Children’s Summer Reading Game

Children’s Summer Reading Game

Sunday, June 26

All Day

Summer Reading is June 27 through August 19!

Read under the sea and learn about everything in and on the ocean! You can earn points and prizes by reading books and coming to our events. Everyone who participates will get a ticket to our outdoor ice cream party in August!

This page will tell you everything you need to know about participating if your child is between the ages of 3 and 12. (Younger kids might want to take on the 1000 Books Before Kindergarten challenge; unfortunately, there is no teen summer reading game this year, but there are a couple of programs open to them. Look farther down in this newsletter for information for all age groups!)

This year we’re doing a points-based system. Earn 10 points for every minute you read and 500 points for every program you attend. For every 1000 points you earn, you can come to the library and pick out a prize!

All in-person programs will be socially-distanced. Please make sure you and everyone in your family over the age of 2 wears their masks for the entire program.

Have questions? Email our children’s librarian, Ms. Gina, at dobchildref@wlsmail.org, call her up at (914) 693-6615, or drop by the library to talk to her anytime!

Sign up for the Game here

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Pirate Scavenger Hunt: all Summer in the Children's Room

Pirate Scavenger Hunt: all Summer in the Children’s Room

Sunday, June 26

All Day

Pick up a sheet, find all the pictures and get a prize from the Librarian!  Pictures will be changed in August.

Open to all ages.

email dobchildref@wlsmail.org, call (914) 693-6615, or stop by the children’s room for more details and to play!

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Stuffed Animal Field Trips - Ongoing from the Children's Room

Stuffed Animal Field Trips – Ongoing from the Children’s Room

Sunday, June 26

All Day

Ages 3 and Up

The library’s stuffed animals want to go on field trips! Check one out, bring them home, and add to their personal scrapbooks by writing about and taking pictures of the fun things you do together. When you’re at the library, you can visit the animals who have made it back to home base and see what they’ve been up to. Stuffed animals may be periodically rotated out based on condition.

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Summer Reading Board Game: all Summer in the Children's Room

Summer Reading Board Game: all Summer in the Children’s Room

Sunday, June 26

All Day

The Summer Reading Board Game is Back!  Answer trivia questions and roll your way toward a brand new book that you can take home by playing the Summer Reading Board Game in the Children’s Room!

Open to all ages.

email dobchildref@wlsmail.org, call (914) 693-6615, or stop by the children’s room for more details and to play!

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Dungeons & Dragons Club in person in the Community Room (Registration)

Dungeons & Dragons Club in person in the Community Room (Registration)

Wednesday, June 29

4:15 pm - 5:45 pm

Ages 9-12

Create a character! Fight monsters! Make your own luck! Develop your skills in this fantasy role-playing system with other kids just like you. We’ll start a new campaign every few weeks. Previous meeting attendance is recommended, but not required.

Email dobchildref@wlsmail.org with questions or if you want to join.

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Children’s Summer Reading Game

Children’s Summer Reading Game

Sunday, July 3

All Day

Summer Reading is June 27 through August 19!

Read under the sea and learn about everything in and on the ocean! You can earn points and prizes by reading books and coming to our events. Everyone who participates will get a ticket to our outdoor ice cream party in August!

This page will tell you everything you need to know about participating if your child is between the ages of 3 and 12. (Younger kids might want to take on the 1000 Books Before Kindergarten challenge; unfortunately, there is no teen summer reading game this year, but there are a couple of programs open to them. Look farther down in this newsletter for information for all age groups!)

This year we’re doing a points-based system. Earn 10 points for every minute you read and 500 points for every program you attend. For every 1000 points you earn, you can come to the library and pick out a prize!

All in-person programs will be socially-distanced. Please make sure you and everyone in your family over the age of 2 wears their masks for the entire program.

Have questions? Email our children’s librarian, Ms. Gina, at dobchildref@wlsmail.org, call her up at (914) 693-6615, or drop by the library to talk to her anytime!

Sign up for the Game here

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Pirate Scavenger Hunt: all Summer in the Children's Room

Pirate Scavenger Hunt: all Summer in the Children’s Room

Sunday, July 3

All Day

Pick up a sheet, find all the pictures and get a prize from the Librarian!  Pictures will be changed in August.

