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Adult Summer Reading Program

Friday, August 16, 2019
Mount Pleasant Public Library
New!  Summer Reading Program for Adults!
(Why should kids have all the fun and prizes?)

Register HERE to get on your way.

Record: read books, write reviews, attend programs.
Drop a “bookmark” into the box at the Reference Desk in Pleasantville and earn raffle tickets.
1 Raffle Ticket for each book read.
1 Raffle Ticket for each program attended.
2 Raffle Tickets for each review written.

PRIZES
At the end of the program there will be a drawing for three Grand Prizes consisting of a $25 gift certificate to Village Bookstore, Tickets to the Jacob Burns Film Center, and books!











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Children's Summer Reading Program

Friday, August 16, 2019
Mount Pleasant Public Library

Universe of Stories!


June 28 - August 16


Sign up for this year's Summer Reading Program for Children in Grades Pre-K through 4th Grade

WHO?

  • Pre-readers participate by having books read to them.
  • Readers in Pre-K through 4thgrade.

 

WHEN?

Sign Up:         Begins June 3 

Kick-Off:         Friday, June 28 at 11:00am or 1:00 pm, your choice, to see Aliens: Escape from Earth

Reporting:     June 28 through August 16

 

 HOW? (Choose one)

  1. In person: at the Main Library in Pleasantville or the Branch Library in Valhalla.
  2. By phone:  (914) 769-0548 x602 (Main Library) or (914) 741-0276 (Branch Library).
  3. Online: Register here  starting June 3rd

 

Kick-Off Program (June 28) Main Library: 

There will be two shows and sign up is required:

Click here to register for the 11:00pm show

Click here to register for the 1:00pm show. 

 

How it Works

At Home: Read and color a circle for every 15 minutes read

At the Library: Choose when you want to receive prizes. You can choose to wait until you have many hours and receive a bigger prize

  • 2 hours = prize
  • 5 hours = prize
  • 10 hours = prize
  • 20 hours = prize

If you complete a reading log, stop by the library and a librarian will add a new sheet to your reading log.

 

At the end of the program drop off your reading log at the library.

We will total up all the minutes you have read and one participant in each grade (Pre-K - 4) will receive a grand prize.

 

Other exciting events this summer include:

  • Back to the Moon (Wed. July 10)
  • A Universe of Stories, A Universe of Songs (Wed. July 17)
  • Insects Rock (Wed. July 24)
  • Astronauts are People Too (Wed. July 31)
  • Puppets Show: Little Red Riding Hood (Wed. August 7)

 

ALSO FEATURING BEDTIME MATH: SUMMER OF NUMBERS

 

Reading Resources:

Overdrive - Borrow and download ebooks and audiobooks

Comics Plus - Borrow and download comic books using your library card number

TumbleBooks - An online collection of animated, talking picture books, reading comprehension quizzes, educational games and teacher resources

Biblioteca Tumblebooks - son libros animados, con ilustraciones que hablan, para enseñar a losniños los placeres de la lectura en un formato que les encantará.

Summer Reading Lists - recommendations from the local schools.


We would like to thank the Valhalla Lions Club and the Jacob Burns Film Center for their generous donations of gift cards!

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YA Summer Reading Program

Friday, August 16, 2019
Mount Pleasant Public Library

Universe of Stories!

 June 28 - August 16


Sign up for this year's Summer Reading Program for Young Adults in grades 5 - 12

 

Registration Begins Monday, June 3

 

Register Here

 

Log the minutes you read for chances to win prizes all summer long! 

 

How it Works

Read: Books, Graphic Novels, eBooks, Audiobooks, Short Stories, Magazines....

Log your minutes: Every 20 minutes read earns you 20 points.

Complete a challenge: Earn extra raffle tickets by completing challenges.

Weekly Prizes: Prizes will be awarded at the end of each week to participants including local gift certificates, free books, and more! 

 

During the Program

Challenges:

  • Write a Book Review and earn 1 extra raffle ticket (Print out a copy here

 

Recommendations: If you would like a librarian to make some recommendations, please fill out this form:

Reading Preferences Questionnaire

Questions? Email youngadult@mountpleasantlibrary.org or call 914-769-0548 x219

 

At the End of the Program

Use your points to purchase Raffle Tickets for each of the Grand Prizes! The more you read, the more Raffle Tickets you can get towards the grand prizes at the end of the program!

