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


CHILDREN AND FAMILIES




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.




CRAFTS PROGRAMS & VIDEOS
SUMMER PROGRAM

Go to briarcliffmanorlibrary.org/summer to view all summer programs for all ages.



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 over the summer.



BOOKLISTS
Ebook recommendations
Booklists & Recommendations



STORYTIME PROGRAMS & VIDEOS
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SUMMER PROGRAMS

Go to briarcliffmanorlibrary.org/summer to view all summer programs for all ages.









PRESCHOOLERS

Stories & Art Time
in person outside

Mondays at 4:00 pm
March 28 - May 23 (no meeting week of April 11).

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

This program is for almost 3s through 5 year olds with their caregiver. Listen to some stories and then enjoy some "open art" time. A bin of art materials will be provided for each child to create whatever they want.


BABIES/TOTS SONG VIDEOS

Follow along with songs and movements anytime. Don't forget to take a Dance break & a Book break!


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BABIES UP TO 18 MONTHS

Babytime Lapsit
in person outside

Wednesdays at 11:30 am
March 30 - June 8 (no meeting April 13)

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



This program is for babies up to 18 months with their caregivers. Sing and dance with your little one.


TOTS 15 - 30 MONTHS

Fun for Ones! (& Young 2s too)
in person outside

Tuesdays at 10:30 am
March 29 - June 7 (no meeting April 12)

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



This program is for babies/tots 15 to 30 months with their caregivers. Sing and dance with your little one.




BOOK CLUBS
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

This book club will resume in the next school year.

Look for the GRAPHIC NOVELS & GAMES book club meeting this summer for 3rd through 5th graders.

Find all of our summer programs at: briarcliffmanorlibrary.org/summer









4th - 7th Graders

This book club will resume in the next school year.

Look for the GRAPHIC NOVELS & GAMES book club meeting this summer for 3rd through 5th graders.

Find all of our summer programs at: briarcliffmanorlibrary.org/summer












EXPLORE & PERFORM SCIENCE WITH RIYA! in person, inside

Thursdays at 6 - 7 pm, April 21 - May 19

4th - 5th graders only -- Registration is required. Email Amy at abgkaplan@wslmail.org.

In this interactive program, kids will explore a variety of science topics ranging from types of blood cells, to subatomic particles, to making fun machines! The kids will first learn the fundamental concepts and then participate in scientifically accurate skits that enforce the concepts through role play. Parents are invited to the latter half of the final meeting to watch one of the science skits being performed by all participants.

This program will be conducted by Riya Raina (in collaboration with Amy Kaplan) at the Briarcliff Public Library. Riya is a 9th grader at Briarcliff High School and is passionate about math, science, and technology and loves helping kids develop an interest in these subjects.




CASUAL CHESS CLUB in person outside

SPRING DATES: Thursdays at 4 pm, May 5 - June 2

3rd - 6th graders only *
We are bringing out casual chess club outside! Kids get together with other kids who like to play chess and simply play some games together. If the child has never played chess before, we will teach them the basics to get them started. However, there will be no chess experts/professional teachers present. Registration is required. Please contact Amy Kaplan at abgkaplan@wlsmail.org to register.

*Are you in 7th - 12th grade and love playing chess? We might be able to use you as a volunteer for our club! Email Amy Kaplan at abgkaplan@wlsmail.org to learn more.




READINGTO ROVER

SPRING REGISTRATION FORM

This program is moving back inside the building for spring 2022! This program is for children in grades 1 - 5. Help build confidence in reading aloud skills by reading aloud to a trained therapy dog.





WATCH 2022 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 April 2, 2022