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LIBRARY KIOSKS HAVE ARRIVED IN SCARSDALE!

Library kiosks have arrived in Scarsdale! Four book kiosks were installed in parks throughout Scarsdale this week, with the simple mission of encouraging residents to “take a book, leave a book.” Located in Brite Avenue Park, Crossway Field, Hyatt Park, and Chase Park, these community bookshelves are intended to encourage sharing books, interacting with neighbors, and lingering in the parks. A fifth kiosk will be installed at the Library Pond in September.

KIDS CRAFTS WITH KAREN-SHARK WEEK

Happy Shark Week!

This week is dedicated to celebrating and learning all about sharks. So I thought a party hat was in order.

Supplies: paper plate. ruler, pencil, template, markers or colored pencils, scissors and glue.

AMERICAN INDIAN VOICES

Who could have ever predicted that 2020 would be such a historically pivotal year? The onslaught of challenges we’ve endured will certainly occupy a huge chapter in future history books. But, the controversies we’re facing in 2020 have also opened a window into backward reflection, giving us an opportunity to amend historical narratives that have often contained hurtful stereotypes and damaging misconceptions.  An essential stop on  this journey would be to explore the crucial contributions American Indians have made to the literature, history, culture, and growth of the United States.

RIDDLE ME THIS WEEK 18

Greetings and Salutations,

 “From there to here, and here to there, funny things are everywhere.”

Dr.Seuss One Fish, Two Fish, Red Fish, Blue Fish

Here are this week’s riddles!

 

Not too difficult

Bobby throws a ball as hard as he can. It comes back to him, even though nothing and nobody touches it. How?

 

Moderately difficult

Where does Friday come before Thursday?

CORBETT’S CORNER

All titles are available in Overdrive.

All’s Faire in Middle School by Victoria Jamieson.

After being homeschooled for years while working the Renaissance Faire with her family, Imogene starts middle school and life gets very complicated, very fast.

RIDDLE ME THIS WEEK 19

Greetings and Salutations,

 “From there to here, and here to there, funny things are everywhere.”

Dr.Seuss One Fish, Two Fish, Red Fish, Blue Fish

Here are this week’s riddles!

 

Not too difficult

What starts with a “P, ” ends with an “E” and has thousands of letters?

 

Moderately difficult

What kind of tree can you carry in one hand?

SHARK WEEK: JAWSOME BOOKS FOR KIDS

It’s Shark Week, which means it’s time to nerd out and learn about these incredible ocean dwellers! 

Use your library card to help your budding marine biologist access shark information with:

MUSICIAN GUESS WHO – WEEK #15

Most music these days is made available via various streaming services. Sometimes we lose sight (no pun intended) of what the artist, composer or musician looks like. This is why I am posting 10-12 photos each week of iconic musicians as well as lesser known artists. Let’s see if you can guess who they are.

Keep scrolling down for the answers….

MAKE IT WITH ME… SALT DOUGH DINO FOSSILS

Since we can’t visit some of our favorite museums right now, Miss Sarah is teaching you how to make your own artifacts to display at home! Follow along with the video to Make It With Me… Salt Dough Dinosaur Fossils!


Salt Dough Recipe: 

  • Combine 1 cup of salt, 2 cups of flour & 3/4 cup of water
  • Shape & mold your dough, pressing in toys or objects to make fossil prints
  • Bake at 200°F for at least 40 minutes

Get creative, and be sure to show us what you make with #ScarsdaleLibrary and #SPLkids

STORYTIME IN YOUR TIME – EPISODE 1

All of the Children’s Librarians miss our storytime kids and families! Miss Karen, Miss Aisha, Miss Eileen, and Miss Sarah put together this virtual storytime for you to do whenever you want – in your own time!

Sing & read along with us while we’re busy preparing for your new library to open! A new episode of Storytime in Your Time will be released every other Friday.

YOU’VE SEEN THE MOVIE, NOW READ THE BOOK – PART 2

At this point in the long strange trip that has been 2020, sitting in a crowded, dark movie theater for a few hours of escapist entertainment feels like a distant dream.  Of course, that doesn’t mean we are deprived of the film experience; streaming services have done a fantastic job of filling the gap.

KIDS CRAFTS WITH KAREN- PUFFY WREATH

Let’s decorate! Wreaths are a great decoration for your door or for anywhere you would like to hang some color.

You will need: 1 paper plate, tissue paper-various colors of your choice, scissors, single hole punch a

nd tape.

Cut out the center of your plate. Punch holes in the circle as shown. The more holes you punch the fluffier your wreath will be. (If you don’t have a hole punch, please ask a grownup for help punching holes with a scissor or pencil. Be careful!)

CORBETT’S CORNER

Click on the title to be taken to the Westchester Library Catalog to place a hold for curbside pickup.

 

KIDS CRAFTS WITH KAREN- BUTTERFLIES

Butterflies are out in abundance this time of year. We see them in the garden or soaring through the air. Let’s make one of our own.

You will need: 3 colors of tissue paper, scissors, 1 pipe cleaner, a ruler and a pencil.

Choose three colors and lay them flat one on top of the other. Measure 5 inches from the side and the top to make a square and cut it out.

Fold about a half inch and again and again like an accordion as shown. Then fold in half and cut a round corner.