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CHILDREN'S PROGRAMS

The theme of the Summer Reading Program is “Build a Better World.”

In addition to actual “building/engineering” programs for kids and teens, the Library is building a better world by giving back to the community.

We have crafting classes for children, teens and adults where they can make and donate items for animal shelters, senior facilities and women’s shelters.

We’re also encouraging patrons to participate in our Random Acts of Kindness program. Starting June 26, the Library has an “Acts of Kindness” jar with suggestions for good deeds to do in our community. Stop by to pull a suggestion from the jar. Suggestions are color coded for children, adults and families.

Thank you for helping us Build a Better World!

 

Please register for all programs via the links below, by calling the library at 875-9004, or by sending an email to lewisborolibrary@gmail.com. There will  be no confirmation sent for online registration, unless more information is needed.

Special Events 

 

Please register for all programs by calling the library at 875-9004, or sending an email to lewisborolibrary@gmail.com.

   

Summer Reading Game

Monday, June 26 - Friday, August 11

Grades K - 2: Receive a prize for every 6 books read and logged, up to 24 books

Grades 3 - 5: Receive a prize for every 6 hours of reading time logged, up to 24 hours.

In addition, all grades can play the Summer Reading Bingo Game for a chance to win the grand prize! Stop by the Library to register or log your online reading HERE.

 

Summer Movie Madness!   Register Here

Beauty and the Beast

Friday, June 30, 7:00 pm

A film for all ages. Disney’s sensational new live-action romantic musical film is a re-telling of the studio’s animated classic. 

 

Totally Turtles & Tortoises   Register Here

Tuesday, July 11, 4:30 pm

Grades K - 5

Come meet Linda Gould of Turtle Hill Farm in Pawling - and her GIANT hard-shelled friends!

 

Mommy & Me Yoga    Register Here

Wednesday, July 12, 10:30 am

6 weeks to 3 years

Ellen Bonheim of Firefly Family Yoga leads our moms and their little ones in some much-needed morning relaxation.

 

Storywalk at Onatru Farm   Register here

Saturday, July 15, 10:00 am

All ages  

Come experience the great outdoors at beautiful Onatru Farm while discovering a great book whose pages are “hidden” along the trail! The StoryWalk® Project was created by Anne Ferguson of Montpelier, VT and developed in collaboration with the Kellogg-Hubbard Library.  Storywalk® is a registered service mark owned by Ms. Ferguson.

 

Pancakes & Pajamas    Register Here

Tuesday, July 18, 7:00 pm

All ages

What’s better than breakfast for dinner? Breakfast for dinner at your favorite library, listening to some awesome stories!

 

Build a Better World: Crafty Cat Toys    Register Here

Wednesday, July 19, 4:30 pm

Grades K-5

We’ll be Building a Better World by making and donating cat toys for the fantastic felines at the nearby ROAR shelter.

 

Egg Drop Extravaganza    Register Here

Tuesday, July 25, 4:30 pm

Grades 3 - 5

Your task is to build a contraption to keep a raw egg safe… when we drop it from a high locationl!

 

Yoga with Ellen    Register Here

Wednesday, July 26,  4:30 pm

Grades 3 - 5

Ellen Bonheim of Firefly Family Yoga teaches the ancient art of Yoga, which combines strength, flexibility and mindfulness.

 

Process Art Explosion   Register Here 

Saturday, August 5, 10:30 am

Ages 3+

Join us as we explore several ways to make art, all of them messy!

 

 

Upcycle Wednesdays - Weekly craft projects made from recycled materials.

 

CD Spaceships   Register Here

Wednesday, June 28, 4:30 pm

Grades K-5

A great way to recycle old compact discs and DVDs - create a fun craft!

 

Bubble Wands   Register Here

Wednesday, July 5, 4:30 pm

Grades K - 5

Turn wire hangers into giant bubble wands.

