Monday, February 2.

Pre-K Craft (Ages 3-5 years)
Tuesday, February 10 // 1pm
Join Miss Dotty for a "lovely" story, and make a Beaded Buddy Valentine.  Caregiver must attend.

Art With Joanne (Grades K-6)
Wednesday, February 11 // 4:30pm
Paint a heart wreath using wooden clothespins and hearts to hang on a window or door.

In-person registration begins Monday, March 2 at 7pm.
Telephone registration begins Tuesday, March 3 at 9:30am, space permitting.
Out-of-district registration begins Friday, March 6.

Pre-K Craft (Ages 3-5 years)
Thursday, March 12 // 1pm
Join craft time with Miss Dotty and make a St. Patrick's Day Peek-a-Boo Pop-up Shamrock.  Caregiver must attend.

Art With Joanne (Grades K-6)
Thursday, March 12 // 4:30pm
Make a Top of the Morning lucky shamrock hat with markers, foil, and paper.

 

Sunday, March 1 // 1-4pm
Come celebrate Dr. Seuss/ birthday with our 2nd Annual Dr. Seuss Birthday bash!  We'll have arts and crafts, face-painting, Dr. Seuss movies, readings from Dr. Seuss books and lots more!  Registration not required.
 

How to Train Your Dragon 2
Sunday, February 1 // 1:30pm

Hiccup and Toothless find themselves at the center of a battle to protect the peace when a cave filled with dragons and the mysterious Dragon Rider is discovered. 2014, 105 min.  Rated PG.  Children under the age of 8 must be accompanied by a caregiver.  Registration not required.

 

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

In-person registration begins Monday, January 5 at 7pm.
Telephone registration begins Tuesday, January 6 at 9:30am, space permitting.
Out-of-district registration begins Friday, January 9.

Mondays, January 12, 26, February 2, 9 // 4:30pm // Fee: $20

In-person registration begins Thursday, January 29 at 7pm.
Telephone registration begins Friday, January 30 at 9:30am, space permitting.
Out-of-district registration begins Monday, February 2.

Mondays, February 23, March 2, 9, 16, 23 // 4:30pm // Fee: $25
 

Grades K-2 young builders join the Lego fun.  Grades 3-6 join the fun and build something super with your friends or on your own.

In-person registration begins Monday, January 5 at 7pm.
Telephone registration begins Tuesday, January 6 at 9:30am, space permitting.
Out-of-district registration begins Friday, January 9.

Grades K-2
Sunday, January 25 // 1pm

Grades 3-6
Sunday, January 25 // 2:30pm

In-person registration begins Monday, March 2 at 7pm.
Telephone registration begins Tuesday, March 3 at 9:30am, space permitting.
Out-of-district registration begins Friday, March 6.

Grades K-2
Sunday, March 22 // 1pm

Grades 3-6
Sunday, March 22 // 2:30pm

 

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

In-person registration begins Monday, January 5 at 7pm.
Telephone registration begins Tuesday, January 6 at 9:30am, space permitting.
Out-of-district registration begins Friday, January 9.

Thursdays, January 15, 22, 29 // 10am OR 11am // Fee: $12
Fridays, January 16, 23, 30 // 10am OR 11am // Fee: $12

In-person registration begins Thursday, January 29 at 7pm.
Telephone registration begins Friday, January 30 at 9:30am, space permitting.
Out-of-district registration begins Monday, February 2.

Thursdays, February 12, 26, March 5 // 10am OR 11am // Fee: $12
Fridays, February 13, 27, March 6 // 10am OR 11am // Fee: $12

In-person registration begins Monday, March 2 at 7pm.
Telephone registration begins Tuesday, March 3 at 9:30am, space permitting.
Out-of-district registration begins Friday, March 6.

Thursdays, March 19, 26, April 2 // 10am OR 11am // Fee: $12
Fridays, March 20, 27, April 3 // 10am OR 11am // Fee: $12

 

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

In-person registration begins Monday, January 5 at 7pm.
Telephone registration begins Tuesday, January 6 at 9:30am, space permitting.
Out-of-district registration begins Friday, January 9.

Wednesdays, January 14, 21, 28, February 4 // 10:15am OR 11:15am // Fee: $16

In-person registration begins Thursday, January 29 at 7pm.
Telephone registration begins Friday, January 30 at 9:30am, space permitting.
Out-of-district registration begins Monday, February 2.

Wednesdays, February 11, 25, March 4, 11 // 10:15am OR 11:15am // Fee: $16

In-person registration begins Monday, March 2 at 7pm.
Telephone registration begins Tuesday, March 3 at 9:30am, space permitting.
Out-of-district registration begins Friday, March 6.

Wednesdays, March 25, April 1, 15, 22 // 10:15am OR 11:15am // Fee: $16
 

Have fun with your toddler at this relaxed program of free play.  Caregiver must attend.

In-person registration begins Monday, January 5 at 7pm.
Telephone registration begins Tuesday, January 6 at 9:30am, space permitting.
Out-of-district registration begins Friday, January 9.

Mondays, January 12, 26, February 2 // 10am OR 11am

In-person registration begins Monday, March 2 at 7pm.
Telephone registration begins Tuesday, March 3 at 9:30am, space permitting.
Out-of-district registration begins Friday, March 6.

Mondays, March 9, 16, 23 // 10am OR 11am
 

Winter Donuts
Thursday, January 29 // 7-8pm // Grades 4-8

Learn how to make mini-donuts from scratch. Each participant will measure, mix, and decorate with glaze, powdered sugar or cinnamon and take home some delicious treats.

Valentine's Day Cake Pops
Thursday, February 12 // 7-8pm // Grades 4-8

Learn how to make heart shaped cake pops decorated with chocolate, sprinkles, fondant cut-outs and more.

Freedom Quilts
Thursday, February 26 // 7-8pm // Grades 4-8

Discover the stories that quilts tell as we celebrate Black History Month and then use patterns and fabric shapes to design your own personal quilt.

Candy Mosaics
Thursday, March 12 // 7-8:30pm // Grades 4-8

Take home and enjoy your very own shamrock, pot of gold, rainbow or leprechaun using colorful candies and edible glue.

 

Big Books!  Little Books!  Songs, stories and more!

In-person registration begins Monday, January 5 at 7pm.
Telephone registration begins Tuesday, January 6 at 9:30am, space permitting.
Out-of-district registration begins Friday, January 9.

Thursdays, January 22, 29, February 5, 12 // 2:15pm
 

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.

In-person registration begins Monday, January 5 at 7pm.
Telephone registration begins Tuesday, January 6 at 9:30am, space permitting.
Out-of-district registration begins Friday, January 9.

Fridays, January 16, 23, 30, February 6, 13 // 4:30pm // Fee: $20

In-person registration begins Thursday, January 29 at 7pm.
Telephone registration begins Friday, January 30 at 9:30am, space permitting.
Out-of-district registration begins Monday, February 2.

Fridays, February 27, March 6, 13, 20, 27 // 4:30pm // Fee: $20
 

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.


TUMBLEBOOK 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

 

Oceanside Library - 30 Davison Avenue - Oceanside - NY 11572