Children's Room News

Watch Turtle Dance Music!

Watch Turtle Dance Music!

We had so much fun with Mr. Matt at his virtual Summer Reading performance! If you missed it (or would like to watch again), you can view the video by clicking here.

Bilingual Childrens Books

Bilingual Childrens Books

Click here to see some of our bilingual children books!

Upcoming Programs

Yoga in the Park for Children Ages 5 - 12

Yoga in the Park for Children Ages 5 – 12

Wednesday, September 23

4:00 pm - 4:45 pm

Join a small group for outdoor yoga in Waterfront Park! Children will learn yoga poses, breathing, and relaxation exercises that increase strength and balance, cultivate mindfulness, and reduce stress.

Our certified instructor will wear a face shield, and children will wear masks and maintain social distancing. Please bring your own mat and yoga block (or a hardcover book).

To register, please email dobref@wlsmail.org or call (914) 693-6614. Space is limited.

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Paws for Reading with Chubba (Virtual Program)

Paws for Reading with Chubba (Virtual Program)

Tuesday, September 29

4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Children read one-on-one with Chubba, a specially trained Reading Education Assistance Dog (R.E.A.D.) and his handler, Hastings resident Deirdre Drohan Forbes. Children will select a book to read to Chubba before the program begins, and they will spend 10 – 15 minutes reading aloud. They are also welcome to ask questions about Chubba, a 5-year-old rescued pit bull who loves children, other dogs, and reading! For ages 4 and up.

Please call (914) 693-6614 or email dobref@wlsmail.org to reserve a time slot and to receive the Zoom meeting link.

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Dream House Design (Virtual Program)

Dream House Design (Virtual Program)

Wednesday, October 14

3:30 pm - 4:30 pm

Make a model of your dream home with materials you can find around the house! In the yard, add a pool, a garden, a swing set, or a helipad. It’s up to you! This will be a fun and highly interactive workshop using the Zoom platform. Recommended for ages 6 and up. Led by ArchForKids, a leading provider of design education based in Dobbs Ferry.

Please call (914) 693-6614 or email dobref@wlsmail.org to register and to receive the Zoom link.

Materials needed: 
  • Cardboard base (cut from a box) for the yard – size may vary, but at least 14″ x 16″
  • Recycled box for the house; optional: smaller box for an addition or garage
  • Glue stick or Elmer’s glue
  • Tape
  • Scissors
  • Construction paper
  • Cardboard scraps (from recycled boxes)
  • Twigs, pebbles and/or pine cones collected outside
Use whatever art supplies you have on hand to embellish your project! Some ideas: pipe cleaners, tissue paper, toothpicks, etc.

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Sing & Sign with Chloe (Virtual Class)

Sing & Sign with Chloe (Virtual Class)

Tuesday, November 3

9:30 am - 10:00 am

Join Chloe for catchy music and engaging activities while learning American Sign Language. For children 0 – 5. Older siblings are welcome!

Please call (914) 693-6614 or email dobref@wlsmail.org to register and receive a link to the online class.

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Sing & Sign with Chloe (Virtual Class)

Sing & Sign with Chloe (Virtual Class)

Tuesday, November 10

9:30 am - 10:00 am

Join Chloe for catchy music and engaging activities while learning American Sign Language. For children 0 – 5. Older siblings are welcome!

Please call (914) 693-6614 or email dobref@wlsmail.org to register and receive a link to the online class.

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Online Resources

Overdrive

A downloadable audiobook and eBook service offered by the Westchester Library System.

Tutor.com

Offers live online chat and email support for learners of all ages. You can check a homework question, send in an essay for review, prepare for a test, and even have a cover letter or résumé checked. Hay tutores que hablan español.

ComicsPlus Library Edition

The new digital revolution bringing thousands of digital graphic novels and comics are only a click away!

ABCmouse

A fun way to learn and practice the alphabet; counting, early vocabulary, and more. Designed for children from preschool age through 2nd grade.