Westhampton Free Library
7 Library Avenue • Westhampton Beach, NY 11978
Phone: (631) 288-3335 • Fax: (631) 288-5715

 

 

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@ the Westhampton Free Library exclusively for kids ages 9-12

 

Wishing Jars

Wishing Jars

Tweens transformed boring mason jars into magical wishing jars! We used sparkly decoupage, inspirational words, & quotes to decorate their special jars.  Tweens then filled the jars with wishes.  Everyone had fun!

Tween Magnificent Marble Maze!

Tween Magnificent Marble Maze!

Tweens had a blast designing their own magnificent marble maze with paper towel tubes, popsicle sticks, pipe cleaners, tape, and recycled materials.  They tested their mazes to see who had the fastest and the most dynamic.

Tween Idea Squad

Tween Idea Squad

Toward the end of January, the Tween Idea Squad met for the first time to brainstorm new program ideas. Some of their favorite ideas included making slime, having a trivia night and a game night, hosting different coding and engineering programs, and book clubs. Now you can look forward to some new and exciting programs … [Read more…]

Chinese Noodle Salad

Chinese Noodle Salad

In the month of January, the Idea Place celebrated Chinese culture. We made Chinese paper lanterns, fortune cookies, read Tikki Tikki Tembo, and more. Rob Scott helped us celebrate by teaching our children and tweens how to make a Chinese Noodle Salad. It looked delicious! Join us in February for French themed programs!

Kid Inventors Day

Kid Inventors Day

Did you know that Tuesday, January 17th was National Kid Inventors Day? Here at the library, our tweens celebrated by making their own inventions! Using empty paper towel rolls, tissue boxes, bottle caps, wooden dowels, ribbon, duct tape and more, they put their imaginations to work. One of our participants used these supplies to design … [Read more…]

Snowflake Extravaganza!

Snowflake Extravaganza!

This past week, to celebrate the beautiful winter weather, our Tweens made giant 3-D paper snowflakes to use as decorations within their homes. For more winter themed crafts and activities, check out our newsletter, available on our homepage.

120 Books for 120 Years

120 Books for 120 Years

Celebrate the 120th Anniversary of the Westhampton Free Library with a fun reading challenge! Starting January 3rd, can you read 120 books by March 4th? Whoever reads 120 books by March 4th (the date of our Anniversary celebration) will receive a special prize! Are you up for the challenge?! Come in to the Idea Place … [Read more…]