Take & Make Craft Kits for Kids: Summer Reading Hot Air Balloons - Limited Supply / First-come First-served

Take & Make Craft Kits for Kids: Summer Reading Hot Air Balloons – Limited Supply / First-come First-served

Saturday, June 22

All Day

Ages 3 and up.

Pick up a kit containing a craft that you can do at home. Supplies are limited — first come, first served!

This Week’s Craft – Summer Reading Hot Air Balloons

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Friends of the Library Book Sale Blowout & Craft Fair

Friends of the Library Book Sale Blowout & Craft Fair

Sunday, June 23

10:00 am - 4:00 pm

It is time for the annual book sale blowout!

Happening in the Library Plaza (Garage if it rains). Tons of gently used books will be out for sale.

Fiction, nonfiction, adults, teens and children materials.

There will also be a draft fair of local artisans in the Community Room.

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Print of the Month: Rainbow

Sunday, June 23

12:00 pm - 11:59 pm

Celebrate pride with your own rainbow made using the library’s 3D printer!

Email teens@dobbsferrylibrary.org to request yours. Available the entire month of June. No cost, limit one per person.

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Stuffed Animal Field Trips - Ongoing from the Children's Room

Stuffed Animal Field Trips – Ongoing from the Children’s Room

Sunday, June 23

12:00 pm - 11:59 pm

Ages 3 and Up

The library’s stuffed animals want to go on field trips! Check one out, bring them home, and add to their personal scrapbooks by writing about and taking pictures of the fun things you do together. When you’re at the library, you can visit the animals who have made it back to home base and see what they’ve been up to. Stuffed animals may be periodically rotated out based on condition.

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Teen Book Bundles

Teen Book Bundles

Sunday, June 23

12:00 pm - 11:59 pm

Fill out a brief form and Alex, the teen librarian, will recommend titles for you! All you have to do is pick them up.

Email dobteen@wlsmail.org for more info.

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Baby Songs & Stories

Baby Songs & Stories

Monday, June 24

10:30 am - 11:00 am

For parents and caregivers of babies up to 24 months.

Join children’s librarian Gina to learn songs, fingerplays, and more that you can do with your baby.  Each meeting will leave time for open discussion and connection with other parents/caregivers.

Registration recommended but not required – email childrens@dobbsferrylibrary.org, call (914) 693-6615, or stop by the Children’s Room to sign up.

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Chess Club (Registration)

Chess Club (Registration)

Monday, June 24

4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Come learn to play chess with Bradley Wank, Esq. – All Ages welcome!

Register with reference@dobbsferrylibrary.org — please indicate the title and date of the program you are registering for!

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Toddler Yoga (Registration)

Toddler Yoga (Registration)

Tuesday, June 25

10:30 am - 11:00 am

Ages 18-36 Months

Help your toddler find their breath and follow along as they flow through this little-kid-friendly practice with Pooja Mehta. The interactive yoga adventure will be having them move in a way that feels good and allows them to use their imagination as they stretch their body and calm their mind!

Email childrens@dobbsferrylibrary.org to register. Bring your own yoga mat!

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Summer Reading Kickoff

Summer Reading Kickoff

Wednesday, June 26

2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Ages 3+

Come to the library to watch Disney Pixar’s “Up”, make your own adventure book, and take a balloon home to hype yourself up!

Registration REQUIRED — email childrens@dobbsferrylibrary.org to register!

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Romance Book Club: "Late Bloomer"

Romance Book Club: “Late Bloomer”

Wednesday, June 26

6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Join us at the DFPL for a summer kickoff for our romance book club. This month we’re featuring Late Bloomer by Mazey Eddings.

Copies of this book will be available for pick up at the circulation desk.

To register, email sbock@dobbsferrylibrary.org!

 

Winning the lottery has ruined Opal Devlin’s life. After quitting her dead-end job where she’d earned minimum wage and even less respect, she’s bombarded by people knocking at her door for a handout the second they found out her bank account was overflowing with cash. And Opal can’t seem to stop saying yes.

With her tender heart thoroughly abused, Opal decides to protect herself by any means necessary, which to her translates to putting almost all her new money to buying a failing flower farm in Asheville, North Carolina to let the flowers live out their plant destiny while she uses the cabin on the property to start her painting business.

