Let's Get "Together" This Spring!
Special Reading Program for 4th, 5th, and 6th Graders and Their Families!
Children in Grades 4 through 6 and their parents or grandparents are invited to take part in an exciting program that brings families closer together through a discussion of books and big ideas over six sessions. This program is being made possible with a "Together" grant from the New York Council for the Humanities.
Participating families will receive copies of popular children's books that reflect a variety of themes. Adults and children will have time to read each book, then gather back at the library to share their thoughts in a relaxed atmosphere. The program will be moderated by our Children's Librarian Mrs. Newman and a co-facilitator. Snacks will be provided, and babysitting will be available for younger siblings, if needed.
Sessions will take place on Sundays, 2 PM, March 10, April 7, April 21, May 5, May 19, and June 2. Each session meets for 90 minutes.
Registration is required and space is limited, so please contact Mrs. Newman as soon as possible, either in person or call 516-326-6330, ext. 100, to register or for more information.
Reading is so much more fun when you do it "Together!"
The watchword this winter is "warm!" In addition to our regular story and play times, we have two special programs which will make you forget about the ice and snow. Registration is required.
Friday, January 18, 4 PM -- Snow Bunnies
For grades K-4. Members of Tackapausha Preserve present this program on how animals adapt to their environments. You'll also meet and cuddle with tame bunnies while listening to bunny-themed stories.
Wednesday, February 6, 4 PM -- Steel Drum Carnival
It's Carnival time in the Caribbean! Play in a steel drum band, learn the traditions of Carnival, and do the limbo. How low can you go?
SUMMER READING CLUB: DREAM BIG!
Let your child's imagination take them places this summer, particularly to the Floral Park Library to join the Summer Reading Club. This year's theme is "Dream Big," which means there will be big events and big fun for toddlers to sixth graders. Registration begins on Monday, June 18.
Here's how it works:
A parent or caregiver reads books to the child and records them on a chart the child receives at registration. Prizes are given when they reach the 10 and 20 book level. Hand in the chart by August 7. Children who reach at least the 20 book level are invited to a party on August 14, 1 PM, at Village Hall, featuring live entertainment, snacks, goody bags, and certificates.
Children read at least five books and write a few sentences about what they've read on forms provided at registration (additional forms are available during the summer). Prizes are given after the third and fifth forms have been submitted. All reports should be in by August 7. Children who have completed and reported on five books or more will be invited to a party on August 14, 3 PM, at Village Hall, featuring live entertainment, snacks, goody bags, books, and certificates.
Look for information about the Summer Reading Club programs here, in our e-newsletter, and in the library.
Disney Digital Books is an innovative way for children to experience the joy of reading in a robust and safe online environment. The site offers children of all ages, reading levels, and interests a selection of over 600 books and features including Look and Listen titles that allow children to hear a story read aloud; a Story-Builder feature so kids can create and share their own stories; and an age-appropriate dictionary that lets children click on any word to hear it read aloud, select unfamiliar words, and read simple definitions.