Print a Completion Certificate

 

Grand Prize Packs!!

Activity Pack: Dick's Gift Card, Travel Games, Drawstring Bag, Alien Soccer Ball, Art Supplies, Water Bottle

Entertainment Pack: Itunes Gift Card, Movie Gift Certificates, Comics, Drawstring Bag, Headphones

Reading Pack: Tote bag filled with books (Advanced Readers, autographed copies and more), Gift Certificate to Village Bookstore

 

Reading Resources:

2019 SYNC Audiobook Downloads- Summer Reading audiobooks free to keep

Overdrive - Borrow and download ebooks and audiobooks

Hoopla - Borrow and download ebooks, audiobooks, music and comic books with your library card

Comics Plus - Borrow and download comic books using your library card number

Freegal - Download and keep music for free using your library card number

 

Summer Reading Lists - Recommendations from the local schools.

 


 We'd like to thank this year's sponsors:

 Valhalla Lions Club

         The Village Bookstore

         The Jacob Burns Film Center

 Donations from the Friends of MPPL Book Sales

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Baby Time

10:00 AM - 10:20 AM
Mount Pleasant Branch Library
A fun interactive lap-sit story time that includes songs, rhymes, and a few very short stories. The experience gives babies an opportunity to socialize and parents a time to share. Baby Time will meet at the Main Library on Monday and Wednesdays, July 1 through August 14 Baby Time will meet at the Branch Library on Tuesday and Thursdays, July 2 through August 15. (Babytime will not meet on July 4).
Recommended for newborns through 12 months old.
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Toddler Time

10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Mount Pleasant Branch Library
This program uses finger plays, action rhymes, songs, and stories to encourage an enjoyment of books and to stimulate early listening, learning, and speaking skills.This interactive story time uses picture books, songs, finger plays, action rhymes, and other activities to encourage the enjoyment of books and language.  Toddler Time will meet at the Main Library in Pleasantville on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays, July 1 through August 16. Toddler Time will meet at the Branch Library on Tuesday and Thursdays, July 2 through August 16. (Toddler Time will not meet on July 4).
Recommended for ages 1 to 2 1/2 years.


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Preschool Storytime

11:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Mount Pleasant Branch Library
This interactive story time uses picture books, songs, finger plays, action rhymes, and other activities to encourage the enjoyment of books and language. Preschool Story Time will meet at the Main Library in Pleasantville on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays, September 5 through December 14 (storytime will not meet on Monday, October 8 and Friday, November 23). Preschool Story Time will meet at the Branch Library on Tuesday and Thursdays, September 4 through December 13 (storytime will not meet on Thursday, November 22).

Recommended for ages 2 1/2 to 5 years.This interactive story time uses picture books, songs, finger plays, action rhymes, and other activities to encourage the enjoyment of books and language. Preschool Story Time will meet at the Main Library in Pleasantville on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays, September 5 through December 14 (storytime will not meet on Monday, October 8 and Friday, November 23). Preschool Story Time will meet at the Branch Library on Tuesday and Thursdays, September 4 through December 13 (storytime will not meet on Thursday, November 22).

Recommended for ages 2 1/2 to 5 years.
Description:This interactive story time uses picture books, songs, finger plays, action rhymes, and other activities to encourage the enjoyment of books and language. Preschool Story Time will meet at the Main Library in Pleasantville on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays, July 1 through August 16. Preschool Story Time will meet at the Branch Library on Tuesday and Thursdays, July 2 through August 15 (Storytime will not meet on July 4). Recommended for ages 2 1/2 to 5 years.



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Understanding Alzheimer's and Dementia

2:30 PM - 3:30 PM
Mount Pleasant Public Library
Community Room
Alzheimer's is not normal aging - it's a disease of the brain that causes problems with memory, thinking and behavior. Join the Alzheimer's Association to learn about the impact of Alzheimer's; the difference between Alzheimer's and dementia; Alzheimer's disease stages and risk factors; current research; treatments available to address some symptoms; and Alzheimer's Association resources.

