Oceanside Library

CHILDREN
Arts And Crafts
Baby Playhooray
Book Discussions
Books And Babies
Books To Belly
Family Movies
Family Playhooray
Full Steam Ahead
Hola! Say Hello In Spanish
Keva Open Play
Leap Into Learning
Lego Clubs
Online Demos
Online Homework Help
Playhooray
Storytimes
Teens 'n' Tots Read Together
Time For Tots
Toy Time
Tumblebooks
Tween Scene
Yoga For Kids

 

 

 


  CHILDREN 

December 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.
 

Snowman Craft (Grades K-6) (PROGRAM IS FULL)
Thursday, December 8 // 6:30pm

Enjoy making a snowman friend out of household items.  Caregivers must remain in the building.


Pre-K Craft (Ages 3-5 years)
Tuesday, December 13 // 1pm

Join Ms. Dotty to make a gingerbread man door decoration.  Caregivers must attend.

Paint “Owl” Day Long
Grades K-2 // Tuesday, December 27 // 3-4:30pm
(PROGRAM IS FULL)
Grades 3-6 // Wednesday, December 28 // 3-4:30pm
(PROGRAM IS FULL)
Paint a step-by-step canvas painting of an owl with Ms. Ilene.  This is a separation program.  Caregivers must remain in the building.  Take advantage of our “Parents Hospitality Area” during this program to play a board game, color, or just sit and chat.  Refreshments will be served.

 

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

Tuesdays, December 6 & 20 // 10am // Fee: $8
 

FURTHER BOOK DISCUSSIONS TBA.
 

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

Monday, December 12 // 10am
 

FURTHER SESSIONS TBA.
 

Sensory Friendly Films
We are pleased to offer these movies 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 caregiver must remain in the room at all times.


FURTHER FILMS TBA.
 

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

Thursday, December 15 // 6:30pm // Fee: $4
 

FURTHER SESSIONS TBA.
 

Children love this total immersion program that teaches colors, numbers, and short phrases in Spanish.  Caregiver must remain in the Children’s Room.

Mondays, December 5, 12, 19 // 4:30pm // Fee: $15
 

Come join the fun and create a KEVA plank structure on your own, or with a friend.  Caregiver must remain in the Children’s Room.

Wednesday, December 14 // 4pm OR 5pm
 

Enjoy a half hour of songs, finger play, a story, a craft, and movement with Jeanne Hall.  Caregivers must attend.

Monday, December 12 // 11am
 

Join the fun and build something super with your friends or on your own.  In addition to a wide variety of Lego playsets, we now have Star Wars Legos too.  Caregivers must remain in the building.

Sunday, December 11 // 1pm OR 2:30pm
 

In-person registration: Monday, November 28 @ 7pm
Telephone registration: Tuesday, November 29 @ 9:30am
Out-of-district registration: Friday, December 2

Pronunciator Demo For Young Learners
Tuesday, December 6 // 4pm

Join our demonstration of Pronunciator, an online language tool offering 80 different languages.  A great learning tool for young learners and even early learners as young as 3-5 years old.  A librarian will provide information and hands-on assistance accessing Pronunciator through the Library’s website.  This program is on a first come first served basis.

 

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

Thursdays, December 8, 15 // 10am OR 11am (IN SESSION)
OR
Fridays, December 9, 16 // 10am OR 11am (IN SESSION)

 

Mother Goose Storytime (Ages 18 months – 4 years)
Wednesday, December 7 // 1:30pm

Enjoy stories, music, movement, and a craft.  Caregivers must attend.

Brownie Sundae Storytime (Grades K-2) (PROGRAM IS FULL)
Thursday, December 29 // 3pm

Hear the story of Chocolatina and make brownie sundaes with Ms. Allison.  Caregivers must remain in the building.

 

Teens read to tots, and tots starting to read will read to teens at this special storytime.  Caregivers must remain in the Children's Room.

FURTHER SESSIONS TBA.
 

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

Wednesdays, December 7, 14, 21 // 10:15am OR 11:15am // Fee: $12
 

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

Monday, December 19 // 10-11:15am (IN SESSION)
 

Please register at the Information Desk.

Text Message Pillow
Monday, December 5 // 7-8pm
(WAIT LIST ONLY)
Create a fun text message to share on a no sew pillow using felt, glue, and paint.

 

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, December 9, 16 // 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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