Kid’s Corner

“Stay-Home” Resources, Activities, and Books for Kids

During this time of “at-home” iLearning, the Library’s Children’s Department has many resources for you and your children.

  1. We are able to answer your Children’s Reference Questions by email. Simply email Miss Jennifer at jknoerze@rcls.org.
  2. Storytime: We continue to offer storytimes each week available on the Library’s FaceBook page. Storytimes are posted two times a week.
  3. Online Resources:
    1. Resources for Teens and Children
    2. Learning Resources
    3. Clavis Publishing (Story Times)
    4. Tundra Books (Story Times and Books)
    5. Steve Spangler Science Experiments
    6. Mad Science At-Home Experiments
    7. Audible by Amazon
  4. Download Children’s eBooks for FREE from Overdrive
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Story Times

Join us for our seasonal weekly story times where your kids will enjoy being read to, singing songs and creating a story specific craft.  Newborns through 4 year olds are invited to register in January, June and September.*

Hiker

Elementary Explorers

Each month kids will explore new topics using books, crafts, science, technology and more. Programs are held on Thursday(Kindergarten-3rd grade).

Microscope

Discovery Zone

Each month kids between 3-5 years old will explore new topics using books, crafts, science, technology and more. Program is held on Thursdays at 2:00 pm.

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Arts & Craft Clubs

 Arts & Crafts Clubs for Kindergarten & up is held the first Thursday of the month from 4:30-5:00.

Arts & Crafts for 3-5 year olds is held the fourth Wednesday of the month from 4:30-5:00.

Book Discussion

Book Discussions

Kids in grades 4-6 will enjoy meeting with peers to discuss the book of the month. The group meets once a month in the evening. Kids get to keep the books after the discussion. Registration dates are noted in the calendar of events. *

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Homework Help

Need help with school? The Library has 14 databases including encyclopedias, magazines, atlases, biographies, newspapers, language help, science help…and so much more. Use your Suffern Library card to get started.

Events

Children’s events are generally open to residents of the Suffern Central School District. All registration is done online. Registration for most events begins one week in advance, unless otherwise noted. “Walk-In” events or “Drop-In” events do not require registration. Please call us if you need help with the registration at 845-357-1237.

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Book Discussion

4th-6th grade

Thursday, October 1

4:30-5:00

Sign up now on our website

Join Miss Barbara for a discussion of the book Pax by Sara Pennypacker.
Discussion will be held outside if weather permitting.
Residents of the Suffern Central School District.

 

Girl Playing with Toys in Suffern Library Children's Room

Frog on a Floating Lily Pad

2 year old and up

Wednesday, September 23

Link to video will be sent to participants on this day to watch any time

Register and pick the materials to do the craft anytime the library is open.
Open to residents of the Suffern Central School District.
Young Girl in Suffern Library's Children's Room

Storytime on the lawn

Friday, September 25 at 11:00

Tuesday, September 29 at 11:00

Sign up for these special storytime events for the whole family.  Due to COVID restrictions we must limit the number of attendees.  YOU MUST REGISTER. You will receive a call in the morning to confirm in case in weather.
Since this is on the lawn, bring a blanket or lawn chairs (as we will not be providing seating). Please have your mask on until you are seated in your spot.
We ask that you only register for one Lawn Storytime at this time as we would like to give as many people as possible a chance to attend.

Sign up now on our website

Residents of the Suffern Central School District.

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