Oceanside Library

CHILDREN
Arts And Crafts
Baby Playhooray
Bingo
Books And Babies
Books To Belly
Family Movies
Hola! Say Hello To Spanish
Keva Open Play
Leap Into Learning
Lego Clubs
Mad Science
Online Homework Help
Playhooray
Storytimes
Stuffed Animal Sleepover
Teens 'n' Tots Read Together
Time For Tots
Toy Time
Tumblebooks
'Tween Scene
Yoga For Kids

 

 

 


  CHILDREN 

April/May 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.

 

Star Wars Day Craft And Movie (Grades K-6) (WAIT LIST ONLY)
Wednesday, May 4 // 4:30-5:30pm
Watch a Star Wars short, make a Star Wars lightsaber to take home, and "May the 4th Be With You."

In-person registration: Thursday, May 5 @ 7pm
Telephone registration: Friday, May 6 @ 9:30am, space permitting
Out-of-district registration: Monday, May 9

Pre-K Craft (Ages 3-5 years)
Wednesday, May 11 // 1pm
Join Miss Dotty in making a "surprise" craft.  Caregiver must attend.

 

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

In-person registration: Thursday, May 5 @ 7pm
Telephone registration: Friday, May 6 @ 9:30am, space permitting
Out-of-district registration: Monday, May 9

Tuesdays, May 10, 17, 24 // 10am // Fee: $12

 

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

FURTHER SESSIONS TBA
 

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

In-person registration: Thursday, May 5 @ 7pm
Telephone registration: Friday, May 6 @ 9:30am, space permitting
Out-of-district registration: Monday, May 9

Monday, May 16 // 10am

 

In-person registration: Thursday, May 5 @ 7pm
Telephone registration: Friday, May 6 @ 9:30am, space permitting
Out-of-district registration: Monday, May 9

Thursday, May 26 // 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 fruit Kabobs too.
 

FURTHER FILMS TBA
 

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

Mondays, May 2, 9, 16 // 4:30pm (IN SESSION)
 

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.

FURTHER SESSIONS TBA

 

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

In-person registration: Thursday, May 5 @ 7pm
Telephone registration: Friday, May 6 @ 9:30am, space permitting
Out-of-district registration: Monday, May 9

Monday, May 16 // 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.

In-person registration: Thursday, May 5 @ 7pm
Telephone registration: Friday, May 6 @ 9:30am, space permitting
Out-of-district registration: Monday, May 9

Sunday, May 22 // Grades K-2 // 1pm
Sunday, May 22 // Grades 3-6 // 2:30pm
 

In-person registration: Thursday, May 5 @ 7pm
Telephone registration: Friday, May 6 @ 9:30am, space permitting
Out-of-district registration: Monday, May 9

Space Technology (Grades 3-6)
Thursday, May 19 // 4:30pm
Discover technology designed for outer space at this fun educational workshop.  Take home a "Mad Science Lightning Launcher" that will light up the sky.

 

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

In-person registration: Thursday, May 5 @ 7pm
Telephone registration: Friday, May 6 @ 9:30am, space permitting
Out-of-district registration: Monday, May 9

Thursdays, May 12, 19, 26 // 10am OR 11am // Fee: $12
OR
Fridays, May 13, 20, 27 // 10am OR 11am // Fee: $12

 

Spring Storytimes (Ages 3-5 years) (IN SESSION)
Tuesdays, May 3, 10 // 11am
Big books, little books, songs, crafts, and more.
 

In-person registration: Thursday, May 5 @ 7pm
Telephone registration: Friday, May 6 @ 9:30am, space permitting
Out-of-district registration: Monday, May 9

Tuesday, May 17 // 6pm
Join us for a story, and tuck in your favorite "furry friend" to spend the night in the library.  Get a big surprise when you pick-up your friend the next day.  Pick-up: May 18 after 3pm.  Caregiver must remain in the Children's Room.
 

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.

FURTHER SESSIONS TBA
 

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

In-person registration: Thursday, May 5 @ 7pm
Telephone registration: Friday, May 6 @ 9:30am, space permitting
Out-of-district registration: Monday, May 9

Wednesdays, May 11, 18, 25 // 10:15 OR 11:15am // Fee: $12

 

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

Mondays, May 2, 9 // 10-11:30pm (IN SESSION)
 

Please register for these programs at the Information Desk.

Mom & Me Pancake Brunch
Saturday, May 7 // 10-11am

Make old fashioned pancakes from scratch.

Lego Bricks Robotics (WAIT LIST ONLY)
Tuesday, May 10 & 17 // 7-8:30pm

Working with sensors and programming, learn how to build a robot and make it move in different directions.

Cookies & Canvas: Painting For Tweens (WAIT LIST ONLY)
Monday, May 23 // 7-8:30pm

Create a masterpiece with instructor Kathy Schirrmacher.

 

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 6, 13, 20 // 4:30pm (IN SESSION)
 

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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