Friday, December 22, 2017

It’s Time to Look Back at 2017

January of 2017 started with exciting programs to warm up children and their parent’s hearts.   Programs such as “Snack & Stories” and “Jump Bunch” (sports and fitness program) provided the children an outlet to socialize as well as to learn healthy skills.  The winter special program “Matter of Fact” gave them an opportunity to play alchemist for a day by turning a nickel into gold (well, almost).
Writing comics is a great practice for storytelling and it is a clever way to motivate reluctant writers to write.  We had a stimulating workshop called “Create Your Own Comic Strip” with Helen Murdock-Prep, cartoonist and creator of Shrinking Violet Comics.

The library provides volunteer opportunities to help youth earn some community work hours and experience.  Among many other craft programs, teen volunteers participated in the “Math Buddies” program.  This program aimed to help children from K – 2nd grade develop early math skills by playing math games, apps, and using fun math books.
This year’s summer reading program “Build a Better World” was very successful.  The program started with an opening show called “Marvels of Motion” where children learned about the power of force. It was followed by many other engaging programs such as “Sketch & Stretch,” “S’more Pies,” “Wii Buddies,” “Campfire Tales,” “Sound Explore” and  “Keva Colab.”

The grand finale for the summer programs was our special treat for the children who participated in the summer reading club.  It was a musical show called “Madagascar” that was performed by local actors.  This summer, during “Build a Better World,” Syosset children read 7,082 books.

Syosset Library had its first Sy-Con which brought many entertaining programs for all ages.  Our little ones enjoyed the Sy-Con by participating in the Cosplay Contest, “Superhero Masks,” and by making mouth-watering candy sushi.  

The fall season was marked by spooky Halloween themed crafts and by creating Stamp Tote Bag. 
Some of our popular ongoing programs are Maker Buddies, Family Lego, Story Time, Friday Film & Fun, Book Discussion, and Chess Workshops.

This year Syosset Library Theater showed the following movies: Moana, Beauty and the Beast, and Despicable Me.

2017 is winding down with Prestino’s Magic Show, Snow Globe, and Holiday Cookie Decoration.  

We are looking forward to another exciting year in 2018 with your little ones. 

We in the Children’s Room wish you all a very happy and healthy New Year! 
Posted by Noureen. 

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