Open to all ages.

email dobchildref@wlsmail.org, call (914) 693-6615, or stop by the children’s room for more details and to play!

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Stuffed Animal Field Trips - Ongoing from the Children's Room

Stuffed Animal Field Trips – Ongoing from the Children’s Room

Sunday, July 3

All Day

Ages 3 and Up

The library’s stuffed animals want to go on field trips! Check one out, bring them home, and add to their personal scrapbooks by writing about and taking pictures of the fun things you do together. When you’re at the library, you can visit the animals who have made it back to home base and see what they’ve been up to. Stuffed animals may be periodically rotated out based on condition.

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Summer Reading Board Game: all Summer in the Children's Room

Summer Reading Board Game: all Summer in the Children’s Room

Sunday, July 3

All Day

The Summer Reading Board Game is Back!  Answer trivia questions and roll your way toward a brand new book that you can take home by playing the Summer Reading Board Game in the Children’s Room!

Open to all ages.

email dobchildref@wlsmail.org, call (914) 693-6615, or stop by the children’s room for more details and to play!

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Minecraft Mania for Tweens (Registration)

Minecraft Mania for Tweens (Registration)

Thursday, July 7

4:30 pm - 6:30 pm

For ages 8 to 12.

TD3 Innovative Gaming leads kids from Dobbs Ferry and other libraries in Westchester in an aquarium-building Minecraft activity on Zoom. Participants are encouraged but not required to have their own Minecraft accounts beforehand.

Email dobchildref@wlsmail.org, call (914) 693-6615, or stop by the children’s room to sign up.

P.S. By attending this program, you can earn 500 points for your online summer reading game logs!

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Children's Program: Sandpaper Art

Children’s Program: Sandpaper Art

Friday, July 8

10:30 am - 11:00 am

Kids ages 2 and up can make magnificent beach-themed pictures by coloring on sandpaper!

Email dobchildref@wlsmail.org, call (914) 693-6615, or stop by the children’s room to sign up.

This program will be socially-distanced. Please make sure you and everyone in your family over the age of 2 wears their masks for its entirety.

P.S. By attending this program, you can earn 500 points for your online summer reading game logs!

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Minecraft Mania for Tweens (Registration)

Minecraft Mania for Tweens (Registration)

Friday, July 8

4:30 pm - 6:30 pm

For ages 8 to 12.

TD3 Innovative Gaming leads kids from Dobbs Ferry and other libraries in Westchester in a rollercoaster-building Minecraft activity on Zoom. Participants are encouraged but not required to have their own Minecraft accounts beforehand.

Email dobchildref@wlsmail.org, call (914) 693-6615, or stop by the children’s room to sign up.

P.S. By attending this program, you can earn 500 points for your online summer reading game logs!

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Children’s Summer Reading Game

Children’s Summer Reading Game

Sunday, July 10

All Day

Summer Reading is June 27 through August 19!

Read under the sea and learn about everything in and on the ocean! You can earn points and prizes by reading books and coming to our events. Everyone who participates will get a ticket to our outdoor ice cream party in August!

This page will tell you everything you need to know about participating if your child is between the ages of 3 and 12. (Younger kids might want to take on the 1000 Books Before Kindergarten challenge; unfortunately, there is no teen summer reading game this year, but there are a couple of programs open to them. Look farther down in this newsletter for information for all age groups!)

This year we’re doing a points-based system. Earn 10 points for every minute you read and 500 points for every program you attend. For every 1000 points you earn, you can come to the library and pick out a prize!

All in-person programs will be socially-distanced. Please make sure you and everyone in your family over the age of 2 wears their masks for the entire program.

Have questions? Email our children’s librarian, Ms. Gina, at dobchildref@wlsmail.org, call her up at (914) 693-6615, or drop by the library to talk to her anytime!

Sign up for the Game here

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Pirate Scavenger Hunt: all Summer in the Children's Room

Pirate Scavenger Hunt: all Summer in the Children’s Room

Sunday, July 10

All Day

Pick up a sheet, find all the pictures and get a prize from the Librarian!  Pictures will be changed in August.