 

Tin Can Planters   Register Here

Wednesday, July 12, 4:30 pm

Grades K - 5

Functional, sustainable, and above all else, beautiful, these planters are a hit!

 

Jam Jar Luminaries   Register Here

Wednesday, August 2, 4:30 pm

Grades K - 5

No, Jam Jar Luminaries isn’t the name of Ms. Anna’s new folk band! They’re beautiful lights!

 

Milk Jug Birdfeeders   Register Here

Wednesday, August 9, 4:30 pm

Grades K - 5

We’re not only upcycling, we’re making something that benefits wildlife, and helps us connect with the natural world!

 

  

Engineering Thursdays - Weekly engineering challenges.

 

Toy Parachutes   Register Here

Thursday, June 29, 4:30 pm

Grades 3 - 5

Your challenge: figure out how to send our Lego minifigures into the stratosphere.

 

Bottle Rocket Bonanza   Register Here

Thursday, July 6, 4:30 pm

Grades 3 - 5

Join us for a program that combines a little bit of engineering, a little bit of chemistry and Newton’s Third Law of Motion.

 

Bucket Tower Challenge   Register Here

Thursday, July 13, 4:30 pm

Grades 3 - 5

Using just string, straws and some tape, see how many pennies your bucket tower can hold before it collapses under the weight!

 

Marble Maze Madness   Register Here

Thursday, July 20, 4:30 pm

Grades 3 - 5

Join artist and educator Samantha Kanner as she teaches us how to design marble mazes out of shoebox tops!

 

DRAGONS LOVE TACOS, AND SO DO WE!   Register Here

Thursday, July 27, 4:30 pm

Grades K - 5

What do tacos have to do with building a better world? Everything! Tacos can turn enemies into friends, break up a fight; broker world peace! Heck, even dragons love them, at least according to Adam Rubin Daniel Salmieri’s and Dragons Love Tacos. We’ll be reading this wonderful book, and then making our own dragon-worthy tacos made of candy!

 

Earthquake!   Register Here

Thursday, August 3, 4:30 pm

Grades 3 - 5

Can you construct a building able to withstand an earthquake? OK, really it’s a plate of Jell-O, but still!

 

Build a Boat   Register Here

Thursday, August 10, 4:30 pm

Grades 3 - 5

Using different materials we’ll create our own little ships, then stick them in the water to see if they sink or swim.

 

Recurring Programs - Summer Schedule

 

All programs require registration. You may register by calling the library at 875-9004 or 763-3857, or sending an email to lewisborolibrary@gmail.com.

 

Lego Challenge   Register Here

Mondays, June 26 – August 7, 4:30 pm 

Grades K-5. Weekly building challenges including pyramids and a model of your room.

 

Family Storytime  

Mondays, Wednesday, Fridays   Register Here

June 26 – August 11, 10:30 am 

Newborn – Age 5. Weekly stories, songs, movement, and of course BUBBLES! This storytime has something for everyone!

 

Sensory Storytime    Register Here

Saturdays, June 24 & July 22, 11:00 am 

Ages 3+. This inclusive, interactive storytime is for children with sensory integration issues, their families and peers.

 

Magical Creatures Club     Register Here

Fridays, June 30 & July 28, 4:30 pm 

Grades K-2 . Join us for an exciting hour of mythical storytelling, arts & crafts, classification of creatures and more.

 

 

TumbleBooks -Ebooks for Kids

See your child's favorite books come to life!!

 The Westchester Library System has an online reading program for children.  TumbleBooks Library is an online library of animated, talking picture books, which teach kids the joy of reading in a format they'll love.  TumbleBooks are created by taking existing picture books, adding animation, sound, music and narration to produce an electronic picture book which children can read at their own pace, or have read to them. The TumbleBooks Library is accessed on-line from your computer at home.

 

 

Special Events

Upcycle Wednesdays

Engineering Thursdays

Recurring Programs

TumbleBooks