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Haiku. For you!

April is Poetry Month! To celebrate, we’ll be posting poetry prompts here and on The Field Library Facebook page all month long – so let’s all write some poems together!

Today’s activity is…Haikus! The haiku originates from Japan and is a three-line poem. In a total, haikus are made up of seventeen syllables, with the lines broken down to 5-7-5. Traditionally about nature, haikus are known for their romantic depiction of the natural world.

Please try writing your own haikus and share them in the comments here or on our  Field Library Facebook page. We can’t wait to see what you create! Haiku for April Poetry Month 2020

Missing library programs such as Story Garden with Alexia? Well, you’re in luck! You can join Miss Alexia from the comfort of your own home for Story Garden LIVE on Facebook this Friday, April 3 at 11:30 am! At that time, head over to Story Garden with Miss Alexia  to listen to stories and songs for kids ages 0-5 and their caregivers, LIVE.

If you can’t make the Live show, stay tuned as The Field Library will be posting the full video after!



To celebrate Poetry Month, we’ll be posting poetry prompts on The Field Library Facebook Page  all month long – so let’s all write some poems together!

Today’s activity is…Book Spine Poetry!

Choose some books you have at home (DVD cases work too!) and stack them up so their titles form a poem. Take a picture and share it in the comments section of our Facebook Page. We can’t wait to see what you create!


The Field Library has been creating displays every month to highlight the Peekskill School’s Commitment to Character themes. Since the library is currently closed, we are doing it virtually! We’ve created a list of online books that highlight April’s theme of friendship.

The books are available on Overdrive (a collection of downloadable audiobooks and ebooks). To access all Overdrive books, CLICK HERE and select “Kids & Teens” if you are looking for children’s books. And please, have fun browsing the entire collection…there’s something for everyone!

Some of the books are also available on hoopla (a digital media collection) and TumbleBooks (K-6 children’s ebooks). OverDrive and hoopla both require a library card, but TumbleBooks does not.

To access OverDrive, hoopla and TumbleBooks, as well as many of our other online library resources, go to https://www.westchesterlibraries.org/listen-read/ and scroll through the list.

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You can download a low-ink pdf of the list here: Low Ink Peekskill Schools Commitment to Character

Don’t have a library card? You can apply online at https://catalog.westchesterlibraries.org/eg/opac/login

Click Request Library Card, fill out the online form and if you provide us with an email, we will email you your library card number. If you don’t have an email, we will mail you a card (which will take longer). Cards will expire on April 30, 2020.  Once the library reopens, you can renew (and pick up) your library card with a proof of address.

Enjoy exploring all the resources. And remember, even though we’re practicing social distancing, there are still lots of ways to keep in touch with our friends!

Commitment to Character


Thanks to Peter H. Reynolds for sharing this online. Maybe you recognize his wonderful illustrations (he wrote and illustrated The Dot, Ish, Playing from the Heart). And in case you were wondering…1 meter equals 3.28 feet, and 2 meters is about 6 1/2 feet.

Check out Peter’s Facebook page to hear him read some of his great books!


Starting tomorrow (March 21), kids ages 10 to 15 can join an online Python Programming Workshop every Saturday at 2 pm run by Divek Patel. Email patel.divek@gmail.com if you’re interested!