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Family Sock Hop

Family Sock Hop

Summer time is Family Time at Westhampton Free Library! Every week, we have a number of different family programs and this past week we hosted a Sock Hop! We went back in time to the 1950s and danced, played hoola hoop, enjoyed ice cream and cotton candy, competed in an egg race, and challenged ourselves … [Read more…]

1KB4K News

1KB4K News

Congratulations to Austin who has read 900 books for the 1,000 Books Before Kindergarten Program! Great job Austin, keep on reading!

Ancient Greek Architecture

Ancient Greek Architecture

This past weekend some of our young patrons learned about ancient Greek architecture while putting their STEM skills to the test! Learning the true strength and genius behind those iconic Greek columns, participants used paper cups as columns and cookie sheets as the “roofs” in between each story or level of their building: In between … [Read more…]

Chinese Acrobatics with Li Liu

Chinese Acrobatics with Li Liu

Wednesday night is Family Night at Westhampton Free Library! This summer, we kicked off our family events with a performance by Chinese acrobat Li Liu! She wowed parents and children of all ages with balancing acts, amazing flexibility, plate spinning, and more! She even called on volunteers from the audience to try her tricks for … [Read more…]

Buddy Art: Recycled Bird Feeders

Buddy Art: Recycled Bird Feeders

Our Buddy Art project for the month of July involved re-purposing milk and juice cartons into beautiful bird feeders! Our Tweens (children ages 9-12) teamed up with younger children (ages 5-8) to work together. They cut holes in the cartons for the birds to get in, added a dowel for the birds to perch on, … [Read more…]

Kids on the Green with Shenole Latimer

Kids on the Green with Shenole Latimer

This past Tuesday, July 11th, we hosted our first Kids on the Green of the summer. Our performer was Mr. Shenole Latimer, a Jazz musician who has performed at Patchogue Theater. He entertained families with singing, dancing, and Saxophone playing. Join us every Tuesday at 5:30 for a different form of entertainment! Kids on the … [Read more…]

Summer Reading Club Kickoff

Summer Reading Club Kickoff

Monday, June 26th was the beginning of our Summer Reading Club and it was also Patron Appreciation Day. In celebration, we had a number of different activities for our young patrons. There was a summer-themed drop-in craft as shown below: Miss Lilly, our very talented balloon artist friend, made amazing balloon sculptures of all shapes … [Read more…]

Flag Day Trivia and Craft

Flag Day Trivia and Craft

On June 14th, 1777, the Continental Congress adopted the Stars and Stripes. In honor of our nation’s flag, we celebrate Flag Day every year on June 14th. This year, we hosted Flag Day Trivia which included a fun craft!

Buddy Art

Buddy Art

The Idea Place has started a new program called Buddy Art which will be hosted once per month. For our Buddy Art projects, a tween aged child (ages 9-12) teams up with a school aged child (ages 5-8) to complete a craft. Buddy Art gives school age children the opportunity to make something that they … [Read more…]

My First Library Card

My First Library Card

Congratulations to Grayson who received his very first library card! Sign your child up for their first library card and receive a special prize! As of June 26th, when summer registration begins, all children will have to be registered for programs using their own card. Come in today to get a card and a prize … [Read more…]