Registration for January-March programming is now available. Due to high infection rates locally, we have shifted towards take-home kits and digital programs this cycle, though a few in-person events will also be available. Programs begin January 25, 2022.
Click on the program title or registration link under each event description to register via Eventbrite. If you have any difficulties registering online, please contact Children’s Program Coordinator, Neena McBaer, at 845-855-3444 or email@example.com if you have any questions or concerns. Our staff is happy to help if you stop by in person as well.
Lola the Library Owl’s Picks:
Lola and our staff are so looking forward to…
Laurie Berkner Family Concert: Valentine’s Day Party
To support at-home learning and fun this winter, we will provide a limited number of tickets to Laurie Berkner’s upcoming virtual, interactive show to local patrons. Laurie Berkner is a superstar of kid’s music, writing such hits as “We are the Dinosaurs” and “I’m Gonna Catch You.” Ticket provides access to two shows on Sunday, 2/13 – 12p ET and 5p ET, so choose the time that works best for your family. Event runs one hour. All ages welcome!
For more information about Laurie and her music, visit her website: https://laurieberkner.com/
Outdoor Play Groups for Toddlers and Preschoolers
Socialize and move with us as children and caregivers play simple games in our courtyard like tag, alphabet build, and ball rescue. Families are welcome to warm up indoors at any time. This program is weather permitting and requires all participants to wear cold weather clothing and shoes, as it will be held outside.
LEGO Social Club (Grades K-5)
Biweekly Thursdays (2/3, 2/17, 3/3, 3/17) 4:00 – 4:45 PM – Virtual on Zoom
Calling all builders! Join us on Zoom as to talk with other LEGO fans, show off your latest creations, and try your hand at our weekly challenge. Register here.
This program brings your artwork to life with augmented reality (AR), an interactive virtual experience. This kit will include various coloring pages to use with our favorite Augmented Reality app, Quiver. For the at-home kit, families will need a smart device with a camera (iPad, smartphone, etc.) and access to the internet to use Quiver. Those participating in-person only need to bring their creativity! This program is available as both a take-home kit and a small group, masked in-person event. Please pick only one option when registering. Register here.
Requirements for Live Programming Participation
Most live programming is held over Zoom. Caregivers must be present while setting up the connection and remain in the same room as participating children under 5 years during Zoom programming. We encourage caregiver participation in all our live programs, as our staff is not able to monitor children’s internet activity while live. Registration is required and connection details will be provided privately after registration to help maintain class security. In registering for a program, patrons acknowledge that they have read the Library’s Programming Policy and Patron Code of Conduct.
Kits come pre-prepped, with paper instructions or links to digital tutorials. All supplies are quarantined after being packed. Kit participants will receive an email notification when their kits are ready to be picked up. When we are open to the public, you can pick up a kit anytime at the circulation desk or by contactless appointment outdoors. To make an appointment, contact our circulation desk at 845-855-3444 or firstname.lastname@example.org
If you live in Pawling or Holmes and are unable to pickup kits due to illness, quarantine, or injury, you may qualify for kit delivery through our Homebound delivery service. Contact Ms. Neena at email@example.com or 845-855-3444 for more information about Homebound delivery.
Requirements for In-Person Programming
Outdoor in-person classes will be held in the library courtyard only if the weather is good enough to meet. We recommend families come prepared for the season’s weather in snow and cold appropriate clothes and boots. Indoor programs will be held in small groups in our library annex. All library and NY State mandated masking and social distancing requirements must be followed by patrons over two years old. All in-person events are subject to be rescheduled or canceled if public health considerations become a cause for concern in our community. In registering for a program, patrons acknowledge that they have read the Library’s Programming Policy and Patron Code of Conduct.
Story Time Bites
Story Time Bites: We’ve created some bite size story time moments featuring Ms. Neena for anyone missing story times and programs for children five and under. Each video features one song, rhyme, or story and can be watched anytime. Check them out here.
We also suggest…
- Berkner Breaks with the Laurie Berkner Band She’s a superstar recording artist for children, and she’s hosting concerts from her living room on weekday mornings! Join Laurie on Facebook Live at 10 am EST or catch up later.
- Storyline Online lets you see and hear well-known actors reading children’s books accompanied by graphically dynamic videos the whole family will enjoy!
- Story Time in Space features real astronauts reading favorite books aloud from the International Space Station!
- Cuentos en Español con Señora Yrma (Spanish Story Time from the Putnam Valley Library with Sra. Yrma)
- El Tiempo de Cuentos con la Sra. Gabriela! (Spanish Story Times from Fond du Lac Public Library with Sra. Gabriela
Talk to us!
Children’s programming and learning opportunities are an essential part of our library mission, and so, if you at any time are in need of recommendations for easy, affordable, at-home learning experiences for children ages 0-11, please reach out to our Children’s Program Coordinator, Neena McBaer, at any time. While we are closed, you can call or text Ms. Neena at 845-350-2771 or email us firstname.lastname@example.org.