Oceanside Library

CHILDREN
Baby Playhooray
Children's Book Drive
Games
Hola! Say Hello To Spanish
Lego Club
Online Homework Help
Playhooray
Time For Tots
Toy Time
Tumblebooks
Tween Scene
Yoga For Kids

 

 

 


  CHILDREN 

April/May 2014

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.

Child Safety ID Program And Mobile Passport Office
Saturday, April 26 // 11am-2pm // Across from Library
The Town of Hempstead's mobile office will be open for business to photograph and fingerprint your children and provide participants with an identification kit.  Staff will also be on hand to help residents applying for a U.S. passport.
 

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

Tuesdays, April 22, 29 // 10am (IN SESSION)

In person registration: Tuesday, April 22 at 7pm
Telephone registration: Wednesday, April 23 at 9:30am, space permitting
Out-of-district registration: Saturday, April 26


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

 

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

Wednesday, April 30 // 10am

In person registration: Tuesday, April 22 at 7pm
Telephone registration: Wednesday, April 23 at 9:30am, space permitting
Out-of-district registration: Saturday, April 26

Monday, May 19 // 10am

 

Art With Joanne (Grades K-6)
Wednesday, April 23 // 4:30pm
Welcome spring with a lovely Relief Art floral piece.

Pre-K Craft (ages 3-5 years)
Thursday, April 24 // 1pm

Listen to the tale of "The Snake That Sneezed," and make your very own foam and fabric serpent.  Caregiver must attend.

In person registration: Tuesday, April 22 at 7pm
Telephone registration: Wednesday, April 23 at 9:30am, space permitting
Out-of-district registration: Saturday, April 26

Art With Joanne (Grades K-6)
Thursday, May 1 // 4:30pm
Say "Happy Mother's Day" with a dazzling, three dimensional "Pop Art" card.

Pre-K Craft (Ages 3-5 years)
Tuesday, May 6 // 1pm
Tell Mom that she's a "Swee-tea" with a fun foam Mother's Day teapot craft.  Caregiver must attend.
 

Bingo (Grades K-6)
Wednesday, April 16 // 3pm
Listen closely, mark your card, get five in a row...it's not hard!

 

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

In person registration: Tuesday, April 22 at 7pm
Telephone registration: Wednesday, April 23 at 9:30am, space permitting
Out-of-district registration: Saturday, April 26

Mondays, April 28, May 5, 12, 19 // 4:30pm // Fee: $20

 

Join the fun and build something super with your friends or on your own!  During sessions for Grades K-2, caregiver must remain in the Children's Room.

Grades K-2
Sunday, April 27
// 1pm

Grades 3-6
Sunday, April 27 // 2:30pm

In person registration: Tuesday, April 22 at 7pm
Telephone registration: Wednesday, April 23 at 9:30am, space permitting
Out-of-district registration: Saturday, April 26

Grades K-2
Sunday, May 18 // 1pm

Grades 3-6
Sunday, May 18 // 2:30pm

 

Molly Mouse stars in this creative fun-filled program for toddlers and beyond.  Proof of age is required.  Caregiver must attend.

Thursdays, April 24, May 1 // 10am OR 11am (IN SESSION)
Fridays, April 25, May 2 // 10am OR 11am
(IN SESSION)

In person registration: Tuesday, April 22 at 7pm
Telephone registration: Wednesday, April 23 at 9:30am, space permitting
Out-of-district registration: Saturday, April 26

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

 

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

Wednesday, April 23 // 10:15am OR 11:15am (IN SESSION)

In person registration: Tuesday, April 22 at 7pm
Telephone registration: Wednesday, April 23 at 9:30am, space permitting
Out-of-district registration: Saturday, April 26

Wednesdays, May 7, 14, 21, 28 // 10:15am OR 11:15am // Fee: $16

 

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

In person registration: Tuesday, April 22 at 7pm
Telephone registration: Wednesday, April 23 at 9:30am, space permitting
Out-of-district registration: Saturday, April 26

Mondays, April 28, May 5, 12 // 10am OR 11am

 

PLEASE REGISTER FOR THESE PROGRAMS AT THE INFORMATION DESK

Electro Extravaganza
Thursday, April 17 // 7-8pm

Be shocked and amazed as we explore the secrets of electricity.

Mother's Day Aprons
Monday, May 5 // 7-8pm

Just in time for Mother's Day, make a beautiful homemade apron for someone special.
 

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 clothing and bring a yoga mat or towel.

Fridays, April 25, May 2,9, 16, 23 // 4:30pm // Fee: $20

In person registration: Tuesday, April 22 at 7pm
Telephone registration: Wednesday, April 23 at 9:30am, space permitting
Out-of-district registration: Saturday, April 26

Yoga For The Special Needs Child (Ages 5-10 years)
Wednesday, May 14 // 4:30pm

Join our yoga master for a fun-filled class that teaches relaxation and breathing methods to children of all abilities.  Please wear loose-fitting clothes and bring a yoga mat or towel. 
Parent or caregiver must attend.

 

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 THAT 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 CONTACT TUTOR.COM



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