Welcome to the Summer Reading Program!

Welcome to the Summer Reading Program!

Monday, July 13

1:00 pm

Come meet our new Children’s Librarian Kate Foster and get a summer reading information packet!

There will be signup prizes of magical glow-in-the-dark slime or wooden glider plane kits.

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Manhattanville MFA Program Creative Writing Workshop via ZOOM

Manhattanville MFA Program Creative Writing Workshop via ZOOM

Monday, July 13

3:00 pm - 4:30 pm

In this session, we will be reviewing the writing assignment from the July 6 session.

This online event is free and open to the public.

Please register and request a Zoom invitation at dobref@wlsmail.org

Please contact the library at (914)693-6614 for more information or to register for a program.

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Toddler StoryTime on Facebook Live

Toddler StoryTime on Facebook Live

Tuesday, July 14

10:00 am - 10:45 am

Listen to a story read by Children’s Librarian Kate Foster, live on the Library’s Facebook page here:

Dobbs Ferry Public Library Facebook

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PreSchool StoryTime on Facebook Live

PreSchool StoryTime on Facebook Live

Thursday, July 16

10:00 am - 10:45 am

Listen to a story read by Children’s Librarian Kate Foster, live on the Library’s Facebook page here:

Dobbs Ferry Public Library Facebook

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Reader's Circle - Online Discussion via ZOOM

Reader’s Circle – Online Discussion via ZOOM

Thursday, July 16

1:00 pm - 2:30 pm

Let’s get together online! Come to an online readers circle on Zoom.

This week we will be reading Chasing Montana by Lori Soderlind – available on Google Books here:

Chasing Montana on Google Books

For a link to the meeting, please send a message to dobref@wlsmail.org.

Please contact the library at (914) 693-6614 for more information or to register for a program.

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Film Noir Discussion Series - Online Discussion via ZOOM

Film Noir Discussion Series – Online Discussion via ZOOM

Thursday, July 16

3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Join us as we weave through the dangerous back alleys and hairpin turns of Hollywood and into the world of Film Noir.  Let’s talk about the characteristics of the genre, such as cynical heroes, femmes fatale; no-nonsense dialogue, a sense of menace other characteristics that makes these films so compelling so riveting.

Watch the films beforehand on Kanopy, anytime, at your convenience, then join us for an afternoon conversation on Zoom about the film – if you would like to attend, please send a request to receive a Zoom invitation and link to dobref@wlsmail.org.

Sign up for a free account on Kanopy using your library card here:

Kanopy

This week’s film to be discussed – Sudden Fear (click title for Kanopy link)

“In this rediscovered masterpiece of film noir, Joan Crawford plays a successful playwright who marries a mediocre actor (Jack Palance). She soon discovers that he not only married her for money but that he plans to murder her with the help of his lover (Gloria Grahame).” – Kanopy

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"Jump In" - online workshop on adapting to a post-pandemic world via ZOOM

“Jump In” – online workshop on adapting to a post-pandemic world via ZOOM

Friday, July 17

3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Are you wondering how you will adapt to life in a post-pandemic world? If you would like to reimagine your future and JUMP IN to a new world together, come to this free interactive flash workshop on Zoom sponsored by the Dobbs Ferry Public Library and Renee Kashuba.

If you are an entrepreneur, freelancer, or creative person, or if you are starting a new project, heading in a new direction, or adjusting business to in the “new normal,” this workshop will allow you to explore new ideas and connect with others.

Renée Kashuba is a local entrepreneur and self-remaker. After 20 years as an award-winning promotional medical writer, she realized her lifelong dream to work in the culinary arts. Shortly after founding MadeByRK Catering & Events in Dobbs Ferry, she was awarded Best Caterer by Westchester Magazine (2018). She currently offers Dreamscaping for Entrepreneurs to help others reimagine their futures into the life they love

Seating is limited.This event is free and open to the public.

Registration is required on Eventbrite – click here to register:

Eventbrite

Once you register, a Zoom link will be sent to you.

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Unicorn Puppet Grab-and-Go Craft (REGISTRATION REQUIRED)

Unicorn Puppet Grab-and-Go Craft (REGISTRATION REQUIRED)

Saturday, July 18

10:00 am - 5:00 pm

Pick up your craft kit at the library!

