From the beauty of words to the beauty of the world around is, there's a lot to celebrate with your kids this week--and a lot of fun activities to keep everybody busy!
What We're Reading
One of the things we miss most about being in the library is chatting about books with all of you! We wanted to share what we're reading right now, and would love to hear what you and your family are reading: send us an email to let us know !
All of our current reads are on OverDrive! Click on the title to start reading, or to place a hold.

Writers & Lovers by Lily King ( for grownups!) (also available on hoopla !)
Watch These! This week's
Children's Room Videos
Ignayra is back with another Spanish read-aloud , and she's reading one of our all-time favorites.
Wellness is so important for the entire family right now, so we are thrilled that Joy hosted another session of Family Yoga Time !
Looking for a book to read? We can't wait to read The Lost Girl, one of Kevin's favorite books last year. What happens when twins are separated in school for the first time at the precise moment their city starts to get a little... strange? Listen to Kevin's booktalk and click here to place a hold in OverDrive.
Did you know we're on TikTok ?! Ignayra took the plunge and now there's another place to follow our Children's Room fun! Join us and follow @oplkids and watch our first video here .
Earth Day is April 22
This Wednesday is Earth Day, and we have some ideas for celebrating as a family, from walks and bike rides to making crafts out of recycled goods.
This week's Poetry Month Activity
What a pretty poem! With Rainbow Poems , practice description and feeling, and use your word to make a beautiful rainbow.
This Week's Programs
Start your little one's week off with some fun! Trish is hosting Monday Morning Storytime on Facebook Live ! Join us at 10:00 a.m.
This week, we're tackling spatial puzzles in Use Your Brain. Use toothpicks or crayons to create new shapes and patterns. It sounds easy, but Kevin has found some that are sure to challenge you! Click here to download this week's Use Your Brain activity.
How well do you know your logos? Challenge yourself to identify stores and brands based on their logo; download this week's Tuesday Trivia challenge here.
We are so excited to announce that  Chess with Kenaya  is making its way online...and is for all ages! Children are invited to join  virtual chess on Tuesday afternoons from 4-5 . Your kids can learn to play or perfect their excellent skills with a great instructor.  Registration is required ; click here to register on our online calendar and you'll receive the program's login information via email.  To download our flier in English, click here ; to  download in Spanish, click here.
SWEET: April 22 is National Jelly Bean Day! We have some great Jelly Bean trivia and activities: challenge yourself to make a Jelly Bean STEM structure or craft a work of art using jelly beans. To download this week's activity in English, click here ; for Spanish, click here .
Make a beautiful watercolor piece in I ♥ Art this week--and you don't even need watercolor paint!

What you'll need for this week's activity :
  • Watercolor paper (plain paper is fine if you don't have watercolor paper)
  • Washable markers
  • Spray bottle with water

Click the images below to download this week's activity in English and Spanish. And we'd love to see your creations: you can email us pictures or tag us on Instagram ( @ossiningpubliclibrary )
Thursday will be full of stories, songs, rhymes, and laughter when Trish hosts Thursday Morning Storytime on Facebook Live ! Join us at 10:00 a.m. for a morning of fun.
Read Along with Michelle Obama!
Former First Lady Michelle Obama will be hosting Read-Alongs every Monday, from April 20 to May 11 at 12:00 . Your little one can listen to a story and practice their reading by following along live on the PBS Kids Facebook Page.
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