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. New storytimes are posted three 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.

Painting

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.

Boy in Suffern Library's Children's Room

Camp At Home

with Miss Jennifer, Miss Barbara and Miss Kim

Starts Monday, July 6

We are bringing summer camp to you.  Each Monday we will post a new video with ideas for your Home Camp (Summer Olympics, Nature Crafts, Tent Building and more).  Each family will receive a small bag of supplies to share.
Sign up begins Monday, June 22.  Space is limited.

Open to children who are residents of the Suffern Central School District.

 

 

Girl Playing with Toys in Suffern Library Children's Room

Arts & Crafts

Butterfly picture holder

2nd grade-6th grade

Wednesday, July 8

Sign up for this activity to decorate a wooden butterfly picture holder.  After registration you will receive an email with regards to picking up the “butterfly”.  You can decorate it on your own or see what ideas Miss Kim has on July 8th.
All registrants will receive an email the morning of July 8th with a video attachment.  Please note emails are not sent before 9:30AM.
Register beginning Wednesday, June 24
Open to residents of the Suffern Central School District.
Young Girl in Suffern Library's Children's Room

Summer Reading 2020

Imagine Your Story

Registration Begins June 22-July 31.

Summer Reading (Newborn-2, 2-2nd grade and 3rd-6th grade)
 Upon registration you will be contacted with information on picking up your summer reading materials.  Directions with regards to participating will be handed out at that time.
Residents of the Suffern Central School District.

Great Reads

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