Kids

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:

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.

 

Music

 Posted by Amanda Roberts on December 9, 2013
Dec 092013
 

Free Music MP3s from Freegal

FreegalLogoFreegal is a free service for all NOPL library patrons, available on any computer with an internet connection (and now on Apple and Android phones). Each week, with just your library card and pin number, you can pick three songs to own for free from the Sony Music catalog. They arrive as MP3s and you can add them to your music players or burn them to CDs.

Chances are if you like music, Freegal has music you’d want.  Songs are taken from the Sony Music catalog as well as hundreds of other labels.  Freegal has new popular songs and thousands of classic songs and albums, including nearly every song by Bob Dylan, Alicia Keys, Michael Jackson, Willie Nelson, Bruce Springsteen, Elvis, A Tribe Called Quest, and Miles Davis (just to name a few).

You could download 150 free songs this year alone. Given that there are 3 million songs available, there’s no worry that you’d run out of free songs to buy and enjoy.


 Hoopla! Stream movies on your desktop, tablet, or phone.

hoopla-homepageHoopla lets you stream TV shows and films right to your desktop, tablet, or smartphone (android or apple), available to any NOPL patron.

COMING FEBRUARY 14th!


CDs at the Library

Click here to search for music available at all NOPL and OCPL libraries.

TumbleBooks

 Posted by Amanda Roberts on June 6, 2013
Jun 062013
 

Animated talking books, read-alongs, Programmed Playlists (organized by grade or reading level), games and more. Many items made for iPad.

TumbleBooks 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!

More Digital Downloads

Library Farm Open House

 Posted by Amanda Roberts on June 4, 2013
Jun 042013
 

Library Farm Open HouseIt’s a perfect time to visit the LibraryFarm and see how we are growing and changing. The LibraryFarm will host informational programming, with plenty of hands-on fun for everyone. We will also have volunteers available for group or individual tours of the LibraryFarm.

Schedule of Events in our Community Room:
11:00 am “Sustainability: What’s the Big Deal?” Presented by GreeningUSA
12:00 pm “Attracting Butterflies to Your Yard” Presented by Janet Allen, Habitat Gardening of CNY
2:00 pm “ All about Organic Farms and Joining a CSA (Community Supported Agriculture)” Presented by Freedom Rains Farm

Informational stations, occurring throughout the day, will be located under the front portico:

  • Cornell Cooperative Extension’s Master Gardener’s “Ask a Gardener!” Station with soil testing available
  • GreeningUSA
  • Friends of the Cicero Public Library
  • [Located in garden] Growing strawberries/lettuces in a barrel with Cornell Cooperative Extension’s Master Gardeners
  • An interactive presentation of the LibraryFarm’s Master Plan

Hands-on Stations are found outside on the library’s picnic tables and consist of:

  • Make a container scarecrow
  • Plant and Take a sunflower and pumpkin
  • Make a seed bomb
  • Make a wasp decoy
  • Help stuff the garden scarecrows

And so much more!

Light refreshments will be served throughout the day in our community room.
Some events happening outside will be moved indoors in the event of rain.