Registration is required: call (914) 693-6614 to register.

Grades K – 4

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StoryWalk®: 'Bear Came Along' / Self-Guided Storybook Adventure July 20 to August 20

StoryWalk®: ‘Bear Came Along’ / Self-Guided Storybook Adventure July 20 to August 20

Sunday, July 19

All Day

Take a walk through Dobbs Ferry and read a children’s book at the same time!  Our StoryWalk® features Bear Came Along, a fun story about the importance of community by Richard T. Morris and LeUyen Pham.  As you take a short walk along Main Street, you’ll follow numbered pages from the book that will be displayed in the storefronts of generous business owners in town.  Everyone who finishes the StoryWalk® will have a chance to win a copy of Bear Came Along!

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Summer Reading Program - "Imagine Your Story" July 13 to August 20

Summer Reading Program – “Imagine Your Story” July 13 to August 20

Sunday, July 19

All Day

Our Summer Reading Program is a free, flexible, 6-week program that encourages children in elementary school to keep reading over the summer. Anyone entering grades K-6 is welcome to register! The program runs July 13 – August 20.

This year families will use the online reporting system READsquared to log reading at home. Here’s how to do it:

1. Register Online – Download the READsquared app and select “Dobbs Ferry Public Library” as your library, or use this link to register online. Parents will need to click the button that says they are registering for “MYSELF” and then enter registration information for their child. If you have multiple children, you will need to repeat this process for each child.

2. Track Your Reading – Log in to track your reading and earn points. Log your reading each week to earn virtual badges and automatically be entered to win prizes. Complete special missions to earn bonus points!

3. Participate! – We may not be able to gather at the library just yet, but we hope you’ll take advantage of our virtual programming and grab-and-go crafts. And please be in touch if we can help you with curbside pickup! We’d love to find you our latest and greatest summer reads!

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Manhattanville MFA Program Creative Writing Workshop via ZOOM

Manhattanville MFA Program Creative Writing Workshop via ZOOM

Monday, July 20

3:00 pm - 4:30 pm

For this session, please bring your own writings to share with the group.

This online event is free and open to the public.

Please register and request a Zoom invitation at dobref@wlsmail.org

Please contact the library at (914)693-6614 for more information or to register for a program.

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Toddler StoryTime on Facebook Live

Toddler StoryTime on Facebook Live

Tuesday, July 21

10:00 am - 10:45 am

Listen to a story read by Children’s Librarian Kate Foster, live on the Library’s Facebook page here:

Dobbs Ferry Public Library Facebook

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Fun with Bubbles! via ZOOM (Registration Required)

Fun with Bubbles! via ZOOM (Registration Required)

Tuesday, July 21

11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Why do bubbles pop?  Children will learn the science behind bubbles in this program sponsored by Suez.

Registration is required – to register, please contact the Children’s Librarian at kfoster@wlsmail.org or call (914) 693-6615.  A link to the Zoom meeting will be emailed to you the day prior to the event.

Grades Pre-K to 3

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Online Gaming with the Library - Play 'Fortnite'

Online Gaming with the Library – Play ‘Fortnite’

Wednesday, July 22

4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Join us for some friendly Battle Royale fun!  Will you be the last one standing?

Fortnite is free-to-play and available for cross-platform play on the following systems: Playstation 4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, PC / Mac, and Mobile devices.  An Epic game account is required.

https://www.epicgames.com/site/en-US/home

Send your Epic Gamer Tag to dobref@wlsmail.org, and we will give you the Library’s Gamer Tag and add you to our ‘friends’ list.  Then on Wednesday, July 22nd at 4 PM, look for our game invite.  See you on the Battle Bus!

Please contact the library at (914) 693-6614 for more information or to register for a program.

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PreSchool StoryTime on Facebook Live

PreSchool StoryTime on Facebook Live

Thursday, July 23

10:00 am - 10:45 am

Listen to a story read by Children’s Librarian Kate Foster, live on the Library’s Facebook page here:

Dobbs Ferry Public Library Facebook

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Reader's Circle - Online Discussion via ZOOM

Reader’s Circle – Online Discussion via ZOOM

Thursday, July 23

1:00 pm - 2:30 pm

Let’s get together online! Come to an online readers circle on Zoom.

