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


CHILDREN AND FAMILIES


SCHEDULE A (PHONE OR VIDEO) CHAT WITH AMY
Do you miss chatting with Amy about what books you've been reading? Do you want to get some book recommedations? Are you having trouble figuring out how to utilize the library's digital resources? Or do you just want to say hi or show Amy a cool picture you drew? Amy would love to have a phone chat or video chat with you!

Use this form to request a meeting. Do not consider the meeting scheduled until you recieve a confirmation. Amy can't wait to talk to you!!

SCHEDULE A MEETING WITH AMY



ACTIVITY OF THE DAY emails (Monday through Thursday)

SIGN UP TODAY -- Is your family looking for ways to keep the kids from getting bored and to keep them away from their screens? Sign up for our ACTIVITY OF THE DAY newsletter! You will receive an email with a suggested activity to do that day. The emails will go out daily Monday through Thursday while the building is closed.

Amy Kaplan is combing the internet (so you don't have to!) to find activities that are engaging, fun, and don't require leaving your house or yard. We send science experiments, games to play around the house, adventures for the yard, and craft/art ideas. We provide ideas that work for a range of ages- from toddlers to preteens.

Did you start subscribing late? Did you get an email about something that looked like fun a few weeks ago, and now finally have the time to do it? Find Previous Activity-a-Day Emails in our Archives



BOOKLISTS to help you navigate the ebook collections





STORYTIME VIDEOS (more to come)


FOR BABIES/TODDLERS AND CAREGIVERS

HOOKED ON BOOKS VIDEOS
4 - 7 YR OLDS & CAREGIVERS
Email Amy at abgkaplan@gmail.com for the password needed to view this video

New Hooked on Books video posted 5.16.20
PRESCHOOL STORYTIMES
almost 3s - 5 YR OLDS & CAREGIVERS
Storytime One,email abgkaplan@gmail.com for password

New Preschool Storytime video posted 5.28.20
Dance break! Music from Storytime
Book break! Grab a book & read together.

Password Protected Videos
The above storytime videos where stories are read aloud are password protected out of respect for the publishers' wishes. These videos are intended for library patrons, rather than the public at large.

Amy is happy to give patrons the password. Email Amy at abgkaplan@gmail.com. Or fill out this quick

STORYTIME PASSWORD REQUEST FORM.

Note that the Babies/Toddlers song videos to the left can simply be played at anytime with no password needed.




VIRTUAL READING TO ROVER program

Our therapy dogs are ready to listen online...(and, dog lovers: they look extremely cute on camera!) Read aloud to a trained therapy dog over a ZOOM meeting. Register Now



CHESS CLUB online

We are bringing 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! Please contact Amy Kaplan at abgkaplan@gmail.com.



VIRTUAL BOOK DISCUSSIONS
Please note age groups. Registration is required.

FOR CHILDREN IN GRADES 2 - 4*:

Tashi and the Wicked Magician by Anna Fienberg
-- Everyone should read the book in advance of the meeting date and be ready to talk about the book and play some book trivia and more! Registration is required.
  • Discussion date: Thursday June 11th @ 5 -5:45 pm, Register Now


FOR CHILDREN IN GRADES 4* - 6:

Saving Lucas Biggs by Marisa De Los Santos
-- Everyone should read the book in advance of the meeting date and be ready to talk about the book and play some book trivia and more! Registration is required.
  • Discussion date: Thursday June 18th @ 5 - 5:45 pm, Register Now


*If you are not familiar with using Hoopla, email Amy Kaplan with any questions at abgkaplan@gmail.com. We are using Hoopla rather than Overdrive because several copies of the book can be "checked out" at once. The book should be immediately available for the child to check out and start reading.

*If your child is in 4th grade, please select whichever book they will enjoy most. (Please note that the 4th - 6th grade selection will likely be a challenging book for some 4th graders.)




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.

ABC Mouse - Use your library card to check out access to this resource for a 3 week period. Please note spots are limited. If you are not able to "Check Out Account" try again in a few days.

TumbleMath - Tumblebooks is providing free access to this resource while schools are closed. Find tons of stories that reinforce and teach math concepts. There are also quizzes by grade level. (If it asks you to login, use the username: tumble2020, password: A3b5c6)

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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This website was created by Amy B.G. Kaplan (abgkaplan@westchesterlibraries.org)

Last revised May 28, 2020