Open to all ages.

email dobchildref@wlsmail.org, call (914) 693-6615, or stop by the children’s room for more details and to play!

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Stuffed Animal Field Trips - Ongoing from the Children's Room

Stuffed Animal Field Trips – Ongoing from the Children’s Room

Sunday, July 10

All Day

Ages 3 and Up

The library’s stuffed animals want to go on field trips! Check one out, bring them home, and add to their personal scrapbooks by writing about and taking pictures of the fun things you do together. When you’re at the library, you can visit the animals who have made it back to home base and see what they’ve been up to. Stuffed animals may be periodically rotated out based on condition.

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Summer Reading Board Game: all Summer in the Children's Room

Summer Reading Board Game: all Summer in the Children’s Room

Sunday, July 10

All Day

The Summer Reading Board Game is Back!  Answer trivia questions and roll your way toward a brand new book that you can take home by playing the Summer Reading Board Game in the Children’s Room!

Open to all ages.

email dobchildref@wlsmail.org, call (914) 693-6615, or stop by the children’s room for more details and to play!

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Minecraft Mania for Teens (Registration)

Minecraft Mania for Teens (Registration)

Tuesday, July 12

4:30 pm - 6:30 pm

For ages 13 to 18.

TD3 Innovative Gaming leads teens from Dobbs Ferry and other libraries in Westchester in civil engineering activities in Minecraft and Zoom. Participants are encouraged but not required to have their own Minecraft accounts beforehand.

Email dobchildref@wlsmail.org, call (914) 693-6615, or stop by the children’s room to sign up.

P.S. By attending this program, you can earn 500 points for your online summer reading game logs!

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Minecraft Mania for Teens (Registration)

Minecraft Mania for Teens (Registration)

Wednesday, July 13

4:30 pm - 6:30 pm

For ages 13 to 18.

TD3 Innovative Gaming leads teens from Dobbs Ferry and other libraries in Westchester in civil engineering activities in Minecraft and Zoom. Participants are encouraged but not required to have their own Minecraft accounts beforehand.

Email dobchildref@wlsmail.org, call (914) 693-6615, or stop by the children’s room to sign up.

P.S. By attending this program, you can earn 500 points for your online summer reading game logs!

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Public Service Student Loan Forgiveness Program Webinar

Public Service Student Loan Forgiveness Program Webinar

Thursday, July 14

9:00 am - 10:00 am

WJCS, Nonprofit Westchester and Nonprofit New York friend Rich Leimsider was shocked and delighted to have all his federal student loans forgiven just last month under a special program waiver for public sector workers (Read his story here).

But the program ends in October 2022, so borrowers need to get informed and act fast. Rich will join us to share his experiences and outline the specific next steps for staff who may be able to do the same.

Who should attend: All nonprofit and government staff who think they may have any federal student loans, whether they’ve been working 1 or 20 years in public service. CEOs, Executive Directors, HR Directors, and HR Staff.

Cost: This webinar is FREE for all.

Review: the PSLF Help Tool here in advance of the webinar.

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Children's Program: Make a Pirate Treasure Box

Children’s Program: Make a Pirate Treasure Box

Friday, July 15

12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

For ages 5+.

We will decorate boxes together with mod podge, paper, and seashells. Everyone will get to go home with one thin, square-shaped tin treasure box to keep their most precious items (summer reading prizes, maybe?) in.

Email dobchildref@wlsmail.org, call (914) 693-6615, or stop by the children’s room to sign up.

This program will be socially-distanced. Please make sure you and everyone in your family over the age of 2 wears their masks for its entirety.

P.S. By attending this program, you can earn 500 points for your online summer reading game logs!

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Children’s Summer Reading Game

Children’s Summer Reading Game

Sunday, July 17

All Day

Summer Reading is June 27 through August 19!

Read under the sea and learn about everything in and on the ocean! You can earn points and prizes by reading books and coming to our events. Everyone who participates will get a ticket to our outdoor ice cream party in August!

This page will tell you everything you need to know about participating if your child is between the ages of 3 and 12. (Younger kids might want to take on the 1000 Books Before Kindergarten challenge; unfortunately, there is no teen summer reading game this year, but there are a couple of programs open to them. Look farther down in this newsletter for information for all age groups!)

