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In Spanish, French, English, German and Italian, MUZZY Online is a comprehensive, interactive and fun way to learn a second language.  For Chappaqua Library patrons only.

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Useful information for parents and teachers.

2014 Summer Reading Lists for Those Entering Grades K-6

Summer Reading List for those entering Grade K for 2014

Summer Reading List for those entering Grade 1 for 2014

Summer Reading List for those entering Grade 2 for 2014

Summer Reading List for those entering Grade 3 for 2014

Summer Reading List for those entering Grade 4 for 2014

Summer Reading List for those entering Grade 5 for 2014

Summer Reading List for those entering Grade 6 for 2014

Recommended Apps for Children

Recommended STEM Apps April 2015

Recommended Apps for Children January 2015

Recommended Apps for Children 2014

Recommended Apps for Children 2013

Recommended Apps for Children 2012

Recommended Apps for Children 2011

Great Websites for Kids
great_webites_for_kids  http://gws.ala.org/  

 

 

pbslearningmedia  http://www.pbslearningmedia.org/
Good Books Make Great Gifts

Good Books Make Great Gifts - Picture Books     Good Books Make Great Gifts - Fiction

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Good Books Make Great Gifts - Non-fiction

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Coping With Tragedy
MUZZY Online

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Welcome to MUZZY Online!
In Spanish, French, English, German and Italian, MUZZY Online is a comprehensive, interactive and fun way to learn a second language.  For Chappaqua Library patrons only.

Award Winning Books



 


 


 


Anne Izard Storytellers' Choice Award

The ANNE IZARD STORYTELLERS’ CHOICE AWARD was established in 1990 to honor Anne Izard, noted storyteller, librarian and children’s Services Consultant in Westchester County, New York.

The award highlights distinguished titles in the field of storytelling published for children and adults, and promotes the riches of storytelling to even wider audiences.
Click here for a list of the most recent winners:
http://www.westchesterlibraries.org/node/106

 
The "Edgar" (i.e, the Edgar Allen Poe Award)

This award is given annually by the Mystery Writers of America for the best mysteries in various categories.

This is a link to their nominees for best children’s mysteries of the year:
http://www.theedgars.com/nominees2.html#juv

Click here for a list of all previous winners of the children’s award:
http://www.hcpl.lib.tx.us/kidsite/kidsread/edgaraward.htm

3 Apples Book Award

Click here for more information

Bullying
Story/Snack Ideas
Dinosaurs
Beach Books
Encouraging Reading
Booklists

icon Concept Books: Numbers, Letters, Colors & Shapes for Young People

icon Terrific 2’S (259.65 kB)

icon Things That Go! (185.04 kB)

icon Stories and 3’S Belong Together (134.74 kB)

icon Books for 4’s & 5’s (61.58 kB)

icon Easiest Easy Readers (97.7 kB)

icon Chapter Books for Young Readers (87.06 kB)

icon Helping Children Grieve (77.84 kB)

icon Multiple Copies List (185.73 kB)

icon Books about Peace (80.95 kB)

icon Trauma and Troubling Times (31.21 kB)

Celebrating Other Cultures

icon Celebrating North American Cultures (84.87 kB)

icon Cultures and Countries of the Middle East (30.96 kB)

icon Explore Asian Cultures (41.77 kB)

icon Explore Hispanic Culture (102.88 kB)

icon Exploring Island Cultures (62.15 kB)

icon Native American Nations (131.65 kB)

Regal Reading

Regal Reading: Princes, Princesses and All Things Royal

Juvenile Series and Sequels

Need to know the next book in your child's favorite series? Click here!