This week we will be reading Return of the Thin Man by Dashiell Hammett – available on Hoopla here:

Return of the Thin Man on Hoopla

For a link to the meeting, please send a message to dobref@wlsmail.org.

Please contact the library at (914) 693-6614 for more information or to register for a program.

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Film Noir Discussion Series - Online Discussion via ZOOM

Film Noir Discussion Series – Online Discussion via ZOOM

Thursday, July 23

3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Join us as we weave through the dangerous back alleys and hairpin turns of Hollywood and into the world of Film Noir.  Let’s talk about the characteristics of the genre, such as cynical heroes, femmes fatale; no-nonsense dialogue, a sense of menace other characteristics that makes these films so compelling so riveting.

Watch the films beforehand on Kanopy, anytime, at your convenience, then join us for an afternoon conversation on Zoom about the film – if you would like to attend, please send a request to receive a Zoom invitation and link to dobref@wlsmail.org.

Sign up for a free account on Kanopy using your library card here:

Kanopy

This week’s film to be discussed – Suddenly (click title for Kanopy link)

“In advance of a presidential visit to the small town of Suddenly, California, a trio of FBI agents enters the Benson family’s home to assess potential security risks. Once inside, leader John Baron (Frank Sinatra) reveals himself as a psychopathic assassin, and he kidnaps the family in order to use their house as his vantage point in his plot to kill the president. Sheriff Tod Shaw (Sterling Hayden) matches wits with the assassin and his gang in an attempt to save the day.” – Kanopy

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Pirate Ship Grab-and-Go Craft (REGISTRATION REQUIRED)

Pirate Ship Grab-and-Go Craft (REGISTRATION REQUIRED)

Saturday, July 25

10:00 am - 5:00 pm

Pick up your craft kit at the library!

Registration is required: call (914) 693-6614 to register.

Grades Pre-K to 2

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StoryWalk®: 'Bear Came Along' / Self-Guided Storybook Adventure July 20 to August 20

StoryWalk®: ‘Bear Came Along’ / Self-Guided Storybook Adventure July 20 to August 20

Sunday, July 26

All Day

Take a walk through Dobbs Ferry and read a children’s book at the same time!  Our StoryWalk® features Bear Came Along, a fun story about the importance of community by Richard T. Morris and LeUyen Pham.  As you take a short walk along Main Street, you’ll follow numbered pages from the book that will be displayed in the storefronts of generous business owners in town.  Everyone who finishes the StoryWalk® will have a chance to win a copy of Bear Came Along!

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Summer Reading Program - "Imagine Your Story" July 13 to August 20

Summer Reading Program – “Imagine Your Story” July 13 to August 20

Sunday, July 26

All Day

Our Summer Reading Program is a free, flexible, 6-week program that encourages children in elementary school to keep reading over the summer. Anyone entering grades K-6 is welcome to register! The program runs July 13 – August 20.

This year families will use the online reporting system READsquared to log reading at home. Here’s how to do it:

1. Register Online – Download the READsquared app and select “Dobbs Ferry Public Library” as your library, or use this link to register online. Parents will need to click the button that says they are registering for “MYSELF” and then enter registration information for their child. If you have multiple children, you will need to repeat this process for each child.

2. Track Your Reading – Log in to track your reading and earn points. Log your reading each week to earn virtual badges and automatically be entered to win prizes. Complete special missions to earn bonus points!

3. Participate! – We may not be able to gather at the library just yet, but we hope you’ll take advantage of our virtual programming and grab-and-go crafts. And please be in touch if we can help you with curbside pickup! We’d love to find you our latest and greatest summer reads!

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Manhattanville MFA Program Creative Writing Workshop via ZOOM

Manhattanville MFA Program Creative Writing Workshop via ZOOM

Monday, July 27

3:00 pm - 4:30 pm

For this session, please bring your own writings to share with the group.

This online event is free and open to the public.

Please register and request a Zoom invitation at dobref@wlsmail.org

Please contact the library at (914)693-6614 for more information or to register for a program.

