Summer Reading at the Finkelstein Memorial Library starts July 6th!

Calling Grades K-12!
Summer Reading Begins July 6th!

Register
Online or by Phone at (845) 352-5700

Call us from 10-6 Monday-Friday to register for Summer Reading, log your books or sign up for one of our virtual summer programs!

Our Summer Reading Programs are 100% virtual this year!

All Children who sign up will receive a starter craft kit, to participate in our many craft offerings this summer. For more advanced crafts for both children and teens, you must register for a specific program to receive supplies.
 
Complete at least one book log to receive completion prize! As always, each book log will equal an entry for one of the grand prize raffles.
Children’s and Teen raffles prizes are separate. 

Children's Program (Entering Gr. K-6)

Teen Program (Entering Gr. 7-12)

Subscribe to our YouTube Channel to keep up to date with our virtual programs!

We know our teen patrons are missing the library right now, especially browsing our shelves. If you are a teen looking for a new book to read, try out our new Live Book Browsing service.

Join the Finkelstein Memorial Library Teen Discord server through the invitation in your summer reading welcome email. If you need the link again, you can request one through fmlteen@rcls.org.

Use the browsing-requests text channel to request an appointment with a librarian. At the time of your appointment, use the Live Book Browsing talk channel. You may join with voice or video. The librarian will join with video and show you book covers, backs of books and inside jackets to help you find a new book to love.

Our Children Virtual Programs

  • To register, simply click on the date!
  • Please note craft program kits will not be available for pickup earlier than 3 days prior to the scheduled video date.
    Calls to make appointments to pick up these items will be made in order of registration.
  • For our craft kits: To receive your kit before video premieres, sign up by the listed date. Register anytime throughout the summer while supplies last.
  • Ages 3-8
  • Thursdays On YouTube
  • Materials Supplied

Listen to a story on YouTube and follow easy steps to make an awesome craft!

  1. 7/9/20
  2. 7/16/20
  3. 7/23/30
  4. 7/30/20
  5. 8/6/20
  6. 8/13/20
  • Ages 5-8
  • Thursdays On YouTube @ 12PM
  • Materials Supplied

These craft video tutorials geared towards younger school-aged children will be posted to YouTube soyou and your children can make art at your own convenience!

  1. 7/16/20
  2. 7/30/20
  • Ages 3-8
  • Tuesdays on YouTube
  • Materials Supplied

Have a blast experimenting with different materials and ingredients and imagine what you will see, make, or create!

  1. 7/7/20
  2. 7/14/20
  3. 7/21/20
  4. 7/28/20
  5. 8/4/20
  6. 8/11/20
  • Ages 6-10
  • Tuesdays on YouTube
  • Materials supplied

Combine a fun dragon craft with a science experiment that teaches children about chemical changes.

  1. 7/7/20
  • Ages 8-18
  • Wednesday on YouTube
  • Materials supplied

Join us for this magical and fun bath time science experiment. If you like bubbles and lots of fizz, then this craft is for you.

  1. 7/22/20
  • Ages 6-10
  • Tuesdays on YouTube @ 2:00 PM
  • Materials Supplied

Children will meditate or sit quietly and then do a craft.Planned crafts include: DIY meditation bracelet (beads and beading string), Peace Rocks(colored with marker or paint), Calm Down Jar or Bottle and Kindness House.

  1. 7/7/20
  2. 7/14/20
  3. 7/21/20
  4. 7/28/20
  5. 8/4/20
  6. 8/11/20
  • Ages 9-12
  • Tuesdays on Webex Virtual Room @ 5:300 PM
  • Resources required from home: Computer or Tablet with internet access. A camera and microphone are optional.

Create your own comic book using the website, “Story Board That.”

  1. 7/7/20 – 8/11/20
  • Ages 3-6
  • Wednesdays @ 11:00 AM (7/8/20 – 8/12/20)
  • Registration Required

It’s been a while! Come join Miss Gaby for a virtual storytime! A different topic/theme each week,including finger plays, songs, and/or felt board activities. Can’t wait to see you!