Sponsored by the Mount Pleasant Public Library
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Family Storytime

4:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Mount Pleasant Public Library
Programming Room
Stories, songs, fingerplays, and other activities for children ages 1-4, their siblings, and caregivers!
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Library Board of Trustees Meeting

7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Toddler Time

10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Mount Pleasant Public Library
Programming Room
This program uses finger plays, action rhymes, songs, and stories to encourage an enjoyment of books and to stimulate early listening, learning, and speaking skills.This interactive story time uses picture books, songs, finger plays, action rhymes, and other activities to encourage the enjoyment of books and language.  Toddler Time will meet at the Main Library in Pleasantville on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays, July 1 through August 16. Toddler Time will meet at the Branch Library on Tuesday and Thursdays, July 2 through August 16. (Toddler Time will not meet on July 4).
Recommended for ages 1 to 2 1/2 years.


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Preschool Storytime

11:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Mount Pleasant Public Library
Programming Room
Description:This interactive story time uses picture books, songs, finger plays, action rhymes, and other activities to encourage the enjoyment of books and language. Preschool Story Time will meet at the Main Library in Pleasantville on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays, July 1 through August 16. Preschool Story Time will meet at the Branch Library on Tuesday and Thursdays, July 2 through August 15 (Storytime will not meet on July 4). Recommended for ages 2 1/2 to 5 years.


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Baby Time

10:00 AM - 10:20 AM
Mount Pleasant Public Library
Programming Room
Description:
A fun interactive lap-sit story time that includes songs, rhymes, and a few very short stories. The experience gives babies an opportunity to socialize and parents a time to share. Baby Time will meet at the Main Library on Monday and Wednesdays, July 1 through August 14 Baby Time will meet at the Branch Library on Tuesday and Thursdays, July 2 through August 15. (Babytime will not meet on July 4).
Recommended for newborns through 12 months old.



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Toddler Time

10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Mount Pleasant Public Library
Programming Room
This program uses finger plays, action rhymes, songs, and stories to encourage an enjoyment of books and to stimulate early listening, learning, and speaking skills.This interactive story time uses picture books, songs, finger plays, action rhymes, and other activities to encourage the enjoyment of books and language.  Toddler Time will meet at the Main Library in Pleasantville on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays, July 1 through August 16. Toddler Time will meet at the Branch Library on Tuesday and Thursdays, July 2 through August 16. (Toddler Time will not meet on July 4).
Recommended for ages 1 to 2 1/2 years.


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Preschool Storytime

11:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Mount Pleasant Public Library
Programming Room
Description:This interactive story time uses picture books, songs, finger plays, action rhymes, and other activities to encourage the enjoyment of books and language. Preschool Story Time will meet at the Main Library in Pleasantville on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays, July 1 through August 16. Preschool Story Time will meet at the Branch Library on Tuesday and Thursdays, July 2 through August 15 (Storytime will not meet on July 4). Recommended for ages 2 1/2 to 5 years.


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Westchester Knitting Guild

6:00 PM - 8:45 PM
Mount Pleasant Public Library
Contact Myra Cohen (myco81@aol.com), 917-697-4321
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Baby Time

10:00 AM - 10:20 AM
Mount Pleasant Branch Library
A fun interactive lap-sit story time that includes songs, rhymes, and a few very short stories. The experience gives babies an opportunity to socialize and parents a time to share. Baby Time will meet at the Main Library on Monday and Wednesdays, July 1 through August 14 Baby Time will meet at the Branch Library on Tuesday and Thursdays, July 2 through August 15. (Babytime will not meet on July 4).
Recommended for newborns through 12 months old.
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Toddler Time

10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Mount Pleasant Branch Library
This program uses finger plays, action rhymes, songs, and stories to encourage an enjoyment of books and to stimulate early listening, learning, and speaking skills.This interactive story time uses picture books, songs, finger plays, action rhymes, and other activities to encourage the enjoyment of books and language.  Toddler Time will meet at the Main Library in Pleasantville on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays, July 1 through August 16. Toddler Time will meet at the Branch Library on Tuesday and Thursdays, July 2 through August 16. (Toddler Time will not meet on July 4).
Recommended for ages 1 to 2 1/2 years.


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Preschool Storytime

11:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Mount Pleasant Branch Library
This interactive story time uses picture books, songs, finger plays, action rhymes, and other activities to encourage the enjoyment of books and language. Preschool Story Time will meet at the Main Library in Pleasantville on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays, September 5 through December 14 (storytime will not meet on Monday, October 8 and Friday, November 23). Preschool Story Time will meet at the Branch Library on Tuesday and Thursdays, September 4 through December 13 (storytime will not meet on Thursday, November 22).