But her plans for isolation and self-preservation go hopelessly awry when an angry (albeit gorgeous) Pepper Boden is waiting for her at her new farm. Pepper states she’s the rightful owner of Thistle and Bloom Farms, and isn’t moving out. The unlikely pair strike up an agreement of co-habitation, and butt heads at every turn. Can these opposites both live out their dreams and plant roots? Or will their combustible arguing (and growing attraction) burn the whole place down?

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2024 Children's Summer Reading Game (June 26 to August 16)

2024 Children’s Summer Reading Game (June 26 to August 16)

Wednesday, June 26

7:00 pm - 11:59 pm

Kids ages 3 to 12 are eligible for our children’s summer reading game. This page will tell you everything you need to know about participating – Kids below the age of 3 are encouraged to sign up for our 1000 Books Before Kindergarten challenge.

Two Ways to Participate:
Track the Time You Spend Reading This Summer
1. Use our online log at ReadSquared to set a goal for yourself and earn prizes!
2. Sign up for an account at https://dobbsny03.readsquared.com/
3. Set a goal for how much you’d like to read. The minimum goal is 5 hours over the course of the summer.
4. Read! For every minute you read and log, you get 1 point.
5. (optional) Attend programs! For every program you attend and log, you get 75 points. See our calendar for the full list of programs.
6. For every 10% of your goal that you reach, you get a prize from the treasure chest! Readers who complete their goal will get a free book from our book sale at the end of the summer.

Enter the Choose Your Own Adventure Reading Challenge
1. Pick up or print a Choose Your Own Adventure Reading Map (link coming soon).
2. Follow a path on the map, reading a book of any format in each designated category as you travel across the island.
3. Earn an activity kit or toy by forging a path less than 15 spaces long; earn an extra free book for paths longer than 15 spaces.

I have a question and/or I need help! Who should I contact?
Stop by the children’s room Monday-Friday to speak to Ms. Gina, call (914) 693-6615, or email her at childrens@dobbsferrylibrary.org.

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Summer Reading Bingo Challenge for Adults (June 26 through August 16)

Summer Reading Bingo Challenge for Adults (June 26 through August 16)

Wednesday, June 26

7:00 pm - 11:59 pm

Just in time for vacation, the Dobbs Ferry Public Library presents a Summer Reading Bingo — for adults!

The board is designed to expand your reading palate and encourage your appetite. Complete each row and get a prize! The boards will be available at the circulation desk and on the website. Keep track of the books you read, and the rewards are all yours!

Download the Bingo Board and sign up here!

Prizes:
One Row: Dobbs Ferry Public Library Owl Sticker
Two Rows: 3D Printed Bookmark or Key Chain
Three Rows: Stress Ball Shaped Like A Cow
Four Rows: Water Bottle
Whole Board: Tote Bag

Have questions? Email asati@dobbsferrylibrary.org

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Teen 2024 Summer Reading BINGO (June 26 to August 16)

Teen 2024 Summer Reading BINGO (June 26 to August 16)

Wednesday, June 26

7:00 pm - 11:59 pm

Adventure Begins at Your Library!

Complete activities on the board – get small prizes for every activity you complete; when you get a BINGO (across, down or diagonal), return this sheet to the library to be registered to win a grand prize!

Download the Bingo Card here – cards must be returned by August 16th to qualify for grand prize drawing.

Questions?  Email teens@dobbsferrylibrary.org

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Storywalk Kickoff at the Keeper's House

Storywalk Kickoff at the Keeper’s House

Thursday, June 27

10:30 am - 11:30 am

Ages 2-4

Launch the new storywalk on the Old Croton Aqueduct Trail with Ms. Gina at the Keeper’s House at 15 Walnut Street! Kick off the summer storywalk with a craft and a short story hike down the trail to celebrate our new book Tierra, Tierrita / Earth, Little Earth by Jorge Tetl Argueta. Don’t worry if you miss the event — you can check out the storywalk all summer long whenever you walk the trail.

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Nintendo Switch Drop in Hours

Nintendo Switch Drop in Hours

Friday, June 28

3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Visit the community room on Friday afternoons and play any of the wide selection of single and multi-player games on the library’s Switch!

Just drop in or email teens@dobbsferrylibrary.org to reserve your time slot. Time will be limited to 20 minutes when people are waiting.

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Lego Club in the Children's Room

Lego Club in the Children’s Room

Friday, June 28

4:00 pm - 4:45 pm

Ages 3 +

Use your imagination to build something special with our giant stash of LEGOS!

Fridays all month long.