  1. 7/15/20
  2. 7/22/20
  3. 7/29/20
  4. 8/5/20
  5. 8/12/20
  • Ages 8-12
  • Thursdays @ 5:00 PM
  • Registration Required

Celebrate the Boy Who Lived on the eve of his birthday! Trivia games include scategories-styleword games, character knowledge and quotes!

  1. 7/30/20

All Ages are invited to learn these dances with us! Ms. Lisa will teach you how to do the best line dances. You will be ready to dance at the party.

Children's Summer Reading Raffle Prizes

Unicorn Magic Bundle

Dragon Slayer Bundle

New Year, New School Supplies Kit

Wizarding World Bundle

Magician’s Trunk Bundle

Animal Lover Bundle

Magical Mermaids Bundle

Out of this World Bundle

Our Teen Virtual Programs

  • To register, simply click on the date!
  • Ages 12-18
  • Thursday On YouTube
  • Materials Supplied

Teens Will learn the technique of pointillism with simple tools!

  1. 7/23/20
  • Ages 12-18
  • Thursday @ 7:00 PM
  • Materials Supplied

Join Jessica and Dianne for a variety of easy art techniques you can do from home! Learn pointillism, zentangle, make your own cold porcelain, and more!

  1. 8/6/20
  • Ages 12-18
  • Mondays @ 3:00 PM
  • Material supplied

Team up and join us for a mini Battle of the Books!You and your team of 4 will answer trivia questions based on four books. Pick your books at the July6th session, discuss the titles at the next four meetings, and get ready to battle it out on August10 for a chance to win prizes.

  1. 7/6/20
  2. 7/13/20
  3. 7/20/20
  4. 7/27/20
  5. 8/3/20
  6. 8/10/20
  • Ages 12-18
  • Tuesday @ 3:00 PM
  • Registration Required

Stay indoors and try out our digital scavenger hunt! Brush up on your cruel princes and iron queens before you embark on your quest to solve some fairy riddles and a chance to win a prize. Prizes awarded to our top five players.

  1. 7/7/20
  • Ages 12-18
  • Tuesday @ 3:00 PM
  • Registration Required

The Hunger Games. The Belles. Divergent. The Giver. Our last scavenger hunt of the season is inspired by all of your favorite dystopian novels.Register for your invitation to the game. Prizes awarded to our top five players

  1. 7/28/20
  • Ages 12-18
  • Wednesdays @ 3:00 PM (July 8th – August 12th)
  • Registration Required

Imagine your story! Just as the Marvel Universe is written by many writers, this creative writing group gives you the chance to practice your world building skills in a group setting.

  1. 7/8/20
  • Ages 12-18
  • Thursdays @ 3:00 PM
  • Registration Required

Anime fans gather to discuss their favorite series,watch anime, and learn a new origami fold!

  1. 7/9/20
  2. 8/13/20
  • Ages 12-18
  • Tuesday @ 3:00 PM
  • Registration

Can you break out of Brooklyn? Team up with friends and solve a series of puzzles and clues in this digital escape room based on City of Bones by Cassandra Clare.

  1. 7/14/20
  • Ages 12-18
  • Tuesday @ 3:00 PM
  • Registration

Join us for another digital escape room, this time based on Throne of Glass by Sarah J. Maas.

  1. 8/4/20
  • Grades 11th – 12th & Parents
  • Thursday @ 6:00 PM
  • Registration Required – Private Zoom meeting

C2 of Nanuet will offer guidance on the college admissions process in the midst of the COVID-19pandemic in this live webinar. This webinar is offered in real-time and will not be recorded for later viewing. Registration is open now through Google Forms (link on library calendar).

  1. 7/16/20
  • Ages 12-18
  • Tuesdays @ 3:00 PM
  • Registration Required

Teen Advisory Board will meet twice this summer to plan our fall events and finalize plans for The Great Giveback.

  1. 7/21/20
  2. 8/11/20

Teen Summer Reading Raffle Prizes

Every book review earns a raffle ticket for one of our grand prizes! Choose from:
  • Classic Super Nintendo Entertainment System
  • Beats Wireless Headphones
  • Instax Camera
  • Amazon Kindle Fire HD
  • $100 Amazon Gift Card

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