This year we’re doing a points-based system. Earn 10 points for every minute you read and 500 points for every program you attend. For every 1000 points you earn, you can come to the library and pick out a prize!

All in-person programs will be socially-distanced. Please make sure you and everyone in your family over the age of 2 wears their masks for the entire program.

Have questions? Email our children’s librarian, Ms. Gina, at dobchildref@wlsmail.org, call her up at (914) 693-6615, or drop by the library to talk to her anytime!

Sign up for the Game here

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Pirate Scavenger Hunt: all Summer in the Children's Room

Pirate Scavenger Hunt: all Summer in the Children’s Room

Sunday, July 17

All Day

Pick up a sheet, find all the pictures and get a prize from the Librarian!  Pictures will be changed in August.

Open to all ages.

email dobchildref@wlsmail.org, call (914) 693-6615, or stop by the children’s room for more details and to play!

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Stuffed Animal Field Trips - Ongoing from the Children's Room

Stuffed Animal Field Trips – Ongoing from the Children’s Room

Sunday, July 17

All Day

Ages 3 and Up

The library’s stuffed animals want to go on field trips! Check one out, bring them home, and add to their personal scrapbooks by writing about and taking pictures of the fun things you do together. When you’re at the library, you can visit the animals who have made it back to home base and see what they’ve been up to. Stuffed animals may be periodically rotated out based on condition.

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Summer Reading Board Game: all Summer in the Children's Room

Summer Reading Board Game: all Summer in the Children’s Room

Sunday, July 17

All Day

The Summer Reading Board Game is Back!  Answer trivia questions and roll your way toward a brand new book that you can take home by playing the Summer Reading Board Game in the Children’s Room!

Open to all ages.

email dobchildref@wlsmail.org, call (914) 693-6615, or stop by the children’s room for more details and to play!

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LEGO Club: Summer Reading Edition

LEGO Club: Summer Reading Edition

Wednesday, July 20

4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Open to ages 3 and up.

We’ll start off with some lovely under-the-sea and pirate read-alouds and then build what we read out of LEGOs. We might even have a pirate ship battle!

Email dobchildref@wlsmail.org, call (914) 693-6615, or stop by the children’s room for information and to sign up.

This program will be socially-distanced. Please make sure you and everyone in your family over the age of 2 wears their masks for its entirety.

P.S. By attending this program, you can earn 500 points for your online summer reading game logs!

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Cult Classic Movie Night: Streets of Fire

Cult Classic Movie Night: Streets of Fire

Thursday, July 21

7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Join us for the beloved Rock ‘n’ Roll fable Streets of Fire (1984/Rated PG/94 min/Action, Crime, Drama) this July, with special guest host Tommy P.!
When superstar Ellen Aim is kidnapped by the leader of a vicious biker gang, her old flame Tom Cody returns home to free her.  Featuring songs by Jim Steinman, Stevie Nicks and Dan Hartman.
Starring Diane Lane, Michael Paré and Willem Dafoe
IF YOU CAN’T MAKE IT IN PERSON:
  • At 7pm EST (or at your leisure), screen the film using: A. a physical copy via our Westchester Library System  or B. any of these streaming options:

  • At 8:35pm EST, join us for our always lively Film Discussion *SIMULCAST ON ZOOM* (Meeting ID: 880 3125 6216, Passcode: 779966), where you never know who might show up!

To see one of our previous CCMN film discussions, check out our interview with Makeup/Special Effects Artist Dan Frye (Game of Thrones, Harry Potter, Dr. Who)

Follow us on Instagram: @CultClassicMovieNight

Questions?  Email TDeery@wlsmail.org

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Children's Program: Rock Painting

Children’s Program: Rock Painting

Friday, July 22

10:30 am - 11:30 am

Kids ages 3 and up can come in and paint some truly premium rocks — add affirmations, colors, or a favorite character! You can take them home or we can set them up in the potted plants around the library.

Email dobchildref@wlsmail.org, call (914) 693-6615, or stop by the children’s room for information and to sign up.

This program will be socially-distanced. Please make sure you and everyone in your family over the age of 2 wears their masks for its entirety.

P.S. By attending this program, you can earn 500 points for your online summer reading game logs!

