A look back at our summer programs

We’ve been very busy in the Children’s Room this summer. We’ve been so busy we’ve barely had time to blog. So here’s a look at some of what we’ve been doing in the Children’s Room this summer.

We started with our Summer Reading Kickoff: Libraries Rock. Kids had a great time playing games and getting up to the top of the rock-climbing wall.

We had lots of storytimes and more for the preschool set.

Messy Playtime

Sing-alongs and Story-songs

Kids of all ages enjoyed our Stuffed Animal Storytime.

We also had lots of programs for the older kids.

Literary Legos

Shark-a-palooza

OPLbery Club with special guest author Veera Hiranandani

Reading Buddies

Roblox tournament

Mystery Night

We celebrated the OPL’s 125th anniversary by making our own time capsules.

All of our photos can be found on our flickr account.

Fall programs will begin on September 10. You can see what’s coming up by clicking on our calendar.

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I ♥ Art Teamwork

Everyone created beautiful paintings in this week’s I ♥ Art program. They did it by helping each other. Inspired by the artwork of Hervé Tullet and his book of art workshops, all participants rotated around the table and contributed to all the paintings. Then they went back to their original and painted a field of flowers using the dots, circles, and splotches they found on their paintings.

Everyone thought this was a lot of fun. They liked the challenge of working with whatever they had and creating something out of a bunch of dots and circles.

To see all the photos, click here.

Please note we have no I ♥ Art next Monday, August 6, but we’ll be back on August 13.

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What would YOU put in a time capsule?

This year, Ossining Public Library is celebrating its 125th anniversary. We’ve been having special programs since February. On Saturday, July 28, we had a make your own time capsule event.

We provided lots of material to put inside the time capsule.

And lots of material to decorate the outside.

To see all the photos, click here.

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Dog Man Party!

dog man 2018

Join us Wednesday night for lots of Dog Man fun!

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Shark-a-palooza!

We celebrated Shark Week 2018 in the Children’s Room last week.

To enter the program, each participant had to walk the plank over the shark-infested waters. Luckily, no one fell in.

Then it was time for a photo with our shark.

We had a shark song, some shark trivia (boy, these kids know a lot about sharks!) and some shark activities.

And, of course, a shark snack!

To see all the photos click here.

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We ♥ Eric Carle’s art!

This week, I ♥ Art focused on the illustrations of Eric Carle. Everyone learned about his technique for creating his art, and then we made our own paper by doing crayon rubbings over different surfaces and then painting over that with liquid watercolors. When each painting was dry, they could then be cut up to create something entirely new.

The first step is making crayon rubbings

Painting over the crayon with liquid watercolors

Drying paintings

Cutting the newly created paper to make a picture

To see all the photos, click here.

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Lots of Lego Fun

On Friday, July 20, Literary Legos returned. Our book was Goldilocks and the Three Dinosaurs, by Mo Willems, which inspired some amazing creations and lots of fun.

To see all the photos, click here.

 

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