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Celebrate Juneteenth!

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This Saturday is Juneteenth! The holiday’s name comes from the date – June 19th, 1865 – when the Emancipation Proclamation was read out in Texas, marking the official end of slavery in the United States. Juneteenth is a time to celebrate freedom and to reflect on the history of slavery in our country.

To learn more about Juneteenth and discover other books celebrating Black history and culture, stop by the Children’s Room and check out our special Juneteenth display!

This year, Mayor Rainey and the City of Peekskill have joined in The National Wildlife Federation’s Mayors’ Monarch Pledge to help save the Monarch butterflies and other pollinators. To help raise awareness and celebrate milkweed being planted by the riverfront, we have some fun things planned!

  • Monarch Butterfly Storytime: Wednesday, June 9th at 11:30AM
  • Take and Make Craft: Would you like to help save the Monarchs? Stop by the children’s room and pick up your very own take and make craft, where you can decorate a small pot and plant your own milkweed! Only available while supplies last.
  • Butterfly Display: Check out any of the butterfly books we have on display in the children’s room! All you need is your library card.

SPECIAL EVENT: The Westchester Pollinator Garden Tour is being held on Sunday, June 13th. You’ll be able to visit pollinator friendly gardens, community gardens, and wildflower meadows. For more information, visit: www.healthyyards.org/tour.

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If you’d like to stay up-to-date on a variety of things going on in Peekskill, explore The City of Peekskill and Peekskill’s Parks and Recreation web pages.

Explore all of the virtual kids programs going on during June!

Special events happening LIVE (online):

  • 6/10 at 11AM, Virtual Story Garden with Miss Alexia
  • 6/12 at 11:30AM, Fiesta with Flor!: Bilingual Music, Movement, and Puppetry
  • 6/22 at 11AM, Virtual Kids Concert with Robert the Guitar Guy *EMAIL pek@wlsmail.org to register!

Download the June 2021 Virtual Kids Calendar here.

Read with Pride!

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Stop by the Children’s Room all month long to browse our diverse collection of books for all ages celebrating LGBTQ+ identities and community!

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Rest in Peace, Eric Carle. From watching the transformation of the very hungry caterpillar to discovering why the chameleon was all mixed-up and more, we have loved going on different adventures with you. Thank you for inspiring generations of readers.

If you’d like to read any of Eric Carle’s books, you can visit the Children’s Room or take a look at our book list online to place a hold HERE.

NOW AVAILABLE!

The Field Library has some great new fiction books for kids! You can visit the children’s room to check them out or place a hold online.

Find out more!

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May is Jewish American Heritage Month!

Here at the Children’s Room we’re celebrating by spotlighting books that celebrate the diversity of Jewish history and culture in America. Come browse our display of biographies of famous Jewish Americans and stories for all ages by and about American Jews – and check out a few today!

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Eid Mubarak!

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The Children’s Room wishes a blessed Eid to the Muslims in our Peekskill community and around the world as they commemorate the end of Ramadan and begin the celebration of Eid al-Fitr!

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May is Asian American & Pacific Islander Heritage Month!

Stop by the Children’s Room to find wonderful books to celebrate the month, from biographies of inspirational and influential Asian Americans & Pacific Islanders to stories for all ages featuring AAPI authors and characters – there really is something for everyone!

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Explore all of the virtual kids programs going on during May!

Special events happening LIVE (online):

  • 5/8 at 11:30AM, Fiesta with Flor!: Bilingual Music, Movement, and Puppetry
  • 5/13 at 11AM, Virtual Story Garden with Miss Alexia
  • 5/25 at 11AM, Virtual Kids Concert with Robert the Guitar Guy *EMAIL pek@wlsmail.org to register!