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Toddler StoryTime on Facebook Live

Toddler StoryTime on Facebook Live

Tuesday, July 28

10:00 am - 10:45 am

Listen to a story read by Children’s Librarian Kate Foster, live on the Library’s Facebook page here:

Dobbs Ferry Public Library Facebook

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PreSchool StoryTime on Facebook Live

PreSchool StoryTime on Facebook Live

Thursday, July 30

10:00 am - 10:45 am

Listen to a story read by Children’s Librarian Kate Foster, live on the Library’s Facebook page here:

Dobbs Ferry Public Library Facebook

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Reader's Circle - Online Discussion via ZOOM

Reader’s Circle – Online Discussion via ZOOM

Thursday, July 30

1:00 pm - 2:30 pm

Let’s get together online! Come to an online readers circle on Zoom.

This week we will be reading A Tale of Two Cities (The first six chapters) by Charles Dickens – multiple copies available on Hoopla here:

A Tale of Two Cities on Hoopla

For a link to the meeting, please send a message to dobref@wlsmail.org.

Please contact the library at (914) 693-6614 for more information or to register for a program.

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Film Noir Discussion Series - Online Discussion via ZOOM

Film Noir Discussion Series – Online Discussion via ZOOM

Thursday, July 30

3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Join us as we weave through the dangerous back alleys and hairpin turns of Hollywood and into the world of Film Noir.  Let’s talk about the characteristics of the genre, such as cynical heroes, femmes fatale; no-nonsense dialogue, a sense of menace other characteristics that makes these films so compelling so riveting.

Watch the films beforehand on Kanopy, anytime, at your convenience, then join us for an afternoon conversation on Zoom about the film – if you would like to attend, please send a request to receive a Zoom invitation and link to dobref@wlsmail.org.

Sign up for a free account on Kanopy using your library card here:

Kanopy

This week’s film to be discussed – Private Property (click title for Kanopy link)

“Two homicidal Southern California drifters (played to creepy perfection by Warren Oates and Corey Allen) wander off the beach and into the seemingly-perfect Beverly Hills home of unhappy housewife Kate Manx, in this long-lost film noir gem written & directed by The Outer Limits creator Leslie Stevens.” – Kanopy

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Marshmallow Catapult Grab-and-Go Craft (REGISTRATION REQUIRED)

Marshmallow Catapult Grab-and-Go Craft (REGISTRATION REQUIRED)

Saturday, August 1

10:00 am - 5:00 pm

Pick up your craft kit at the library!

Registration is required: call (914) 693-6614 to register.

Grades K – 5

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StoryWalk®: 'Bear Came Along' / Self-Guided Storybook Adventure July 20 to August 20

StoryWalk®: ‘Bear Came Along’ / Self-Guided Storybook Adventure July 20 to August 20

Sunday, August 2

All Day

Take a walk through Dobbs Ferry and read a children’s book at the same time!  Our StoryWalk® features Bear Came Along, a fun story about the importance of community by Richard T. Morris and LeUyen Pham.  As you take a short walk along Main Street, you’ll follow numbered pages from the book that will be displayed in the storefronts of generous business owners in town.  Everyone who finishes the StoryWalk® will have a chance to win a copy of Bear Came Along!

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Summer Reading Program - "Imagine Your Story" July 13 to August 20

Summer Reading Program – “Imagine Your Story” July 13 to August 20

Sunday, August 2

All Day

Our Summer Reading Program is a free, flexible, 6-week program that encourages children in elementary school to keep reading over the summer. Anyone entering grades K-6 is welcome to register! The program runs July 13 – August 20.

This year families will use the online reporting system READsquared to log reading at home. Here’s how to do it:

1. Register Online – Download the READsquared app and select “Dobbs Ferry Public Library” as your library, or use this link to register online. Parents will need to click the button that says they are registering for “MYSELF” and then enter registration information for their child. If you have multiple children, you will need to repeat this process for each child.

2. Track Your Reading – Log in to track your reading and earn points. Log your reading each week to earn virtual badges and automatically be entered to win prizes. Complete special missions to earn bonus points!

