This fall, we’re offering a variety on live virtual and anytime at-home programs, including free activity kits with supplies we’ll prep and distribute to you.
Programs run September 21-November 21
The registration process has changed! Please read below
What’s new: Registration and notifications will look a little different this season. We’re testing out a new system using Eventbrite to take registrations. The great news is that it will automatically email you reminders/secure Zoom links the day before each program and notifications when kit pickups are available. The system also offers you greater flexibility than ever before. Now, you can sign up for just the dates you want to attend, instead of committing to all the classes. You can integrate the events easily into your personal calendars. If you have questions about specific requirements for live or kit programming, please check out our programming requirements below.
Registration links and program details can now all be found on one document!
Have questions about registering or a previously submitted registration?
- Email email@example.com
- Call/Text 845-350-2771 or call 845-855-3444
Requirements for Live Programming Participation
All live programming will be held over Zoom, so an internet connected device is required. While a camera/video cam is not required, it adds significantly to the experience. Caregivers must be present while setting up the connection and remain in the same room as participating children under 5 years during 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.
New to Zoom? You will need to download the app to your device in advance of your first live program. Visit https://zoom.us/download to find the right connection for your device. Contact us firstname.lastname@example.org or 845-350-2771 for assistance.
Requirements for Kit Programming
Kits come pre-prepped, with paper instructions, and all supplies are quarantined for at least 48 hours after being packed. Kits are made available the Monday of the week of the program, and can be picked up at the library circulation desk whenever we are open. If you would prefer not to enter the building, you can coordinate outdoor window pickup with our staff after registration. Please follow library safety protocol (including wearing a mask and social distancing) when you stop by to pick up your kit. 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.
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’re also hosting live preschool and toddler story times via Zoom in May. Find out more 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.