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Vicki DiSanto-
Children's Librarian 
Beth Levine- Library Assistant

Our programs are funded by Friends of Somers Library through your support!

All Children's programs are cancelled through September 30 (some may be available virtually).
Library remains closed now~ until further notice.
Curbside pickup is available!

Parenting Group via Zoom with Lynn Cukaj

Dates:  Oct 5, 12, 19, 26; Nov 2, 9, 16

Date/Time: Mondays 7-8 pm

Prior registration required*- register here.

*Registration ends Oct 2. 
A Zoom link will be emailed prior to class start.

Looking for ways to improve or learn to relax and cope with anxiety and stress? Attend our hour-long parenting session to engage in progressive relaxation meditation and discussion group. Art directives will be suggested which will align with the topic. Topics for the 6 sessions include but are not limited to anxiety and stress management, coping skills and affirmations, positive thinking skills, guided imagery, mandalas, feeling identification and emotion regulation. All topics will address parenting issues and how to implement skills into everyday life.
Helpful to have on hand:watercolor, sketch book/paper, oil pastel, and specialty art markers.


We have something new for Children and Families at Somers Library!
Binge boxes are collections of themed DVD’s which we have put together for your viewing pleasure.
This is a great way to check out 4 or more titles at one time in a genre you enjoy.
(We also have binge boxes for adults.)
To discover which individual titles the boxes contain, search “Somers Binge Box” in the Westchester Library System catalog
Binge Box Topics are:
~Books to Movies- PreSchool
~Books to Movies
~Charlie Brown- Peanuts
~Ocean Adventure
~PBS Kids
~Scooby Doo
These collections can be checked out as a curbside pick-up 
or during a half hour visit to the library.
Appointments must be made in advance for either type of check out.
For curbside pick-up, please fill out
To schedule a library visit, call (914-232-5717) or email us at
You have fourteen (14) days to enjoy the DVDs

Virtual Story Times
via Zoom with Vicki!
Cancelled: September 29th

Tuesdays @ 11:00am: Sept 29-Oct 20.
Minimum five (5) registrants.
Pre-Registration is required for this Zoom program~ registration ends Sept 28. A link will be sent out prior to program.
Register here.

Yoga & Sound Meditation for Kids Grades 3-6

6 ZOOM Sessions*:
Sept 29; Oct 6, 13, 20, 27; Nov 3.
Registration required- register here.
Registration ends Sept 28! Note: registration covers all 6 classes.
*A link will be emailed to you prior to class start. Please do not share this link.
Yoga at an early age encourages self-esteem and body awareness with a physical activity that's non-competitive. Classes will help children to learn techniques for self-health, relaxation, and inner fulfillment. Benefits from yoga are not only physically- it enhances their flexibility, strength, coordination, and body awareness. 
In addition, a Tibetan Singing bowl will be played at the end of class to improve children's sense of calmness and relaxation. 
Join 6 Zoom Children's Yoga classes: Exercise, play, connect more deeply with the inner self and develop a relationship with the natural world that surrounds them. 
These Classes will be led by Vivian Lee, a certified Bikram Yoga, Yin Yoga, and Vinyasa Yoga instructor who has also been studying Children's Yoga.
Helpful: Have a yoga mat and stuffed animal prior to class start.

Yoga For Kids: More Than Asanas | Basmati
Yoga for Kids- Virtual program via Zoom! 
Best for PreK-Gr. 2.
Maximum: 10 Families.
Led by Pina Tripodi, children's book author,
teacher and yoga instructor!

6 Classes~please note: registration covers all 6 classes:  

Thurs Sept 10, 17, 24; Oct 1, 8, 15 from 3:30-4:30

Prior registration required~ Register here.
Please note:  Registration ends Sept 9!
Join author, artist and yoga teacher, Pina Tripodi, for a 6 week yoga + art series! Children will learn how to activate their inner power and unleash their creative expression through yoga, art, mindfulness practices and story time. Each class will focus on a new theme including: confidence, compassion, inspiration, intuition, emotions, and courage. Best for PreK-2.

You will receive instructions to sign on to this Zoom program prior to the start of the class.  Please do not share this link.

Materials needed prior for each class:
Yoga mat (optional), paper, markers/crayons/colored pencils.

The Big List of Children’s Authors
Doing Online Read-Alouds & Activities
With kids at home and parents looking for educational activities, many of our favorite authors are offering online read-alouds and activities on social media. 
Here is the link:

Zoom Program-
Pajama Story Time~

Tuesdays 6:30-7pm
Sept 15, 22, 29;
Oct 6, 13, 20, 27

Hear stories read by Diana Cunningham.
Prior registration is required for this Zoom program.
Register here. Registration ends Sept 14.

Stargazing for all ages~

Wednesday, Oct 21 with a rain/cloud date of Thursday, Oct 22.

Prior registration required- register here*
Note:  due to Covid, there can be a maximum of 50 people at Upper Reis.
*Registration ends Oct 20. If there is to be a rain/cloud date, we will only notify you via email. Please provide your email when registering. Please indicate # family members when registering.

Time:  7:30pm at Upper Reis

Masks & Social Distancing are required. Thank you.

Westchester Amateur Astronomers Club is setting up telescopes right in our own backyard and will give us a personal tour of the heavens.  See the moon and other celestrial objects.

Meet in Upper Reis at 7:30pm~ be sure to dress for the weather.
Funding provided for this program by
Friends of Somers Library!
Somers Rec Department has coordinated use of the Upper Reis fields and turning the lights off for the best view!

Fall Decorative Craft!
Wednesday, October 21- 3:30-4:15.

Join Doris Jane Smith (Teacher and Somers Town Historian) via Zoom for story time and then make an adorable Fall decoration!
Best for ages 4+.
Prior Registration needed- register here.  Registration ends Oct 20. Space is limited.

Somers Library will supply the following~ please call Vicki or Beth to schedule a curbside pickup of:
-paper bag with cardboard base attached
-tissue paper (various colors)
-Fall decorative items (various)

Please have handy at home:
-crayons (optional)

Model Magic Halloween Craft via Zoom
Art Teacher Wendy Podell!

Saturday, October 24 from 10:30-11:30.
Best for ages 4-12. 
Parents are welcome to help your child.
Prior registration is required, space is limited
Register here.  Registration ends Oct 22.
Somers Library will supply some of the materials for this program~
Please call Vicki or Beth to schedule a curbside pickup of these materials:
 * Paper plate 
  * Dark blue paper 9 x 6
  * Green paper 9 x 6
  * Orange paper 9 x 6
  * 4 or 5  star stickers
  * Model Magic clay
  *. Small piece of cardboard
  * A pipe cleaner
Materials you will need to have ready from home:
 * Scissor
 * Glue 
 * Markers
A Zoom link will be sent prior to program.

StoryWalk  Returns monthly Aug to Dec 2020!
 See below for titles and dates!
  Enjoy the beauty of the seasons in the park and the outdoors as you walk in a socially distant manner around the outside of the library and read:

Sept 11-25:  The Barefoot King: A story about feeling frustrated by Andrew Jordan Nance
Oct 16-30:  Ginny Goblin Cannot Have a Monster for a Pet by David Goodner
Nov 13-25:  Turkey Trouble by Wendi Silvano
Dec 11-23:  Snow by Uri Shulevitz (weather permitting)

The StoryWalk Project was created by Anne Ferguson of Montpelier, VT and developed in collaboration with the Vermont Bicycle & Pedestrian Coalition and the Kellogg Hubbard Library.

Funding for this program provided by Friends of Somers Library