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



Our programs are funded by Friends of Somers Library through your support!
Scroll to the bottom to see all events!

The Importance of Exercise in Children
of all Ages
 (via Zoom)

Thursday, September 16 from 5-6pm*.
*Pre-registration required- register here.
Registration ends Sept 15.
A Zoom link will be sent.

Led by: 
Stephanie Reilly PT, DPT, C/NDT; Clinical Director-
IVYREHAB Network

This session will focus on educating parents/caregivers on the importance of making exercise an integral part of any child’s life as soon as possible. From having an infant playing on the floor, having your toddler playing outside in the yard, having your older child involved in an activity that incorporates whole body movement, or having your adolescent child involved in group sports or gym classes.  Additionally, evidence to support the importance of inclusion of exercise in everyday life will be included

Via Zoom: Children’s Model Magic Art Workshop:
Summer Sailing with watercolor magic!
Date: Tuesday August 10
Time: 10:30-11:30am
Pre-Registration required by August 8~ register here.

Instructor:  Wendy Podell, best for ages 4-12 years old.
 
Call Vicki or Beth to pick up materials by August 9~ see below.
 
Materials supplied by Somers Library~ 
you will need to pick up for the Zoom Art workshop by August 9 during library hours: 
 
 * White paper 9 x 12
 * White paper 6 x 9
 * 1 package of model magic clay
 * 1 ziploc baggie any kind size around 7 x 7
 * Brown piece of paper 4 x 3
 * White card stock 1 1/2 x 2
 
 
Materials you will need to have ready from home.
 
 * Scissor
 * Glue
 * Markers
 * pencil 
 * 2 pieces of paper towel
 * Newspaper to cover the table
 * A 1/4 cup of water in a small container
  
* An adult will be needed to assist younger children with the workshop

Summer Book Talks
For Students Entering Grades 3-5.
Discuss a book and make a craft or play a game while sitting under the
Library tent. Led by Beth Levine.
Children must be entering the grade they register for. Pre-Registration is required.  Space is Limited. (Limited to Somers Residents.) Masks covering nose and mouth are required. 
This program will be held via Zoom if inclement weather. 

Grade 3- Meets on Wednesday, July 28 at 3:30 pm to discuss Dolphin Rescue by Catherine Nichols.
 Register here.
Combined 4th/5th Grade-  Meets on Wednesday, August 4 at 3:30 to discuss The Wild Robot by Peter
Brown. Register here.  
Call or visit to pick up your book to read in  advance. 


 
 

Looking for something to read?
Somers Library offers a variety of
literacy resources for families. 

 
Vicki and Beth are here to help you select books and arrange for curbside pickup.
Call or use this curbside pick up form to submit your requests. 
 
For reading recommendations, click on the links below: 

Caldecott Award Winners
Newbery Award Winners
Picture Books With Longer Text
Social Emotional Books
If You Like DIARY OF A WIMPY KID...
If You Like PERCY JACKSON...
If You Like HISTORICAL FICTION...

 

OUTSIDE!
However, if weather prohibits outside class, a Zoom link will be sent for that day.
 
Yoga & Sound Meditation for Kids Grades K-5

5 Sessions*:
Thursdays
July 8 (WILL BE VIA ZOOM), 15, 22,29; Aug 5
4:30-5:30pm
Registration required- register here.
Registration ends July 7!
Note: registration covers all 5 classes.
 
 
Details:
 
 
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 5 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.
 
 
Child MUST have a yoga mat and stuffed animal prior to class start.
 
 


Pajama Story Time Under the Tent! 
Tuesdays 6:30-7pm
    June 29;
July 6 (will be via Zoom), 13, 20, 27;
August 3    

Hear stories read by Doris Jane Smith
Pre- Registration is required 
Register here . 
An email with Zoom link will be sent in case of inclement weather.
Please Note:  Maximum of 15 people,Tables will be marked for social distancing, Masks covering nose and mouth are required. 

Funding provided by the Friends of the Somers Library. 

 Crafts to Go!
   

June 28- August 2
Stop by the Children's Room for a special craft bag to take home each week.  A new craft will be available each Monday.  While Supplies Last. 
Please Note:  The library will be closed July 5th.  Pick up July 6 instead. 

 
Start saving those cardboard rolls,  boxes, paper plates and other recyclables.  
No registration necessary.

Funding for this program provided by Friends of Somers Library

 Summer Bingo cards for K-2 Summer Reading
Stop in after June 25 to get your weekly Bingo card from Vicki or Beth in the Children's Room. Each card contains fun activities, books to check-out and read, trivia questions and more.  Download it here or pick one up 
 during library hours.  Complete all 12 (twelve) activities, show us your card when you visit us with your reading log to get your incentive prize.  
  

                                                   
                                               
StoryWalk  Returns July 16- July 30, 2021!

  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: The Music of Life by Louis Thomas.                                                    .
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
 
 
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