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Children's Department
February 2011





Winter Pals Reading Club

Children of all ages are welcome to join our Winter Reading Club! Earn all four Winter Pal prizes as you read away the winter days! Prizes will be awarded for each hour that you record on your online reading record. Click here to sign up!

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Click here for some great sites to help with your homework.


Teachers

Please let us know in advance if you have a research assignment and we will put aside materials for your students. Assignment Alert


Program Registration and Library Cards

Attention Parents: All children, regardless of their age, are eligible for their own library card! Please see the Children's Librarian staff to request a card for your child the next time you visit the library. As we now offer an on-line program registration option, we require library cards for all registrants, including children. In addition, we will continue to encourage storytime attendees to check out library books after each session.

In-person registration begins on Tuesday, February 1 at 10 AM unless otherwise noted. On the 2nd of the month, we will accept telephone or online registration You must use your child’s own library card to register them for Children’s Programs. To register online, have your child’s NSPL Library card handy and go to the program registration page.. Please adhere to all posted age requirements for programs. You MUST enter the child’s name and age or grade in the note to instructor field to validate the registration.


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Now Available:
Let's Do Homework! Includes homework tips and a checklist for helping your child with homework assignments.

Minimizing Morning Madness, an info-sheet with advice on how to maximize your child's readiness for each school day.

Tips for Parent Teacher Conferences: Suggestions for parents as they prepare for the conference.

Museum Passes
The library is offering family museum passes for all NSPL library card holders. Museums included are The American Museum of Natural History, The Brooklyn Botanic Garden, The Long Island Children's Museum, Intrepid Sea,Air & Space Museum, Long Island Museum of American Art History & Carriages, Museum of Modern Art, The Parrish Art Museum, The Vanderbilt Museum and The Whaling Museum. You may reserve passes for a three day loan at the Children's Reference Desk. Click here for more information: Museum Pass Program


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Parents: Here is a listing of Nursery Schools in the Area: Nursery Schools


Ellison Machine

The library has two Ellison Paper Cutting Machines along with a full collection of dies. Use this tool to cut out letters, numbers and shapes to decorate your classroom, to make simple craft projects and for scrapbooking.
Please supply your own materials.
List of Dies


Children of all ages are waiting to be adopted. New York State Adoption Service (NYSAS) welcomes responsible, caring adults who are ready to share their time, their hearts, and their lives with our waiting children. When you adopt a waiting child, you will be giving that child a permanent family and another chance in life. All children deserve a loving, committed, safe, and permanent family. Website

Now Available: Free Booklets and Fliers
"Helping Your Child Become a Reader" The booklet was prepared by the US Department of Education and includes activities for children from infancy through age 6.

"Let's Do Homework!" Includes homework tips and a checklist for helping your child with homework assignments.

"Minimizing Morning Madness" An info-sheet with advice on how to maximize your child's readiness for each school day.

"Tips for Parent Teacher Conferences" Suggestions for parents as they prepare for the conference.


Here are some reading lists put together by our librarians to help your child deal with other children in school.
Bullying
Self Esteem
Friends & Enemies
Tolerance
Teasing


Parents, check out these websites!

Funky guy

Click here for additional links to resources for kids, teens, parents and teachers.


Text VersionGet Well Kits will help your child pass some time while recovering from an illness. Please call to request a free kit if the need arises.


February Programs

In-person registration begins on Tuesday, February 1 at 10 AM unless otherwise noted. On the 2nd of the month, we will accept telephone or online registration. To register online, have your NSPL Library card handy and go to the Library’s website.Please click here for more information. Online Registration

You must use your child’s own library card to register them for Children’s Programs. To register online, have your child’s NSPL Library card handy and go to the Library’s website. Please adhere to all posted age requirements for programs. You MUST enter the child’s name and age or grade in the note to instructor field to validate the registration.



IN-PERSON registration for Storytimes and Parent Toddler Workshops begins on Saturday, Feb. 5 and will continue throughout the month. Online and telephone registration will begin on Sunday, Feb. 6 at 1:00 PM.


Parent Toddler Workshops
This five-week program is for children 18-35 months old with a parent/caregiver. You may
register for ONE of the following sessions:
    Mondays
  • March 7 – April 4, 10:15 – 11:30 AM
  • March 7 – April 4, 1:15 – 2:30 PM
  • April 11 – May 16, 10:15 – 11:30 AM


Parent/Child Storytime
Children ages 2-1/2 years with a parent/caregiver
Thursdays, March 10 – May 12 10:15 – 10:45 AM
This session is open to children who are not registered in the Parent Toddler Workshop (see above). Each half-hour class will include stories, flannelboard tales and a simple craft.

