Peekskill Reads – Men Who Read

Saturday, November 1 from 11 am to 2 pm

Celebrate “Make a Difference Day” by getting a free stack of books for your home library!  For kids of ALL ages!  This program is hosted by “Peekskill Reads,” which is headed by Drew Claxton.  “Men Who Read” volunteers will read stories to children.  And yes, there will be refreshments!!


What a fabulous party we had this morning to celebrate Halloween!  We made Halloween wreaths,  decorated cookies, went stamp crazy and visited the spooky Halloween house!  Ha 10Ahoy there, matey!  What fun to be on land! And I get a FREE book too?  Arrrrgh!  Ha 19Ha 18

Awwww!  Could they be any cuter?!

Our after-school trick-or-treaters immediately made their way to our spooky haunted house.  They visited with our talking skeleton head, and left with candy and, of course, a FREE book!

Happy Halloween to all!  Be safe out there!

For more Halloween pictures, CLICK HERE.


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What a wonderful time we had at our Lights On @ The Field program – in honor of the nationwide Lights On Afterschool Day.  We started with a spooky ghost collage craft, then relaxed with some YOGA (with the very flexible Ms. Livingston).  We enjoyed apples and cookies — and even got to pick out a FREE book.  Awesome!

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For more information on the Chester A Smith Award, or to reserve a ticket, call 737-1212.  Tickets will also be available at the door.

Please note that the Field Library will close at 3:30 pm on Saturday, October 25th, so that we can prepare for our evening celebration!

Children and parents are invited to a special celebration in honor of the annual Lights On Afterschool Day! Join us for a Halloween craft, refreshments, games and yes, even a FREE book!

And don’t miss our special YOGA FOR PARENT AND CHILD workshop at 6 pm.

Lights on Afterschool is a nationwide event that celebrates programs that keep kids safe, inspire them to learn, and help working families.  It’s FREE – and it’s FUN!  No sign-up necessary.

Lights On at the Field 2014


graveyard book snacks

At yesterday’s Junior Critics Book Club, we enjoyed some festive graveyard brownies.  OK, maybe not festive, but they were yummy.  We had a spirited conversation about Neil Gaiman’s Newbery Award winner, which most of us rated a 5 out of 5.  We talked about Nobody Owens and how the entire graveyard community helped to raise him.  We discussed the merits of fading and dreamwalking – and what it would be like to dance the Macabray.

If you’re a fifth or sixth grader interested in joining a book club, stop by soon and pick up our next book:  Eleven Birthdays by Wendy Mass.  Meeting date:  Monday, November 17 at 4:30 pm.

Calling all artists:

Halloween CraftJoin us Saturday, October 18 at 11 am for a Halloween Craft!


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