Oceanside Library

CHILDREN
Arts And Crafts
Baby Playhooray
Bingo
Book Discussions
Books And Babies
Books To Belly
Dance Games
Family Movies
Fun And (Board) Games
Harry Potter Night
Hola! Say Hello To Spanish
Introduction To Karate
Keva Open Play
Leap Into Learning
Lego Clubs
Live TV Game Show
Mad Science
Marshmallow Challenge
Online Homework Help
Playhooray
Read A Story
Storytimes
Summer Reading Club
Teens 'n' Tots Read Together
Time For Tots
Toy Time
Tumblebooks
'Tween Scene
Yoga For Kids

 

 

 


  CHILDREN 

May/June/July/August 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.

 

Join the 2016 Summer Reading Club.  Avoid the summer-slide!  Have fun reading and receive weekly prizes!  Candy guessing games!  Win a raffle!  Exciting programs!  Online registration begins Wednesday, June 1.  In-person sign up begins Monday, June 27.

In-person registration: Thursday, June 30 at 7pm
Telephone registration: Friday, July 1 at 9:30am, space permitting
Out-of-district registration: Tuesday, July 5


Summer Reading Club Kick-off Show (Ages 3 and up)

Tuesday, June 28 // 7pm
On your mark, get set, go for the wacky, zany, magic and comedy of Jim McClenahan.  Guaranteed laughter and fun for the family!

In-person registration: Wednesday, July 27 at 7pm
Telephone registration: Thursday, July 28 at 9:30am, space permitting
Out-of-district registration: Monday, August 1


Summer Reading Club Finale Show - Mad Science "Marvels Of Motion"
Tuesday, August 16 // 7pm

Explore Isaac Newton's laws of motion in this engaging physics performance!  Observe the power of all sorts of forces, like gravity, centrifugal force, inertia, and much more.  Then see the mad scientist create astonishing jet-packs and a rocket-propelled car by using these forces.  Don't miss this amazing family show.
 

In-person registration: Thursday, June 2 at 7pm
Telephone registration: Friday, June 3 at 9:30am, space permitting
Out-of-district registration: Monday, June 6

Pre-K Craft (Ages 3-5 years)
Wednesday, June 8 // 1pm
Join Miss Dotty to make a "Grrreat" Father's Day gift.  Caregiver must attend.

Art With Joanne (Grades K-6)
Thursday, June 16 // 4:30pm
Make a fun Father's Day craft with Miss Joanne.  Caregiver must remain in the Children's Room.

In-person registration: Thursday, June 30 at 7pm
Telephone registration: Friday, July 1 at 9:30am, space permitting
Out-of-district registration: Tuesday, July 5

Sports Pennant Craft (Grades K-2)
Thursday, July 14 // 4:30pm
Color your own sports pennant to bring home.  Caregiver must remain in the Children's Room.

Sport Waste Paper Basket Craft (Grades 3-6)
Monday, July 18 // 6:30pm
Join Miss Sarah to make your own sport waste paper basket.

In-person registration: Wednesday, July 27 at 7pm
Telephone registration: Thursday, July 28 at 9:30am, space permitting
Out-of-district registration: Monday, August 1

Fun With Watercrafts (Grades K-2)
Thursday, August 4 // 4pm
Enjoy painting a picture using watercolor paint.  Caregiver must remain in the Children's Room.

Paint With Joanne (Grades 3-6)
Monday, August 8 // 6-7:30pm
Relax and paint a step-by-step picture of a lighthouse on canvas.
 

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

In-person registration: Thursday, June 2 at 7pm
Telephone registration: Friday, June 3 at 9:30am, space permitting
Out-of-district registration: Monday, June 6

Tuesdays, June 7, 14, 21 // 10am // Fee: $12

In-person registration: Thursday, June 30 at 7pm
Telephone registration: Friday, July 1 at 9:30am, space permitting
Out-of-district registration: Tuesday, July 5

Tuesdays, July 5, 12, 19 // 10am // Fee: $12

In-person registration: Wednesday, July 27 at 7pm
Telephone registration: Thursday, July 28 at 9:30am, space permitting
Out-of-district registration: Monday, August 1

Tuesdays, August 2, 9, 16 // 10am // Fee: $12

 

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

In-person registration: Thursday, June 30 at 7pm
Telephone registration: Friday, July 1 at 9:30am, space permitting
Out-of-district registration: Tuesday, July 5


Friday, July 15 // 3pm
Play Bingo games and make ice cream sundaes!

