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  1. Pre-K Storytime

    July 25 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
    July 25, 2016  |  11:00 am - 12:00 pm
    Port Richmond Library
    Geared toward Early Literacy and advancement of the learning abilities of children through age appropriate books, songs, fingerplays and, and crafts.
  2. Krazy Kidz

    July 25 @ 11:30 am
    July 25, 2016  |  11:30 am - 11:30 am
    West New Brighton Library
    Join us for singing, dancing, coloring and stories. Meet other kids and their caregivers!
  3. Baby Space!

    July 25 @ 11:45 am
    July 25, 2016  |  11:45 am - 11:45 am
    Stapleton Library
    Come for playtime, stories, and songs for babies and their caregivers.
  4. The Circle of Security

    July 25 @ 12:00 pm - 7:00 pm
    July 25, 2016  |  12:00 pm - 7:00 pm
    St. George Library
    For any parent or caregiver with children in their care under five years old. Learning Objectives of the Training: • Understand your child’s emotional world by learning to read the emotional needs • Support your child’s ability to successfully manage
  5. Read Aloud/Picture Book Time

    July 25 @ 2:00 pm
    July 25, 2016  |  2:00 pm - 2:00 pm
    New Dorp Library
    Enjoy hearing books read aloud, finger plays, action rhymes and coloring.
  6. Children’s Summer Reading Craft

    July 25 @ 2:30 pm
    July 25, 2016  |  2:30 pm - 2:30 pm
    South Beach Library
  7. Crafternoon

    July 25 @ 3:30 pm
    July 25, 2016  |  3:30 pm - 3:30 pm
    West New Brighton Library
    Come in every week for a fun and seasonal craft!
  8. Birds of Prey

    July 25 @ 3:30 pm
    July 25, 2016  |  3:30 pm - 3:30 pm
    West New Brighton Library
    Join the staff of the New Canaan Nature Center as we blend together literature, natural sciences and artistic expression. After reading a story participants will become personally acquainted with one or two live animals. Then take home a craft.
  9. Read Aloud

    July 25 @ 4:00 pm
    July 25, 2016  |  4:00 pm - 4:00 pm
    Huguenot Library
  10. Story Time

    July 25 @ 4:00 pm
    July 25, 2016  |  4:00 pm - 4:00 pm
    Todt Hill-Westerleigh Library
    Join us for stories told by your favorite librarians!
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Making the Leap to Grade One: Strategies for Parents with Children on the Spectrum

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When you have a child with autism spectrum disorder (ASD), entering the school system can be an overwhelming experience. Once you have finally adjusted to the kindergarten scene, it is already time to make the leap to grade one. Try

Sun Exposure Myths Can Be Harmful

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To many people, sunshine equates to happiness, including fun times outdoors and walks on the beach. Despite warnings about excessive exposure to the sun, many people cannot get enough of the sun’s potentially harmful rays. While taking in the sun

Family Game Night: Top 15 Board Games

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Although summer weather beckons many families outdoors, sometimes it’s just too hot, sticky, or rainy to leave the comfort of your air-conditioned living room. Before you grab the remote and park yourselves on the couch, consider hosting a laughter-filled family

Breastfeeding or Not – Babies Come First

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Staten Island moms feel more comfortable and supported When it comes to nourishing their infants, more Staten Island mothers are comfortable breastfeeding in public. They are shrugging off the pressures from their own families, society, health care professionals, or other

Great Explorations

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When Marlene Markoe-Boyd’s children, now teens, were toddlers, they lived at the Staten Island Children’s Museum — a first museum for many borough youngsters, particularly on the North Shore. “The kids did use the Staten Island Museum to go to