Can you tell a story in 90 seconds?

If you think you can, then you might want to join a new program at the Ossining Public Library Children’s Room. This is a great program for kids who like to read, or write, or act, or make costumes, or all of the above!

The 90-Second Newbery Video Club will make a video acting out a Newbery Award-winning book. We will enter this video in the 90-Second Newbery Video Contest. And maybe our video will be chosen to be in the 90-Second Newbery Film Festival at the New York Public Library on Saturday, November 5, 2011. To see a great example, check out this link and see A Wrinkle in Time in under 2 minutes!

The 90-Second Newbery Video Club will meet on Tuesdays at 4 pm on the following dates:
July 5, 12, 19, 26, August 2, & 9. It is for kids entering grades 5 & up only. You must register in the Children’s Room, or by calling us at 941-2416, ext. 337 or 338.

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3 Responses to Can you tell a story in 90 seconds?

  1. Woo hoo! I can’t wait to see what you come up with!

    Here are some standout entries we’ve already received:

    Grace Lin’s WHERE THE MOUNTAIN MEETS THE MOON — done entirely with shadow puppets!

    And THE WITCH OF BLACKBIRD POND done by a fifth grade class in Portland, Oregon:

    . . . and by the way, did you know that, ahem, my book THE ORDER OF ODD-FISH also won the Newbery? What, you don’t believe me? The full sordid tale, with lurid video, is here:

    I’d love to stop by your library some day!


    • oplkids says:

      We would love to have you visit when you’re in the NY metro area. Would you like to make a cameo appearance in our movie?

  2. Absolutely! Though as of now, the next time I’m scheduled to be in the NY metro area is 11/5, for the film festival itself . . . Please do email me at if you want. Perhaps I can do a cameo here in Chicago and you can edit me in!

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