Children’s Virtual Programs 

Register for Winter 2021 Programs

below.

Coronavirus and the Library:  

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic emergency, in-building browsing, Internet and curbside service available by appointment. Click on the orange or green button at the top of this page to schedule your appointment.

All in-library programming is canceled until further notice, but 

to register for virtual programs described below, please click on

  • Registration is required for all programs (unless noted otherwise) and group size is limited.

  • Using the CHILD's name, register by clicking below.

  • Please notify us of cancellations in order to allow more children to attend our programs. Wait-listed patrons will be contacted only if there is room in the program.

  • Programs are free and are designed for the intended age group.

  • Please note, registration requires an active email account. The program will send a confirmation and reminder to your email. Please check your SPAM folder or contact the library if you do not see a confirmation or reminder email. 

1000 Books Before Kindergarten

This program promotes reading to newborns, infants, toddlers, and children up to Kindergarten. The goal is to have read 1000 books before your child starts Kindergarten. Sign up in the Children’s Room to get more information, and your first reading record, or print the record and instructions from our website:

Take and Make Crafts

Every Monday the Children's Room will have a new craft ready for pickup for children to do at home on their own anytime!  Stop by the back door to the Children's Room to pick up, and send a picture of your completed craft to vclkids@rcls.org for a prize and to have it posted on our social media!

 

No registration.

 

Crafts available Monday through Saturday while supplies last. 

The Amazing Chase

February 6-7

Back by popular demand - join our Family Scavenger Hunt for the weekend!  This is an interactive, community game that’s fun for all ages! Form a team with family members, choose a team name, then complete Missions (tasks) to earn points and win prizes. The Missions can be done at home or outside in Valley Cottage and nearby. Each family will post pictures or videos of your completed Missions on our private ‘The Amazing Chase’ Facebook page to earn points.

 

This event will take place between 9AM Saturday and 5PM on Sunday, and Missions can be completed any time within that period.

Virtual Mindful Storytime

Tuesday, March 2 at 5pm

Ages 4-7 years

Join Ms. Danielle for a Virtual Mindful Storytime.  We will read stories, learn different breathing techniques, and poses. A Zoom meeting link will be sent the morning of the program.  

Valley Cottage Library on YouTube

Click below to access our YouTube channel anytime! You'll find a variety of children's videos, including at home preschool toddler circle times with Ms. Melinda!

Valley Cottage Library Children's Library Online

Click below to access our Children's Library Online anytime! It is filled with a huge variety of wonderful virtual resources and activities for children.

PROGRAMS FOR AGES 6 and UNDER

Parents’ Circle Time!

Select Fridays at 1:30pm

Jan. 22, Feb. 19, March 19

Under 2 years

Join Ms. Meredith for a monthly resource exchange on Zoom for parents of babies and toddlers! We’ll share useful materials from the library and other sources, including Nyack Basics, and then open up the discussion for everyone to share helpful hints. Let’s meet other parents and build community through Zoom! Parents will receive a Zoom link prior to the program.

Register separately for each session.

Virtual Toddlers with Ms. Elizabeth

Select Thursdays at 10:30am   

Jan. 14, Jan. 28, Feb. 11, Feb. 25, March 11, March 25

Ages 13-35 months with adult.

Join Ms. Elizabeth for pre-recorded toddler storytime and more!

Register separately for each session.

Zoom into Reading!

Ages 2-5 years

Join Ms. Melinda for an exciting Zoom program full of games, songs, puzzles, and more! We will explore a different topic each session while introducing basic early reading skills in a fun way for children and families. Additional online resources will be available on our website. A Zoom meeting link will be sent the morning of the program.

Register separately for each session.

Wed. Jan. 20 at 11am -      Pets and Pals 

Mon. Feb. 1 at 11am -       Wild Weather 

Tues. Feb. 23 at 6pm -       Pajama Time! 

Thurs. March 4 at 11am - Honk Honk! Beep Beep! 

Mon. March 15 at 5pm -   Yummy in my Tummy!

Tues. March 23 at 11am - Farm Fun!

Virtual Craft Program for Ages 3-6

Select Tuesdays at 5pm

Jan. 12, Feb. 9, March 9  

Ages 3-6

Pick up craft materials the week before the program at the library and then join Ms. Danielle to listen to a story and make a craft.  A Zoom meeting link will be sent the morning of the program.  

Register separately for each program.

Zoom Escape Room

Thursday, Feb. 4 at 5pm

Ages 3-6

Pizzeria Puzzles! We need to deliver the pizzas but can't find the car keys! Help us through our digital escape room using ABC's and 123's to solve fun riddles and lead us to our pizza party! A Zoom meeting link will be sent the morning of the program. 

Dance Dance Dance!

Fridays at 11am

March 5, 12, 19

Ages 3-6

Join us for a wiggly giggly rockin' time while we learn new dance moves and groove to a zoomin' beat. A Zoom meeting link will be sent the morning of the program. Register separately for each session.