Recommended for ages 2 1/2 to 5 years.This interactive story time uses picture books, songs, finger plays, action rhymes, and other activities to encourage the enjoyment of books and language. Preschool Story Time will meet at the Main Library in Pleasantville on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays, September 5 through December 14 (storytime will not meet on Monday, October 8 and Friday, November 23). Preschool Story Time will meet at the Branch Library on Tuesday and Thursdays, September 4 through December 13 (storytime will not meet on Thursday, November 22).

Recommended for ages 2 1/2 to 5 years.
Description:This interactive story time uses picture books, songs, finger plays, action rhymes, and other activities to encourage the enjoyment of books and language. Preschool Story Time will meet at the Main Library in Pleasantville on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays, July 1 through August 16. Preschool Story Time will meet at the Branch Library on Tuesday and Thursdays, July 2 through August 15 (Storytime will not meet on July 4). Recommended for ages 2 1/2 to 5 years.



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Pajama Time

6:30 PM - 7:00 PM
Mount Pleasant Public Library
Join Miss Debbie for an evening storytime that includes stories, songs, and fun.  Pajamas and stuffed animals are welcome!  For children ages 2-5 and their families. Pajama Time will run through August 13.
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Baby Time

10:00 AM - 10:20 AM
Mount Pleasant Public Library
Programming Room
Description:
A fun interactive lap-sit story time that includes songs, rhymes, and a few very short stories. The experience gives babies an opportunity to socialize and parents a time to share. Baby Time will meet at the Main Library on Monday and Wednesdays, July 1 through August 14 Baby Time will meet at the Branch Library on Tuesday and Thursdays, July 2 through August 15. (Babytime will not meet on July 4).
Recommended for newborns through 12 months old.



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Senior B.E.A.T. (Be Educated About Transportation)

10:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Mount Pleasant Public Library
Senior B.E.A.T. educates Seniors on how to safely and successfully use the Bee-Line System to promote greater travel independence. Join Program Specialist, Mary Ellen Burns, to learn about the Reduced Fare MetroCard; key bus safety, and "how to ride' skills; accessibility features available on a Bee-Line bus; how to plan a trip and much more. Stop by anytime between 10:30am-12:30pm. For more information contact Mary Ellen at 914-813-7741.
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Toddler Time

10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Mount Pleasant Public Library
Programming Room
This program uses finger plays, action rhymes, songs, and stories to encourage an enjoyment of books and to stimulate early listening, learning, and speaking skills.This interactive story time uses picture books, songs, finger plays, action rhymes, and other activities to encourage the enjoyment of books and language.  Toddler Time will meet at the Main Library in Pleasantville on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays, July 1 through August 16. Toddler Time will meet at the Branch Library on Tuesday and Thursdays, July 2 through August 16. (Toddler Time will not meet on July 4).
Recommended for ages 1 to 2 1/2 years.


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Preschool Storytime

11:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Mount Pleasant Public Library
Programming Room
Description:This interactive story time uses picture books, songs, finger plays, action rhymes, and other activities to encourage the enjoyment of books and language. Preschool Story Time will meet at the Main Library in Pleasantville on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays, July 1 through August 16. Preschool Story Time will meet at the Branch Library on Tuesday and Thursdays, July 2 through August 15 (Storytime will not meet on July 4). Recommended for ages 2 1/2 to 5 years.


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PLY (People Love Yarn)

1:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Mount Pleasant Public Library
Programming Room

Share your knowledge, or learn from the group! All skill levels welcome.

For more information please contact Louann Rooney - rooneylm@optonline.net

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Registration is open

Insects Rock

4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Mount Pleasant Public Library
Community Room
An interactive presentation for children ages 5-9. Children will experience the following in a up-close, personal, hands-on approach: Prehistoric Insects, Insect Life Cycles, Insect Parts, Adaptation, and How A Fly Flies. They will also get detailed and really cool information on: Mosquitoes, Fireflies, Cicadas, Bees, Ants, Butterflies, Dragonflies, and Arachnids. Registration is required and will begin on Monday, July 1. (Limit: 60 children).
Sponsored by the Mt. Pleasant Public Library and presented by Dinosaurs Rock.
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