Grades K-4 and families Friday 11/13, 5:30 pm release time Oh no! That sneaky Petey has trapped Dogman and Catkid! Can you help our heroes escape before Petey causes too much trouble? This digital escape room supports critical thinking and can be done independently or as a family at any time. Developing readers may need reading support. To get the link sent directly to you when the program goes live, register here. Otherwise, check our homepage on 11/13 or after to find the link.
Event Tags: Children's Programs
Time to show up for your favorite characters! Did you know that for the last two months, youth in our community have put together nominations for the next President of the Library Books? Well, now it’s time to vote for the winners! Help us pick which characters you think would make the best leader! Visit https://www.pawlingfreelibrary.org/election/ to vote, from October 26 – November 3. One winner will be chosen for the Children’s division (Ages 5-10) and one for the Teen division (Ages 11-18). Winners will be announced November 3. The president of the library is a leader, chosen by popular vote, who is in charge of all of the other book characters in the library. To win the President of the Library election, a character must be nominated by a teen or child. Each participant has written a platform for their selected character that describes the characters beliefs and what they would do as president. Anyone is eligible to vote.
Activity Kits Provided Follow along with translated directions or watch our video tutorial releases Saturday, 10/24 1:00 pm — Miss Neena Kracie brand Japanese candy kits are popular across the globe, but difficult to get in the United States. Kids will enjoy making and tasting their own candy, all while practicing following directions and learning about Japanese culture. Registration required. Join here.
President of the Library Books Creative Writing Contest (Grades K-12) Entries due October 23 Calling all imaginations! It’s time to get creative. The library book characters on our shelves are electing a president this year, and they need your help! Students in grades K-12 can fill out our creative writing nomination form, telling us what book character they think would make a good president and why. Are they strong and smart? Kind and brave? Would they pass laws to protect animals or give out free cake to everyone? Nominated characters will go head to head in elections, where our community will decide who should be the next Library Book Presidents, based on their nominations! One winner will be decided for the Children’s division (ages 5-10) and one for the Tween/Teen division (ages 11-18). Each division’s winning nomination will win our grand prizes; a new Kindle Fire! Additional winners will receive recognition and books. To enter online or find more information, visit: https://www.pawlingfreelibrary.org/election/ or stop by the library to pick up an entry form in person...
Kits available for pickup Live event on Zoom: Tuesday, 10/6, 10:00 – 10:30 am – Ms. Neena Calling all unicorn lovers! During this special two-in-one event, Ms. Neena will read a unicorn book, teach unicorn songs, and show preschoolers and caregivers how to put together their own unicorn lacing kit, which is also provided. Can’t make the class? Sign up for the kit and do the project offline with your preschooler! Registration is required. Click here to register.
This program has been postponed until in person programming resumes. With questions, contact firstname.lastname@example.org This program is open to children in grades K-5 and their families; The content is designed for ages 7-11. Saturday, 10/03, 2:00 – 2:45 pm – Live on Zoom Local author and leader in education, Obed Figueroa, recently released the book Marcus Learns About the Different Types of Doctors. The story takes the title character (and readers!) through a community health center, where Marcus meets many different healthcare professionals, and learns about how they help his community. Join us for a Live Zoom with the author, who will read from the book, show off some real tools doctors use every day, and answer questions about doctors’ lives. Registration required. Click here to join.
Live on Zoom ; Alternating Tuesdays (9/29, 10/13, 10/27, & 11/10) 4:00-5:00 pm – Phil Scratch JR is an easy coding program designed specifically for children ages 5-7 to create interactive art and games, all while learning to code. Phil will teach introductory skills. A computer or tablet with internet access is needed to access Scratch. This program alternates with Scratch coding for grades 2-4. Registration required. To join, click here.
Alternating Fridays (9/25, 10/9, 10/23, 11/6 & 11/20) LIVE ON ZOOM, 1:00-2:00 pm – Ms. Neena This program welcomes homeschoolers grades K-4. This program promotes collaboration through virtual activities. Topics rotate; upcoming topics include leadership and elections, pirate codes, and more. At this time, we can ONLY accommodate home schooling children—this does not include children enrolled in remote learning through a school district. Remote learners are instead welcome in all our other virtual and kit programming for school age children. Registration required. To register, click here.
Free Supply Kits Provided These at-home activity kits (and instructions) are designed to build early skills and promote continued literacy learning. We’ll give you everything you need for an easy to do weekly activity, pre-prepped and ready to use, just like those we include in our in person programs. The activity will line up with the week’s Twodaloo Toddlers program’s books and songs. Registration is required to sign up for materials. Visit this link to register.
Fridays 10:00 – 10:30 am – Ms. Neena Program runs nine weeks, September 21- November 21. Register for as many or as few as you are able to attend. This program is held live over Zoom. Join us as we sing, read, and play together. Kids love socializing with friends and singing along to favorites from the library. Each week’s story and songs will connect to the learning activity in Twodaloo Activities. Kids are given opportunities to participate in each class. Caregivers are required to remain in the same room as any child under 5 years old. Registration is required to access the secure Zoom link. Click here to register.