April Showers brings....
For the month of February the Children’s Room will be presenting an indoor Story Station. This is an interactive picture book exhibit designed to actively engage children featuring Ezra Jack Keats' book The Snowy Day.
Celebrating Martin Luther King Jr. Day
In remembrance of Dr. King, please enjoy a do-at-home craft. Just click the button below to download.
Download and print the poem. Then trace your child's hands using markers or crayon on each side of the poem. Let your child color in the hands. You can also use colored construction paper and practice scissor skills by cutting the hands or place painted handprints to make this a memorable keepsake.
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Happy New Year 2021
'Tis the Season: December Programs
GRAB AND GO CRAFTS
This fun, simple craft will be a great
activity to help celebrate the holidays. Choose one of two themes: Hanukkah or snowflake/Christmas and we will provide a kit with all the makings.
21 in ' 21 Reading Challenge
Cozy up this season and get reading! We are launching our first mid- year reading challenge. We encourage all young readers to test their reading skills, choose new books and genres and strive for a goal of 21 books by June 2021.
Writing for Tweens
Calling all budding writers! Starting December 9th Ms. Mary will be hosting a live virtual writer’s club where writers get to share their personal writing, get feedback and learn techniques of many popular authors! This is a virtual club that meets monthly at 4:00 pm and is for Middle School Students. Come write with us!
Family Art Class
Canvas and Cocoa: A Holiday Family Art Class
Monday December 14th @ 7:00 pm
Artist Peri is back and will be hosting art class for the whole family! We will provide the cocoa and art materials prior to the class. Canvases are limited to 1 per family where everyone can have a chance to add to one beautiful work of art.
Registration is required for this class and all ages are welcome to participate.
Mary's Bedtime Stories
with Stardust the holiday elf
Wed. December 16th @ 7 pm
Get into your jammies and settle in while Ms. Mary's and Stardust virtually share wonderful holiday stories. Registration is required and best for ages 5 and younger.
Live (Virtual) Performers
Magical Story Time program: A Magical Melodies and Bendy Bookworm Mash-Up!
This two for one program features Mr. Chris of Magical Melodies and the Bendy Bookworm coming together for a mash-up of music, story time, and yoga! It is a magical combination of developmental skills gained through yoga storytelling of the Bendy Bookworm AND all the fun crazy song and dance joy that Mr. Chris’s Magical Melodies brings. This is a virtual program via Zoom and will be on Tuesday December 15th at 3:45. It works with a wide age range of audiences particularly those 18 months up to third grade.
December 22nd at 10:30 am don't let the cold bother you! Join our Frozen storytime where we will sing songs, read stories and maybe even see a special guest! Children are invited to come in princess costumes, or hats and gloves to keep them warm because we will be keeping things cool during this event! This is best suited for children under the age of 5.
November Highlights and Happenings
Class is FULL
Who is ready to experiment?
On Tuesday November 17th, at 3:45 we will be hosting a virtual STEAM-to-Go program via Zoom.
Participants will engage in science-based experiments and activities with guidance from a live trained instructor.
Where some materials may be needed from home, the Montvale Library will provide individually prepared and packaged materials necessary to complete a STEM activity and have them ready for pick up prior to the session.
Registration is required and is best suited for grades 3-5.
Space is limited.
On Wednesday December 2nd at 4:00 pm, we will be hosting an opportunity to hand craft your own clay piece via Zoom with Peter Lagomarsino of Creative Ways.
Here is how it works. After your registration is confirmed:
Pick up Clay Kits
Complete kits filled with all the necessary material will be provided and picked up at the library prior Nov. 22-25 .
Attend Zoom Class
On Dec. 2nd, the day of the class, Mr. Peter will provide step by step instructions throughout the virtual meeting.
Drop off Projects for Glazing
Dec. 3-5, participants bring their finished pieces to us at the library where they will be fired and glazed off site.
Pick up finished product
Dec 21-23 you will pick up plates at the library and have a completed, functional piece of your own creation!
Registration is required and you must be in 3rd grade or above.
Space is limited.
Artist Peri will be back leading a Thanksgiving- themed art class on Monday November 23 @ 4:00.
This is a virtual art lesson via Zoom where Artist Peri provides step by step instructions in creating a personal work of art. All you need is a pencil and paper and a little imagination to participate.
Registration will be required and best for children ages 5 and older.
Calling all movers and shakers! We are making homemade butter and invite you to join us via Zoom!
All you need is a small jar (a baby food jar is a great size), some heavy cream and a lot of energy! Together we will shake the afternoon away.
By the end of the session we will have delicious, fresh butter; just in time for Thanksgiving.
Note: The Children’s Room has some extra jars to share. Please let us know if you need one.
Tuesday, November 24th at 10:30 am, join Ms. Liz’s Friendsgiving celebration!
Bring your special stuffed animal friends to connect, share, sing songs, read stories and of course…. Zoom to the Moon!
Bedtime Stories with Ms. Mary
Ms. Mary will be reading some great stories on November 19th @ 7:00 pm. Grab your jammies and blankies and get ready to settle in for the evening.