Please Note

The April monthly meeting of the Fairview Public Library will be held via teleconference on Thursday, April 9, 2020 at 5 pm. Interested parties may call Connie Jeffers, board president, at 845-901-3414 by 3 pm on Thursday, April 9, 2020 to request a call-in number and code to participate.

Kids Challenge: Cook a Meal

Hi Library Littles (and not-so-Littles)! You guys never fail to amaze me with how very smart and talented you are, so I thought it might be fun to extend some challenges to you. (A few will be coming for adults, too).

Today, I want to challenge you to cook a meal. It can be any meal, or even a snack. You can make something simple like peanut butter and jelly or get fancy with pasta puttanesca like the Baudelaires in “A Series of Unfortunate Events” by Lemony Snicket.

When you are done, please have an adult snap a photo of your culinary creation and load it here so we can see what you’ve made!

Have fun, and make sure you follow kitchen safety rules!

Songs and Ideas for the Littlest of Library Littles

Allow me to introduce you to some superstars of the children’s library world: Dana and Lindsey of Jbrary! If you click into their youtube playlists, they have many songs that help children form difficult sounds, learn sign language, and just “get the wiggles out!”

Here’s the link:

If you, as a parent, are looking for ways to entertain your child, click into the menu for Programs. There you will find ideas for both Baby and Toddler Storytimes. They share how to use puppets and felt stories with kids, as well as sharing some finger plays (often a counting game using a song or rhyme), songs/dances, books that work well  for a felt story (you could even cut and create the pieces together), and egg  shakers (another thing you could make together)! Or, if you want to create a storytime for your Littles, there’s even a place that teaches you how in that list.

I can’t tell you how much I love these ladies with their sunny attitudes and fabulous resources. Hopefully this helps you, too! If nothing else, the songs on their YouTube channel are really fun for kids!!

Have fun! And happy Saturday!

Re-sharing Valuable Information

This information seemed worth re-sharing, as well as the fact that our free wifi is still available if you want to park in the driveway or sit on the porch and take advantage of it using your laptop, phone, or tablet.

The free Libby app is the easiest way to get started with digital books, audiobooks, and magazines from the

Install the Libby app from your device’s app store including Apple App Store, Google Play, Windows Store
Or, visit in your Chrome, Firefox, Safari, or Edge browser.

In Libby, follow the prompts to find your library and sign in with a valid library card.

Browse your library’s collection and borrow a title.

Borrowed titles appear under Shelf > Loans and download to the app automatically when you’re connected to Wi-Fi, so you can read them when you’re offline.

From your Loans, you can:

Tap Read With… to choose where you’d like to read the book (Kindle or Libby), then finish sending to Kindle (U.S. libraries only) or start reading in Libby.
Tap Open Audiobook or Open Magazine to start reading or listening to that title.
Tap Manage Loan to see options like Renew and Return.

There is a video available here:

Happy reading!