Congratulations to Finn C. for completing the Independent Readers Challenge!
Finn is the second reader to complete the challenge since its launch in September 2016! The Independent Readers Challenge tasks children in grades 3-5 with reading 8 different books in 16 different genres for a total of 128 books. It takes a lot of dedication, hard work and time to complete. Great job Finn! Read more about the challenges for school age kids here, or check out our 1,000 Books Before Kindergarten program for children not yet in kindergarten here.
Did you know that your child can get a library card starting at birth? A Juvenile Card is for children from birth through 5th grade. If your child doesn't have one, be sure to bring them in today to get one!
All you need is:
A parent/guardian must fill out and sign a Registration form
A parent/guardian must provide proof of residence. This includes a current library card OR valid NYS Driver's License and utility bill or lease agreement with current address listed.
What can you do with a library card?
Take out books and other materials
Register and attend Children's programs
Use computers and print
Use online resources
Call 631-363-6133 ext. 6 and speak to a Children's Librarian.
When: Wednesdays at 2:00pm (during the school year) Length: 45 minutes
This storytime will help children along the road to independence by briefly separating them from their parents in a safe and friendly environment.
We will focus on the alphabet and learning letters in meaningful ways to create a solid foundation for recognizing sounds and printed words.
How do we achieve this?
During storytime we read 4 books together based around the letter of the day, and sometimes a theme.
For example, the theme for Letter A is apples and we will read:
Apple Pie ABC by Allison Murray
Bad Apple: A Tale of Friendship by Edward Hemingway
Ducking for Apples by Lynne Berry
One Red Apple by Harriet Ziefert
We also complete activities that focus on letter and word recognition, including:
- identifying the letter of the day -
- sight words -
- singing the alphabet -
- practicing writing the letter of the day -
Along with thematic rhymes, songs, and flannelboards, we also complete activities that review basic concepts like shapes, colors and numbers and begin to introduce more complex ideas, such as basic math and storytelling practices.
Each class we complete a craft related to the storytime. Many of the crafts are designed to practice fine motor skills and include the use of glue sticks, scissors, and crayons. While we do provide a sample of what the completed craft should look like, creativity is encouraged and many of the children come up with their own unique and creative designs using the materials we give them!
Storytime for 4 and 5 Year Olds September 12, 19, 26 and October 3, 10 Register here