3. Participate! – We may not be able to gather at the library just yet, but we hope you’ll take advantage of our virtual programming and grab-and-go crafts. And please be in touch if we can help you with curbside pickup! We’d love to find you our latest and greatest summer reads!

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Why Boats Float? via ZOOM (Registration Required)

Why Boats Float? via ZOOM (Registration Required)

Tuesday, August 4

11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Why do big ships float while small objects often sink in the water?  Children will learn how to create a floating object with supplies commonly found at home in this program sponsored by Suez.

Registration is required – to register, please contact the Children’s Librarian at kfoster@wlsmail.org or call (914) 693-6615. A link to the Zoom meeting will be emailed to you the day prior to the event.

Grades 3 – 6

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*Online via ZOOM* Comedy Open Mic - hosted by Tim Deery REGISTRATION REQUIRED

*Online via ZOOM* Comedy Open Mic – hosted by Tim Deery REGISTRATION REQUIRED

Tuesday, August 4

8:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Following a traditional Comedy Open Mic format, comedians new and old — who want to work on new jokes, change old jokes, or just experiment — sign up and get 5 minutes apiece to perform via our ZOOM Online Meeting Room.

Personal webcam & microphone and pre-registration are REQUIRED.  Email tdeery@wlsmail.org for more info.
Intended for audiences aged 18 and up.

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Cult Classic Movie Night Online via KANOPY and ZOOM - The Endless Summer / The Search for the Perfect Wave (Not Rated)

Cult Classic Movie Night Online via KANOPY and ZOOM – The Endless Summer / The Search for the Perfect Wave (Not Rated)

Thursday, August 6

8:00 pm - 11:00 pm

Movie starts at 8 PM via Kanopy: https://www.kanopy.com/product/endless-summer

Patrons may set up an account via their Westchester System Library card.

A group film discussion / trivia / Q&A to follow at 9:45 PM via ZOOM: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/81092597906

Zoom meeting id: 810 9259 7906 (no password)

Both the film and discussion require Internet access / the ZOOM discussion requires a webcam and microphone.

Questions?  Email Tim Deery at tdeery@wlsmail.org

The Endless Summer – The Search for the Perfect Wave (1966/NR/Documentary, Sport)

THE seminal surf film – Documentary filmmaker Bruce Brown, himself a competition-level surfer, follows surfers Michael Hynson and Robert August on an around-the-world surfing adventure. With Brown’s wry, sardonic narration and a twangy, guitar-driven instrumental soundtrack by The Sandals playing over the silent footage, Mike and Rob leave their California home to visit Hawaii, Australia, South Africa and other secluded surfing spots in a search for the surfer’s holy grail that Brown dubs ‘The Perfect Wave.’

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Fire Breathing Dragon Grab-and-Go Craft (REGISTRATION REQUIRED)

Fire Breathing Dragon Grab-and-Go Craft (REGISTRATION REQUIRED)

Saturday, August 8

10:00 am - 5:00 pm

Pick up your craft kit at the library!

Registration is required: call (914) 693-6614 to register.

Grades Pre-K to 2

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StoryWalk®: 'Bear Came Along' / Self-Guided Storybook Adventure July 20 to August 20

StoryWalk®: ‘Bear Came Along’ / Self-Guided Storybook Adventure July 20 to August 20

Sunday, August 9

All Day

Take a walk through Dobbs Ferry and read a children’s book at the same time!  Our StoryWalk® features Bear Came Along, a fun story about the importance of community by Richard T. Morris and LeUyen Pham.  As you take a short walk along Main Street, you’ll follow numbered pages from the book that will be displayed in the storefronts of generous business owners in town.  Everyone who finishes the StoryWalk® will have a chance to win a copy of Bear Came Along!

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Summer Reading Program - "Imagine Your Story" July 13 to August 20

Summer Reading Program – “Imagine Your Story” July 13 to August 20

Sunday, August 9

All Day

Our Summer Reading Program is a free, flexible, 6-week program that encourages children in elementary school to keep reading over the summer. Anyone entering grades K-6 is welcome to register! The program runs July 13 – August 20.

