School- Aged

PAWS to Read via ZOOM with Izod
Children in grades K-6 can practice their “read aloud” skills by reading to a friendly canine friend for 15 minutes on Zoom, Mondays, 8/30,9/13,9/27,10/25,11/8,11/22,11/29,12/13, and 12/20 from 4-5 pm. Register online or by phone at 914-245-5262, X3 for Children’s Room.

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.  Starts Wednesday, September 22. No registration required.

Surprise Bag of Books for Ages 3 to 5. Each bag of books includes 5 books on a related theme. Register online on Monday or Tuesday and pick up your bag of books starting on Wednesday of that week. Sign up for one of three themes per child: Things That Go, Beginning Readers or Animals. Call the library at 914-245-5262, extension 3, for questions or special requests.

Surprise Bag of Books for Ages 6 to 10. Each bag of books includes a total of 6 books from any combination of the following: non-fiction, fiction or series on topics or genres you choose or we can surprise you! Register online on Monday or Tuesday and pick up your bag of books starting on Wednesday of that week. Call the library at 914-245-5262, extension 3, for questions or special requests

Homeschool Study Time
Come and meet other local homeschooling families and learn basic library skills including how to utilize the library for research. All grades are welcome. Fridays at 11:00 beginning October 15. This is a drop in program, no registration is required.

In-Be’Tween Book Club – for students in grades 4 -6.
Join us on Thursday,November 18, from 6:30 to 7:30pm to discuss  Pax, by Sara Pennypacker.  “Pax and Peter have been inseparable ever since Peter rescued him as a kit. But one day the the unimaginable happens: Peter’s dad enlists in the military and makes him return his fox to the wild. Follow Peter as he strikes out on his own spurred by love, loyalty and grief to reunite with his fox, while Pax, steadfastly waiting for his boy, embarks on adventures and discoveries of his own… ” The next book will be handed out on the night of the book club. Please note book club space is limited due to COVID restrictions and proper social distancing and masks are required. Register online.

In-Be’Tween Book Club – for students in grades 4 -6. Join us on Thursday,December 16, from 6:30 to 7:30pm to discuss Rooftoppers, by Katherine Rundell. Sophie was found floating down the middle of the English Channel in a cello case on the morning of her first birthday. She may have survived a shipwreck but her life really began when an eccentric but loving bachelor brought her home. Charles allows Sophie to write on the walls and use toast as bookmarks. But when child services threatens to remove her, she and Charles flee to Paris to search for her long-lost mother. Please note social distancing and masks are required. Register online.

Tween Faux Stained Glass Craft for 4th to 6th graders.
Join us in the Community room on Tuesday, November 23, from 6:30 to 7:30 pm to create a beautiful faux stained glass wall hanging of your own design.  Due to Covid restrictions participation is limited and social distancing and masks are required.  Register online.

Winter Solstice Lantern Craft for children in children in grades 1 through 3.
December 20, 3:30pm -4:15pm. Come create a Winter Solstice lantern to bring light to the shortest day of the year. Registration is required. Due to Covid restrictions participation is limited and social distancing and masks are required Register online.

Tween Fabric Winter Wreath Craft for 4th to 6th graders.
Join us in the Community room on Tuesday, December 21st, from 6:30 to 7:30 pm to create a festive winter wreath out of fabric, no sewing necessary! Registration is required. Due to Covid restrictions participation is limited and social distancing and masks are required. Register online.