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Lost & Found

Books about things lost and things found.

Today was all about things that are lost… and found!

We started with Knuffle Bunny, a story about a little girl and her lost stuffed bunny, and we ended with a bear who finds a little stuffed bunny. Why do so many bunnies go missing in children’s books? In between, the kids all had a great time trying to find a tiny ladybug.

The kids (and their grown-ups) loved the hidden picture activity at the end of storytime. They did a great job finding all the hidden pictures–and it wasn’t easy!

A little help from a friend.

Just a little help from Mom.

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

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Family Play Date @ the Library!

Building together

With so many fun things to do, it was hard for some of the children who came to our Family Play Date @ the Library to decide.

We had puzzles, building toys, alphabet and sequencing activites, blocks, cars, music, and more!

Making a fort

Learning the alphabet

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Ready, Set, Kindergarten! will be back next Tuesday at 2 pm. We’ll be reading books and having activities about Lost & Found.

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Happy Valentine’s Day

One for mommy and one for daddy!

Today is Valentine’s Day, and we had fun during Family Storytime reading some stories, hearing “My Froggy Valentine,” and singing some songs.

Some of our books about Valentine’s Day

Everyone made beautiful Valentine’s Day cards.

 

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Getting ready for Valentine’s Day

Today in Ready, Set, Kindergarten! we read some books about Valentine’s Day, we sang some songs, and we heard a funny story called “My Froggy Valentine.”

Everyone made Valentine’s Day cards, too.

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Next week there is no school, and we will be having a special program on Tuesday at 2pm. Family Play Date @ the Library is for kids ages 3 to 5, with a grown-up. We will have special toys, music, and a safe, fun place to socialize in the Children’s Program Room. Silblings are also welcome! Limited to the first 20 families to arrive.

Check our calendar for all our specials next week

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Kate Milford Visits OPL

What a great visit we had on Sunday with author and OPLbery honor winner Kate Milford. Despite threats of snow, we were pleased that most of the OPLbery Club, and some other interested kids and adults, showed up. The very enthusiastic group really enjoyed Kate’s stories. Both kids and adults asked her some very interesting questions. The Village Bookstore was there to sell Greenglass House, and Kate was more than happy to sign books.

The kids in the OPLbery Club also presented Kate with an actual medal, which made her very happy.

Kate Milford receiving the OPLbery Honor medal

OPLbery Club members, Children’s Librarians, and Kate Milford

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Thank you again, Kate, for visiting us here at OPL!

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Kate Milford will receive her OPLbery Honor Medal on Sunday

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Everyone is invited to see author Kate Milford receive her OPLbery Honor Medal and speak about her book, Greenglass House, on Sunday, February 8th at 2 pm. The event will take place in the Children’s Program Room at the Ossining Public Library.

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Full STEAM Ahead!

Last night for Full STEAM Ahead! we made marble runs from paper towel tubes and other odds and ends. It was so much fun! We had a total of 7 teams creating amazing marble runs from paper towel tubes, index cards, paper clips, popsicle sticks, and tape. Everyone’s marble run worked, and all of them sent marbles rolling across the room.

Materials we started with

We started with simple materials, but we finished with some spectacular structures!

One of the amazing marble runs

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Marble Run videos

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Join us next Wednesday at 7 pm for something completely different.

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