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Stop by the Children’s Room and check out our Hispanic Heritage Month book display – you’ll find books in English and Spanish for children of all ages that celebrate Hispanic history and culture! And don’t forget to check out the biography section, where we’re spotlighting biographies of inspiring Hispanic men and women all month long!

If you can’t make it to the library, but are still interested in looking at the selection of books we have, make sure to browse our booklist online!

Hispanic Heritage Month is observed from Sept. 15th to Oct. 15th and celebrates the histories, cultures, and contributions of American citizens whose ancestors came from Spain, Mexico, the Caribbean, and Central and South America. If you’re interested in learning more about National Hispanic Heritage Month, please visit the Hispanic Heritage Month website.

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Remembering 9/11

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This Saturday marks the 20th anniversary of September 11th, 2001: The Day that Changed the World. Our hearts are with all of those who lost loved ones and are impacted by this tragedy.

Please stop by the Children’s Room to check out the books we have on display commemorating September 11th. Also available is an online book list where you can browse a selection of children’s books about 9/11 and place a hold online.

For more information about September 11th or the 9/11 Memorial and Museum, you can visit their website here.

Shanah Tovah U’Metukah!

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The Field Library wishes a happy and a sweet new year to the Jewish members of our Peekskill community as they celebrate Rosh Hashanah and begin the High Holidays!

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The Field Library wishes all the students in our Peekskill community a great start to the 2021-2022 school year as they prepare for their first day of school tomorrow!

Stop by the Children’s Room and check out our Back to School book display for some wonderful stories to help you get ready for the big day!

New Kids Chapter Books

Stop by the Children’s Room to check out all of the new chapter books that have been added to our children’s collection! If one of the books you’re interested is checked out, you can always place a hold online.

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Ciao! Olá! γεια σας! Hello! ¡Hola!

Join us in The Field Library Children’s Room TONIGHT, August 26th, at 6:30 pm for a Tour Around the World!

Learn about some of the different cultures and countries that make up our global community as we celebrate what makes us unique – and what unites us.

Today, August 25th, is the 105th anniversary of the National Park Service! If you’re interested in celebrating, there are both in person and virtual events for you to join! Also, all of the National Parks have free admission today!

If you’d like to learn more about different National Parks (and what kinds of animals and plant life there are), make sure to visit the Children’s Room to check out some of our books!

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We’re celebrating all things shark! Swim on over to the Children’s Room this week for…

  • Shark Week Storytime at Home: Catch a new shark-themed storytime video online EVERY DAY at 11:30am (or anytime after)!
  • Take & Make Shark: Pick up a kit in the Children’s Room (while supplies last) & make your very own shark!
  • Ocean Book Display: Learn all about sharks & other ocean creatures!

Summer is still going strong and we have some fantastic programs for kids going on throughout the entire month! While almost all of our programs are virtual, we do have two programs that will be in person. We also have different take and make crafts available for families to pick up from the library and make at home!

SPECIAL EVENTS HAPPENING IN AUGUST:

  • Summer Reading is still going on! Make sure to stop by the Children’s Room to pick up your prizes!
  • Heart 2 Art with Maura Rawlins (ONLINE): Visit our YouTube channel and watch all of the Heart 2 Art Storytime and Craft videos!
  • Story Garden with Miss Alexia (ONLINE): Watch on our Facebook page now!
  • Monday 8/16 to Friday 8/20 (ONLINE): Shark Week Storytimes
  • Tuesday 8/17 at 4:30PM (IN PERSON): Tales for Tails with Paws for a Cause *Sign up required. Email pek@wlsmail.org OR fill out this form to register.
  • Wednesday 8/19 at 5:30PM (LIVE ON ZOOM): Here, There, and Everywhere Animals presented by Everything Animals *Sign up required. Email pek@wlsmail.org OR fill out this form to register.
  • Saturday 8/21 at 11:30AM (LIVE ON FACEBOOK): Fiesta with Flor
  • Tuesday 8/24 at 11AM (LIVE ONLINE): Virtual Kids Concert with Robert the Guitar Guy *Sign up required. Email pek@wlsmail.org to register.
  • Thursday 8/26 at 6:30PM (IN PERSON): Tour Around the World
    • If you’re interested in setting up a table, please email Chelsea at cholland@wlsmail.org no later than August 18th.

For more information, please visit The Field Library’s website!

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Here at The Field Library, we think that EVERY day is a good day to appreciate our canine and feline friends. But did you know that in August there are several special days just for celebrating cats and dogs? August 1st – also known as DOGust – was the Universal Birthday for Shelter Dogs! August 8th was International Cat Day! And still to come this month is Black Cat Appreciation Day on August 17th and National Dog Day on August 26th!

So this month, be sure to give some extra love and pets to the dogs and cats in your life – and come check out the Children’s Room’s book display for some wonderful books all about our favorite furry companions!