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Builders Club

The Idea Place has started a new program called Builders Club. Every Sunday at 2:00 there is a different building challenge. The building materials could be Legos, Keva Planks, building blocks, and more! It is always a surprise. This week, we used large cardboard blocks and the challenge was to build either a tower, a […]

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October 10, 2017

Westhampton Beach Fall Festival

On Saturday, October 7th, Westhampton Beach hosted their 3rd annual Fall Festival. Also in town was the Oyster Festival at the marina and an art show by the Village Gazebo. Westhampton was bustling with locals as well as visitors from all over the island. Outside of the Westhampton Free Library, the Idea Place librarians set […]

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October 7, 2017

Fall Family Cookies

This past week, the Idea Place teamed up with the Beach Bakery to decorate delicious fall cookies. Simon, the owner of the bakery, first demonstrated how to ice the cookies: And then everyone was able to decorate their own! There were all sorts of yummy toppings! Things got a little messy: But the cookies looked […]

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October 7, 2017

Rhythm Room Bucket Boot Camp with Rick Morin

This past Saturday, Mr. Rick Morin taught and entertained children and tweens with rhythm, movement, and drumming. Participants learned proper drumstick technique and basic rhythms while drumming on 5 gallon buckets. Check out the pictures below!  

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September 26, 2017

Little Creations

Little Creations is a new art club for children from 9 months old through four years of age. During each session, the children create a piece of art that focuses on fine motor skills, hand-eye coordination, and different textured sensory materials. This past project included making apples with their footprints! Our next Little Creations club […]

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September 25, 2017

New Library Cards

Lucy and Sheila were so excited to get their first ever library cards! When they came upstairs to the Idea Place and showed the librarians their new cards, they received a special prize! Get your library card and your own prize today! 🙂

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September 18, 2017

Building a Better World

Not only were we building a better world this summer at the Idea Place.  We were also building memories to last a life time.  Thank you! Click the icon to see some memories!  

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August 31, 2017

Stuffed Animal Sleepover

Last night, the Idea Place hosted a special sleepover…not for our patrons, but for their stuffed animals! While their human friends were here, they listened to a story and made a craft: But when their human friends left, they were all over the library! First, they jumped onto the page cart and helped reshelve our […]

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August 23, 2017

Mini Golf

This past Monday, August 21st, amongst the excitement of the Solar Eclipse, the Idea Place hosted Mini Golf! There were 8 holes set up throughout the Children’s Room and for obstacles we used various toys and books. Some of the golfing greens are shown below: Participants kept score on provided score cards and received a […]

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August 23, 2017

Summer Reading Club 2017 Wrap Up

As of Friday, August 18th, the Summer Reading Club officially came to an end. Friday was the last day to log in reading hours. We will have a Summer Memories Show and Party on Wednesday, August 30th from 7-8pm. At the party, we will be giving out SRC Certificates for those children who reached the […]

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August 21, 2017