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Children’s Summer Reading Game

Children’s Summer Reading Game

Sunday, July 24

All Day

Summer Reading is June 27 through August 19!

Read under the sea and learn about everything in and on the ocean! You can earn points and prizes by reading books and coming to our events. Everyone who participates will get a ticket to our outdoor ice cream party in August!

This page will tell you everything you need to know about participating if your child is between the ages of 3 and 12. (Younger kids might want to take on the 1000 Books Before Kindergarten challenge; unfortunately, there is no teen summer reading game this year, but there are a couple of programs open to them. Look farther down in this newsletter for information for all age groups!)

This year we’re doing a points-based system. Earn 10 points for every minute you read and 500 points for every program you attend. For every 1000 points you earn, you can come to the library and pick out a prize!

All in-person programs will be socially-distanced. Please make sure you and everyone in your family over the age of 2 wears their masks for the entire program.

Have questions? Email our children’s librarian, Ms. Gina, at dobchildref@wlsmail.org, call her up at (914) 693-6615, or drop by the library to talk to her anytime!

Sign up for the Game here

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Pirate Scavenger Hunt: all Summer in the Children's Room

Pirate Scavenger Hunt: all Summer in the Children’s Room

Sunday, July 24

All Day

Pick up a sheet, find all the pictures and get a prize from the Librarian!  Pictures will be changed in August.

Open to all ages.

email dobchildref@wlsmail.org, call (914) 693-6615, or stop by the children’s room for more details and to play!

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Stuffed Animal Field Trips - Ongoing from the Children's Room

Stuffed Animal Field Trips – Ongoing from the Children’s Room

Sunday, July 24

All Day

Ages 3 and Up

The library’s stuffed animals want to go on field trips! Check one out, bring them home, and add to their personal scrapbooks by writing about and taking pictures of the fun things you do together. When you’re at the library, you can visit the animals who have made it back to home base and see what they’ve been up to. Stuffed animals may be periodically rotated out based on condition.

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Summer Reading Board Game: all Summer in the Children's Room

Summer Reading Board Game: all Summer in the Children’s Room

Sunday, July 24

All Day

The Summer Reading Board Game is Back!  Answer trivia questions and roll your way toward a brand new book that you can take home by playing the Summer Reading Board Game in the Children’s Room!

Open to all ages.

email dobchildref@wlsmail.org, call (914) 693-6615, or stop by the children’s room for more details and to play!

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Children's Program: Improv Workshop with Rivers Edge Theatre Company (Registration Required)

Children’s Program: Improv Workshop with Rivers Edge Theatre Company (Registration Required)

Wednesday, July 27

4:00 pm - 4:45 pm

Recommended for ages 6-10.

Due to the popularity of this class in June, we’ve added another session for the summer!  Join River’s Edge Theatre Company for a mini improv session. Each class will be packed with short improv games that get actors to think quickly on their feet and have fun while doing it. Students will learn to trust their instincts, make bold choices, and tackle stage fright. Taught by Kati Kopajtic.

Registration is REQUIRED. Email dobchildref@wlsmail.org to register.

P.S. By attending this program, you can earn 500 points for your online summer reading game logs!

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Zines to Save the World

Zines to Save the World

Friday, July 29

12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Tweens and teens, come in to make a zine! We will be learning how to make zines and using articles, photos, and more to make ocean-themed zines that can either tell a fun story or teach our readers about preserving the ocean (or both!).

Email dobchildref@wlsmail.org, call (914) 693-6615, or stop by the children’s room for information and to sign up.

This program will be socially-distanced. Please make sure you and everyone in your family over the age of 2 wears their masks for its entirety.

P.S. By attending this program, you can earn 500 points for your online summer reading game logs!

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Children’s Summer Reading Game

Children’s Summer Reading Game

Sunday, July 31

All Day

Summer Reading is June 27 through August 19!

Read under the sea and learn about everything in and on the ocean! You can earn points and prizes by reading books and coming to our events. Everyone who participates will get a ticket to our outdoor ice cream party in August!