Book Donation Opportunities
Name Location
Contact Info
Dates Notes
Chappaqua Library 195 South Greeley Avenue
Chappaqua
914-238-4779
First week of June Gently used only;
other times possible with prior approval
Westorchard PTA Toy & Book Sale Westorchard School
195 Granite Road, Chappaqua
Phone--check the district's annual PTA calendar
September-Mid November Gently used toys, books, videos, dvds
Oak Lane Child Care Center 49 Memorial Drive
Chappaqua
914-238-3757
Please call first
New Castle Recycling Center 210 Hunts Lane Chappaqua, NY 10514
(914) 238-8091
Wed.- Sat.
7 am - 2 pm
Use the children's book bin
Opportunity Shop 61 North Greeley Avenue, Chappaqua
914-238-4420
Please call first;
Benefits Temple Beth El
Twigs Thriftree of Northern Westchester 449 Lexington Avenue
Mount Kisco
914-666-6557
Mon, Tue, Thu, Fri, 9:30am - 4pm; Sat, 9:30am - noon; Wed, Sun, closed By appoinment only; Benefits the hospital
Bedford Hills Correctional Facility Parenting Center 247 Harris Road
Bedford Hills, NY 10507-2400
(914) 241-3100
M-F 9-3 Drive around outside of prison fence, to the left, all the way back to the storehouse loading dock. Label boxes or bags; For inmates' children
Goodwill Industries Elmsford  Store
380 N. Sawmill River Road
914-347-4376
Croton Store
440 S. Riverside Ave
914-827-9311
www.goodwill.org
Language and Early Literacy Activities in English and Spanish

Developed by Angela Notari-Syverson, Ph.D. and colleagues

These materials include activities for adults and young children that encourage early language and literacy development from birth through preschool.  They are appropriate for children with disabilities as well as children who are developing typically.

Read more...
Local Nursery Schools and Child Care Centers

Beginning Years Early Childhood Center Of Temple Beth El
220 South Bedford Road
Chappaqua, NY  10514
Phone: (914) 238-5735
Website: bethelnw.org
E-mail: beginningyears@bethelnw.org

Bet Torah Nursery School
60 Smith Avenue
Mt. Kisco, NY  10549
Phone: (914) 666-7595
Website: bettorah.org
E-mail: nurseryschool@bettorah.org

Boys & Girls Club of Northern Westchester Early Childhood Education Center
351 Main Street
Mt. Kisco, NY  10549
Phone: (914) 666-8069
Website: bgcnw.org
E-mail: bostrye@bgcnw.com

Briarcliff Nursery School
40 Morningside Drive
Ossining, NY  10562
Phone: (914) 941-4373
Website: briarcliffnurseryschool.com
E-mail: briarcliffnurseryschool@verizon.net

Bright Horizons at TimberRidge Family Center
15 Old Post Road
Armonk, NY  10504
Phone: (914) 273-4411
Website: brighthorizons.com/timberridge
E-mail: timberridge@brighthorizons.com

Chappaqua Friends Nursery School
420 Quaker Road
Chappaqua, NY  10514
Phone: (914) 238-6831
Website: chappaquafriendsnurseryschool.com
E-mail: cfns@verizon.net

Garden House School of Briarcliff
25 South State Road, P.O. Box 2593
Briarcliff Manor, NY  10510
Phone: (914) 941-0404
Website: gardenhouseschool.com
E-mail: briarcliff@gardenhouseschool.com

Great Beginnings Pre-School
400 Bedford Road
Pleasantville, NY  10570
Phone: (914) 773-0826
Website: great-beginnings.org
E-mail: great-beginnings@live.com

Jennie’s School for Little Children
605 Millwood Road
P.O. Box 429
Mt. Kisco, NY  10549
Phone: (914) 666-4001
Website: jenniesschool.com
E-mail: jenniesschooldirector@gmail.com

Little Blessings Children Center
15 South Bedford Road
Mt. Kisco, NY  10549
Phone: (914) 666-0644
Website: lcronline.org/littleblessings.html
E-mail: joann.spolzino@lcronline.org

The Little Garden Preschool & Childcare
27 Radio Circle, Suite 103
Mt. Kisco, NY  10549
Phone: (914) 241-0445
Website: littlegardenkids.com
E-mail: info@littlegardenkids.com

