Posted by pete 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

Story Time

 Posted by pete 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.

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 maks sure there’s story hours with Miss Sarah this week and to sign up!


Kids Computers: New Ways to Learn

 Posted by pete on December 4, 2012
Dec 042012

By Pete Thomas, December 2012

Children and parents are in for a treat on their next visit to the NOPL libraries of Brewerton, Cicero and North Syracuse – six brand new computers, filled with over sixty fun and educational games, are now available in the children’s room at each library. 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.

The computers are programmed by AWE Digital Learning Solutions and feature Early Learning Station (ELS) software. According to their website (, “AWE boasts an expansive library of educational applications available on every ELS. From Reader Rabbit to JumpStart and Dora the Explorer, there is something special available for every child’s learning preference. AWE uses a comprehensive process to evaluate and select the content titles to ensure the ELS features a wide range of educational programs that touch on all curriculum subjects.” NOPL’s IT Specialist Carol Westcott added that the computers are a great addition to the library, stating, “We’ve been trying for many years to have great learning software, and these computers provide a safe digital learning experience.”

The software’s approach is learning through engagement, creativity, and problem solving, allowing kids to learn independently and have fun. Children and their parents can play together on these computers using the touch screen feature or the colorful mouse and keyboard combination that highlight consonants, vowels, numbers, and system keys. These fun and colorful tools are teaching children digital literacy skills as they play. Another great feature parents will be excited about is the ability to save your child’s work and sign back in when you return, tracking the progress of your child’s learning.

These popular new computers have already received praise from parents and children who have been the first to explore and play on them. Dylan, 3, really liked the games featuring Diego. Another child, Jack, had fun playing with a draw program and was shown how to write his name.

On your next visit to NOPL make sure to try out the new children’s computers and tell us what you think.

Spring Break Programs at North Syracuse

 Posted by NicoleH on April 12, 2011
Apr 122011

children with umbrellas


Monday, April 21, 2:00pm-4:00pm
Family Movie: Frozen


Join us for the recently released Disney film Frozen. Popcorn will be served!


Tuesday April 22, 6:30pm-7:30pm
Family Fun Night- LEGOS!

Lego Community

Make cool creations with Legos!
For ages 5 and up. Click here to sign up!


Wednesday April 23, 11:00am -12:00pm
Tween Craft-CubeCrafts


Cubecraft papercraft toys have many different characters and are easy to make!  Cubecrafts have something for everyone; Mario, Harry Potter, Spiderman, Jigglypuff and more!
For tweens ages 9-12. Click here to sign up!


Wednesday, April 23, 12pm-5pm
Teen Advisory Board Popcorn ‘n Bake Sale


Sale to benefit  North Syracuse Teen Advisory Board  and  the American Cancer Society’s ‘ Relay for Life’.
Stop in and buy a treat to support this wonderful cause!
Bakers and sellers needed. Sign-up at the library to make your specialty.


Thursday, April 24th, 2:00pm-3:30pm
Fairy Day

Fairy Day

Celebrate all things ‘Fairy’ at the Library.  Come in costume.
Make a fairy wand, a fairy house and more!
 For ages 4-9