On Wednesday evening, July 26th, we held the first of our Summer Reading Game raffles. Four-year old Ali Is won a $100 Toys R Us gift card, Seven-year old Amelia Mohler, Six-year old Eliana Zohar and Nine-year old Clyde Newman won brand new bicycles.
Thank you to the Friends of the Ossining Public Library for funding the Toys R Us gift card, and thank you to Steven Rivera of Ossining Towing, Eduardo Rivera of Nando’s Towing and Rafael Hermandez of Hernandez Contracting for donating the bicycles. Our next raffle will be held on Wednesday evening, August 30th at 7 pm. Another Toys R Us gift card and three more bicycles will be awarded, so keep reading everyone!
We’ve been so busy with all our programs and all the kids who’ve been participating in our summer reading game, that we haven’t had time to blog!
Here are some photos from some of our programs:
Kids (and parents) enjoying Messy Playtime
Making caterpillars in Ready, Set, Grow!
Being creative in Open Art
Farm animal finger puppets in Ready, Set, Grow!
Captain Underpants Party
Check out the videos from the Captain Underpants Party!
Edible Architecture in Family STEAM
Diary of a Wimpy Kid Party: bingo, mixed up Wimpy Kids, Wimpy cookies, and more!
Family Storytime: a pizza cookie (sprinkles, pepperoni, and chocolate!)
You can see all the photos we’ve taken this summer here.
On Friday, July 7, we held our first ever Literary Legos program. About 20 kids listened to the book Dragons Love Tacos and then build a Lego creation that was inspired by the book.
We had lots of dragons, lots of tacos, and several kitchens.
Half of the Lego creations
When everyone was finished building, our amazing guest judge, Chris, looked over all the creations, while each child told her about what they made. The grand prize winner was Lucas, who won a small Lego set. All participants received small prizes.
The winning Lego creation
To see all the photos, click here.
Our next Literary Legos is on Friday, August 4, at 4 pm. For kids entering grades 1-4.
Our summer programs in the Children’s Room began last week. Here’s a sampling of what’s happening this summer.
Ready, Set, Grow!
Ready, Set, Grow is an early literacy storytime for 3-5 year olds on Wednesdays at 2 pm. Our first week we had stories and activities about ice cream. To see all the photos, click here.
Open Art is on Thursdays at 2 pm. Each week, we will put out various art supplies and kids can create whatever they like. It is for all ages, but children 6 & under must be accompanied by an adult. Click here for more photos.
Summer Reading Buddies
Over 100 children read with a volunteer buddy last Friday. The program runs from 10 am-12 noon on Fridays. For children entering Kindergarten through 6th grade.
Family STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Math) is Mondays at 4 pm. Children of all ages are welcome, but kids 6 & under must have an adult with them. This week, we made emoji stories. See all the photos here.
On Tuesdays at 2 pm is Messy Playtime, for kids ages 1-4, with an adult. Explore textures, tools, & crafts. Be sure to dress for a mess!
To see all of the programs we are offering this summer, click here.
Summer reading sign-up, face painting, and a bubble truck were just some of the fun things at our summer reading kick-off.
Our summer reading game continues throughout the summer. You can join any time.