This year families will use the online reporting system READsquared to log reading at home. Here’s how to do it:

1. Register Online – Download the READsquared app and select “Dobbs Ferry Public Library” as your library, or use this link to register online. Parents will need to click the button that says they are registering for “MYSELF” and then enter registration information for their child. If you have multiple children, you will need to repeat this process for each child.

2. Track Your Reading – Log in to track your reading and earn points. Log your reading each week to earn virtual badges and automatically be entered to win prizes. Complete special missions to earn bonus points!

3. Participate! – We may not be able to gather at the library just yet, but we hope you’ll take advantage of our virtual programming and grab-and-go crafts. And please be in touch if we can help you with curbside pickup! We’d love to find you our latest and greatest summer reads!

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Virtual Book Discussion via ZOOM with Jasmine Warga - Author of 'Other Words for Home' (Registration Required)

Virtual Book Discussion via ZOOM with Jasmine Warga – Author of ‘Other Words for Home’ (Registration Required)

Tuesday, August 11

11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Jasmine Warga, author of Other Words for Home, will be joining us for a virtual book discussion.  Read the terrific book on the fifth grade suggested reading list from Springhurst, and come with questions!  The author will describe her writing process, read a few pages from her book, and answer any questions you have.

Registration is required – to register, please contact the Children’s Librarian at kfoster@wlsmail.org or call (914) 693-6615.  A link to the Zoom meeting will be emailed to you the day prior to the event.

Grades 5 and up

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Magic Carpet Grab-and-Go Craft (REGISTRATION REQUIRED)

Magic Carpet Grab-and-Go Craft (REGISTRATION REQUIRED)

Saturday, August 15

10:00 am - 5:00 pm

Pick up your craft kit at the library!

Registration is required: call (914) 693-6614 to register.

Grades 1 – 4

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StoryWalk®: 'Bear Came Along' / Self-Guided Storybook Adventure July 20 to August 20

StoryWalk®: ‘Bear Came Along’ / Self-Guided Storybook Adventure July 20 to August 20

Sunday, August 16

All Day

Take a walk through Dobbs Ferry and read a children’s book at the same time!  Our StoryWalk® features Bear Came Along, a fun story about the importance of community by Richard T. Morris and LeUyen Pham.  As you take a short walk along Main Street, you’ll follow numbered pages from the book that will be displayed in the storefronts of generous business owners in town.  Everyone who finishes the StoryWalk® will have a chance to win a copy of Bear Came Along!

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Summer Reading Program - "Imagine Your Story" July 13 to August 20

Summer Reading Program – “Imagine Your Story” July 13 to August 20

Sunday, August 16

All Day

Our Summer Reading Program is a free, flexible, 6-week program that encourages children in elementary school to keep reading over the summer. Anyone entering grades K-6 is welcome to register! The program runs July 13 – August 20.

This year families will use the online reporting system READsquared to log reading at home. Here’s how to do it:

1. Register Online – Download the READsquared app and select “Dobbs Ferry Public Library” as your library, or use this link to register online. Parents will need to click the button that says they are registering for “MYSELF” and then enter registration information for their child. If you have multiple children, you will need to repeat this process for each child.

2. Track Your Reading – Log in to track your reading and earn points. Log your reading each week to earn virtual badges and automatically be entered to win prizes. Complete special missions to earn bonus points!

3. Participate! – We may not be able to gather at the library just yet, but we hope you’ll take advantage of our virtual programming and grab-and-go crafts. And please be in touch if we can help you with curbside pickup! We’d love to find you our latest and greatest summer reads!

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The Long Haul - Water Hauling program via ZOOM (Registration Required)

The Long Haul – Water Hauling program via ZOOM (Registration Required)

Tuesday, August 18

11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Many people throughout the world have to carry large amounts of water to their homes for everyday use.  Children will participate in a water-hauling trivia game that will encourage them to use water wisely in this program sponsored by Suez.

Registration is required – to register, please contact the Children’s Librarian at kfoster@wlsmail.org or call (914) 693-6615.  A link to the Zoom meeting will be emailed to you the day prior to the event.

Grades K – 4

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End of Summer Celebration

End of Summer Celebration

Thursday, August 20

All Day

All children who participated in our Summer Reading Program are welcome to stop by the library to pick up a sweet treat!

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