No Excuse Moms!

August 15, 2014


A group of Moms and their kids got their cardio going with our No Excuse Moms exercise program on Friday mornings this August. Even brand new baby twins didn’t stop one Mom from participating!










You can see all of the pictures here

The program will continue in September on Sunday afternoons at 4 pm.

We all screamed for ice cream!

August 12, 2014

Today we had so much fun in Ready, Set, Kindergarten! and it was all about ice cream.

Lots of books about ice cream

We read some stories, sang songs, and made “ice cream” cones. Our pretend ice cream was made from shaving cream, glue, and food coloring. It may have looked like ice cream, but we couldn’t eat it!

Chocolate and sprinkles!


Two scoops!

Click here to see all the photos.

Many thanks to our amazing library intern, Thao. She has been working in the Children’s Room this summer and helping us out in so many ways.  We will miss you! And another big thank you to our Learning Ambassadors, Maggie and Brianna! We couldn’t have done it without you!

Ready, Set, Kindergarten! is taking a break for the rest of the summer. We’ll be back on September 9.


Duct Tape Pockets!

August 11, 2014

Time really flies when you are having fun! Today was our last crafternoon of the summer and what better way to mark the occasion than with a crafter’s favorite medium, Duct Tape!

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Today we used a variety of different duct tape colors/prints to make duct tape pockets; small pouches with a Velcro fastener at the opening.


Check out our Flickr for other pictures

Birds were flying! Piggies were crying!!

August 6, 2014


This Wednesday, we brought back one of our favorite programs, “Life-Size” Angry Birds!


view from the slingshot!!

20 Children were divided into 5 teams. Their mission to shoot the green pigs off their block tower using a slingshot and 3 plush ANGRY birds.

look out for the Blue Bird Team!

look out for the Blue Bird Team!

The Blue Bird team was the grand champion beating the second place team by one point! It was a close game and a fun time!

Check out our Flickr page for more photos of Bird zooming action!!

Preschoolers’ Colorful Storytime

August 5, 2014

Some of our colorful books

Today in Ready, Set, Kindergarten! we had fun reading stories about colors. We read about a chameleon who wanted his own color and a dog with lots of colors.

We played a game with the colors we were wearing, and a guessing game–all the kids were really good at finding that mouse, no matter what color house he was hiding in.

Everyone got to make their own suncatchers. It was really fun watching how the colors changed when we sprayed their drawings with water!

To see all the photos, click here.

Next week is our last storytime for the summer. Join us at 2 pm for stories and other activities about ice cream!

M is for Music

July 29, 2014

Ready, Set, Kindergarten! was buzzing with sound today as we shared books, songs, rhymes, and most of all music.

Not only did we listen to some fun stories, we also sang “Old McDonald Had a Band” and played in our very own orchestra. Then all the kids got to make their own musical shaker. This took some work, and we had a very large crowd, so I wasn’t able to get too many photos. But here are a few. To see the rest, click here.


Join us next Tuesday at 2 pm for stories and more about colors.

Getting ready to battle!

July 29, 2014

Tanmay, Arjun, Tristan, Janessa, Bailey, and Emilia

Our Battle of the Books team is so excited! They received a full set of brand-new books, thanks to the Friends of the Ossining Public Library. The Friends were generous enough to purchase 6 sets of the books the team members will be reading for this county-wide competition.

Thank you, Friends of the Ossining Public Library!

Check out this link for more information about Westchester Library System’s 1st Battle of the Books.


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