In-person registration: Wednesday, July 27 at 7pm
Telephone registration: Thursday, July 28 at 9:30am, space permitting
Out-of-district registration: Monday, August 1

Thursday, August 25 // 3pm
 

In-person registration: Thursday, June 30 at 7pm
Telephone registration: Friday, July 1 at 9:30am, space permitting
Out-of-district registration: Tuesday, July 5


Mystery Book Discussion (Grades 4-6)

Tuesday, July 19 // 7pm
Enjoy reading Madhattan Mystery by John J. Bonk on your own, then come to the Library to discuss it with Miss Mariel over pizza!  Copies are available at the Children's Desk.
 

Join Jeanne Hall at this early literacy program which showcases nursery rhymes and music.  Caregiver must attend.

In-person registration: Thursday, June 2 at 7pm
Telephone registration: Friday, June 3 at 9:30am, space permitting
Out-of-district registration: Monday, June 6


Monday, June 13 // 10am

In-person registration: Thursday, June 30 at 7pm
Telephone registration: Friday, July 1 at 9:30am, space permitting
Out-of-district registration: Tuesday, July 5

Monday, July 25 // 10am

In-person registration: Wednesday, July 27 at 7pm
Telephone registration: Thursday, July 28 at 9:30am, space permitting
Out-of-district registration: Monday, August 1

Monday, August 15 // 10am

 

In-person registration: Thursday, June 30 at 7pm
Telephone registration: Friday, July 1 at 9:30am, space permitting
Out-of-district registration: Tuesday, July 5

Thursday, July 21 // 4:30pm
Join Tara, certified Language Arts teacher, to enjoy a story and craft while learning the benefits of eating healthily.  Kids will make their own berry smoothies too.  Caregiver must attend.
 

In-person registration: Wednesday, July 27 at 7pm
Telephone registration: Thursday, July 28 at 9:30am, space permitting
Out-of-district registration: Monday, August 1


Monday, August 1 // Grades K-2 // 6pm // Caregiver must attend.
Monday, August 1 // Grades 3-6 // 7pm // Caregiver must remain in the Children's Room.
Dancing is healthy and fun.  Join DJ Rob for exciting dance games and contests.  Coloring sheets will be available for adults/siblings of the attendees while this program is taking place.
 

Friday Sensory Friendly Film: Big Hero 6
Friday, June 3 // 7pm

The special bond that develops between plus-sized inflatable robot Baymax, and prodigy Hiro Hamada, who team up with a group of friends to form a band of high-tech heroes.  Featuring the voices of Scott Adsit, Ryan Potter, Daniel Henney, T.J. Miller, Jamie Chung, and Damon Wayans, Jr.  2014, 102 min.  Rated PG.
We are pleased to offer this movie 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 caretaker must remain in the room at all times.)
 

Have fun playing all of your favorite games at the Library, and make a new friend!  We have Mousetrap, Lego Ninjago, Candy Land, Jumanji, and others.  Caregiver must remain in the Children's Room.

In-person registration: Thursday, June 30 at 7pm
Telephone registration: Friday, July 1 at 9:30am, space permitting
Out-of-district registration: Tuesday, July 5

Fridays, July 22 & 29 // 3-4:30pm

In-person registration: Wednesday, July 27 at 7pm
Telephone registration: Thursday, July 28 at 9:30am, space permitting
Out-of-district registration: Monday, August 1

Fridays, August 12 & 19 // 3-4:30pm

 

In-person registration: Thursday, June 30 at 7pm
Telephone registration: Friday, July 1 at 9:30am, space permitting
Out-of-district registration: Tuesday, July 5


Monday, July 25 // Grades K-2 // 6pm
Monday, July 25 // Grades 3-6 // 7:30pm
Do a craft at one of the four house tables, play a trivia game, and the go on a scavenger hunt!  Caregiver must remain in the Children's Room.
 

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

In-person registration: Thursday, June 2 at 7pm
Telephone registration: Friday, June 3 at 9:30am, space permitting
Out-of-district registration: Monday, June 6


Mondays, June 6, 13, 20 // 4:30pm // Fee: $15
 

In-person registration: Wednesday, July 27 at 7pm
Telephone registration: Thursday, July 28 at 9:30am, space permitting
Out-of-district registration: Monday, August 1


Tuesday, August 2 // Ages 4-5 // 5pm // Caregiver must attend.
Tuesday, August 2 // Ages 6-12 // 6pm // Caregiver must remain in the Children's Room.
Exercise your mind and body with Shihan Adel at this fun "Introduction To Karate" program.
 

Grades K-2 have fun creating your own structure by stacking Keva planks.  Grades 3-6 can create a Keva plank structure on your own or with a friend.  Caregiver must remain in the Children's Room.

