School- Aged

Teacher in the Library!
Free after-school homework help for grades K-6. Wednesdays, 4:45- 7:45 pm.  The role of the teacher is to help with a specific homework assignment, parents must remain in the library. * No help when schools are closed or dismissed early.   No registration required.

 June-August 11 from 5:00-6:00 PM for ages 5 and up. Drop in for some Lego fun and build a creation with friends.   We will display your amazing creations in the library until the next week.  This is a drop in program, no registration required.

Summer Reading Game
Our “Oceans of Possibilities” Reading Game is an annual program open to all ‘independent readers’ beginning JUNE 25th.  Come sign up at our kickoff party on Friday, 6/24, from 2:00-4:00pm! If you can’t make that day, just come in anytime the library is open and sign up! Children may choose any books, magazines, eBooks, etc., as reading material. “How to Play”:  Each child will keep track of the number of hours read on the reading log we provide. They keep this log at home to record minutes read and are responsible for bringing it back to the library. For every 2 hours read, the child will receive: a sticker to put on their game board, a prize from our treasure cart, and a chance to enter our weekly raffle for a FREE book! The child will keep their ‘game board’ here at the library to record the number of hours read.  When they complete their game board they can choose an ice cream or pizza coupon donated by local businesses!

Summer Reading Game Kickoff!
Friday June 24 from 2:00-4:00.  For children of all ages and their families.  Begin your summer with a bang here at the Summer Reading Game Kickoff!   The “Oceans of Possibilities” Summer Reading Game starts with the Kickoff Party on June 24th from 2-4 pm.  We will have a Pirate ship bouncy castle, inflatable sports games, crafts, popcorn, meet a PAWS to Read dog and other fun activities.  Also Sonic and Pete the Cat will be there for you to meet!  You can sign up for the Summer Reading Game and get a special prize to take home!  If you can’t make it to the party you can sign up any time the library is open after June 24th.

Summertime Stories and Crafts for children in grades K-2
Wednesdays July 6-August 10 at 4 pm for children entering grades K-2. Come listen to great stories and make a related craft to take home. Each week will be a different ocean related theme to correlate with our 2022 Oceans of Possibilities Summer Reading Game! Register online.

In-Be’tween Book Club – Fishtale
Tweens:   Join us for a Fishtale you won’t want to miss! What might have been an ordinary fishing trip becomes an unforgettable adventure when 12 – year old Sawyer Brown pursues a legendary giant catfish and a stolen ring that may hold the key tho his mother’s life. We’ll discuss a few chapters each week then do an activity or craft. Please read chapters 1 – 6 for the first meeting. Fishtale, by Hans Bauer will be available for pick up at the Children’s Desk beginning June 5th. Meetings are on Tuesdays, July 5 – August 2, 6pm-7pm. Register online.

Exploring Our Oceans
Thursdays, July 7-August 11 at 4:00 for children in grades 2-4.  We will read stories about our Oceans and the creatures that make a home there and discuss how we can help marine life and underwater plants. We will also make crafts such as an Ocean in a Bottle, create sharks, mermaids, and shell creations, as well as try some experiments to understand beach erosion and the many layers of the Ocean. Register online.

The Middle Ground Book Club
Rising 6th through 8th graders, conquer your summer reading with us at the John C. Hart Memorial Library. We’ll enjoy discussion snacks and fun.  We’ll be discussing I Kill the Mockingbird, by Paul Acampora on Thursday, July 7, 6pm-7pm. Pick up the book at the circulation desk beginning June15th.  We’ll be discussing Projekt 1065, by Alan Gratz, on Thursday, August 4, 6pm-7pm.  This book will be available at July 7 book club meeting. Register online.

Parent/Child Chess
NEW DATES! Thursdays, July 7-August 11 at 5:30 PM.
For children Grades 2-5 and their parents. Experience learning to play the game of chess together with your child. Make learning twice as fun when playing through guided instruction with John Gallagher. Chess boards and pieces will be provided. Please register each child and parent separately.Register online

PAWS to Read
Children in grades K-6 can practice their “read aloud” skills by reading to a friendly canine friend for 15 minutes in person! Mondays from 11 am-12 pm on 7/11, 7/25, and 8/8. Children are asked to use hand sanitizer and wear a mask while reading to the dogs. Register online.

We’ve Got Your Goat!
Families join us on the lawn, Saturday, July 16, 1pm – 3pm, to learn about goats, listen to stories and spend some time playing and petting friendly goats. This is a drop in program, no registration necessary.

Meet and Greet an Alpaca from Clover Brooke Farm! For ages 6 and up
Wednesday, July 20 at 6pm for ages 6 and up! Join us at the library for a meet and greet with Andrea Parent-Tibbetts and her white Alpaca from Clover Brooke Farm located in Hyde Park, NY!  Participants will learn some fun facts about camelids and then get to pet and spend time with the Alpaca! This is a drop in program. No registration required. 

Teatown Birds of Prey
Saturday August 6 at 10:30 for children grades 2 and up and their families. Take flight and soar as we take a close look at the amazing adaptations that make raptors successful hunters. The specialized use of talons and beaks, wing design and acute eyesight and hearing, in addition to the principles of flight will be demonstrated as you meet the resident hawks and owls.  Register online