Little Sparrow Nursery School
Hillside Church, 448 Bedford Road
Armonk, NY  10504
Phone: (914) 273-9760
Website: hillsidechurch.org/littlesparrows
E-Mail: little.sparrows.hillside@gmail.com

Mount Kisco Child Care Center
95 Radio Circle
Mt. Kisco, NY  10549
Phone: (914) 241-2135
Website: mkccc.org
E-mail: info@mkccc.org

Oak Lane Child Care Center
49 Memorial Drive
Chappaqua, NY  10514
Phone: (914) 238-3756
Website: oaklaneccc.com
E-mail: oaklaneccc@gmail.com

Play Care Nursery & Preschool
210 Orchard Ridge Road
Chappaqua, NY  10514
Phone: (914) 238-6206
Website: playcarepreschool.com
E-mail:  director@playcarepreschool.com

Pleasantville Children’s Center
400 Bedford Road
Pleasantville, NY  10570
Phone: (914) 769-8613
Website: pcckids.org
E-mail: info@pcckids.org

Rippowam Cisqua School
325 West Patent Road
Mt. Kisco, NY  10549
Phone: (914) 244-1205
Website: rcsny.org
E-mail: webmanager@rcsny.org

Rosenthal JCC
600 Bear Ridge Road
Pleasantville, NY  10570
Phone: (914) 741-0333 X 21
Website: rosenthaljcc.org
E-mail: ann@rosenthaljcc.org

Torbank Nursery School
108 Pinesbridge Road
Ossining, NY  10562
Phone: (914) 941-1563
Website: torbanknurseryschool.com
E-mail: torbank@verizon.net

World Cup Nursery School and Kindergarten
160 Hunts Lane
Chappaqua, NY  10514
Phone: (914) 238-9267
Website: worldcupnurseryschool.com 
E-mail: mail@worldcupschools.com

*** The Chappaqua Library does not endorse any of the providers listed in this brochure.  It is the responsibility of the parents to check on the accreditation and licensing of each organization.

Museums & Other Places To Go

American Museum of Natural History
INTREPID Sea, Air & Space Museum
Guggenheim
The Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum  (in Ridgefield, CT)
Neuberger Museum of Art  (at SUNY Purchase)
Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum
Children's Museum of Manhattan
Bruce Museum (in Greenwich, CT)
New York Historical Society
Stepping Stones Museum for Children
The Bronx Zoo
Katanah Museum of Art
New Castle Historical Society

www.MyNewCastle.org  (our town's website)
www.ncctv.org  (our local cable tv station)
www.newcastlenow.org (a local online newspaper)
Westchester Children's Museum

 

Schools
Chappaqua Central School District
Robert E. Bell Middle School
Douglas Grafflin Elementary School
Roaring Brook Elementary School
Seven Bridges Middle School
Westorchard Elementary School
Storytimes at the Chappaqua Library
Click here to see the listing of Storytimes.
Unattended Child Policy
unattended_child
Websites

Birth to Six  
http://www.multcolib.org/birthtosix/index.html
Includes information about early literacy skills and how to help your child get ready to read as well as how to read to different ages: babies, toddlers, and preschoolers. Booklists are provided. Discusses the role reading plays in brain development. Provides information about early childhood resources and programs, including Early Words.

Bnetsavvy 
http://www.bnetsavvy.org
A great resource for helping children and teens learn safe strategies for navigating the increasingly interactive world of the Internet. Contains articles on cyber bullying, social networking, gaming, and more.

First Palette   
http://www.firstpalette.com/
First Palette is an art site with ideas for educators and parents who share an enthusiasm for art, who recognize the value of doing meaningful and fun activities together with kids, and who have a passion for nurturing creativity and the love for learning.

Reading Rockets
http://www.readingrockets.org/
Teaching kids to read and helping those who struggle.

 
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