Pat Schories came to Ossining!

Author/Illustrator Pat Schories with OPL Children’s Librarians Debbie & Marci

Our 2015 Summer Reading Program and our 1,000 Books Project Kick-off took place on Saturday, June 27th. Pat Schories came to our Budarz Theater and showed us photos of the office where she illustrates the “Biscuit” books written by Alyssa Satin Capucilli, and where she writes and illustrates her own books. We saw a photo of her dogs who serve as models for Biscuit and Jack, the star of her series of wordless books. We learned about all of the steps in the book creation process and saw slides of some of her books, including her newest one, “Pants for Chuck.” After her presentation, Ms. Schories made some impromptu sketches for us: Biscuit and his “B” Things, Biscuit in the Pool and Biscuit Playing Tennis. All of Pat Schories’ books are available in the Children’s Room.

To see all of the photos, click here.

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Don’t miss Pat Schories at the library!

pat schories summer 2015 screenkin jpeg

Author and illustrator Pat Schories will be at the Ossining Public Library this Saturday, June 27! She will talk about her newest book, Pants for Chuck, and about her other characters, Biscuit and Jack.

Join us at 2 pm in the Budarz Theater.

June 27 is also the first day of our Summer Reading Program, Every Hero Has a Story, and the official launch of the 1,000 Book Project.

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Summer Programs for Children

Our Summer Reading Game theme this year is Every Hero Has a Story! We’ve got lots of fun special programs planned, as well as all our regular weekly programs.

Summer programs begin Monday, July 6. Stop by the library to get a copy of our program schedule, or click here to see program schedule on our web site.

Sign-up for the Summer Reading Game begins Saturday, June 17.

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Congratulations to our first 1,000 Books Project finisher!

1,000 books picture

If you’d like your child to join Princess on our Wall of Fame, come into the Children’s Room and register him or her for the Ossining Public Library 1,000 Books Project!

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A HUGE, HUGE thanks to all our wonderful Reading Buddies volunteers! Thanks to our “Bigs,” we just hit 100 reading sessions this week!! Reading Buddies is a one-on-one reading program to help emergent readers practice literacy skills and develop their love of reading.

Reading Buddies Reading Buddies

For more information about the program, or to sign up an early-reader for Reading Buddies this summer, contact your children’s librarian.

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Books, books, & more books!

A few of the books from School Library Journal’s Day of Dialog.

This week, some of Ossining Public Library’s Children’s and Teen librarians were lucky enough to attend a couple of awesome events.

On Wednesday, we attended School Library Journal’s Day of Dialog. This was a full day of author panels, publisher pitches, talks, and lots and lots of books!

A panel of authors talking about middle school fiction: (L-R) Rita Williams-Garcia, Rebecca Stead, Tim Federle, Luke Reynolds, Lisa Graff

A.S. King

Paul Selznick

We were also treated to the announcement of the winners of the 2015 Boston Globe-Horn Book Awards. Click here for the full list of winners.

Roger Sutton and Rebecca Stead announcing the winners of the 2015 Boston Globe-Horn Book Awards.

Some of our librarians also attended BookExpo America, which was held Thursday and Friday at the Javits Center, where they collected lots of books and met lots of authors.

Lines for book signings at BookExpo America

Click here for all the photos.

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We had a Teddy Bear Picnic!

Today was the last Ready, Set, Kindergarten! for the spring. We’ll be back on July 7. In the next few weeks, we’ll be gearing up for our Summer Reading Game and visiting all the 1st, 2nd, 3rd and 4th grade classes in the Ossining school district.

We had lots of fun celebrating at our Teddy Bear picnic. We read some books about Teddy bears, we had some fun trying to make letters with our bodies, and we played a stop & go game on our way to our own Teddy Bear picnic.

All the kids were treated to Teddy Grahams, and the all Teddy bears were too shy to have their pictures taken.

After the treats, the kids all made their own Teddy bears to take home.

To see all the photos, click here.

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