Posts by Caroline, Children's Librarian

Paws for Reading

Starting in March, the Library is excited to introduce our new program: Paws for Reading. Children in grades K-6 will be able to read to our therapy dog, Rufus. This program will be held on Fridays from 4:00-5:00 p.m., beginning March 1st. Reading with a therapy dog has numerous benefits for children. Reading to a dog is therapeutic, calming and very rewarding. According to American Libraries Magazines.org, “…children read aloud to animals–usually dogs–instead of their peers, and the fear of making a mistake will subside, allowing them to achieve their reading potential.” About Rufus: Rufus is an almost 3 year
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International Women’s Day: Poetry

Celebrating International Women’s Day: Poetry Sunday March 10th, at 2:00-3:30 p.m For: Adults Location: Auditorium The Library will be celebrating Women’s History Month with poetry from a diverse range of voices and cultures. The event will take place on Sunday March 10th from 2:00-3:30 p.m. The following writers will be presenting their work at the March 10th celebration: Deborah Hauser – Poet laureate of Suffolk County Susan Clarkson Moorhead – Librarian at New Rochelle Public Library & Pushcart nominee Q. Imagine – Emerging poet Claudine Nash – Award-winning poet Caroline Reddy – Librarian at White Plains Public Library & published
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February K-6 Programs

For our elementary schoolers, please join us for our K-6 programs! In February we have programs for Groundhog’s Day, Black History Month, and National Pizza Day, plus a storytime that will take you in the deep blue sea virtually! Groundhog STEAM February 1st @ 4:30PM Join us for a Groundhog Day celebration! We will read a book about groundhogs then create a groundhog craft. Free ticket required. Please pick up tickets at The Trove Desk starting 30 minutes before the program. Groundhog’s Day is celebrated on February 2nd, in Punxsutawney, Pennsylvania. We Heart Pizza! February 9th @ 4:30PM We will
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Black History Month: Afro-Fusion Performance

Afro-Fusion Performance with Amanda Armenteros Saturday, February 17th, at 3:30-4:30 pm For: Children & Families Location: Auditorium The Library will be celebrating Black History Month with a performance by Amanda Armenteros. Amanda Armenteros’ focus is in African derived movements fusing traditional and modern day African dance. Afrobeats combines a fusion of modern and traditional African rhythms. This event will be held in the auditorium on Saturday, February 17th at 3:30-4:30 p.m. For more information on this event you can click this link. About Amanda: Amanda Armenteros is a versatile dancer and teacher who loves to study African dance. Amanda’s classes
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January Festivities

During the year, each month celebrates a variety of observances and celebrations that can include celebrations of food, cats, historical events, poets, etc. Observations in January include well known International days to lesser, funny (and downright strange) events celebrating things such as whipped cream, introverts and chickens.  I have highlighted a few holidays that are fun, a few that are educational and some that are cultural and historical: January 3rd is Tolkien Day The Complete Guide to Middle Earth by Rober Foster. Explore Middle Earth: a fantastical land full of Elves, Orcs, Dwarves and wizards. Who was J. R. R.
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Celebrate Dragon Appreciation Day

Celebrate Dragon Appreciation Day on January 16th! On January 16th, readers of all ages can celebrate one of the most magnificent creatures that has been a part of our imagination and mythology. Many books, films and shows center around dragons: from shimmering dragon eggs, to taming them, and becoming friends with them – dragons are a delight! Dragons also are known to protect treasure as illustrated in J.R.R Tolkien’s beloved classic The Hobbit.  Dragons can also represent the embodiment of enlightenment  in Asian mythology/spirituality. We can  learn more about dragons as we celebrate Dragon Appreciation Day and for some other
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December Trove Book Groups

Graphic Novel Book Club Monday, December 11th at 5:00 p.m. Please click here to register. Join Caroline and Kat for a book discussion and trivia game for 3rd through 6th graders! We will be reading Estranged by Ethan M. Aldrige. Edmund and Childe were swapped at birth. The two live in different worlds: Edmund lives in the world above as a changeling. He knows about his powers but keeps it a secret from his family. Childe lives with the fae world below as a human. When an evil magician seizes the throne, the two must work together on a quest
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November Trove Book Groups

November Book Bunch Wednesday, November 15th at 4:30 p.m. Click here to register. Join Caroline and Erica for a book discussion and trivia game for 4th through 8th graders! We will be reading Beyond the Bright Sea by Lauren Wolk. Crow has lived on an isolated island. Her only companions are Osh, the man who raised her and their next door neighbor, Miss Maggie. When a mysterious fire appears across the water it sets a chain of events that forces Crow to find out about her true identity. The Trove will provide a free copy of the book for the
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October Trove Book Groups

October Book Bunch Wednesday, October 25th at 4:30 p.m. Click here to register. Join Caroline and Erica for a book discussion and trivia game for 4th through 8th graders! We will be reading The Okay Witch by Emma Steinkellner. Meet Moth Hush – she is obsessed with witches but doesn’t realize that she and her family have a connection with witches. When bullies disrupt Moth’s Halloween, Moth begins to discover that she has magical powers. Moth finds a strange diary, unlocks a hidden world and also discovers secrets about her family’s legacy and her town – Bluff, Massachusetts. The Trove
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September Graphic Novel Book Club

Monday, September 18th at 5:00 p.m. Click here to register. Click here to reserve the book through the Library Catalog. Join Caroline and Kat for a book discussion and trivia game for 4th through 8th graders! We will be reading Middle School Misadventures by Jason Platt. Newell signs up for the Middle School talent show but isn’t sure what type of show he can provide for his school. Newell thinks of numerous possibilities, such as singing, juggling, and magic; however he doesn’t have the talent for any of these activities and Newell also doesn’t want to be in the spotlight.
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Summer STEAM Events

