Oceanside Library

CHILDREN
Baby Playhooray
Bingo
Books & Babies
Crafts
Games And Tots
Hola! Say Hello To Spanish
Introduction To Golf
Lego Clubs
Online Homework Help
Open Air Storytime
Playhooray
Read A Story, Hear A Story
Saturday Family Movie Series
Summer Reading Club
Teddy Bears' Picnic Storytime
Teens 'N' Tots
Time For Tots
Tumblebooks
'Tween Scene
Walk-In Fun And (Board) Games
Yoga For Kids

 

 

 


  CHILDREN 

May/June/July/August 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: Tuesday, June 2 @ 7pm
Telephone registration: Wednesday, June 3 @ 9:30am
Out-of-district registration: Saturday, June 6

Tuesdays, June 9, 16, 23 // 10am // Fee: $12

In-person registration: Wednesday, June 24 @ 7pm
Telephone registration: Thursday, June 25 @ 9:30am
Out-of-district registration: Monday, June 29

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

In-person registration: Thursday, July 23 @ 7pm
Telephone registration: Friday, July 24 @ 9:30am
Out-of-district registration: Monday, July 27

Tuesdays, August 4, 11, 18 // 10am // Fee: $12
 

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

In-person registration: Wednesday, June 24 @ 7pm
Telephone registration: Thursday, June 25 @ 9:30am
Out-of-district registration: Monday, June 29

Thursdays, July 9, 23 // 3pm

In-person registration: Thursday, July 23 @ 7pm
Telephone registration: Friday, July 24 @ 9:30am
Out-of-district registration: Monday, July 27

Thursday, August 6 // 3pm
 

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

In-person registration: Tuesday, June 2 @ 7pm
Telephone registration: Wednesday, June 3 @ 9:30am
Out-of-district registration: Saturday, June 6

Monday, June 8 // 10am

In-person registration: Wednesday, June 24 @ 7pm
Telephone registration: Thursday, June 25 @ 9:30am
Out-of-district registration: Monday, June 29

Monday, July 13 // 10am

In-person registration: Thursday, July 23 @ 7pm
Telephone registration: Friday, July 24 @ 9:30am
Out-of-district registration: Monday, July 27

Friday, August 7 // 10am

 

In-person registration: Tuesday, June 2 @ 7pm
Telephone registration: Wednesday, June 3 @ 9:30am
Out-of-district registration: Saturday, June 6

Art With Joanne (Grades K-6)
Wednesday, June 10 // 4:30pm
Make a delightful Father's Day Plaque that includes a very special message to your Dad.

Pre-K Craft (Ages 3-5 years)
Thursday, June 18 // 1pm
You can surprise Dad with a beautiful wooden key rack on his special day when you join Miss Dotty for a Father's Day storycraft.

In-person registration: Wednesday, June 24 @ 7pm
Telephone registration: Thursday, June 25 @ 9:30am
Out-of-district registration: Monday, June 29

Art With Joanne (Ages 3-5)
Thursday, July 16 // 3pm
"Keep walking along and singing your song..." with Joanne and Pete the Cat.  Paint your very own Pete, and learn to tie his shoes.  Caregiver must attend.

Art With Joanne (Grades K-5)
Tuesday, July 21 // 7pm
It's a Bird!  It's a Plane!  it's You!  Joan Joanne for a fun hour of making your own unique Superhero T-Shirt.
 

In-person registration: Thursday, July 23 @ 7pm
Telephone registration: Friday, July 24 @ 9:30am
Out-of-district registration: Monday, July 27

Tuesdays, July 28, August 4, 11 // 10am
Teens and tots play favorite pre-school games like Candy Land, Hungry Hungry Hippos, Lotto, Memory, and King of the Castle.
 

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

In-person registration: Tuesday, June 2 @ 7pm
Telephone registration: Wednesday, June 3 @ 9:30am
Out-of-district registration: Saturday, June 6

Mondays, June 8, 15, 22 // 4:30pm // Fee: $15
 

In-person registration: Wednesday, June 24 @ 7pm
Telephone registration: Thursday, June 25 @ 9:30am
Out-of-district registration: Monday, June 29

Wednesday, July 1 // 6:30pm @ The Golf Club at Middle Bay
Get an introduction to the game of golf from the staff at The Golf Club at Middle Bay. From the driving range to the putting green, you’ll have a chance to get some hands-on experience and listen to PGA-certified golf pros. Bring your own clubs, or they’ll be provided for you. For ages 5-17; caregiver must be in attendance . Space Limited: Registration required. THIS PROGRAM IS BEING HELD AT THE GOLF CLUB AT MIDDLE BAY. REPORT DIRECTLY TO THE PRO SHOP.

