SPRING 2017 PROGRAMS:
Minecraft Meetups, Thursdays, April 6, 20; May 4, 18; June 1, 15 & 29 at 5 p.m. Main Library, E-Learning Center. Complete Minecraft puzzles and missions with other players at the library. Open to ages 7-13. Registration required and opens one week before each session. Register online.
Branch Out! Wednesdays at 6 p.m. Town Branch A first book discussion experience for children in grades 1-3. Borrow the selected book, read it at home, come to the program for a shared read-aloud, discussion and related activity. Books available at both library locations.
- Apr 5: Tek, The Modern Cave Boy by Patrick McDonnell
- May 3: I Pledge Allegiance , by Bill Martin Jr. and Michael Sampson
- June 7: They All Saw a Cat, by Brendan Wenzel
Books to Movies for Kids! Saturdays at 1 p.m. Main Library, Story Hour Room. Read the book before you see the movie: we will have a party for a book with a movie coming out in 2017. Open to ages 8-12.
- April 8: Wonder, by R.J. Palacio
- May 6: Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Long Haul, by Jeff Kinney
- June 3: The Adventures of Captain Underpants, by Dav Pilkey
Hagrid’s Army Meeting, Saturday, April 10, 3 p.m. – 4 p.m. Town Branch. Join us for a meeting where we will discuss chapter leadership roles and upcoming service projects. All are welcome, bring your ideas and enthusiasm!
Gamers’ Meetups, Tuesdays, April 11, May 16, June 27 at 1 p.m. Main Library, E-Learning Center. Join other players at the Library for multiplayer 3DS and console games. Open to kids and teens age 8 and up.
- April 11: Pokêmon
- May 16: Ready, Set, Race!
- June 27: Co-op Gameplay
Intro to Social Media and Online Content for Kids and Parents, Wed. April 12 at 6 p.m. Learn more about some of the big-name social media sites, how to find suitable content, and how to participate responsibly online alongside your child. For parents/guardians and their children under age 13. Register online.
Super Science Saturdays at 2:30 p.m. at the Main Library. Children ages 5-9 can explore fun science activities, books, and media on a monthly theme. Programs last about 1 hour.
- April 15: Marvelous Magnetism
- May 13: Amazing Reactions
- June 10: Science Magic
Homework Help Info here. Mon. through Thurs., 4 – 6 p.m. Program ends on Thursday, May 25, 2017.
“Raconte-moi une histoire” Sunday April 2, May 7 at 1:15 p.m., Main Library, Story Hour Room. Join us for a bi-lingual French and English language story time of books, songs and crafts. Drop-In program; no registration required. Presented by the Hudson Valley Francophone Connection.
Tail Waggin’ Tutors Kids age 6 and up can come in to read aloud to our volunteer licensed therapy dogs. Our dogs are very good listeners and reading aloud helps children develop confidence in reading skills. Held at the Main Library the first Saturday of the month at 11 a.m.; at the Branch Library (Newburgh Mall) most Tuesday evenings, 6 p.m. No program on Tuesday, May 30th. Search “Tail Waggin’ Tutors” on the online calendar for up to date information.
Summer Reading Program A five-week long program for kids entering kindergarten and up, incorporating independent reading, story times, crafts, movies and special events all planned to make reading fun! Features the annual New York Statewide Collaborative summer reading theme.