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2024 Children's Summer Reading Game (June 26 to August 16)

2024 Children’s Summer Reading Game (June 26 to August 16)

Sunday, June 30

All Day

Kids ages 3 to 12 are eligible for our children’s summer reading game. This page will tell you everything you need to know about participating – Kids below the age of 3 are encouraged to sign up for our 1000 Books Before Kindergarten challenge.

Two Ways to Participate:
Track the Time You Spend Reading This Summer
1. Use our online log at ReadSquared to set a goal for yourself and earn prizes!
2. Sign up for an account at https://dobbsny03.readsquared.com/
3. Set a goal for how much you’d like to read. The minimum goal is 5 hours over the course of the summer.
4. Read! For every minute you read and log, you get 1 point.
5. (optional) Attend programs! For every program you attend and log, you get 75 points. See our calendar for the full list of programs.
6. For every 10% of your goal that you reach, you get a prize from the treasure chest! Readers who complete their goal will get a free book from our book sale at the end of the summer.

Enter the Choose Your Own Adventure Reading Challenge
1. Pick up or print a Choose Your Own Adventure Reading Map (link coming soon).
2. Follow a path on the map, reading a book of any format in each designated category as you travel across the island.
3. Earn an activity kit or toy by forging a path less than 15 spaces long; earn an extra free book for paths longer than 15 spaces.

I have a question and/or I need help! Who should I contact?
Stop by the children’s room Monday-Friday to speak to Ms. Gina, call (914) 693-6615, or email her at childrens@dobbsferrylibrary.org.

»

Stuffed Animal Field Trips - Ongoing from the Children's Room

Stuffed Animal Field Trips – Ongoing from the Children’s Room

Sunday, June 30

All Day

Ages 3 and Up

The library’s stuffed animals want to go on field trips! Check one out, bring them home, and add to their personal scrapbooks by writing about and taking pictures of the fun things you do together. When you’re at the library, you can visit the animals who have made it back to home base and see what they’ve been up to. Stuffed animals may be periodically rotated out based on condition.

»

Summer Reading Bingo Challenge for Adults (June 26 through August 16)

Summer Reading Bingo Challenge for Adults (June 26 through August 16)

Sunday, June 30

All Day

Just in time for vacation, the Dobbs Ferry Public Library presents a Summer Reading Bingo — for adults!

The board is designed to expand your reading palate and encourage your appetite. Complete each row and get a prize! The boards will be available at the circulation desk and on the website. Keep track of the books you read, and the rewards are all yours!

Download the Bingo Board and sign up here!

Prizes:
One Row: Dobbs Ferry Public Library Owl Sticker
Two Rows: 3D Printed Bookmark or Key Chain
Three Rows: Stress Ball Shaped Like A Cow
Four Rows: Water Bottle
Whole Board: Tote Bag

Have questions? Email asati@dobbsferrylibrary.org

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Summer Storywalk on the Old Croton Aqueduct Trail

Summer Storywalk on the Old Croton Aqueduct Trail

Sunday, June 30

All Day

Visit our Storywalk all Summer long; starting at the Keeper’s House and continuing toward Chestnut Street on the Old Croton Aqueduct Trail.

Available in Spanish and English.

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Teen 2024 Summer Reading BINGO (June 26 to August 16)

Teen 2024 Summer Reading BINGO (June 26 to August 16)

Sunday, June 30

All Day

Adventure Begins at Your Library!

Complete activities on the board – get small prizes for every activity you complete; when you get a BINGO (across, down or diagonal), return this sheet to the library to be registered to win a grand prize!

Download the Bingo Card here – cards must be returned by August 16th to qualify for grand prize drawing.

Questions?  Email teens@dobbsferrylibrary.org

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Teen Book Bundles

Teen Book Bundles

Sunday, June 30

All Day

Fill out a brief form and Alex, the teen librarian, will recommend titles for you! All you have to do is pick them up.

Email dobteen@wlsmail.org for more info.

»

Baby Songs & Stories

Baby Songs & Stories

Monday, July 1

10:30 am - 11:00 am

For parents and caregivers of babies up to 24 months.

Join children’s librarian Gina to learn songs, fingerplays, and more that you can do with your baby.  Each meeting will leave time for open discussion and connection with other parents/caregivers.

Registration recommended but not required – email childrens@dobbsferrylibrary.org, call (914) 693-6615, or stop by the Children’s Room to sign up.