 

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: Wednesday, June 24 @ 7pm
Telephone registration: Thursday, June 25 @ 9:30am
Out-of-district registration: Monday, June 29

Grades K-2: Mondays, July 6, 13, 20 // 6:30pm
Caregiver must remain in the Children's Room.

Grades 3-6: Mondays, July 6, 13, 20 // 7:30pm

In-person registration: Thursday, July 23 @ 7pm
Telephone registration: Friday, July 24 @ 9:30am
Out-of-district registration: Monday, July 27

Grades K-2: Mondays, July 27, August 3, 10 // 6:30pm
Caregiver must remain in the Children's Room.

Grades 3-6 // Mondays, July 27, August 3, 10 // 7:30pm
 

In-person registration: Wednesday, June 24 @ 7pm
Telephone registration: Thursday, June 25 @ 9:30am
Out-of-district registration: Monday, June 29


Tuesday, July 7 // 7pm @ Schoolhouse Green

Join us for an evening of stories and fun @ Schoolhouse Green on Foxhurst Road.  Caregiver must attend.

Tuesday, July 14 // 10:30am @ Oceanside Park
Join us for a sunny storytime @ Oceanside Park, 3800 Mahlon Brower Drive.  Caregiver must attend.

In-person registration: Thursday, July 23 @ 7pm
Telephone registration: Friday, July 24 @ 9:30am
Out-of-district registration: Monday, July 27

Tuesday, August 4 // 10:30am @ Oceanside Park
Join us for a sunny storytime @ Oceanside Park, 3800 Mahlon Brower Drive.  Caregiver must attend.

In-person registration: Thursday, July 23 @ 7pm
Telephone registration: Friday, July 24 @ 9:30am
Out-of-district registration: Monday, July 27

Wednesday, August 5 // 7pm @ Schoolhouse Green
Join us for an evening of stories and fun @ Schoolhouse Green on Foxhurst Road.  Caregiver must attend.

 

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

Thursday, May 28 // 10am OR 11am (IN SESSION)
Friday, May 29 // 10am OR 11am
(IN SESSION)

In-person registration: Tuesday, June 2 @ 7pm
Telephone registration: Wednesday, June 3 @ 9:30am
Out-of-district registration: Saturday, June 6

Thursdays, June 11, 18, 25 // 10am OR 11am // Fee: $12
Fridays, June 12, 19, 26 // 10am OR 11am // Fee: $12

In-person registration: Wednesday, June 24 @ 7pm
Telephone registration: Thursday, June 25 @ 9:30am
Out-of-district registration: Monday, June 29

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

In-person registration: Thursday, July 23 @ 7pm
Telephone registration: Friday, July 24 @ 9:30am
Out-of-district registration: Monday, July 27

Thursdays, August 6, 13, 20 // 10am OR 11am // Fee: $12
Fridays, August 7, 14, 21 // 10am OR 11am // Fee: $12
 

In-person registration: Wednesday, June 24 @ 7pm
Telephone registration: Thursday, June 25 @ 9:30am
Out-of-district registration: Monday, June 29

Tuesdays, July 14, 21, 28 // 3pm
Avoid "Summer Slide!"  Keep your reading skills sharp by reading to teen volunteers.
 

Children under the age of 8 must be accompanied by a caregiver.  No registration necessary.

Flubber

Saturday, May 30 // 2pm

Starring Robin Williams as the absent-minded professor who invents a super-bouncy flying-rubber: flubber!  1997, 93 min.  Rated PG.

Annie
Saturday, June 6 // 2pm

The classic Annie musical re-created in current times. Quvenzhane Walls, Jamie Foxx and Cameron Diaz star.  2014, 118 min.  Rated PG.

Strange Magic
Saturday, June 20 // 2pm

Disney’s tale of a mysterious potion which prompts a group of elves, goblins, imps, and fairies on an incredible adventure in this fantastical fantasy inspired by William Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream.  2015, 99 min.  Rated PG.

The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge Out of Water
Saturday, June 27 // 2pm

SpongeBob goes on a quest to discover a stolen recipe that takes him to our dimension, our world, where he tangles with a pirate. This is the second feature film featuring SpongeBob SquarePants and his friends in the underwater city of Bikini Bottom.  2015, 92 min.  Rated PG.
 

