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Some Family Fun

from Sesame Workshop:


Love Makes a Family Song

"Celebrate Pride Month all year long with this new Pride song for kids celebrating all families! Our family is part of who we are, and that's something to be proud of. Love makes a family!"

Honoring Traditions

"Wes' dad Elijah is bringing him to get his first barbershop haircut! Wes learns that going to the barbershop is a special experience that means more than just getting your haircut. It's a place to talk, laugh, and enjoy time with friends too!"

Sesame Street: Fathers (Friends Theme Song Parody)

"Sing along with your favorite families from the neighborhood in this very special parody song, presented by @ProcterGamble and @PlanInternational!"
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Teen Book Review

  submitted by Sadie K., age 12


Recently I read Goldilocks: Wanted Dead or Alive by Chris Colfer. It was a Graphic Novel from the Land of Stories series.

I would recommend this book to fantasy fans or people who want to try something new.

This novel is about Goldilocks, a "criminal" who must try to defend her hom and her friends from the army of the Charming kingdom.

She is joined by Puss in Boots, Pinocchio, Little Miss Muffet, her horse Porridge, and her friend, Jack. Together they save the dwarf forests.

The art style is unique and when comparing the characters seen in the novel to the characters illustrations in the official guide they are extremely similar.

I loved this book and I hope someone else will enjoy it as much as I have.
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Middletown Thrall Library's Youth Services Dept. Presents

Oceans of Possibilities

The 2022 NYS Summer Reading Program at Thrall


Our Schedule of Children's Activities:

Tuesday July 5:

Wednesday, July 6:

Thursday, July 7:

Friday July 8:

Monday July 11:

Tuesday July 12:

Wednesday July 13:

Thursday, July 14:

Friday, July 15:

Monday, July 18:

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Wednesday, July 20:

July 21:

July 22:

Monday, July 25

Tuesday, July 26

Wednesday, July 27:

Thursday, July 28:

Friday, July 29:

Monday, August 1:

Tuesday, August 2:

Thursday, August 4:

Friday, August 5:

Monday, August 8:

Tuesday, August 9:

Here's what you need to know...

You've made it to the end of the 2022 Ocean of Possibilities Summer Reading Program.

Great Job!

Our Summer Reading Program ends on Tuesday, August 9, 2022.

ALL READING LOGS MUST BE SUBMITTED BY WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 10 to ensure your child receives a reading certificate on Friday, August 12.

All summer reading participants are invited to an Ocean of Possibilities end party.

Registration is required and begins Monday August 8th.

Questions? Please visit our Children's Dept. or call us at 1-845-341-5470.
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Celebrate and Honor Dads!



Let Dad know he's one of your favorite parents!

Sunday, June 19, 2022, is Father's Day, a day all Dads are celebrated everywhere!

Show your Dad know how special he is with an awesome handmade photo frame!

You can make your dad, your grandpa, or your uncle that special gift to show you care, and you can include your favorite photo in your frame!

This photo frame craft is available for PICK-UP ONLY:

Pick up your FREE craft materials between Monday, June 13, through Saturday, June 18 and assemble your photo frame at home!

Please check library hours for possible pick-up times.

This craft is for ages 3 through 12 years old. Parental supervision is required for this craft.

Registration is required.

Questions? Please call 1-845-341-5470.
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TOTE BAG GIVEAWAY!

2022 NYS Summer Reading Program for Children & Teens
at Middletown Thrall Library

The first 20 registrants will receive a FREE Ocean of Possibilities Tote Bag!

Teen Registration begins Monday, June 13, 2022

Children/Tween Registration begins Tuesday, June 21, 2022


For more Summer Reading Program details, or, if you have any questions, please call 1-845-341-5470.
Questions?
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Teen Book Reviewers


Teens & Tweens, we are looking for you!

Do you like to read?

Are you between the ages of 12 through 17?

If so, please think about becoming a MTL Tween/Teen Book Reviewer!

MTL Book Reviewers can earn cool prizes!

Interested? Please call Youth Services and ask for Bridget:

1-845-341-5470

But don't wait: positions are limited!
Questions?
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Teens - dive into...

Oceans of Possibilities!

The 2022 NYS Summer Reading Program at Thrall


Teens, join our Summer Reading Initiative!

It's for ages 13 through 17 and runs from July 5, 2022 through August 9, 2022.

Sign up for FREE age-appropriate workshops on important topics like Mental Health, Social Media, Self-Advocacy, Self-Image, and Professional Development.

We'll also have crafting projects you'll enjoy!

Registration required.

Registration starts Monday, June 13, 2022.

Questions? Please call Youth Services at 1-845-341-5470.
Questions?
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Ocean of Possibilities!

The 2022 NYS Summer Reading Program at Thrall


Here's what you need to know...
  1. What is the 2022 Ocean of Possibilities Summer Reading Program? Middletown Thrall Library offers your child the opportunity to beat the "summer reading slide."

    The "summer reading slide" is a decline in a child's reading ability during the summer months. Don't let your child or loved one go down the slide! Instead, slide into the library for daily age appropriate fun-filled activities and events! The Library is a place where learning never stops!
  2. Our Summer Reading Program will run from Tuesday, July 5, 2022 through Tuesday, August 9, 2022.
  3. Registration is required and will begin on Monday, June 21, 2022. Register in-person or call Youth Services at (845) 341-5470.
  4. Our Summer Reading is open to these age groups:
    • Caretaker & Me: Caretakers reading to pre-readers (0-3 years old)
    • M.T.L. Ocean of Possibilities Members: Ages 4 through 12 years old
  5. Or Summer Reading Program is FREE!
Questions? Please call the Children's Department at 1-845-341-5470.
Questions?
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Celebrate Moms with cards that say

I Love You



Sunday, May 8th, is a special day to show mom how much you love her!

