Oceanside Library

CHILDREN
Baby Playhooray
Books & Babies
Books To Belly
Child Safety Program
Crafts
Fall Storytime
Halloween Teens 'N' Tots
Hola! Say Hello To Spanish
Lego Clubs
Monster Hunt
Online Homework Help
Playhooray
Stuffed Animal Sleepover
Time For Tots
Toy Time
Tumblebooks
'Tween Scene
Yoga For Kids

 

 

 


  CHILDREN 

August/September/October 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.

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!
 

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

In-person registration: Wednesday, September 2
Telephone registration: Thursday, September 3
Out-of-district registration: Tuesday, September 8

Tuesdays, September 8, 15, 22 // 10am // Fee: $12

In-person registration: Monday, September 28
Telephone registration: Tuesday, September 29
Out-of-district registration: Friday, October 2

Tuesdays, October 6, 13, 20 // 10am // Fee: $12
 

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

In-person registration: Wednesday, September 2
Telephone registration: Thursday, September 3
Out-of-district registration: Tuesday, September 8

Friday, September 18 // 10am

In-person registration: Monday, September 28
Telephone registration: Tuesday, September 29
Out-of-district registration: Friday, October 2

Friday, October 2 // 10am
 

In-person registration: Wednesday, September 2
Telephone registration: Thursday, September 3
Out-of-district registration: Tuesday, September 8

Tuesday, September 29 // 4:30pm
Foster a love for reading while exploring food with your little one.  Join Tara, certified Language Arts teacher, to hear a story while learning the benefits of eating healthily!  Organic blueberries will be served along with yogurt blueberry muffins.  What better way to connect to a story, than through food?  Perfect for picky eaters!  Caregiver must attend.

In-person registration: Monday, September 28
Telephone registration: Tuesday, September 29
Out-of-district registration: Friday, October 2

Tuesday, October 27 // 4:30pm
Foster a love for reading while exploring food with your little one.  Join Tara, certified Language Arts teacher, to hear a story while learning the benefits of eating healthily!  Children will create their very own wholesome trail mix.  What better way to connect to a story, than through food?  Perfect for picky eaters!  Caregiver must attend.
 

Saturday, September 12 // Noon-2pm
The Town of Hempstead is bringing its Mobile Town Clerk’s office here to give local access to their Child Safety Program, a comprehensive Identification Program the Town Clerk's Office has administered to protect and safeguard the Town of Hempstead's most valuable asset, our children. Town Clerk's employees will take the fingerprints and photographs of the children and provide a "Kit" free of charge to the family. It must be noted that there are no privacy concerns, as the completed kit is provided to the child's family and no record of the fingerprints/photographs are retained by the Town of Hempstead.
 

In-person registration: Monday, September 28
Telephone registration: Tuesday, September 29
Out-of-district registration: Friday, October 2

Pre-K Craft (Ages 3-5 years)
Wednesday, October 14 // 1pm
Join the Halloween fun with Miss Dotty to create a decorative pillow of your very own.  Caregiver must attend.

Art With Joanne (Grades K-6)
Wednesday, October 14 // 4:30pm
Halloween is almost here for trick-or-treaters far and near!  Join Miss Joanne for an hour of fun to make a skeleton head for your Halloween treats!
 

In-person registration: Monday, September 28
Telephone registration: Tuesday, September 29
Out-of-district registration: Friday, October 2

Mondays, October 19, 26, November 2 // 10am
Join us in the Library garden for stories and fun fall crafts!  Fall Storytimes will be held in the garden, weather permitting.  In case of inclement weather, this program will be held in the Children's Room.
 

In-person registration: Monday, September 28
Telephone registration: Tuesday, September 29
Out-of-district registration: Friday, October 2

Monday, October 19 // 7pm
Witches and ghosts and monsters!  Oh my!  Wear your scary or silly costumes to our Halloween storytime where teens read to tots.
 