PROGRAMS FOR ELEMENTARY SCHOOL CHILDREN

Family Book Club

Grades K-5

Here’s a spin on our library book clubs!  Every month a new book will be chosen to read as a family.  Each week Ms. Danielle will email participants an activity and trivia question for the week.  Send back your answers and then come to the library to receive a special prize.  An email with a reading schedule will be sent to all participants the week before the program begins.  The books are available on Overdrive and Hoopla. This book club will be completed at home. 

Starting Monday, Dec. 21:  Roscoe Riley Rules #2: Never Swipe a Bully's Bear, by Katherine Applegate.

Starting Monday, Jan. 4:  School Days According to Humphrey, by Betty G. Birney.

Starting Monday, Feb. 1:  Ramona Forever, by Beverly Cleary.

Starting Monday, March 1:  The Moffats, by Eleanor Estes.

Virtual Reading Adventures

Grades K-2

Select Mondays at 5PM

Jan. 25, Feb. 22, March 22.

Join Ms. Danielle for virtual Monday Book Club!  Each month Ms. Danielle will read a picture book, then we will discuss it, and do a small craft. A Zoom meeting link will be sent the morning of the program

Virtual Reading Adventures

Grades 3-5

Select Mondays at 5PM

Join Ms. Danielle for virtual Monday Book Club!  Each month read the assigned book before the day of the book club.  Then we will discuss the book, play a game, and make a small craft.  A Zoom meeting link will be sent the morning of the program.  Books will be available on Hoopla or Overdrive, or by placing a hold and picking up curbside.

Jan. 11: Gooney Bird Greene, by Lois Lowry.

Feb. 8: Amelia Bedelia Goes Wild! by Herman Parish.

March 8: Henry and the Clubhouse, by Beverly Cleary.

Virtual Children's BINGO

Select Thursdays at 5pm

Jan. 14, Jan. 28, Feb. 11, Feb. 25, March 11, March 25

Ages 5 and up

Join Ms. Danielle for Virtual BINGO!  Everyone who registers will receive an email with a link to the BINGO card and the meeting. Register separately for each session.

Virtual Children's Craft

Select Wednesdays at 4:30pm

Jan. 6, Feb. 3, March 3

Ages 7-10

Pick up craft materials the week before the program at the library and then join Ms. Meredith to make a cool craft.  A Zoom meeting link will be sent the morning of the program.  

Register separately for each session.

Monthly LEGO Challenge!

Ages 5 and up

 

Are you up for a LEGO challenge?  Register anytime to receive an email with the challenge of the month.  Create at your own pace and share your results with us by Email at vclkids@rcls.org by the end of that month. Check our YouTube and Facebook to see everyone's creations!

Fun with Tangrams

Ages 5 and up

 

What is a Tangram?  A Chinese geometric puzzle consisting of a square cut into seven pieces that can be arranged to make various other shapes. 

 

Every month the Children's Room will have a new tangram project ready for pickup for children to do at home on their own anytime!  Stop by the back door to the Children's Room to pick up, and send a picture of your completed tangram to vclkids@rcls.org by the end of that month for a prize and to have it posted on our social media!  

 

No registration. (Crafts available while supplies last.)  

Virtual Draw It Game

Tuesday, Feb. 2 at 5pm

Ages 5 and up

Join Ms. Danielle for a Virtual Drawing Game!  Parents will receive a meeting code with an invitation to join through Zoom on the morning of the program.  At 5PM join the meeting and Ms. Danielle will give everyone a chance to draw an animal while the other participants try and guess what it is!

I Love Music!

Monday, Feb. 15 at 4pm

Ages 6-10

Test your musical knowledge! Join Ms. Meredith to play games focusing on a range of musical instruments and the interesting sounds they make. A Zoom link will be sent out on the morning of the program.

Food Math Fun

Monday, March 15 at 4pm

Ages 7-10

Let’s have some fun with food fractions! Join Ms. Meredith for a look at fractions using our favorite foods. A Zoom link will be sent out on the morning of the program.

Children's Registration 

  • Coronavirus and the Library:   

  • In response to the COVID-19 pandemic emergency, in-building browsing, Internet and curbside service available by appointment. Click on the orange or green button at the top of this page to schedule your appointment.

  •  

  • All in-library programming is canceled until further notice, but see above for virtual programming. 

  • Registration is required for all programs (unless noted otherwise) and group size is limited.

  • Using the CHILD's name, register by clicking below.

  • Please notify us of cancellations in order to allow more children to attend our programs. Wait-listed patrons will be contacted only if there is room in the program.

  • Programs are free and are designed for the intended age group.

  • Please note, registration requires an active email account. The program will send a confirmation and reminder to your email. Please check your SPAM folder or contact the library if you do not see a confirmation or reminder email.

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