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Daily activities for children from birth through Grade 6

Summer Reading 2021

Tails & Tales

For children reading on their own

You will receive a reading log and stickers. For every 10 minutes you read, put a sticker on one of the circles until they are all filled. Bring your completed log to the Children’s Room or to our outdoor prize pick-up hours and play Plinko and win a prize. You will also get another reading log. Keep reading all summer long!

You can also participate using the READsquared app.

Tails & Tales Read-To-Me Club

For children not yet reading on their own

Get a game piece for our Read-To-Me board and earn a sticker for every 10 minutes you read together. Each time you earn a sticker, you can play Plinko and win a prize. Keep playing all summer long!

You can also participate using the READsquared app.

Monday

10:00am | Lower level parking area

Mother Goose Time Online

June 28
July 12, 19, 26
August 2, 16

For ages 1 – 2 1/2, with a grownup

Join us outdoors, weather permitting. Mother Goose rhymes and songs with lots of participation and music.

In case of inclement weather, call the Children’s Room or check our Facebook page for updates.

11:00am - 1:00pm | Zoom

New Parents & Infants Support Group on Zoom

June 28
July 5, 12, 19, 26
August 2, 9, 16, 23, 30

Join Katherine Whiteside, CPD (CBI), Certified Postpartum Doula, on Zoom. Companionship, community, advice, & support for new parents & pregnant women. Email Katherine (beautifulmamas123@gmail.com) for the Zoom link.

Made possible by the generous support of the Friends of the Ossining Public Library.

2:00pm | Lower level parking area

I Heart Art Junior

July 12, 19, 26
August 2, 9, 16

For ages 5 & younger, with an adult

Fun art projects for little one. Outdoors, weather permitting.

In case of inclement weather, call the Children’s Room or check our Facebook page for updates.

4:00pm | Cafe area

Discover Your World

July 12, 19, 26
August 2, 9, 16

For children entering grades 4-7

The OPL Children’s Room’s geography bee is back for its 7th year!  Learn about the amazing world we live in, then test your knowledge against a gauntlet of questions. Cool prizes and your chance to be the 2021 champion are on the line!

7:00pm | Nelson Park

Bilingual Pajama Storytime

July 12, 19, 26
August 2, 9, 16

For all ages, with an adult

Join us for stories in English and Spanish. Wear your pajamas and bring your favorite stuffed animal!

Tuesday

4:00pm - 5:00pm | Zoom

Trivia Tuesdays

July 6, 13, 20, 27
August 2, 9, 16

For children entering grades 3-6

Your favorite afternoon mental challenge is back in your house this summer. Join us on Zoom to take on rapid fire trivia topics chosen by you! For more information or to register, email Kevin at krobinson@wlsmail.org

Wednesday

4:00pm | Lower level parking area

Let's Speak Spanish: Nature!

July 14, 21, 28
August 4, 11, 18

For children entering grades K-3

Have fun while practicing speaking Spanish!

*IMPORTANT* All children must be able to converse in Spanish. This is NOT an instructional Spanish class.

Outdoors, weather permitting. In case of inclement weather, call the Children’s Room or check our Facebook page for updates.

6:00pm - 8:00pm | Lower level entrance

Summer Reading Prize Pick-Up

July 7, 14, 21, 28
August 4, 11, 18, 25

Stop by the lower level entrance to drop off completed reading logs and pick up new ones, collect prizes, and participate in the Summer Reading Game without coming inside the library.

6:00pm - 8:00pm | Zoom

Dungeons & Dragons

July 7, 14, 21, 28
August 4, 11, 18

For children entering grades 5-8

The Outcasts Reclamation campaign continues in our children’s Dungeons and Dragons group.  Email for information about openings and future campaigns. Email Kevin at krobinson@wlsmail.org for information about openings and future campaigns.

Thursday

10:00am | Lower level parking area

Time for Twos Live!

July 1, 8, 15, 22, 29
August 12

Join us outdoors, weather permitting, in the lower parking lot. Songs, stories, rhymes, and bubbles. Bring a blanket or something on which to sit.

In case of inclement weather, call the Children’s Room or check our Facebook page for updates.

4:00pm | Lower level parking area

I Heart Art

July 8, 15, 22, 29
August 5, 12

For ages 5 & up

Let’s get creative as we explore art and artists.

Outdoors, weather permitting. In case of inclement weather, call the Children’s Room or check our Facebook page for updates.

Friday

4:00pm | Zoom

Messy Playtime To Go

August 6, 13, 20, 27
Best for ages 2 & up, with parental supervision

Who doesn’t love making a mess? Stop by the front entrance of the library on Fridays during the month of August and pick up a messy activity kit.

While supplies last.

4:00pm | Lower level parking area

OPLbery Club

June 11
July 9
August 13
September 10
October 15
November 19
December 17
OPLbery Award Day: January 17, 2022

For children entering grades 4 & up

Do you love to read? Do you love to talk about books? Our mock Newbery Club will meet monthly through January 2022, when the OPLbery Medal winner will be chosen.

Outdoors, weather permitting. In case of inclement weather, call the Children’s Room or check our Facebook page for updates.

Email Debbie (dfletcher@wlsmail.org) or Tricia (tsabini@wlsmail.org) for more information.

Saturday

9:00am | Upper and lower library entrances

Kits for Kids: Craft Bags!

June 26
July 3, 10, 17, 24, 31
August 7, 14, 21

Stop by the library and pick up  a fun take and make craft project for your family!

While supplies last.

10:00am - 12:00pm | Lower level entrance

Summer Reading Prize Pick-Up

July 3, 10, 17, 24, 31
August 7, 14, 21, 28

Stop by the lower level entrance to drop off completed reading logs and pick up new ones, collect prizes, and participate in the Summer Reading Game without coming inside the library.

Special Programs

11:00am | Lower level parking area Jun 26

Summer Reading Kickoff

Saturday, June 26
11 am & 12 pm
Please attend one session only.

Join us outside the lower level of the library to celebrate with Nature Nick’s Animal Adventures. Sign up for Summer Reading and start the summer right!

Bring your own seating. The 12 pm session will be livestreamed on Facebook.

In case of inclement weather, the program will be held inside (space will be limited). Call the Children’s Room or check our Facebook page for updates.

7:00pm | Café area Jul 22

Board Game Night

Thursday, July 22
7 pm

For children 12 & younger

Our board game collection has been on a break for too long. Join us for an evening of learning new games and making new friends. Email Kevin at krobinson@wlsmail.org for details.

7:00pm | Zoom Aug 19

Summer Mystery Night

Thursday, August 19
7 pm

How can you have the dog days of summer when there’s been a dognapping? This is your chance to be the detective, interview the suspects, and solve the case! Submit your solution, then sit back and watch justice get served as you watch the events unfold and find out if you were right.

Email Kevin at krobinson@wlsmail.org to join.