Monday, October 2, 2017

Fall Storytimes


Storytimes are beginning for the Fall! Registration is not required for these storytimes, but please check the dates for these programs as they do not run every week.

SHAKE, RATTLE, & ROLL
Fridays - 10:30-11:00am
Ages 0-17 months
October 6th & 13th
November 3rd & 10th

TODDLER STORYTIME
Wednesdays - 10:30-11:15am
Ages 18-35 months
October 4th, 11th, & 25th
November 1st, 8th, & 22nd

PRESCHOOL STORYTIME
Thursdays - 1:30-2:00pm
Ages 3-5 years
October 5th, 12th, & 26th
November 2nd, 9th, & 16th

FAMILY STORYTIME
Mondays - 10:30-11:00am
Ages 0-5 years
October 9th, 16th, & 30th
November 6th, 13th, 20th, & 27th

Wednesday, August 30, 2017

September Program Highlights

We have some awesome September Programs coming up! Here are some of our highlights!

WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 13TH - 10:30-11:30 AM
APPLE SONGS AND STORIES
Children ages 0-5 years are invited to enjoy songs, stories
and activities about apples with Dara Linthwaite.
Program will be held in Multipurpose Room.
Registration is not required.

WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 13TH - 4:00-4:45PM
ELEMENTARY STORYTIME
Children currently attending kindergarten, 1st, or 2nd grade will meet once a month.
Enjoy fun sessions based on a theme, incorporating a story, craft, and activity.
See October & November for future sessions.
Registration begins August 30th for Merrick residents. September 6th for non-residents.

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 23RD - 10:00-10:45AM
FAMILY FUN WITH PLAYHOORAY
Families with children ages 6 months-5 years are invited to
a creative music, movement and fun-filled morning.
This program will be held in the multipurpose room.
Registration begins September 9th for Merrick residents. September 16th for non-residents.

WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 27TH - 10:30AM-11:30AM
TIME FOR KIDS: FULL STEAM AHEAD
Full Steam Ahead! An interactive, educational program for
children and adults to stimulate and engage thinking as they
explore, play and build together. For children ages 2-4 years and a caregiver.
Registration begins September 13th for Merrick residents. September 20th for non-residents.

THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 28TH - 5:00-5:45PM
MOMMY AND ME ZUMBA
 For children ages 2-3 years and a caregiver.
 Exercise, learn dance moves and have fun with your little one.
 Registration begins September 14th for Merrick residents. September 21st for non residents.

Wednesday, July 26, 2017

August Program Highlights

We have some awesome August Programs coming up! Here are some of our highlights!

WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 2ND - 10:30-11:30 AM
ANIMALS BUILD A BETTER WORLD
Meet Stickers the tree frog, Tickles the hedgehog, and Cheeks the chinchilla.
Discover how each have an important role in nature to make the world a better place.
Program is for all ages.
Registration is not required.

FRIDAY, AUGUST 4TH - 2:00-2:45PM
KINETIC SAND WORKSHOP
Using Kinetic Sand, children ages 5-7 years will build one of a kind creations.
Creations will be displayed in the display case on the second floor.
Registration begins July 21st.

MONDAY, AUGUST 7TH - 7:00-8:00PM
GLOWING FAIRY BIRDHOUSE
Children in grades 3-6 will design a beautiful birdhouse using a soda bottle, paints and LED candles.
Registration begins July 24th.

TUESDAY, AUGUST 8TH -
2:00-2:45 - GRADES K-2
3:00-3:45 - GRADES 3-6
NIGHT SKY STAR LAB
This portable planetarium will bring the beauty of the night sky and a simulated space ride to the library.
Registration begins July 25th.

WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 9TH - 10:30-11:30
TOTALLY UNTIDY TYKES
Tots and caregivers will enjoy a Summer-themed sensory playtime. The program will be held in the library garden, weather permitting, and there will be some WET play-stations so please wear a bathing suit or bring a change of clothes. We will also have a few dry stations if you do not wish for your child to get wet. Be prepared to get a little messy and have a lot of fun!
Recommended for ages 6-36 months. Registration is not required. 

WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 16TH- 2:00PM
THE  CIRCUS GUY
Join us to celebrate the end of Summer with The Circus Guy! Summer Reading program participants may pick up completed reading charts and certificates.
Registration is not required.

MONDAY, AUGUST 21ST - 4:00-5:00PM
BRIXOLOGY
Children entering grades 2-6 will try to build the strongest bridge by testing  different designs and having tons of fun. Projects will be taken home.
Registration begins August 7th.

Wednesday, July 19, 2017

New Audiobooks

Check out our new audiobooks!
Click the titles to go to our catalog and reserve a copy.

Pottymouth and Stoopid
James Patterson &
Chris Grabenstein
Welcome to Wonderland:
Beach Party, Surf Monkey

Chris Grabenstein

Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Build a Better World


The Summer Reading Program has begun! 
Signup is still available throughout the Summer in the children's room. 
If you have already signed up, don't forget to come in to report about your books. Plenty of prizes await in our treasure chest!

Thursday, April 20, 2017

NEW! S.T.E.A.M. KITS

We are very excited to announce our new S.T.E.A.M. Kits to Go are now available to be checked out from the children's room. S.T.E.A.M. Kits include books, activities, and a field journal focusing on Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math. They are suggested for grades 2-6 and can be checked out for 14 days.





Thursday, March 23, 2017

New Spring Storytimes!


We are so excited about our new Spring storytimes! 
All of the following storytimes do not require registration.

Shake, Rattle, & Roll 
Ages 0-17 months
Fridays
10:30-11:00am
March 24th & 31st
April 21st & 28th
May 12th, 19th, & 26th

Toddler Storytime
Ages 18-35 months
Wednesdays
10:30-11:15am
March 22nd, & 29th
April 5th, 19th, & 26th
May 17th, 24th, & 31st


Preschool Storytime
Ages 3-5 years
Fridays
4:00-4:30pm
March 24th & 31st
April 7th, 21st & 28th
May 12th, 19th, & 26th


Family Storytime 
Ages 0-5 years
Mondays
10:30-11:00am
March 6th, 13th, 20th, 27th
April 3rd, 17th, & 24th
May 1st, 8th, 15th, & 22nd


Thursday, February 16, 2017

Totally Untidy Tykes

We had an absolute blast at Totally Untidy Tykes yesterday! 
Join us for our next untidy program on May 3rd!












Wednesday, January 18, 2017

New Audiobooks


Check out our new audiobooks from December and January! Click the titles to go to our catalog and reserve a copy.

Disney Junior Storybook Collection
The Wild Robot
by Peter Brown


House of Robots: Robot Revolution
by James Patterson and
Chris Grabenstein
The Warden's Daughter
by Jerry Spinelli
Last Man Out
by Mike Lupica

Word of Mouse
by James Patterson and
Chris Grabenstein

Welcome to Wonderland:
Home Sweet Motel

by Chris Grabenstein
For Magnus Chase:
Hotel Valhalla
Guide to the Norse Worlds

by Rick Riordan
The Gauntlet
by Eoin Colfer
Dork Diaries:
Tales from a Not-So-Friendly Frenemy

by Rachel Renee Russell