Category «Kids»

Story Hour for Grades K – 5th

Tuesdays 3:30-5:00
July 11, 18, 25

Build a better world through reading! Grow your mind while discovering a great story. Share ideas and understand different perspectives. Books are the tools you need to learn new things, get inspired, and find ways to help our communities.

Grades 6 & up

Teens and tweens can participate in a special independent summer reading program. Read books, listen to books, read graphic novels, volunteer, spark your interest in stories of your own choosing and accrue points toward prizes. Sign-up by emailing and we will send you everything you’ll need to participate.

Battle of the Books Team

Teens should also consider joining our Battle of the Books Team. Battle of the books is a program in which teenagers entering 9th-12th grades participate in a reading and trivia game competition. All the students can read all or several of the selected five books.

Babysitting Workshop with Amanda Tucker

June 27

In this introduction babysitting course students will learn interview tips, communication skills, ages and stages of young babies and toddlers, safety and first aid tips, and feeding and caring for children. A simple test will be administered at the completion of the course and certificates will be distributed.

Telling Stories through Music & Movement

July 13

Join Ms. Beth for some story-telling, music, and dance! This program is a basic introduction of dance and stretch combined with sharing of rhythm instruments and some accompaniment of music from around the world. Beth Jacobs has developed songs and dances over the years as a music and movement teacher.

Exploring Connections between Art and Literature (masks)

July 13

In today’s program participants will start with the book There’s a Nightmare in my Closet by Mercer Mayer. Participants work on Monster Masks using techniques with colored paper, scissors, glue and oil pastels. Jill taught art at Rondout Valley Middle School and Kerhonkson Elementary School for over 18 years.

Exploring Connections between Art and Literature (figure)

July 27

In today’s program participants will read the book The Seven Chinese Brothers by Mou-sien Tseng and Jean Tseng, and will be introduced to Giacometti style metal sculptures. Participants will create their own figurative sculptures using aluminum foil. Jill taught art at Rondout Valley Middle School and Kerhonkson Elementary School for over 18 years.

Mad Science –Summertime Rocket Show

July 24

Take to the skies as this introduction to rocketry explains how and why rockets fly. You’ll witness real model rocket launches that soar several hundreds of feet into the air and deploy parachutes for their return. (for children of all ages) Register

Pony Tales with Cori Nichols

August 3

HolyMac, a miniature Shetland Pony, courtesy of Hudson Valley HorsePlay, in Kerhonkson is coming to the library. HolyMac’s visit will offer all ages an introduction to ponies across multiple dimensions. There will be stories read, a sign language interpreter will also be on site to share stories with the hearing impaired.