In-person registration: Thursday, June 30 at 7pm
Telephone registration: Friday, July 1 at 9:30am, space permitting
Out-of-district registration: Tuesday, July 5


Monday, July 18 // Grades K-2 // 3pm
Monday, July 18 // Grades 3-6 // 4pm

In-person registration: Wednesday, July 27 at 7pm
Telephone registration: Thursday, July 28 at 9:30am, space permitting
Out-of-district registration: Monday, August 1

Tuesday, August 23 // Grades K-2 // 3pm
Tuesday, August 23 // Grades 3-6 // 4pm

 

Enjoy an hour of songs, finger plays, a story, craft, and movement with Jeanne Hall.  Caregiver must attend.

In-person registration: Thursday, June 2 at 7pm
Telephone registration: Friday, June 3 at 9:30am, space permitting
Out-of-district registration: Monday, June 6


Monday, June 13 // 11am

In-person registration: Thursday, June 30 at 7pm
Telephone registration: Friday, July 1 at 9:30am, space permitting
Out-of-district registration: Tuesday, July 5

Monday, July 25 // 11am

In-person registration: Wednesday, July 27 at 7pm
Telephone registration: Thursday, July 28 at 9:30am, space permitting
Out-of-district registration: Monday, August 1

Monday, August 15 // 11am

 

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.  Caregivers must remain in the Children's Room.

In-person registration: Thursday, June 30 at 7pm
Telephone registration: Friday, July 1 at 9:30am, space permitting
Out-of-district registration: Tuesday, July 5

Wednesdays, July 6, 13, 20 // Grades K-2 // 6:30pm
Wednesdays, July 6, 13, 20 // Grades 3-6 // 7:30pm

In-person registration: Wednesday, July 27 at 7pm
Telephone registration: Thursday, July 28 at 9:30am, space permitting
Out-of-district registration: Monday, August 1

Wednesdays, August 3, 10 // Grades K-2 // 6:30pm
Wednesdays, August 3, 10 // Grades 3-6 // 7:30pm
 

In-person registration: Thursday, June 30 at 7pm
Telephone registration: Friday, July 1 at 9:30am, space permitting
Out-of-district registration: Tuesday, July 5


Thursday, July 7 // 6:30pm
A simulated TV game show complete with a game show host, electronic scoring, countdown clock, and the physical challenge round.  A combination of age appropriate "Jeopardy" and "Beat The Clock," the Live TV Game Show is fast paced, educational, and fun for all children entering Grades 1 to 6 accompanied by an adult.
 

In-person registration: Thursday, June 30 at 7pm
Telephone registration: Friday, July 1 at 9:30am, space permitting
Out-of-district registration: Tuesday, July 5

Seeking Our Senses (Grades K-2)
Tuesday, July 12 // 6pm
Sniff out the science of your five senses and take home a "Mad Science Taste Test Kit."  Caregiver must remain in the Children's Room.

In-person registration: Wednesday, July 27 at 7pm
Telephone registration: Thursday, July 28 at 9:30am, space permitting
Out-of-district registration: Monday, August 1

Science Of Sports (Grades K-2)
Tuesday, August 9 // 6pm
Enjoy one very energetic hour filled with activities and experiments to demonstrate the science behind the interaction of our bodies and sports.  Participants will test their reaction time with a "Reach-o-Meter" they will keep to take home.  Caregiver must remain in the Children's Room.
 

In-person registration: Wednesday, July 27 at 7pm
Telephone registration: Thursday, July 28 at 9:30am, space permitting
Out-of-district registration: Monday, August 1


Thursday, August 11 // 4:30pm

Join a team and build a structure using marshmallows.  A quick fast-paced program.  Guaranteed fun!
 

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

In-person registration: Thursday, June 2 at 7pm
Telephone registration: Friday, June 3 at 9:30am, space permitting
Out-of-district registration: Monday, June 6

Thursdays, June 9, 16, 23 // 10am OR 11am // Fee: $12
OR
Fridays, June 10, 17, 24 // 10am OR 11am // Fee: $12

In-person registration: Thursday, June 30 at 7pm
Telephone registration: Friday, July 1 at 9:30am, space permitting
Out-of-district registration: Tuesday, July 5

Thursdays, July 7, 14, 28 // 10am OR 11am // Fee: $12
OR
Fridays, July 8, 15, 22 // 10am OR 11am // Fee: $12

In-person registration: Wednesday, July 27 at 7pm
Telephone registration: Thursday, July 28 at 9:30am, space permitting
Out-of-district registration: Monday, August 1

Thursdays, August 4, 11, 18 // 10am OR 11am // Fee: $12
OR
Fridays, August 5, 12, 19 // 10am OR 11am // Fee: $12
 

In-person registration: Thursday, June 30 at 7pm
Telephone registration: Friday, July 1 at 9:30am, space permitting
Out-of-district registration: Tuesday, July 5


Tuesdays, July 5, 12, 19 // 3-4pm

Read a favorite book to a new friend.
 

