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CHILDREN'S PROGRAMS

Please register for all programs via the links below, by calling the library at 875-9004, or by sending an email to lewisborolibrary@gmail.com. There will  be no confirmation sent for online registration, unless more information is needed.

 

Special Programs & Events 

 

 

SUMMER READING PROGRAM: Grades K - 5

This year’s Summer Reading Program is interactive. Children will receive prizes for the number of books/minutes they read but can also fill out an activity-based “Bingo Board” to be eligible for the Grand Prize of a $100 gift certificate to Books on the Common. Children in Grades K-2 receive a new prize for every 5 BOOKS they read. Children in Grades 3-5 receive a new prize for every 4 HOURS they read. Sign up at the Library beginning June 25.

 

TALK-N-DRUM CHILDREN’S SUMMER READING KICK-OFF 

Monday, June 25,  4:00 pm

Grades K-5. Start Summer Reading off with a bang! Literally! Nanette Garcia from Talk-n-Drum will join us to create a massive drum circle, exploring language through percussion and beats. Online registration is closed.  Please call 875-9004 to check availability. 

 

MUSICAL NOTE MAGNETS  Register Here

Tuesday, June 26, 4:30 pm

Grades K-5. Create these beautiful magnets using actual sheet music!

 

CRAFTY INSTRUMENTS: Vuvuzelas  Register Here

Wednesday, June 27, 4:30 pm

Grades K-5. Also known as lepapatas and stadium horns, these instruments only play one note, and that one note is super loud! In fact, they almost got banned from the World Cup! You’re welcome, parents!

 

MAKE YOUR OWN BEE HOME  Register Here

Thursday, June 28, 4:30 pm

Grades K-5. Mason Bees (also known as Solitary Bees) might not make honey or beeswax, but they do pollinate with the best of ‘em, so as thanks for all their hard work we’re going to make them some delightful little homes out of bamboo!

 

FAMILY MOVIE NIGHT: Coco  Register Here

Friday, July 6,  7:00 pm

All Ages. This Academy Award-winning animated film is all about family, following your dreams, and music. SO MUCH MUSIC!

 

DIY BUBBLE GUM  Register Here

Monday, July 9, 4:30 pm

Grades K-5. You'll never have store-bought bubble gum again!

 

SECRET PIZZA PARTY  Register Here

Tuesday, July 10, 6:30 pm

All ages. We’ll read the book Secret Pizza Party, then enjoy some “zza” of our own! 

 

CRAFTY INSTRUMENTS: Spin Drums  Register Here

Wednesday, July 11, 4:30 pm

Grades K-5. Join artist and educator Samantha Kanner as she teaches us how to design these music makers out of recycled goods!

 

SHAKE IT OFF BOLLYWOOD FUSION  Register Here

Friday, July 13, 6:45 pm

Grades 2-5. A combination of hip hop, salsa and traditional Indian folk dances, this class will be taught be Ramya Gunashekar of Mayura Dance Academy in Pleasantville! Try to keep up with Ms. Anna!

 

DRAG QUEEN STORY HOUR  Register Here

Saturday, July 14, 11:00 am

All ages. A first for Westchester! At the surface this truly colorful event is just what it sounds like: A drag queen reading a story to kids, but it’s more than that, really. It’s celebrating differences, and recognizing the commonality between all of us. Plus, it’s just plain fun!

 

ICE CREAM IN A BAGGIE  Register Here

Monday, July 16, 4:30 pm

Grades K-5. Homemade ice cream sooo much better than store-bought!

 

ZANE!    Register Here

Tuesday, July 17, 7:00 pm

All ages. He’s super smart. He’s charismatic. Who is this Zane guy? He’s the Lewisboro Police Department’s K-9 Officer - and you get to meet him!

 

MUSIC BY CATHI  Register Here

Wednesday, July 18, 11:00 am

All Ages. Join local performer Cathi Ruiz for a special music program!

 

CRAFTY INSTRUMENTS: Maracas Register Here

Wednesday, July 18, 4:30 pm

Grades K-5. In some cultures these pieces of percussion aren’t just used to make music, but to heal the sick, too.

 

SING OUT! REACH OUT!  Register Here

Fridays, July 20 & 27, 11:00 am

All Ages. In lieu of our usual family storytime, we’ll be joined by Reach Out Arts and members of Lewisboro Seniors for Sing Out! Reach Out! an intergenerational music program! This is the perfect opportunity for grandparents and their grandchildren to visit the library together! 

 

PILLOW FORT PARTY    Register Here

Friday, July 20, 7:00 pm

All ages. Make yourself a pillow fort in one of the Library’s nooks and crannies, and then spend some time reading to one another as a family! BYO flashlights, pillows, blankets and sheets.

   

MEET OZOBOT EVO!  Register Here

Monday, July 23, 4:30 pm

Grades K-5. The robots are coming! The Ozobot Evo is a small robot equipped with optic and proximity sensors, Bluetooth capabilities and speakers. Kids will be introduced to these little guys, and be able to program them by making their own hand-drawn code.

 

CRAFTY INSTRUMENTS FOR PRESCHOOLERS: Kazoos  Register Here

Wednesday, July 25, 1:00 pm

Pre-schoolers. Enjoy some musical stories, and make your own kazoo to take home.  

