The library offers browsing and tables in both the Adult and Children's Departments and computer use. All are by appointment.


--See information about No Contact Pick-Up here.

--See information about 1-Hour Browse by Appointment for Adult and Children's Departments here.

--See information about 1-Hour Table Seating by Appointment here.

--See information about 1-Hour Computer Use by Appointment here

Beginning August 2nd, appointments will no longer be necessary for library use. Masks will still be required. Please see details here


2021 Online Summer Reading Program

Sign-ups begin Monday, June 21st

CLICK HERE

Summer StoryWalk

Monday, June 28th -Thursday, September 2nd

Parents, children and caregivers are welcome to take a StoryWalk around the outside of the library and enjoy reading The Whale in My Swimming Pool by Joyce Wan. If you have any questions, please call (914)939-6710 and press 3 or email pcrbchildrens@wlsmail.org

WATCH HERE

Adopt a Stuffed Animal Reading Buddy!

Starting Monday, June 28th, while supplies last.

Children can sign up to adopt a stuffed animal reading buddy. Please note, supplies are limited. Call (914)939-6710 ext.108 or email pcrbchildrens@wlsmail.org

 

Grab & Go Sailboat Craft

Sign Up by Friday, July 9th; Pick-Up July 12th-July 23rd

Children will be given all the pieces needed to make a sailboat craft.

To sign up, call (914)939-6710 ext.108 or email pcrbchildrens@wlsmail.org

 

Grab & Go Pirate Mask Craft

Sign Up by Friday, August 6th; Pick-Up August 9th – August 20th

Children will be given all the pieces needed to make a pirate mask. Arrrr!

To sign up, call (914)939-6710 ext.108 or email pcrbchildrens@wlsmail.org

Virtual Summer Stories with Ms. Tee

Tuesdays, June 29th; July 6th, 13th, 20th, & 27th; August 3rd & 10th

Join Ms. Tee as she shares stories from her favorite summer place other than the library--her pool! 

WATCH HERE

Virtual Pirate School

Wednesday, June 30th

WATCH HERE

Pirate School is a swashbuckling comedy variety show for the whole family! Arrr! Enjoy the adventure and wholesome humor, slapstick antics, cartoon-like sound effects, eye-popping puppetry, props and more!

Summer Virtual Singalongs with Chloe

Wednesdays, July 7th, 14th, 21st, & 28th

Babies, toddlers and preschoolers can sing and dance along with Chloe!

WATCH HERE

 

Frogs, Bugs and Animals

Wednesday, July 7th

Meet a giant frog, fuzzy chinchilla, prickly hedgehog, lazy lizard, crunchy bugs and more!

WATCH HERE

Virtual Turtle Dance Music

Wednesday, July 14th

This fun program for the whole family features music, bubbles, stories, songs and more!

WATCH HERE

Live Virtual You Picasso Art

Thursdays, August 5th & 12th

10:15 am-11:15am

This Zoom program is for the whole family and will focus on how to draw people!

To register, please call 914-939-6710 option 3 or email pcrbchildrens@wlsmail.org

Free Summer Meals for Kids and Teens

Kids need healthy food to fuel summer fun! USDA partners with local schools and community orgs to serve healthy, no-cost meals to kids & teens ages 18 and under.

Visit SummerMealsNY.org, call 2-1-1, or text “Food” or “Comida” to 877-877 to find a summer meal spot near you.

Adoption: Everything You Need to Know

Wednesday, July 14, 2021

6:30pm-7:30pm

This free Zoom information session is open to anyone interested in or involved with the adoption process, including professionals, community members, expectant parents, adoptive or prospective adoptive parents, and adoptees. Come learn about the domestic adoption process and meet the staff of Forever Families Through Adoption. For pre-registration and meeting information, please contact adopt@foreverfamiliesthroughadoption.org or 914-939-1180.

The PCRB Film Club

Wednesday, July 28th, 2021

7:00pm-8:30pm

Philadelphia (1993)

When a man with HIV is fired by his law firm because of his condition, he hires a homophobic small time lawyer as the only willing advocate for a wrongful dismissal suit. 

Please watch the film on your own before the session. A limited number of copies will be available at the library starting July 6th. The film is also available for streaming on AMAZON PRIME and HULU

Email PCRBREF@WLSMAIL.ORG for the discussion link.

Virtual Local Author Showcase

Lou Del Bianco, author of Out of Rushmore's Shadow HERE

Nathan Eckel, author of The Rose of Antahs HERE

Leslie Kimmelman, author of Eight Knights of Hanukkah HERE

A. Longus, author of The Adventures of Silvana and the Magic Unicorn HERE

Joel Salomon, author of The 9 Money Rules Millionaires Use HERE

Sarah Bracey White, author of Primary Lessons HERE

The Sirens of Suspense Present: Mystery Novel Readings HERE

If you are a local author and would like to be included, please send a video running from 5 minutes to 1 hour to pcrbpl@wlsmail.org.

 

Teen Hobby and Talent Videos

The library wants to share family-friendly videos by local teens displaying a talent, hobby or skill. Some examples of content options are singing, playing an instrument, reading children’s books, performing science experiments, discussing a historical figure, teaching knitting, demonstrating video game tips, grooming a dog, and changing a tire.

Please submit all videos via email to PCRBPL@WLSMAIL.ORG for review and approval. Please include your name, grade, and high school so credit can be given. All approved videos will be shared on the library YouTube channel: Port Chester-Rye Brook Public Library. 

YouTube video requirements can be found HERE

The first video in this collection can be found HERE

2021 Summer Books for Kids

Place Holds on These Items HERE

 

Summer Book Bundles

Each bundle contains 5 books on a particular theme for ages 3-6. For more information, please call 914-939-6710 and press 3 or email pcrbchildrens@wlsmail.org.

 

Summer Teen Reads

Place Holds on These Items HERE

 

 

Tutor.com

Free Online Tutoring Service

Mondays-Fridays: 9:00am-10:00pm

Saturdays-Sundays: 3:00pm-10:00pm

Free, live online chat and email support for learners of all ages is available. Check your homework, have an essay reviewed, prepare for a test or have a résumé or cover letter checked.

Visit Tutor.com HERE.

Launchpad Lending

Borrow a Kid-Friendly Tablet

You can borrow these kid-friendly tablets that include storybooks, videos and games that help children learn to read.

For more information, call 914-939-6710 and press 3 or email PCRBCHILDRENS@WLSMAIL.ORG

 

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SPRYE Presents:

Gentle Chair Yoga

Joan Gibbons' popular chair yoga class has been filmed and viewers can participate in the exercises at their convenience.

View HERE.

Book Club

June 28th, 2021 at 7:00pm

We will discuss A Woman Is No Man by Etaf Rum. 

Electronic items: OverDrive eBook, OverDrive Audio Hoopla eBook Hoopla Audio

Physical items are at the library. Call 914-939-6710 and press 5 to ask for a copy. Please specify regular, large print or CD audio. 

At the time of the meeting, please join us HERE.

Books on Diversity for Children, Teens and Adults

Enjoy these books for all age groups celebrating diversity.

You can place holds on the adult books here: FICTION NONFICTION

 

Libros para Niños

Nuestro Departamento de Niños tiene títulos para compartir con usted.

Haga reservas para estos artículos AQUÍ.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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