Please join us at the Library this summer for two fun STEAM activities for grades 1-6 in The Trove. On Wednesday July, 12th we will be kicking off our Summer STEAM programs by learning how to create bubbles. After we make our bubbles we will use pipe cleaners and beads to create a bubble wand so that we can test our STEAM experiment. The Library will provide the following materials for our bubbles & bubble wands. Four cups of warm water Half a cup of dish soap Half a cup of sugar Bowl Spoon Beads pipe cleaners Our second STEAM
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Afrobeats Dance Workshop

Afrobeats Dance Workshop Wednesday, June 28th, at 6:30–8:00 p.m. For: Adults and teens Location: Auditorium Afrobeats Dance is a combination of modern day African movement paired with Afrobeats music. The movement is full body & high energy. Focusing on hip releasing, footwork, arm coordination and rhythm. It's a fun form of dance because it allows the body to move naturally and with the percussion of the music. Past Juneteenth Events: Grab & Go Kits: Juneteenth! Monday, June 12th at 10:00 a.m. For: Grades K-3 Location: Lobby Pick up a new Grab & Go Kit at the Library, while supplies last,
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June Book Bunch

Thursday, June 22nd at 4:30 p.m. Click here to register for our Book Bunch Join Caroline and Donna for a book discussion and trivia game for 4th through 8th graders! We will be reading Yusuf Azeem is Not A Hero by Saadia Faruqi. Yusuf Azeem just entered Middle School and is excited to join the Robotics team. This year Yusuf realizes that it is the twentieth anniversary of 9/11 which has everyone on edge. Tension rises when Yusuf begins to find hateful notes in his locker and becomes a target for a bully who tells Yusuf that the terrorist attacks
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Mindfulness & Yoga Storytime

Mindfulness & Yoga Storytime with Poojah Shah Tuesdays May 16th & May 30th at 11:00 a.m For: Children (ages 2-6) Location: Galaxy Hall The Trove will be hosting two mindfulness & yoga storytime sessions featuring Poojah Shah. We will first read a book that focuses on mindfulness. Afterwards Ms. Shah will practice mindful movements and yoga postures designed for children. This event will be held in Galaxy Hall. The first session will be offered on Tuesday, May 16th at 11:00 a.m. The second session will be held on Tuesday, May 30th at 11:00 a.m. Tickets for the program will be
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May Book Bunch

Thursday, May 18th at 4:30 p.m. Click here to register for our Book Bunch Join Caroline and Donna for a book discussion and trivia game for 4th through 8th graders! We will be reading Sheets by Brenna Thummler. Marjorie and Wendell are different from their peers. Marjorie Glatt runs her family’s laundromat while surviving middle school. Wendell is a ghost who escapes the Land of Ghosts and ends up in Marjorie’s world. Sheets, written by Brenna Thummler, explores an unlikely friendship between Marjorie and Wendell. Even though they are not from the same world they share an unforgettable friendship that
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April is National Poetry Month

The Library will be celebrating National Poetry Month with a few programs that are educational and fun for the whole family. Events: Magnetic Poetry Daily during library hours in April The Trove All Ages One of the ways the Library will engage children with poetry is to give them the opportunity to write their own poetry with poetry magnets throughout the entire month in the Trove. There will be a magnet board on display so that children will be able to play and arrange words to make a magnetic poem. Poetry Month Grab & Go Kits Available beginning April 3
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April Book Bunch

Thursday, April 20th at 4:30 p.m. Click here to register for our Book Bunch Join Caroline and Donna for a book discussion and trivia game for 4th through 8th graders! We will be reading They Call me Guero by David Bowles. This is a perfect book to read to celebrate National Poetry Month. Guero is a bilingual boy who also identifies as a border kid. He receives the nickname “Guero” because of his freckles and distinct red hair. However, Guero is a Mexican boy who loves music, video games, and reading. Guero also runs around with a group of misfit
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West African Dance Class with Amanda Armenteros

Black History Month: West African Dance Class with Amanda Armenteros Saturday February 18th, at 3:00–4:00 pm For: Children & Families Location: Auditorium Join Amanda and Diane for a full immersive traditional West African Dance class. We will learn the history of where the dance and rhythms originated and the stories behind the movement. Come ready to learn, move and explore traditional African music! This event will be held in the auditorium on Saturday, February 18th at 3:00 p.m. Before the class, we will read Firebird, by Misty Copeland and illustrated by Christopher Myers. Afterwards, we will provide Grab & Go
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March Book Bunch

Thursday, March 23rd at 4:30 p.m. Click here to register for our Book Bunch Join Caroline and Donna for a book discussion and trivia game for 4th through 8th graders! We will be reading Dress Coded by Carrie Firestone. This is a perfect book to read during Women’s History Month! When a group of girls get in trouble because of the school’s dress code they decide to stand up for themselves. Liza and Molly realize the unfairness of the dress code when they both wear the same outfit (Liza gets dress-coded but Molly doesn’t.) Molly then gets yelled at for
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February Book Bunch

Thursday, February 16th at 4:30 p.m. Click here to register for our Book Bunch Join Caroline for a book discussion and trivia game for 4th through 8th graders! We will be reading Tristan Strong Punches a Hole in the Sky by Kwame Mbalia. This is a perfect book to read during Black History Month! Tristan Strong Punches a Hole in the Sky is a book about a boy who is grieving the loss of his friend Eddie. The only memories left behind are in a journal full of stories written by Eddie. Tristan is sent to a farm in Alabama
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