Kids

Kids at NOPL

 Posted by Amanda Roberts on January 20, 2014
Jan 202014
 

Programs

The Northern Onondaga Public Library offers programs for children of all ages at all three NOPL locations, including storytimes, summer reading programs, family movies, and other special events.

Weekly Story Hours

Upcoming Events in our calendar (select “children” at the top of the calendar)

Digital Resources for Kids

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TumbleBooks have animated talking books, read-alongs, programmed playlists (organized by grade or reading level), games and more. The books are created by adding animation, sound, music and narration to existing picture books in order to produce an electronic picture book which you can read, or have read to you. Books can be read online or downloaded! Many items made for iPad.

More educational resources for kids

Resources at the Library

Early Literacy Computers are available at each NOPL Library, filled with over sixty fun and educational games. Sesame Street’s Big Bird and Nick Jr.’s Dora the Explorer are a just a few of the familiar characters children will find on these new computers. Parents can join the fun and play alongside their children, guiding them through educational games that cover math, reading, writing and geography lessons.

 

September PJ Storytime

 Posted by Amanda Roberts on October 22, 2014
Oct 222014
 

PJ Storytimes

Tuesday, November 4th 6:30pm  

Tuesday, December 9th 6:30pm  

Summer Reading Program

 Posted by Amanda Roberts on June 16, 2014
Jun 162014
 

Summer Reading Program

June kicks off the 2014 Summer Reading Programs! This year’s children’s theme is “Fizz, Boom, Read”, which mixes science with summer reading. The Teen Reading program, SPARK, is made up of list of activities, that when completed, earn readers badges that can later be traded in for prizes.

There are a variety of activities for all ages at each NOPL location. Take a look at our events calendar to review and register for upcoming events. Summer Reading Programs run late June to early August with many programs requiring registration. If you sign up online for an event you will receive an e-mail reminder one day in advance in your email inbox. Please let us know as early as possible if you cannot attend an event so we may let those on the waiting list fill your spot.

 

Click here to SIGN UP!

 

Download your local branch’s Summer Reading calendar handouts (.pdf):

pdfNOPL @ Brewerton: Children’s Programs

pdf NOPL @ Cicero: Children & Teen Programs

pdf NOPL @ North Syracuse: Children’s Programs,  pdf NOPL @ North Syracuse: Teen Programs

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Overdrive

 Posted by Amanda Roberts on June 16, 2014
Jun 162014
 

Overdrive, start downloading!

Junior Gardener’s Club

 Posted by Amanda Roberts on June 6, 2014
Jun 062014
 

Junior Gardener's Club

Junior Gardener’s Club

If you enjoy spending time outside, learning about the environment, or growing plants, you will enjoy working at the LibraryFarm this summer!

Our Jr. Gardener’s Club starts Friday June 6th, at 3:30.  Each fun-filled session will include a science topic, work in the Junior Gardener’s very own “5 Senses Garden” they plan themselves, and plenty of fun outdoors and in!

If you’re interested, please sign up on the Library Calendar. Space is limited, so don’t delay!

(Ages 8 to 12)

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Art & Literacy Do Over

 Posted by Amanda Roberts on May 21, 2014
May 212014
 

North Syracuse Junior High and Northern Onondaga Public Library teamed up to present, “Do Over, an Art and Literacy Project”. The Do Over Project allowed 9th grade Media Art students to take on the responsibilities of a Cover Art Designer and create a book cover and book jacket for their favorite storybooks. All artwork was judged and juried by Cicero Elementary, grades K-4. Below are winners from 2014. Congratulations to our winners and thank you to all who participated and helped make this project a success!

 

Grand Winner: Grace Krichbaum “Alice and Wonderland”

Grand Winner: Grace Krichbaum “Alice and Wonderland”

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Maker Club

 Posted by Amanda Roberts on April 11, 2014
Apr 112014
 


Click here for the latest Maker Club events

Click here to see Maker Club’s projects on DIY.org

Download the Maker Club Safety Plan

Download the PARENT/GUARDIAN RELEASE form



Maker Club Defined.

What do you do at Maker Club?
We make things! At each session, we’ll focus on a different DIY.org skill area (cardboard, Perler beads, tape, mechanical engineering, and others!). Choose from suggested projects, or come up with your own. You can also get ideas for more things to make at home, work together on ideas, help brainstorm future Club projects, and show off your work.

Who is Maker Club for?
Children and teens ages 7 and up. With that in mind, children 10 and under will need help with the projects and must be accompanied by an adult. In Maker Club, we use real tools, some of which are sharp or hot – Maker Club projects are not appropriate for preschoolers.

Do I need to sign up for DIY.org to be a part of Maker Club?
Nope! DIY.org is just one way to share your work with others and ask questions. You don’t need to sign up if you don’t want to.

Do I need to come to every session, or stay for the whole session?
No, and no. You can come to as many or as few session as you want, and stay for a short time or for the whole two hours.

Want more information?
Check out DIY.org. Contact Nicole (Children’s Librarian) at 699-2032. Or check out this video:

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