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

In-person registration: Wednesday, September 2
Telephone registration: Thursday, September 3
Out-of-district registration: Tuesday, September 8

Mondays, September 21, 28, October 5 // 4:30pm // Fee: $15

In-person registration: Monday, September 28
Telephone registration: Tuesday, September 29
Out-of-district registration: Friday, October 2

Mondays, October 19, 26, November 2, 9, 16 // 4:30pm // Fee: $25

 

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, September 2
Telephone registration: Thursday, September 3
Out-of-district registration: Tuesday, September 8

Grades K-2
Sunday, September 27 // 1pm
Caregiver must remain in the Children's Room.

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

In-person registration: Monday, September 28
Telephone registration: Tuesday, September 29
Out-of-district registration: Friday, October 2

Grades K-2
Sunday, October 25 // 1pm
Caregiver must remain in the Children's Room.

Grades 3-6
Sunday, October 25 // 2:30pm
 

In-person registration: Monday, September 28
Telephone registration: Tuesday, September 29
Out-of-district registration: Friday, October 2

Wednesday, October 28 // 4:30pm
Join Jason Edwards, the Monster Hunter, for a frightfully good scavenger hunt to find a lurking monster!  Everyone is rewarded with their very own monster detective badge.
 

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

In-person registration: Wednesday, September 2
Telephone registration: Thursday, September 3
Out-of-district registration: Tuesday, September 8

Thursdays, September 10, 17, 24 // 10am OR 11am // Fee: $12
Fridays, September 11, 18, 25 // 10am OR 11am // Fee: $12

In-person registration: Monday, September 28
Telephone registration: Tuesday, September 29
Out-of-district registration: Friday, October 2

Thursdays, October 8, 15, 22 // 10am OR 11am // Fee: $12
Fridays, October 9, 16, 23 // 10am OR 11am // Fee: $12
 

In-person registration: Monday, September 28
Telephone registration: Tuesday, September 29
Out-of-district registration: Friday, October 2

Thursday, October 8 // 6:30pm
Join us for a story and tuck in your favorite "furry friend" to spend the night at the Library!  Get a big surprise when you pick up your favorite friend the next day!  Pick-up will be Friday, October 9 after 9:30am.  Caregiver must remain in the Children's Room.
 

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

In-person registration: Wednesday, September 2
Telephone registration: Thursday, September 3
Out-of-district registration: Tuesday, September 8

Wednesdays, September 9, 16, 30, October 7 // 10:15am OR 11:15am // Fee: $16

In-person registration: Monday, September 28
Telephone registration: Tuesday, September 29
Out-of-district registration: Friday, October 2

Wednesdays, October 14, 21, 28, November 4 // 10:15am OR 11:15am // Fee: $16
 

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

In-person registration: Wednesday, September 2
Telephone registration: Thursday, September 3
Out-of-district registration: Tuesday, September 8


Mondays, September 21, 28, October 5 // 4:30pm // Fee: $15
 

Please register for these programs at the Information Desk.

Pumpkin Pancakes
Thursday, October 15 // 7-8pm // Grades 4-8
Learn how to make pumpkin pancakes from scratch.  Measure and mix batter so the instructor can cook the pancakes on a griddle.  Topping include syrup, bananas, and butter

Monster Nachos
Thursday, October 22 // 7-8pm // Grades 4-8

Join us for a monster nachos dinner, made with fresh lettuce, tomatoes, cheese, sour cream, salsa, and tortilla chips!  Make homemade lemonade to serve with your meal.

 

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.

In-person registration: Wednesday, September 2
Telephone registration: Thursday, September 3
Out-of-district registration: Tuesday, September 8

Fridays, September 11, 18, 25, October 2, 9 // 4:30pm // Fee: $20

In-person registration: Monday, September 28
Telephone registration: Tuesday, September 29
Out-of-district registration: Friday, October 2

Fridays, October 23, 30, November 6, 13, 20 // 4:30pm // 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