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Daily activities for children from birth through Grade 6

4:00pm - 6:00pm | Children's Room

Homework Help at OPL

Beginning on September 20, 2021, we will be offering one-on-one homework assistance for children in Kindergarten through 6th grade.

The program is held on Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays. It will be in person in the children’s room. Masks must be worn.

 

 

 

4:00pm - 5:00pm | Sally Read Dow Children's Program Room

Video Game Day

December 1, 15

For ages 8-12

Hang out and play some of our favorite video games on our Switch, like Mario Tennis, Splatoon, and Smash Bros.

6:00pm - 8:00pm | Children's Room

Make Your Own Mini-Golf Course

December 8

For kids ages 6-12 & their families

Play an entirely unique game of mini-golf! Participants will design their own course and test their golf skills as they try to conquer other courses. A one-of-a-kind activity for the whole family.

9:00am | Children's Room

Gingerbread Houses to Go

December 18

Stop by the Children’s Room to pick up an UNDECORATED mini gingerbread house. Take the house home and embellish it. Be sure to take a picture of your completed house and send it to oplkids@wlsmail.org. Candy will be provided.

Limited to one per child. While supplies last.

9:00am | Children's Room

Noon Year's Eve to Go

December 30

Pick up a to-go bag for a fun Noon Year’s Eve celebration.

While supplies last.

Monday

10:00am - 10:30am | Lower Level Café Area

Mother Goose Time

January 10, 24, 31
February 7, 14, 28
March 7, 14

For ages 1-2 1/2, with a grownup

Mother Goose rhymes and songs with lots of participation and music.

In the lower level Café area

11:00am - 1:00pm | Zoom

New Parents & Infants Support Group on Zoom

January 10, 17, 24, 31
February 7, 14, 21, 28
March 7, 14, 21, 28

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.

4:15pm | Sally Read Dow Children's Program Room

Black Superhero Showcase

February 7, 14, 28

For ages 6-12

We’re celebrating African-American History Month with our first Black Superhero Showcase! Join us for a look at graphic novels, comics, and artwork featuring some of the media’s most popular and not-so-well-known black superheroes. We’ll play trivia, go on a scavenger hunt, and more.

4:15pm | Sally Read Dow Children's Program Room

Women in Science

March 7, 14, 21, 28

For ages 6-12

Let’s celebrate Women’s History Month together. We’ll learn about great women leaders in science and their inspiring contributions, and then do a hands-on STEM project based on their contribution.

Tuesday

4:15pm - 5:00pm | Sally Read Dow Children's Program Room

Trivia Tuesdays

January 11, 18, 25
February 1, 8, 15, 22
March 1, 8, 15

For grades 3-6

Challenge your knowledge with fast-paced questions in a variety of categories and win sweet rewards for your efforts.

Wednesday

2:00pm - 2:45pm | Sally Read Dow Children's Program Room

I Heart Art Junior

January 12, 19, 26
February 2, 9, 16, 23
March 2, 9, 16

For ages 5 and younger, with an adult.

Fun Art projects for the little ones.

 

4:00pm - 5:00pm | Sally Read Dow Children's Program Room

Switch Up Your Afternoons

January 12, 19, 26
February 2, 9, 16, 23
March 2, 9, 16

In an afternoon rut? Switch It Up, Nintendo style! Hang out with other kids and play all your multiplayer favorites with us in our program room.

 

Thursday

10:00am - 10:30am | Lower level Café area

Time for Twos!

January 13, 20, 27
February 3, 10, 17, 24
March 3, 10, 17

For 2-year-old children, with a grownup

Songs, stories, rhymes, and bubbles.

In the lower level Café area

4:15pm - 5:00pm | Sally Read Dow Children's Program Room

I Heart Art

January 13, 20, 27
February 3, 10, 17, 24
March 3, 10, 17

For ages 5 & up. Children 6 and under must be with an adult.

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

 

Friday

1:30pm - 2:15pm | Sally Read Dow Children's Program Room

First Steps in the Library

December 3, 10, 17
January 7, 14, 21
February 4, 11, 18
March 4, 11, 18
For preschoolers, with a grownup

Bilingual (Spanish/English) program of stories, rhymes, and songs.

4:15pm | Sally Read Dow Children's Program Room

OPLbery Club

December 17
OPLbery Award Day: January 14, 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.

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

Saturday

11:00am - 11:30am | Sally Read Dow Children's Program Room

Family Storytime / Kits for Kids

January 15, 22, 29
February 5, 12, 19, 26
March 5, 12, 19

For all ages. Children 6 and under must be with an adult.

Storytime fun for the whole family. Pick up a fun take and make craft project for your family after Storytime.

 

12:00pm - 1:00pm | Sally Read Dow Children's Program Room

Reading to Lexie

December 4, 18
January 15
February 5
March 12

For all readers 12 and younger.

Read to Lexie, a hypoallergenic certified therapy dog.

Special Programs

4:15pm | Sally Read Dow Children's Program Room Jan 10

Chocolate Olympics

For grades 4-6

Celebrate the 2022 Winter Olympics. We’ll combine chocolate with Olympics and get an afternoon of silly sweetness. Be ready for relays, brain teasers, Pictionary, and more chocolate fun!

 

 

Dungeons & Dragons

For grades 5-8

If you are interested in our D&D group, email Kevin at krobinson@wlsmail.org for information on how to join a campaign.