 

CRAFTY INSTRUMENTS: Kazoos & Harmonicas  Register Here

Wednesday, July 25, 4:30 pm

Grades K-5. Jimi Hendrix, The Grateful Dead, Queen and the Beatles are just some of the performers who have used kazoos in their music. We’re not saying you’ll become Rock ‘n’ Roll royalty if you come to this program, but it couldn’t hurt. 

 

KERBAL SPACE PROGRAM DEMO Register Here

Friday, July 27, 4:30 pm

Grades 3-5. It’s like Minecraft, but in space! Presented by the Lewisboro KSP Kids User Group, Kerbal Space Program is a fun way for kids to learn computer skills such as menu navigation, parts libraries, file management, as well as the physics of mass, weight, thrust, structures and propulsion as they build rockets, missiles, satellites, space planes and more! Join us to learn the software, create, compare and trade spacecraft and begin your journey through the sciences of computers, physics, materials, and space!

 

SUMMERTIME STORYWALK   Register Here

Saturday, July 28, 11:00 am

All ages. In a partnership between Lewisboro Library and the Westchester Land Trust, we’ll be hiking the Pine Croft Meadow Preserve, while discovering a great book whose pages are “hidden” along the trail. Rain date August 4.

 

OCEAN GLITTER SLIME  Register Here

Monday, July 30, 4:30 pm

Grades K-5. Slime and glitter? Are we gluttons for punishment? Probably, but at this point we can’t go a season without making slime.

 

PANCAKES & PAJAMAS    Register Here

Tuesday, July 31, 7:00 pm

All ages. What’s better than breakfast for dinner? Breakfast for dinner at your favorite library, listening to some awesome stories!

 

CRAFTY INSTRUMENTS: Rainsticks  Register Here

Wednesday, August 1, 4:30 pm

Grades K-5. Traditionally made with hollowed out cacti and thorns, we’ll try to replicate this soothing percussion instrument with paper towel rolls and toothpicks!

 

littleBits!  Register Here

Monday, August 6, 4:30 pm

Grades K-5. A great introduction into circuitry, come and mess around with these electronic building blocks. Space is limited is, so sign up soon! 

 

CRAFTY INSTRUMENTS FOR PRE-SCHOOLERS: Castanets Register Here

Wednesday, August 8, 1:00 pm

Pre-schoolers. Enjoy some musical stories, and make your own set of castanets to take home!

 

CRAFTY INSTRUMENTS ARMAGEDDON!  Register Here

Wednesday, August 8, 4:30 pm

Grades K-5. It’s our last Crafty Instruments program of the summer, so we thought why make one instrument when you can make like two or three, and then play them all at once in some sort of ear-piercing, symphonic catastrophe? 

  

TECH TOY SMORGASBORD!  Register Here

Monday, August 13, 4:30 pm

Grades K-5. At different stations we’ll have an array of tech toys out for you to mess around with: MaKey MaKey, Squishy Circuits, Ozobots and littleBits! Oh my!   

 

SUMMER READING FINALE WITH GRAHAM CLARKE  Register Here

Thursday, August 16, 6:45 pm

All ages. Celebrate the final days of summer (and Ms. Anna finally getting a break!) with a concert by Graham Clarke, one of the most popular children’s performers in the Hudson Valley! Bring dinner and make a night of it!

 

Recurring Programs & Book Clubs - Summer Schedule

 

Family Storytime   Register Here

Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays, 10:30 am

June 25 - August 17

All ages. Combining stories, songs, movement, and of course BUBBLES! This storytime has something for everyone! DROP INS WELCOME!

 

SUMMER BOOK CLUB: Grades 2-3  Register Here

Thursdays, July 12, July 26, & August 9, 4:30 pm

Keep up your reading this summer! For our first meeting we’ll be discussing Asia Citro’s Dragons and Marshmallows. The next books are Debbi Michiko Florence’s Jasmine Toguchi, mochi queen and Cece Bell’s El Deafo. Visit the library to pick up copies of the books.

 

SUMMER BOOK CLUB: Grades 4-5  Register Here

Thursdays, July 19, August 2 & August 16, 4:30 pm

Keep up your reading this summer! For our first meeting of the we’ll be discussing Gennifer Choldenko’s Al Capone Does My Shirts. The next books are Jennifer Torres’ Stef Soto, taco queen and Jason Reynolds’ Ghost. Visit the library to pick up copies of the books.

 

 

Discovery Backpacks - New Lending Items

The Children’s Library is now lending "Discovery Backpacks.” Each themed backpack is filled with books, games and fun gear - perfect for family outings, grandparents with visiting family, etc. Our first two backpack themes are “The Great Outdoors” for hiking and outdoor fun and “Boredom Busters” for long car trips! Backpacks can be checked out with a library card for a two-week period and must be returned to the circulation desk for check in. 

 

TumbleBooks -Ebooks for Kids

See your child's favorite books come to life!!

The Westchester Library System has an online reading program for children.  TumbleBooks Library is an online library of animated, talking picture books, which teach kids the joy of reading in a format they'll love.  TumbleBooks are created by taking existing picture books, adding animation, sound, music and narration to produce an electronic picture book which children can read at their own pace, or have read to them. The TumbleBooks Library is accessed on-line from your computer at home.

 

Special Programs/Events

Recurring Programs & Book Clubs

Discovery Backpacks

TumbleBooks