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


CHILDREN AND FAMILIES



DINOVEMBER! INFORMATION
Have the passcode? Enter it now on the: Dinovember Page

November 1- 30, 2021: This year we have a DINOVEMBER CHALLENGE! for kids of all ages. Come to the library anytime during library hours to pick up your Dinovember Challenge! Envelope to get started. Your challenge is to figure out the passcode to unlock the password and get a dinoprize!!

In your envelope you will find 4 challenges. When you solve each one it will give you one digit of the 4-digit code. Enter the code on our Dinovember Page to unlock the password! Write the password on your "ticket" (provided in envelope) and present the ticket at the front desk in the library anytime during library hours to collect your prize.

You can do the challenges all at once or over the month. You need to be looking at the library building from the outside for 2 of the challenges and the other 2 can be solved anywhere. Completing all 4 challenges will take around 20 to 40 minutes depending on the age of the child. Children under 7 will need some assistance from an older partner.


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.




PROGRAMS & VIDEOS
STORY & A CRAFT
FOR TWO
for ages 4 - 8


Detailed Flier

January - April This is a drop-off indoor program for two children at a time and masks are required. Register to come with a friend/sibling or register to come alone and we will pair children up together. A new story/craft program will be prepared each month. Time slots available on Wednesdays at 4 pm and Thursdays at 4:30 pm. Register for no more than one time slot per month.

ONLINE REGISTRATION FORM



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 of 2020 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
Ebook recommendations
Booklists & Recommendations



STORYTIME PROGRAMS & VIDEOS
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FOR 4 - 8 YEAR OLDS

Story & Craft for Two


Detailed Flier

January - April This is a drop-off indoor program for two children at a time and masks are required. Register to come with a friend/sibling or register to come alone and we will pair children up together. A new story/craft program will be prepared each month. Time slots available on Wednesdays at 4 pm and Thursdays at 4:30 pm. Register for no more than one time slot per month.

ONLINE REGISTRATION FORM



PRESCHOOLERS

Outdoors In Person
with caregivers


for preschoolers (almost 3s - 5 yr olds with caregivers)

Preschool Library Club: Winter Edition!
in Law Park/Pavilion

Wednesdays at 1 pm from January 12 - February 16.

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

We will exercise our way to 100, do a scavenger hunt in Law Park and then each child will get a personal "book bundle" to take home and enjoy at home with their caregiver. Bundle up! This program will run no matter the temperature, so only come if you feel you and your child will be comfortable. The program will be cancelled if Briarcliff Schools are closed.

CANNOT DO 1 PM? COME DO THE SCAVENGER HUNT ONLY on these Wednesdays from 11 am - 4 pm. We will make sure the Club's scavenger hunt is available for anyone who wants to try it. Come to the front desk of the library to get your scavenger hunt sheet; and you can come back in to get sticker when you are done. Please note that the hunt will not be posted if Briarcliff Schools are closed.
BABIES & TODDLERS

Outdoors In Person
with Caregivers


for babies/tots up to 30 months

Songs in a Circle Time
in Law Park/Pavilion

Fall series concluded on October 28th.

Spring series plans to run from the week of March 22 through the week of May 24. -dates tentative- We hope to have a Tuesday & Wednesday morning group at 10:30 am and a Thursday group at 11:30 am. Stay tuned for registration.

Storytime Videos

Follow along with songs and movements anytime. 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. Likewise, please note that there is also a 7th and up teen book club. 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.

WINTER & SPRING DATES/TITLES

Wed. December 1st 4:30 pm
Billy Miller Makes a Wish by Henkes

Thurs. January 13th at 6 pm
Emily's Fortune by Naylor

Wed. March 9th at 4:30 pm
Maybe Maybe Marisol Rainey by Kelly

Thurs. April 7th at 6 pm
The Wizard's Dog by Gale

4th - 7th 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.

WINTER & SPRING DATES/TITLES

Wed. December 8th at 4:30 pm
The True Confessions of Charlotte Doyle by Avi

Thurs. January 27th at 6 pm
Wink by Harrell

Wed. March 23rd at 4:30 pm
Chasing Vermeer by Balliett

Thurs. April 28th at 6 pm
Get a Grip, Vivy Cohen by Kapit




CHESS CLUB online

FALL DATES: Tuesdays at 4 pm online, Sept. 28 - Nov. 16

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! Please contact Amy Kaplan at abgkaplan@wlsmail.org if you want to join the club!


(virtual) READINGTO ROVER

WINTER REGISTRATION FORM

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 November 15, 2021