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RPG Character Camp (Registration)

RPG Character Camp (Registration)

Monday, July 1

4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Ages 8-18, registration required – you must attend all 3 workshops

Character Camp is a three day workshop for young people who want to get better at the acting half of tabletop role playing games like (but not only!) Dungeons and Dragons.

You’ll learn:

  • necessary and important skills to embody your character
  • tricks to help build an immersive experience
  • an intro to acting and improv (no prior experience needed)
  • the basic mechanics of creating a D&D character

Email childrens@dobbsferrylibrary.org, call (914) 693-6615 or stop by the Children’s Room to register.

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Mary's Yarns Crafting Group - Quilting

Mary’s Yarns Crafting Group – Quilting

Monday, July 1

6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Interested in Learning How to Quilt?  Our meetings are on the first Monday of the month from 6:00 to 8:00 pm – Please Join Us!

We will provide you with the supplies to create a create a square to add to our annual quilt that will be raffled to benefit the Dobbs Ferry Public Library. You can join at any time at no cost.

Please call 693-6614 to register or email dflfriends@gmail.com

Even if we’re not working on a type of crafting you’re interested in, you are welcome to come and chat and work on your own projects! Newcomers are always welcome.

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Toddler Stretch & Sing Storytime

Toddler Stretch & Sing Storytime

Tuesday, July 2

10:30 am - 11:00 am

18 to 36 months.

Get your wiggles out with songs and stories with Ms. Gina!

Email childrens@dobbsferrylibrary.org, call (914) 693-6615, or stop by the children’s room for information and to sign up.

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RPG Character Camp (Registration)

RPG Character Camp (Registration)

Tuesday, July 2

4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Ages 8-18, registration required – you must attend all 3 workshops

Character Camp is a three day workshop for young people who want to get better at the acting half of tabletop role playing games like (but not only!) Dungeons and Dragons.

You’ll learn:

  • necessary and important skills to embody your character
  • tricks to help build an immersive experience
  • an intro to acting and improv (no prior experience needed)
  • the basic mechanics of creating a D&D character

Email childrens@dobbsferrylibrary.org, call (914) 693-6615 or stop by the Children’s Room to register.

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Comedy Open Mic (ON ZOOM)

Comedy Open Mic (ON ZOOM)

Tuesday, July 2

8:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Following a traditional Comedy Open Mic format, comedians new and old — who want to work on new jokes, change old ones, or just experiment — sign up and get 5 minutes apiece to perform via our Zoom meeting room.

INTENDED FOR AUDIENCE 18+

Pre-registration REQUIRED for first timers —> Email tdeery@dobbsferrylibrary.org.

Show reminder with Zoom link will be sent out the morning of each month’s mic to everyone already on the performer & audience list.

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For more info about our comedy open mics and showcases, check out our Comedy on the Hudson page.

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RPG Character Camp (Registration)

RPG Character Camp (Registration)

Wednesday, July 3

4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Ages 8-18, registration required – you must attend all 3 workshops

Character Camp is a three day workshop for young people who want to get better at the acting half of tabletop role playing games like (but not only!) Dungeons and Dragons.

You’ll learn:

  • necessary and important skills to embody your character
  • tricks to help build an immersive experience
  • an intro to acting and improv (no prior experience needed)
  • the basic mechanics of creating a D&D character

Email childrens@dobbsferrylibrary.org, call (914) 693-6615 or stop by the Children’s Room to register.

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INDEPENDENCE DAY - Library Building Closed
Lego Club in the Children's Room

Lego Club in the Children’s Room

Friday, July 5

4:00 pm - 4:45 pm

Ages 3 +

Use your imagination to build something special with our giant stash of LEGOS!

Fridays all month long.

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Take & Make Craft Kits for Kids: Tissue Paper Watermelon Fans - Limited Supply / First-come First-served

Take & Make Craft Kits for Kids: Tissue Paper Watermelon Fans – Limited Supply / First-come First-served

Saturday, July 6

All Day

Ages 3 and up.

Pick up a kit containing a craft that you can do at home. Supplies are limited — first come, first served!

This Week’s Craft – Tissue Paper Watermelon Fans

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2024 Children's Summer Reading Game (June 26 to August 16)

2024 Children’s Summer Reading Game (June 26 to August 16)

Sunday, July 7

All Day

Kids ages 3 to 12 are eligible for our children’s summer reading game. This page will tell you everything you need to know about participating – Kids below the age of 3 are encouraged to sign up for our 1000 Books Before Kindergarten challenge.