In-person registration: Thursday, June 30 at 7pm
Telephone registration: Friday, July 1 at 9:30am, space permitting
Out-of-district registration: Tuesday, July 5


Pre-K Summer Story And Craft (Ages 3-6 years)
Wednesday, July 13 // 3pm
Hear a fun summer story and color your own tropical drink cup to take to the beach or pool.  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: Thursday, June 30 at 7pm
Telephone registration: Friday, July 1 at 9:30am, space permitting
Out-of-district registration: Tuesday, July 5


Wednesdays, July 6, 13, 20, 27 // 10am
 

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

In-person registration: Thursday, June 2 at 7pm
Telephone registration: Friday, June 3 at 9:30am, space permitting
Out-of-district registration: Monday, June 6

Wednesdays, June 8, 15, 22 // 10:15am OR 11:15am // Fee: $12

In-person registration: Thursday, June 30 at 7pm
Telephone registration: Friday, July 1 at 9:30am, space permitting
Out-of-district registration: Tuesday, July 5

Wednesday, July 6 // 10:15am OR 11:15am // Fee: $4

In-person registration: Wednesday, July 27 at 7pm
Telephone registration: Thursday, July 28 at 9:30am, space permitting
Out-of-district registration: Monday, August 1

Wednesday, August 17 // 10:15am OR 11:15am // Fee: $4

 

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

In-person registration: Thursday, June 2 at 7pm
Telephone registration: Friday, June 3 at 9:30am, space permitting
Out-of-district registration: Monday, June 6


Monday, June 6 // 10-11:15am

In-person registration: Thursday, June 30 at 7pm
Telephone registration: Friday, July 1 at 9:30am, space permitting
Out-of-district registration: Tuesday, July 5

Monday, July 11 // 10-11:15am

In-person registration: Wednesday, July 27 at 7pm
Telephone registration: Thursday, July 28 at 9:30am, space permitting
Out-of-district registration: Monday, August 1

Monday, August 1 // 10-11:15am

 

Please register for these programs at the Information Desk.

Introduction To Golf
Wednesday, June 8 // 6-7pm @ The Golf Club At Middle Bay
Get an introduction to the game of golf, from the driving range to the putting green, from PGA certified golf pros as The Golf Club at Middle Bay.  Bring your own clubs, or they’ll be provided for you.  @ The Golf Club At Middle Bay, 3600 Skillman Avenue

Father’s Day Mosaic Tie
Monday, June 13 // 7-8pm
Create a mosaic tie with a special Father’s Day message.

The School Of Rock
Thursday, June 16 // 6:30-7:30pm
Don’t just listen to the band, be in the band!  The School of Rock Rockville Centre will host a music clinic designed for rockers of all musical skill levels.  Take a journey with us through some of Rock ‘n’ Roll’s incredible guitarists, bassists, drummers, vocalists, and pianists.  Watch a live performance by our House Band and explore your musical side with an introductory music lesson.  We will have you rocking!

Marine Nature Study Area
Wednesday, June 29 // 10-11am
@ Marine Nature Study Area, 500 Slice Drive
Tour the grounds, see the birds, cast netting, and study live specimens of marine life.  Parents welcome to join the tour.  Children must be dropped off and picked up.  @ Marine Nature Study Area, 500 Slice Drive

Amusement Park Physics
Monday, July 18 // 7-8pm
Discover the world of physics and understand the forces behind bumper cars, roller coasters, and other rides.

Make A Pizza
Thursday, July 21 // 4-5pm @ Bonbino’s Pizza Restaurant
Join us at Bonbino’s as we learn how to make an individual pizza.  @ Bonbino’s Pizza Restaurant, 3111 Lawson Blvd.

Self-Esteem Workshop For Girls
Wednesday, August 3 // 7pm
Join us as Oceanside Girl Scouts present a workshop designed to help girls enhance and maintain their self-esteem.  Pizza will be served.

Live Animal Show

Thursday, August 4 // 3:30-4:30pm @ Center For Science & Learning At Tanglewood Preserve, RVC
Learn about animal adaptations, lifestyles, and conservation as you meet the animals face-to-face.  Children must be dropped off and picked up.  @ Tanglewood, 1450 Tanglewood Road, RVC

Olympic Cake

Thursday, August 11 // 7-8pm
Using buttercream and fondant create the U.S. flag and Olympic rings on your masterpiece.
 

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: Thursday, June 2 at 7pm
Telephone registration: Friday, June 3 at 9:30am, space permitting
Out-of-district registration: Monday, June 6

Fridays, June 10, 17 // 4:30pm // Fee: $8

In-person registration: Thursday, June 30 at 7pm
Telephone registration: Friday, July 1 at 9:30am, space permitting
Out-of-district registration: Tuesday, July 5

Fridays, July 8, 15, 22, 29, August 5 // 4pm // 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.

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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