Virtual Music & Movement

During this interactive virtual program, your child will hear familiar rhymes and songs to get them moving and dancing!

  • Recommended for ages 5 and under
  • Please note that when you register for this program, you are also registering for all of the programs in this series for the rest of the month.
  • On the morning of the program, you will receive an invitation to the Zoom meeting.
  • Click here to register!

Children’s Virtual Activities for Home (4/6 to 4/12)

This week’s theme is: Rabbits

Books:
Duck! Rabbit! By Amy Krouse Rosenthal & Tom Lichtenheld

Rabbit Ears by Amber Stewart

Little Rabit Waits for the Moon by Beth Shoshan

Rhymes:

Five Little Bunnies
Five Little Bunnies standing by a door,

One hopped away and then there was four.
Four Little Bunnies sitting near a tree, 
One hopped away and then there were three.
Three Little Bunnies looking right at you, 
One hopped away and then there were two,
Two Little Bunnies enjoying the sun,
One hopped away and then there was one.
One little bunny sitting all alone, 
He hopped away and then there were none.

Funny Bunny Hop
Funny, little bunny goes hop, hop, hop!

Funny little bunny please stop, stop, stop!
Wiggle your ears and crinkle your nose.
Then wiggle, wiggle, wiggle right down to your toes.

Little Bunny
There was a little bunny who lived in the wood. (hold up two fingers)

He wiggled his ears as a good bunny should (wiggle on head)
He hopped by a squirrel. He hopped by a tree. (hop, hop)
He hopped by a duck. And he hopped by me. (hop, hop over fist)
He stared at the squirrel. He stared at the tree. (stare, stare)
He stared at the duck. But he made faces at me! (stare, make faces)

If You’re Hoppy and You Know It
If you’re hoppy and you know it, hop around
If you’re hoppy and you know it, hop around
If you’re hoppy and you know it
And you really want to show it
If you’re hoppy and you know it, hop around.
…shake your tail
…stomp your feet
…wiggle your nose

Crafts:

Original Source can be accessed here.

Original Source can be accessed here.

Kids and Teens Quarantine Challenge

Looking for some activities during the month of April? Participate in our daily BML Quarantine Challenge!
Contact us on social media @bellmorelibrary or #bellmorelibrary to keep us updated!

*Teens will receive community service hours for participating.

 

Children’s Virtual Activities for Home (3/30 to 4/5)

This week’s theme is: Transportation

Books:
Tremendous Tractors by Tony Mitton and Ant Parker

Brilliant Boats by Tony Mitton and Ant Parker

Cool Cars by Tony Mitton and Ant Parker

Rhymes:

Driving Around in My Little Red Car
Driving round in my little red car
Driving round in my little red car
Driving round in my little red car
Beep, Beep, Beep, Beep, Beep!
(repeat with green, blue, orange)

Airplane
The airplane has great big wings (arms outstretched)
Its propeller spins around and sings (spin one arm)
The airplane goes up (lift arms)
The airplane does down (lower arms)
The airplane flies high (arms outstretched, spin)
Over the town! (fly around)

Green Says Go
Green says, “Go!” (march quickly)
Go! Go! Go!
Yellow says, “Slow!” (march slowly)
Slow…slow…slow
And red says, “Stop!” (stop and freeze)
Go! Go! Go! (march fast)
Slow…slow…slow (march slowly)
and STOP! (stop)

Crafts:

Original Source can be accessed here.

Original Source can be accessed here.

Postponing Library Programming and Meetings

Postponing Library Programming and Meetings

Dear Library Patrons,

We have been carefully monitoring developments related to the Coronavirus (COVID-19).  Our first priority is always the safety of our patrons and staff therefore we have decided to postpone all programs and meetings scheduled at the Library from Friday, March 13th, through Tuesday, March 31st.  We will work to reschedule postponed events when possible and refund program registrants if necessary.

We take these steps out of an abundance of caution and feel it is the best way to serve the community by heeding the guidance of health officials. 

We continue to advise all our patrons, as well as staff, to follow CDC guidelines by:

  • Staying home if you are not feeling well
  • Regularly washing your hands
  • Avoiding crowded areas, especially if you are an at-risk individual

Currently, the Library remains open for normal hours.  Enhanced cleaning and sanitizing procedures are taking place.  As a precaution we have also temporarily removed most toys and puzzles from our Children’s Room.  

As always, the Library has many digital services available to you for free, such as, e-books, e-audiobooks, movies, digital newspapers and magazines. 

Thank you for your understanding and cooperation.  We look forward to returning to normal operating procedures.  Until then, please follow social distancing guidelines and stay safe.

Sincerely,

Elaine Cummings-Young, Library Director

Kanopy Kids Unlimited Access Starting March 16, 2020


A Message from Kanopy Kids: Limited Time! Kanopy Kids for Free Starting Monday March 16th we’ve opened free, unlimited access to Kanopy Kids to all of our partnering libraries. Your community’s kids can enjoy quality educational content like Sesame Street, Arthur, and even benefit from language learning series. Free access will be available for 30 days.

Children’s Virtual Activities for Home (3/23 to 3/29)

This week’s theme is: Bedtime

Books:
Sleepyheads by Sandra J. Howatt

Max at Night by Ed Vere

Beep! Beep! Go To Sleep! By Todd Tarpley

Rhymes:
Ten in the Bed
There were ten in a bed
And the little one said
“Roll over, roll over”
So they all rolled over
And one fell out
(Repeat with 9, 8, 7, 6, 5, 4, 3, 2)

There was one in a bed
And the little one said
“Good night!”

Teddy Bear
Teddy bear, teddy bear, turn around
Teddy bear, teddy bear, touch the ground
Teddy bear, teddy bear, reach up high
Teddy bear, teddy bear, touch the sky
Teddy bear, teddy bear, touch your knees
Teddy bear, teddy bear, sit down please

Five Little Monkeys Jumping on the Bed
Five little monkeys jumping on the bed,
One fell off and bumped his head.

Mama called the doctor and the doctor said
No more monkeys jumping on the bed!
(Count down from 5, 4, 3, 2 and 1 monkey)

Crafts:

Original Source can be accessed here.

Original Source can be accessed here.

Kanopy Kids Now Features Unlimited Plays!


Kanopy Kids Now Features Unlimited Plays!

We’re thrilled to announce that our library is now offering unlimited plays in Kanopy Kids. Kids can now freely explore a wide variety of educational and enriching videos in our dedicated kids area. Explore our full collection of age-appropriate animated storybooks, movies, shows, and more for curious young minds to learn and grow!