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YA Summer Reading Program

Friday, August 03, 2018
Mount Pleasant Public Library

Click here to Register for this year's Summer Reading Program for Young Adults in grades 5 - 12.

Registration Begins Monday, June 4th


The program runs from June 25th to August 3rd.


Middle Readers (Grades 5-6)

Young Adults (Grades 7-12)

 

Log your minutes read for a chance to win prizes this summer...

 

You can also complete challenges to earn points. The theme this year is Libraries Rock! and you will see this reflected throughout the program.

  

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

Log your minutes: Every 100 minutes read earns you 1 point

Complete a challenge: Earn points by completing challenges

1 point = 1 raffle ticket entry to win one of the grand prizes

  

Prize #1:   Kindle Fire Tablet (Courtesy of the Valhalla Lions)

Prize #2:   Entertainment Bundle (Comics, Games, Art Supplies, Gift Certificate)

Prize #3:   Bag of Books (Advanced readers, autographed copies and more)


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Children's Summer Reading Program

Friday, August 03, 2018
Mount Pleasant Public Library
Click here to sign up for our 2018 Summer Reading Program. 

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

WHEN?

Sign Up:  Begins June 4.   Sign up for reading program and Kick-off Event.

Kick-Off: Friday, June 22 at 1:00pm or 2:30 pm, your choice, to see "The National Circus Project" (see below).

Reporting: June 25 through August 3

 HOW? (Choose one)

  1. In person: at the Main Library in Pleasantville or the Branch Library in Valhalla.
  2. By phone:  (914) 769-0548 x3 (Main Library) or (914) 741-0276 (Branch Library).
  3. Online: Register here starting June 4th

Kick-Off Program (June 22) Main Library: "The National Circus Project"  

There will be two shows and sign up is required:

Click here to register for the 1:00pm show

Click here to register for the 2:30pm show. 

 READ AND WIN!

  • Drawstring Backpack – Get a backpack when you sign up (while supplies last).
  • Timed Reading Record – Each child will be given a reading record with stickers. Time spent reading should be recorded by adding a mini sticker for each 20 minute increment.
  • Collect Trading Cards – Get a Pete the Cat trading card each time you visit the library.
  • Prizes – T-shirts, toys, books, and more will be raffled off weekly. Get a raffle ticket each time you visit the library and have added a new sticker(s) to your reading record for reading 30 minutes or more.
  • Grand Prize Raffle – You may win a Kindle Fire kid’s edition! The more you read the more chances you’ll have to win.

Other exciting events this summer include:

  • Lego Building Workshop (Wed. July 11)
  • "Dinosaurs Rock" dig for real fossils (Wed. July 25)
  • Maritime Aquarium: "Meet the Animals" (Meet the Animals" (Wed. July 18)
  • Tom Sieling family concert "Take a Tromp through the Swamp." (Thurs. August 2)
  • Puppets to Go (Thurs. August 9)
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Art Exhibit by Seema Varma

Friday, August 24, 2018
Mount Pleasant Public Library
Seema's passion to paint started with a quest to find a unique artwork for the cover page of her first book. It led to a collection of paintings that cover a variety of subjects and techniques all skillfully captured with beautiful acrylic colors on canvas. She is dedicating this exhibit to the Saral Seva Trust http://www.saralsevatrust.org and to all the other talented artists who share their passions with us.
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Baby Time

10:00 AM - 10:20 AM
Mount Pleasant Public 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, June 25 through August 15.  Baby Time will meet at the Branch Library on Tuesday and Thursdays, June 26 through August 16. 

Recommended for newborns through 12 months old.


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Toddler Time

10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Mount Pleasant Public Library
Description: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. Toddler Time will meet at the Main Library in Pleasantville on Monday, Wednesday and Fridays, June 25 through August 17. (will not meet on Wednesday, July 4) Toddler Time will meet at the Branch Library on Tuesday and Thursdays, June 26 through August 16.

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
Description:Description: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. Toddler Time will meet at the Main Library in Pleasantville on Monday, Wednesday and Fridays, June 25 through August 17. (will not meet on Wednesday, July 4) Toddler Time will meet at the Branch Library on Tuesday and Thursdays, June 26 through August 16.

Recommended for ages 2 1/2 to 5 years.
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Picture This! Stories and a Craft

3:30 PM - 4:15 PM
Mount Pleasant Public Library
We'll read a story and do an art project inspired by the book. For children ages 4-6. Registration is requested and will begin on June 4. (Limit 12)
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Mahjongg Night

6:45 PM - 8:45 PM
Mount Pleasant Public Library
Community Room
Free, Open Play, Mahjongg Nights

Please Note: There will be no instruction and you must bring your own current Mahjongg card.  You may come with your own group of 4 or be matched up with other single players.  Please bring a Mahjongg set.  

