Briarcliff Manor Public Library, One Library Road, Briarcliff Manor, New York, 914-941-7072


CHILDREN AND FAMILIES



SUMMER PROGRAMS FOR 2021
Summer Programs 2021 Information about the Summer Reading Incentive Program, in person outdoor programs, virtual programs and special events are all detailed. Mark your calendars now! Please note that some programs require registration.


BRIARCLIFF HISTORY HUNT
an around the Village scavenger hunt for families
PRINT/VIEW SCAVENGER HUNT SHEET

Briarcliff Manor-Scarborough Historical Society has a challenge for the families of Briarcliff. Get to know some Village history along the way! Can you find all of the sites pictured? If you take any pictures of yourself at the sites you find and post them on Facebook please use the hashtag #briarcliffhistoryhunt. We would love to see them! Also, we would love to hear about your Briarcliff history hunt experience! Did you find them all? How long did it take you? Which one was the hardest to find? Email Amy Kaplan at abgkaplan@wlsmail.org.



BROWSE NEW BOOKS
BROWSE NEW BOOKS -- Everytime we add a new book to our collection, we include it here. Look for our newest picture books, beginning readers, novels, nonfiction and graphic novels. Let us know what you want, or place a hold on the item, and schedule to pick it up curbside.




HANDS-ON ACTIVITIES & BOREDOM BUSTERS
SPRING CRAFT CLUBS -LIVE ZOOM PROGRAM

dates/ages below -- Registration is required for this program. All registrants will be able to pick up their Craft Club kit at a curbside pickup appointment and will get the Zoom links.

Participants will follow along to make the projects at the live Zoom meetings. There will be a different project each time. Note that you will need to suppliment with a few supplies from home such as glue, scissors, markers, etc.

We will also post how-to craft videos for each project and a materials list for those who wish to do the crafts on their own. Please note dates and age groups below:

-CRAFT CLUB: for grades 1 - 12. 4:30 pm on April 19, May 3, May 17 and June 7. Children ages 8 and under will need a caregiver to attend the Zoom meeting with them as a helper

CRAFT VIDEOS

Spring Door Hanging
materials needed


Mini-Rug Hanging
materials needed


Decorative Paper Box
materials needed
printable box template

Indoor Mobile Decoration
materials needed

Bear Magnet or Clip
materials needed

Dog Bookmark
materials needed

Wire and Beads Craft
materials needed

Picture Frame
materials needed

DIY Clipboard
materials needed

Aquarium Bookend
materials needed

Shrink Sheet Keychain
materials needed

Pipe Cleaners & Beads Keychains tassel, dragonfly, person
materials needed







ORIGAMI ANIMAL VIDEOS

This program was held in the Fall of 2020. All of the live Zoom meetings were recorded for you to watch anytime. Cut some paper into squares and follow along with the videos to learn how to make your own origami animals.

Dog video instructions sheet Duck video instruction sheet
Sea lion video instructions sheet Butterfly (and flower) video butterfly instructions & flower instructions
ACTIVITY-OF-THE-DAY/WEEK ARCHIVES

Is your family looking for ways to keep the kids from getting bored and to keep them away from their screens? We found tons of activities that are engaging, fun, and don't require leaving your house or yard. We had an activity newsletter over the spring and summer and sent science experiments, games to play around the house, adventures for the yard, and craft/art ideas. We provided ideas that work for a range of ages- from toddlers to preteens. We sent an idea a day last spring and weekly ideas around a common theme this summer.



BOOKLISTS to help you navigate the ebook collections




STORYTIME PROGRAMS & VIDEOS
SUMMER
Little Library Fun Club


for preschoolers

Outdoor program on Thursdays at 11:30 am

Registration is required.

Dates and Details at briarcliffmanorlibrary.org/summer



SUMMER
Little Library Fun Club


for K - 2nd graders

Outdoor program on Thursdays at 3:30 pm

Registration is required.

Dates and Details at briarcliffmanorlibrary.org/summer



SUMMER
Outdoor Songs in a Circle Time


for babies/tots up to 30 months

Outdoor program on Tuesday mornings

Registration is required. Details at briarcliffmanorlibrary.org/summer
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SUMMER
Wild About Animals!


For 1st - 3rd graders

Virtual program with animal read alouds and a craft, Tuesdays at 4 pm

Registration is required.

Dates and Details at briarcliffmanorlibrary.org/summer



STORYTIME VIDEOS

Babies & Toddlers
with Caregivers


Don't forget to take a Dance break & a Book break!

(Music from Storytime, grab any book and read together)



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BOOK CLUBS ON ZOOM
Please note age groups. 4th graders may join both groups or pick the group with which they feel most comfortable. Registration is required.
2nd - 4th Graders

Enjoy a short trivia game and discussion about the book at each meeting. Meetings are virtual via Zoom. Registration is required.

Contact Amy Kaplan at abgkaplan@wlsmail.org to register.

Summmer dates and titles

4th - 6th Graders

Enjoy a short trivia game and discussion about the book at each meeting. Meetings are virtual via Zoom. Registration is required.

Contact Amy Kaplan at abgkaplan@wlsmail.org to register.

Suspended for the summer.

We will have 4th - 8th grade book chats this summer!

Details about 4th - 8th grade summer programs can be found at: www.briarcliffmanorlibrary.org/summer




CHESS CLUB online

SUSPENDED FOR THE SUMMER. LOOK FOR CHESS CLUB NEWS IN THE FALL.

We brought our chess club online! Unfortunately, we will not be able to provide instruction. However, if your child knows the game and wants to meet online with other kids from Briarcliff to play a game of chess let me know! Our teen coaches will also be at meetings to play games with the kids during the meetings. Please contact Amy Kaplan at abgkaplan@wlsmail.org if you want to join the club!


READINGTO ROVER

SUSPENDED FOR THE SUMMER. LOOK FOR READING TO ROVER NEWS IN THE FALL.

This program is for children in grades 1 - 5. Help build confidence in reading aloud skills by reading aloud to a trained therapy dog. This program is being held via Zoom at this time.





WATCH 2021 VIDEO BOOK TALKS

Watch booktalks -- Each year Briarcliff Manor Public Library and Todd School partner together for a 4th and 5th graders video book talk club. The kids write, film and edit their book talks. The kids are promoting books that they LOVED to other kids! Many books talked about are on the Todd School summer reading list. Watch them to get some ideas for what to read next.


ONLINE RESOURCES for children only

*Please note that the resources featured on the ebooks, audiobooks, etc. pages include children's materials. The following are online resources that are for children only.
Tumblebooks - With Tumblebooks, the computer will read books aloud to you, or you can opt to read them yourself, while seeing the text and pictures on the creen. There are also some older reader options with large easy to read font. This resource has books in English, Spanish, and French. There is also the Tumblebooks app available for download.

Kanopy Kids - Kanopy Kids highlights films and TV series that help children develop empathy, mindfulness, and self-esteem through entertaining and educational videos. Kanopy has partnered with Common Sense Media™ to provide developmentally appropriate age rating for videos on Kanopy Kids. You will need your library card and pin to utilize this resource.
















































































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Last revised June 5, 2021