Library Closed Until Further Notice. On Saturday, March 21st, Governor Cuomo announced the “New York State on PAUSE” executive order, Based on this executive order the library will be closed until further notice. Please heed the Governor’s order as it is the best way to control the spread of COVID-19. Thank you and stay safe.

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

Free Films with Kanopy

 

A Message from Kanopy: With the support of select content partners like First Run Features, Samuel Goldwyn, Collective Eye Films, FilmRise, Films We Like, Media Education Foundation and NYX and more, Kanopy has put together a collection of films that your community can watch  for the next 30 days. Watching these titles will not deduct play credits from your account. You can find a full list of titles here.

 

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!