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.

 

Lego Club

 Posted by Amanda Roberts on January 18, 2014
Jan 182014
 

Bring your imagination and build a masterpiece at our monthly Lego Club.  Get inspired with a few stories and then construct a Lego creation.  We will display what you built in the library for all to see!  We have more than 60 pounds of Lego and megablok bricks.

We normally have two programs, for those ages 6 to 9, and for those ages 9 and up.

Click here for more Lego creations (Facebook photos)

Lego Club is usually registration required. Click here for a full listing of Lego Club dates

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.

Story Time

 Posted by Amanda Roberts on February 6, 2013
Feb 062013
 

Click here to view all storytime dates and times

Brewerton Story Time

Mondays at 10:30am.
We read books, sing songs and sometimes have a simple craft or other hands on activities.  Children and accompanying adult may stay and play after Story Time.

The love for reading and books is one of the most valuable gifts we can give children who visit our library.

Click here to see all of Brewerton’s Story Times and to register.

Cicero Story Hours

Toddler Story Hour

Tuesdays at 10 am
Wednesdays at 10 am

Preschool Story Hour

Tuesdays at 11 am
Wednesdays at 11 am

Introduce your child to the library and reinforce a love of stories and language through books, music, movement, hands-on activities, and crafts. Registration required. For more information and to register call 699-2032. Make sure there’s story hours this week by viewing all toddler story hours and viewing all preschool story hours in our calendar. 

N. Syracuse Storytime with Miss Sarah

Storytime: Birth to 3 Years

Wednesdays at 10am
Stories, songs and finger plays to delight your infants and toddlers.

Storytime: Ages 4 to 6

Thursdays at 10am
Stories, songs and an age-appropriate
craft for children aged 4-6 years.

Click here to see a listing of story hours with Miss Sarah this week and to sign up!

 

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