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Upcoming Events

  1. Sensory Cafe

    January 23  |  11:00 am - 11:00 pm
    Great Kills Library

    A menu of sensory experiences you and your tyke can feast on together. For ages 1 ½ -4 and caregivers.

  2. Baby Lapsit

    January 24  |  10:30 am - 10:30 am
    New Dorp Library

    Bring your baby to an interactive program with simple books, gentle movement and songs. Meet other babies & caregivers in the community. For ages birth to one and a half years.

  3. Storytime Playspace

    January 24  |  11:15 am - 12:00 pm
    Mariners Harbor Library

    Encourage early literacy as we read interactive stories, and then enjoy our supply of puzzles, blocks, games, and other educational toys.   

  4. Game Day

    January 24  |  2:00 pm - 2:00 pm
    South Beach Library

    Join other families to play Wii games, PS4, Lego Bricks, magnetic blocks or any of our many board games.

  5. Dance Sessions with Anjoli Chadha

    January 24  |  3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
    SI Children’s Museum

    Join dancer and instructor Anjoli Chadha for OpenStudio hours and participate in these dance workshops, including warm-ups; exercise techniques and “Help Me Dance Like….” interpretive dance sessions using prompts and games.

  6. Kidz Cook

    January 24  |  3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
    SI Children’s Museum

    Make a different  dish each week!

  7. Wii Love Gaming!

    January 24  |  3:30 pm - 3:30 pm
    Stapleton Library

    Challenge your friends and other kids as you play cool Wii games at the library! For ages 5-11.

  8. Kidz Cook

    January 24  |  4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
    SI Children’s Museum

    Make a different  dish each week!

  9. Lego Hour

    January 24  |  4:00 pm - 4:00 pm
    Mariners Harbor Library

    Use your imagination and skills to become the ultimate Lego builder.

  10. Tween & Teen Anime

    January 24  |  4:00 pm - 4:00 pm
    St. George Library

    Come join us as we watch two episodes of a popular anime series together every Friday. At the end of the season, we'll do a group discussion and activity relating to the series. Everyone aged 9-19 is welcome in the

What's New
Community Service & Volunteer Opportunities

As the new year rolls in, students, families and schools may be looking for opportunities to volunteer in the community. Below is a list of organizations across Staten Island that may have volunteer opportunities. Volunteering is a great way to

Pageants & Parenting

Pageantry is a relatively new part of my life. I did not grow up competing in pageants – I didn’t compete in my first pageant until I was 31 years old. Pageants were something I had always wanted to try

A Parent’s Guide to Sleepovers

My son’s first sleepover was at the home of a nurse. “He’ll be safer with her than he would be with me!” I reasoned. His sister was upset that he got to go. She considered it unfair that she was

A Candy Cane Christmas: Peppermint Recipes

There’s nothing more festive in December than everyone’s favorite tasty red and white striped candy. These recipes spin the minty flavors of peppermint into refreshing after-dinner treats that your holiday guests will adore. White Hot Chocolate 3 cups Half &

December Holiday Traditions on Staten Island

Whether Staten Island parents accent their Christmas trees with an angel and attend midnight mass to celebrate Jesus’ birth; remember the miracle of Hanukkah and light nine candles on a Menorah; or participate in the week-long Kwanzaa feast, a gift-giving


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