Every Hero Has A Story...escape the ordinary!  Become a "SUPER-READER," the hero of your own story.  Join the 2015 Summer Reading Club.  Read!  Read!  Read!  Guess the number of candies in the Candy Jar!  Win a raffle!  Sign up begins Monday, June 22.  Reporting runs from Wednesday, July 1 to Saturday, August 8.

Summer Reading Club Kickoff Show (Ages 3 and up)
Tuesday, June 30 // 7pm
Come one!  Come all!  Guaranteed laughter and fun.  Enjoy the wacky, zany magic and comedy of Jim McClenahan.  Tickets will be available starting Tuesday, June 2 at 7pm.

In-person registration: Thursday, July 23 @ 7pm
Telephone registration: Friday, July 24 @ 9:30am
Out-of-district registration: Monday, July 27

Summer Reading Club Finale (Ages 3 and up)
Tuesday, August 11 // 7pm
Join Steve Petra and Ultra Duck on a heroic Quest for the Perfect Ravioli.  Watch Eric the Super Sheep and valiant volunteers from the audience as they try to outsmart the villainous Gorgonzilla and his dastardly sidekick, The Almost Invisible Cow.

 

In-person registration: Thursday, July 23 @ 7pm
Telephone registration: Friday, July 24 @ 9:30am
Out-of-district registration: Monday, July 27

Monday, August 3 // 10:30am
Would your bear like to hear some stories?  You bet he (or she) would!  So join us for some songs, teddy tales, and a special craft at the Children's Room Teddy Bears' Picnic.
 

In-person registration: Wednesday, June 24 @ 7pm
Telephone registration: Thursday, June 25 @ 9:30am
Out-of-district registration: Monday, June 29

Wednesdays, July 8, 15, 22, 29 // 10am
Teens read to tots at this special morning storytime.
 

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

Wednesday, May 27 // 10:15am OR 11:15am (IN SESSION)

In-person registration: Tuesday, June 2 @ 7pm
Telephone registration: Wednesday, June 3 @ 9:30am
Out-of-district registration: Saturday, June 6

Wednesdays, June 10, 17, 24 // 10:15am OR 11:15am // Fee: $12

In-person registration: Wednesday, June 24 @ 7pm
Telephone registration: Thursday, June 25 @ 9:30am
Out-of-district registration: Monday, June 29

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

In-person registration: Thursday, July 23 @ 7pm
Telephone registration: Friday, July 24 @ 9:30am
Out-of-district registration: Monday, July 27

Wednesday, August 12 // 10:15am OR 11:15am // Fee: $4

 

Please register for these programs at the Information Desk.

Father's Day Pizza
Thursday, June 18 // 7-8pm
Bring your dad, uncle, or grandfather and create a full size pizza at the Library.

Physics Of Toys
Thursday, July 2 // 7-8pm
Use common toys such as yo-yos, balloons, and slinkies to explore the laws of motion, inertia, and kinetic energy.

Knitting
Wednesdays, July 8, 15, 22, 29 // 7pm
Learn to knit...no experience required.  Bring a pair of needles and some yarn.

Action Figures
Thursday, July 9 // 7-8pm
Create your own action figure using plaster gauze sculpture techniques.

Behind The Scenes Movie Making
Thursdays, July 16, 23, 30 // 7pm
In this three-session workshop, create your own animation and stop-motion movies, just like the professionals.  Bring your characters to life by drawing on clear film and light boxes, and experience the green screen special effects that are used in the movies.

Candy Sushi
Monday, August 3 // 7-8pm
Learn to make sushi the candy way with gummy worms, fruit roll-ups, and other goodies.  Then use chopsticks to eat your sweet treats.
 

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.

In-person registration: Wednesday, June 24 @ 7pm
Telephone registration: Thursday, June 25 @ 9:30am
Out-of-district registration: Monday, June 29

Fridays, July 10, 17, 24, 31 // 3-4:30pm

In-person registration: Thursday, July 23 @ 7pm
Telephone registration: Friday, July 24 @ 9:30am
Out-of-district registration: Monday, July 27

Fridays, August 7, 14 // 3-4:30pm

 

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.

Fridays, May 29, June 5, 12, 19 // 4:30pm // Fee: $20

In-person registration: Wednesday, June 24 @ 7pm
Telephone registration: Thursday, June 25 @ 9:30am
Out-of-district registration: Monday, June 29

Fridays, July 10, 17, 24, 31, August 7 // 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.


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