Two Ways to Participate:
Track the Time You Spend Reading This Summer
1. Use our online log at ReadSquared to set a goal for yourself and earn prizes!
2. Sign up for an account at https://dobbsny03.readsquared.com/
3. Set a goal for how much you’d like to read. The minimum goal is 5 hours over the course of the summer.
4. Read! For every minute you read and log, you get 1 point.
5. (optional) Attend programs! For every program you attend and log, you get 75 points. See our calendar for the full list of programs.
6. For every 10% of your goal that you reach, you get a prize from the treasure chest! Readers who complete their goal will get a free book from our book sale at the end of the summer.

Enter the Choose Your Own Adventure Reading Challenge
1. Pick up or print a Choose Your Own Adventure Reading Map (link coming soon).
2. Follow a path on the map, reading a book of any format in each designated category as you travel across the island.
3. Earn an activity kit or toy by forging a path less than 15 spaces long; earn an extra free book for paths longer than 15 spaces.

I have a question and/or I need help! Who should I contact?
Stop by the children’s room Monday-Friday to speak to Ms. Gina, call (914) 693-6615, or email her at childrens@dobbsferrylibrary.org.

»

Stuffed Animal Field Trips - Ongoing from the Children's Room

Stuffed Animal Field Trips – Ongoing from the Children’s Room

Sunday, July 7

All Day

Ages 3 and Up

The library’s stuffed animals want to go on field trips! Check one out, bring them home, and add to their personal scrapbooks by writing about and taking pictures of the fun things you do together. When you’re at the library, you can visit the animals who have made it back to home base and see what they’ve been up to. Stuffed animals may be periodically rotated out based on condition.

»

Summer Reading Bingo Challenge for Adults (June 26 through August 16)

Summer Reading Bingo Challenge for Adults (June 26 through August 16)

Sunday, July 7

All Day

Just in time for vacation, the Dobbs Ferry Public Library presents a Summer Reading Bingo — for adults!

The board is designed to expand your reading palate and encourage your appetite. Complete each row and get a prize! The boards will be available at the circulation desk and on the website. Keep track of the books you read, and the rewards are all yours!

Download the Bingo Board and sign up here!

Prizes:
One Row: Dobbs Ferry Public Library Owl Sticker
Two Rows: 3D Printed Bookmark or Key Chain
Three Rows: Stress Ball Shaped Like A Cow
Four Rows: Water Bottle
Whole Board: Tote Bag

Have questions? Email asati@dobbsferrylibrary.org

»

Summer Storywalk on the Old Croton Aqueduct Trail

Summer Storywalk on the Old Croton Aqueduct Trail

Sunday, July 7

All Day

Visit our Storywalk all Summer long; starting at the Keeper’s House and continuing toward Chestnut Street on the Old Croton Aqueduct Trail.

Available in Spanish and English.

»

Teen 2024 Summer Reading BINGO (June 26 to August 16)

Teen 2024 Summer Reading BINGO (June 26 to August 16)

Sunday, July 7

All Day

Adventure Begins at Your Library!

Complete activities on the board – get small prizes for every activity you complete; when you get a BINGO (across, down or diagonal), return this sheet to the library to be registered to win a grand prize!

Download the Bingo Card here – cards must be returned by August 16th to qualify for grand prize drawing.

Questions?  Email teens@dobbsferrylibrary.org

»

Teen Book Bundles

Teen Book Bundles

Sunday, July 7

All Day

Fill out a brief form and Alex, the teen librarian, will recommend titles for you! All you have to do is pick them up.

Email dobteen@wlsmail.org for more info.

»

Baby Songs & Stories

Baby Songs & Stories

Monday, July 8

10:30 am - 11:00 am

For parents and caregivers of babies up to 24 months.

Join children’s librarian Gina to learn songs, fingerplays, and more that you can do with your baby.  Each meeting will leave time for open discussion and connection with other parents/caregivers.

Registration recommended but not required – email childrens@dobbsferrylibrary.org, call (914) 693-6615, or stop by the Children’s Room to sign up.

»

Toddler Stretch & Sing Storytime

Toddler Stretch & Sing Storytime

Tuesday, July 9

10:30 am - 11:00 am

18 to 36 months.

Get your wiggles out with songs and stories with Ms. Gina!

Email childrens@dobbsferrylibrary.org, call (914) 693-6615, or stop by the children’s room for information and to sign up.

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