This page will tell you everything you need to know about participating if your child is between the ages of 3 and 12. (Younger kids might want to take on the 1000 Books Before Kindergarten challenge; unfortunately, there is no teen summer reading game this year, but there are a couple of programs open to them. Look farther down in this newsletter for information for all age groups!)

This year we’re doing a points-based system. Earn 10 points for every minute you read and 500 points for every program you attend. For every 1000 points you earn, you can come to the library and pick out a prize!

All in-person programs will be socially-distanced. Please make sure you and everyone in your family over the age of 2 wears their masks for the entire program.

Have questions? Email our children’s librarian, Ms. Gina, at dobchildref@wlsmail.org, call her up at (914) 693-6615, or drop by the library to talk to her anytime!

Sign up for the Game here

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Pirate Scavenger Hunt: all Summer in the Children's Room

Pirate Scavenger Hunt: all Summer in the Children’s Room

Sunday, July 31

All Day

Pick up a sheet, find all the pictures and get a prize from the Librarian!  Pictures will be changed in August.

Open to all ages.

email dobchildref@wlsmail.org, call (914) 693-6615, or stop by the children’s room for more details and to play!

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Stuffed Animal Field Trips - Ongoing from the Children's Room

Stuffed Animal Field Trips – Ongoing from the Children’s Room

Sunday, July 31

All Day

Ages 3 and Up

The library’s stuffed animals want to go on field trips! Check one out, bring them home, and add to their personal scrapbooks by writing about and taking pictures of the fun things you do together. When you’re at the library, you can visit the animals who have made it back to home base and see what they’ve been up to. Stuffed animals may be periodically rotated out based on condition.

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Summer Reading Board Game: all Summer in the Children's Room

Summer Reading Board Game: all Summer in the Children’s Room

Sunday, July 31

All Day

The Summer Reading Board Game is Back!  Answer trivia questions and roll your way toward a brand new book that you can take home by playing the Summer Reading Board Game in the Children’s Room!

Open to all ages.

email dobchildref@wlsmail.org, call (914) 693-6615, or stop by the children’s room for more details and to play!

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Children's Program: Improv Workshop with Rivers Edge Theatre Company (Registration Required)

Children’s Program: Improv Workshop with Rivers Edge Theatre Company (Registration Required)

Wednesday, August 3

4:00 pm - 4:45 pm

Recommended for ages 6-10.

Due to the popularity of this class in June, we’ve added another session for the summer!  Join River’s Edge Theatre Company for a mini improv session. Each class will be packed with short improv games that get actors to think quickly on their feet and have fun while doing it. Students will learn to trust their instincts, make bold choices, and tackle stage fright. Taught by Kati Kopajtic.

Registration is REQUIRED. Email dobchildref@wlsmail.org to register.

P.S. By attending this program, you can earn 500 points for your online summer reading game logs!

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Children’s Summer Reading Game

Children’s Summer Reading Game

Sunday, August 7

All Day

Summer Reading is June 27 through August 19!

Read under the sea and learn about everything in and on the ocean! You can earn points and prizes by reading books and coming to our events. Everyone who participates will get a ticket to our outdoor ice cream party in August!

This page will tell you everything you need to know about participating if your child is between the ages of 3 and 12. (Younger kids might want to take on the 1000 Books Before Kindergarten challenge; unfortunately, there is no teen summer reading game this year, but there are a couple of programs open to them. Look farther down in this newsletter for information for all age groups!)

This year we’re doing a points-based system. Earn 10 points for every minute you read and 500 points for every program you attend. For every 1000 points you earn, you can come to the library and pick out a prize!

All in-person programs will be socially-distanced. Please make sure you and everyone in your family over the age of 2 wears their masks for the entire program.

Have questions? Email our children’s librarian, Ms. Gina, at dobchildref@wlsmail.org, call her up at (914) 693-6615, or drop by the library to talk to her anytime!

Sign up for the Game here

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Pirate Scavenger Hunt: all Summer in the Children's Room

Pirate Scavenger Hunt: all Summer in the Children’s Room

Sunday, August 7

All Day

Pick up a sheet, find all the pictures and get a prize from the Librarian!  Pictures will be changed in August.

Open to all ages.

email dobchildref@wlsmail.org, call (914) 693-6615, or stop by the children’s room for more details and to play!

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