Oceanside Library

CHILDREN
2016 Summer Reading Club
Arts And Crafts
Baby Playhooray
Bingo
Book Discussions
Books And Babies
Books To Belly
Dance Games
Family Movies
Fun And (Board) Games
Hola! Say Hello To Spanish
Introduction To Karate
Keva Open Play
Leap Into Learning
Lego Clubs
Mad Science
Marshmallow Challenge
Online Homework Help
Playhooray
Read A Story
Storytimes
Teens 'n' Tots Read Together
Time For Tots
Toy Time
Tumblebooks
'Tween Scene
Yoga For Kids

 

 

 


  CHILDREN 

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.

 

Online registration and in-person registration open now.
Avoid the summer-slide!  Have fun reading and receive weekly prizes!  Candy guessing games!  Win a raffle!  Exciting programs!  Raffle drawings start the week of Tuesday, July 5.  Winners will be notified.

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: 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: 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: 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
 

FURTHER DISCUSSIONS TBA
 

Join Jeanne Hall at this early literacy program which showcases nursery rhymes and music.  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 15 // 10am

 

FURTHER SESSIONS TBA
 

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.
 

FURTHER FILMS TBA.
 

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.

Friday, July 29 // 3-4:30pm (IN SESSION)

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

 

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

FURTHER SESSIONS TBA.
 

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: 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: 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: 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: 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.

Thursday, July 28 // 10am OR 11am (IN SESSION)

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
 

FURTHER SESSIONS TBA
 

FURTHER SESSIONS TBA.
 

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.

Wednesday, July 27 // 10am (IN SESSION)
 

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

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: 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.

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
(WAIT LIST ONLY)
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.

Fridays, July 29, August 5 // 4pm (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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