Please register by the Friday before at Mahjongplayers@gmail.com.  Leave the date you are registering for, your name, email address and phone number.  Please include any questions you may have in your email.
Space is limited.

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Baby Time

10:00 AM - 10:20 AM
Mount Pleasant Branch Library
Description:
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, June 25 through August 15.  Baby Time will meet at the Branch Library on Tuesday and Thursdays, June 26 through August 16. 

Recommended for newborns through 12 months old.
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Toddler Time

10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Mount Pleasant Branch Library
Description:Description: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. Toddler Time will meet at the Main Library in Pleasantville on Monday, Wednesday and Fridays, June 25 through August 17. (will not meet on Wednesday, July 4) Toddler Time will meet at the Branch Library on Tuesday and Thursdays, June 26 through August 16.

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
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, June 25 through August 17 (storytime will not meet on Wednesday, July 4).  Preschool Story Time will meet at the Branch Library on Tuesday and Thursdays, June 26 through August 16. 

Recommended for ages 2 1/2 to 5 years.


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Pajama Storytime

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

7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Mount Pleasant Public Library
Using original photographs and historic images, Kevin Woyce tells the story of New York’s greatest skyscrapers, from the 1890 New York World building to the Woolworth, Chrysler, and Empire State buildings. He will explain how and why they were built, and introduce the architects and businessmen whose visions shaped the world-famous skyline.  After the talk, Mr. Woyce will answer questions from the audience. He will have some of his many books available for purchase and signing.
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Baby Time

10:00 AM - 10:20 AM
Mount Pleasant Public 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, June 25 through August 15.  Baby Time will meet at the Branch Library on Tuesday and Thursdays, June 26 through August 16. 

Recommended for newborns through 12 months old.


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Toddler Time

10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Mount Pleasant Public Library
Description: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. Toddler Time will meet at the Main Library in Pleasantville on Monday, Wednesday and Fridays, June 25 through August 17. (will not meet on Wednesday, July 4) Toddler Time will meet at the Branch Library on Tuesday and Thursdays, June 26 through August 16.

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
Description:Description: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. Toddler Time will meet at the Main Library in Pleasantville on Monday, Wednesday and Fridays, June 25 through August 17. (will not meet on Wednesday, July 4) Toddler Time will meet at the Branch Library on Tuesday and Thursdays, June 26 through August 16.

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

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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Meet the Animals

2:00 PM - 2:45 PM
Mount Pleasant Public Library
Community Room
Nothing sparks an interest in nature and science like an up-close meeting with live animals. In this program, an aquarium educator will introduce children to live crabs, snails and sea stars. Children will count their legs, describe their body shapes and explain how they feel. Finally, they'll collect their ideas and observations on an "I Notice, I Wonder" chart.
For children ages 4-6. Registration is required and will begin on Monday, June 18. (Limit: 30)

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Baby Time

10:00 AM - 10:20 AM
Mount Pleasant Branch Library
Description:
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, June 25 through August 15.  Baby Time will meet at the Branch Library on Tuesday and Thursdays, June 26 through August 16. 

Recommended for newborns through 12 months old.
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Toddler Time

10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Mount Pleasant Branch Library
Description:Description: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. Toddler Time will meet at the Main Library in Pleasantville on Monday, Wednesday and Fridays, June 25 through August 17. (will not meet on Wednesday, July 4) Toddler Time will meet at the Branch Library on Tuesday and Thursdays, June 26 through August 16.

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
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, June 25 through August 17 (storytime will not meet on Wednesday, July 4).  Preschool Story Time will meet at the Branch Library on Tuesday and Thursdays, June 26 through August 16. 

Recommended for ages 2 1/2 to 5 years.


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Seniors of Mount Pleasant

11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Mount Pleasant Public Library
Community Room
The Seniors of Mt. Pleasant will be using the Community Room on Thursday mornings from 11am-2pm from June 28 through August 2.  
For information: Jim Martorano (914-742-2380) (JMartorano@MtPleasantNY.com)

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Storytime Playgroup

2:00 PM - 2:45 PM
Mount Pleasant Public Library
Description:Stories, songs, special activities and playtime for children ages 1-4. The summer session of storytime playgroup will run from June 28 through August 2.


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Registration is open

Summer Reading Celebration

3:30 PM - 5:00 PM
Mount Pleasant Public Library
We will be celebrating all of our Summer Reading participants - both children and young adults! Join us for crafts, games, bubbles, cake and more as we celebrate the nearly 700 of you who signed up to read this year!

Just some of the fun activities to enjoy
  • Design your own guitar
  • Get crafty with rocks
  • Create your own bookmarks
  • Play board games
  • A book swap for Young Adults
  • Hula hoops, bubbles, jump ropes, and sidewalk chalk (weather permitting)


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Library Board of Trustees Meeting

7:30 PM - 9:00 PM