Storytimes
Our ten-week spring series will include sessions for children ages 3 to 7 years old. All classes will begin the week of March 7. For more information and a complete schedule of the classes held throughout the week please pick up a flier in the Children’s Room


Toddlers Tango
Thursday, February 10 at 10:15 AM
Toddlers, ages 18-35 months with a parent/caregiver

Clap your hands, stomp your feet and sing along with Nicole Sparling during this wonderful movement class. Registration is required.

Weekend Parent Toddler Workshop
Saturday, February 12 at 10:15 AM
Ages 6-35 months

This program for children ages 6-35 months and a parent/caregiver is designed to provide a setting in which the parent and child can spend quality time together. You may call to register for this session.

Babysteps: Love that Baby!
Monday, February 14 at 10:15 AM
Ages 6-17 months with a parent/caregiver

A chance for parents and infants (ages 6 to 17 months) to play and meet new friends. Registration is required


VALENTINE SPECIALS

Valentine Bears
Monday, February 7, 10:00 or 11:15 AM
Toddlers ages 18-35 months with a parent/caregiver

A Time For Kids will present this holiday themed class, which will include stories, songs, a simple craft, and group activities. Registration is required.

Lovely Butterflies!
Tuesday, February 8, 10:00 or 11:15 AM
Pre-K, ages 3-5 years with a parent/caregiver

Come “fly” and play with local author Michelle Zimmerman as she reads her children’s book, Can’t Catch a Butterfly. The butterfly blast continues as she leads the group in butterfly games, songs, a craft, and more! Registration is required.

“Hoppy” Valentines Day!
Tuesday, February 8 at 4:30 PM
Grades 3-5

Create a smiling frog valentine bag to collect treats on Valentine’s Day! Registration is required.

You Rock My Pod!
Wednesday, February 9 at 4:30 PM
Grades K-2

This holiday craft resembles an iPod/MP3 player and delivers a smiling message! Registration is required.


North Shore Notes
Friday, February 18 at 4:30 PM
Grades 3-5

Students will work on writing creative haiku poems reflecting nature and the world around them. Registration is required.

Movin’ With Mike
Friday, February 18 at 6:30 PM
Children ages 3-7 years with a parent/caregiverM

Mike Soloway is a multi-faceted performer, composer and educator of young children. This program includes motion songs and emphasizes the importance of dance and exercise. This interactive program promises to be a crowd pleaser! Registration is required.

Book Buzz
Thursday, February 24 at 10:15 AM
An adult booktalk presented in a setting where young children are welcome. Register when you pick-up a copy of A Zookeeper’s Wife: A War Story by Diane Ackerman in the Children’s Room.

VACATION SPECIALS

Craft Buddies
Tuesday, February 22, between the hours of 2:30 – 3:30 PM
Children ages 3-7 years may stop-in and make crafts with our young adult volunteers. No registration is required.

Cookies & Bookies (and pizza too!)
Tuesday, February 22 at 3:00 PM
Students in grades 3 & 4 register in-person when you pick up a copy of Oggie Cooder by Sarah Weeks. This program will include a booktalk, snacks and a challenge. Registration is required.

Green Golly and the Golden Flute
Wednesday, February 23 at 1:30 PM
Ages 4 years and up

Based on the tale of Rapunzel, this funny and extraordinarily musical event, featuring the music of Mozart, Mendelssohn, Schubert, Gossec, Elgar, Bizet, Chopin and Copland, introduces children to the magic of classical music. This program combines great storytelling with comedy and classical music. Registration is required.

Diary of A Wimpy Kid
Thursday, February 24 at 2:00 PM
Grades 3-5

Celebrate the release of The Ugly Truth; the fifth book in the popular series by Jeff Kinney! This session will include games and activities that are designed with the characters and events in the books in mind! Registration is required.

Lego Master Builders
Friday, February 25 at 1:00 PM
Grades K-5

Enjoy creating clever and imaginative structures using LEGO building blocks. Registration is required.
Read To Mudge!
Please register online or call 929- 4488 to make an appointment to read aloud to this loveable therapy dog. A wonderful experience for new readers!

Looking Ahead:

Math Games Workshop: Math Games II
March 8 at 6:30 PM
Grades 3 & 4

This session will reinforce weak math skills and help students become mathematically proficient. This program will help students meet state standards with confidence. Registration is required.

Young Artists:

Selene Tan & James Provencher

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