Here's what you need to know... Questions? Please call (845) 341-5470.
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UPDATE: Cards of Hope



A very big THANK YOU to our amazing community!

Our community's support and generosity for the people in the Ukraine has been wonderfully overwhelming!

We have received so many cards and donations that we have to, for now, suspend our donation requests until further notice.

All the items we have received will be tranferred soon to St. Andrew's Ukrainian Catholic Church, and they will be shipping the donations as soon as they can.

Thank you again for your kindness and for helping to make a positive difference in the lives of Ukrainian children and teens.
Questions?
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One Hop Stop!

Easter is in the making with an Easter Egg Wreath crafting project!

This craft will make a wonderful gift or decoration, and it's fun to create!

This craft is for ages 6 through 12 years old and is available for pick-up only.

Registration is required.

You can register in-person or call 1-845-341-5470.

Pick-up dates: Monday, April 11 through Saturday, April 16, 2022. Please check library hours (thrall.org/hours) for pick-up times.

Questions? Please call the Children's Department at 1-845-341-5470.
Questions?
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Bunny Kisses and Easter Wishes

Wednesday, April 13, 2022, 10:30 am - 11 am

in the 2nd Floor Community Room at Middletown Thrall Library

Please join us *in-person* for a very special Easter Story Time and Craft!

Our Early Literacy Adventures will focus on age-appropriate Easter stories followed by an exciting Easter Egg Wreath Craft!

This activity is open to ages 3 through 5.

Registration required.

To register, please call 1-845-341-5470.
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2022 Summer Youth Employment Program

The 2022 Summer Youth Employment Program applications are now available in the Children's Department.

Please call 1-845-341-5470 for more information.
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view event flyer → Middletown Thrall Library's Youth Services Dept. invites you to a live theatrical performance of

The Merry Tales of Robin Hood

Presented by Traveling Lantern Theatre Company

April 14, 2022, 11 AM

in our 2nd floor Community Room

Heroic deeds and jolly adventures!

Enjoy the exuberant tale of intrepid Robin Hood and his Merry Men, who are ever jauntily escaping from the clutches of the ill-disposed Sheriff of Nottingham!

This is a free in-person event for the entire family!

Registration is required.

To register, please call (845) 341-5470.

About the Presenters: "Traveling Lantern has been educating and entertaining children nationwide since 1985. Our mission is to bring great stories to children, to draw them into an active theater experience, to excite their minds and to tickle their imaginations." For more, please visit www.travelinglantern.com.
Questions?
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Homework Help Returns!

Homework Help will be available on

Tuesdays & Wednesdays, 4 pm - 7 pm

starting Tuesday, March 22, 2022 for students in grades 1 through 6.

This program operates on a first-come-first-serve basis.

Each student is entitled to a one-hour session.

There will be NO Homework Help when either the Middletown School District or the Pine Bush School District is CLOSED, or when after-school activities are canceled.

Also: no Homework Help Sessions from April 12-14 (Spring Break)

Homework Help will conclude on Wednesday, June 1, 2022.

Parents, here's what you need to know:
  1. Homework help is available on Tuesdays and Wednesdays for grades 1 through 6.
  2. Each homework help session will be one hour long.
  3. The program will operate on a first-come first-serve basis.
  4. Homework Help sessions will be conducted in the Story Time Room with up to three students per table.
  5. At the start of each session, students will be directed to a Homework Help instructor.
  6. Students must have their own paper, pencils, and any other supplies needed to complete their homework assignment. Due to a limited amount of time, we ask that students be able to identify what assignment they need help with.
  7. There is NO Homework Help; when either the Middletown School District or Pine Bush School District is CLOSED or when after-school activities are canceled.
  8. No Homework Help Sessions: April 12-14 (Spring Break)
  9. Homework Help will conclude on Thursday June 2, 2022.
  10. Parents must stay in the building during your child's homework help session.
  11. Masks are not required, but they are recommended.
Questions? Please call 1-845-341-5470.
Questions?
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Cards of Hope



Middletown Thrall Library's Youth Services Dept. is calling on our "Young Community Members" to help Ukrainian Children & Teens!

So, you ask, "How can I help?"

We have the power to make a difference in someone's life! We will create Cards of Hope!


How this works...

1. Please come to our Children's Department and make a card of hope and encouragement for a Ukrainian child or teen. All materials will be supplied!

2. Our Youth Services Department is also accepting the following donations:
All donations will be dropped off at

St. Andrew's Ukrainian Catholic Church
141 Sarah Wells Trail
Campbell Hall, NY 10916


From there, all donations will be shipped to Ukraine.

Questions? Please call 1-845-341-5470.
Questions?
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"Luck of the Irish"

Celebrate the "luck of the Irish" with a story and a take-home craft!

This activity is available for pick-up only.

Here's what you need to know...
  1. This craft is for ages 3 to 12,
  2. Registration is required.
  3. You must have an active library card.
  4. Pick-up dates: Saturday, March 12th through Thursday, March 17th.
Please check our library hours for pick-up times.

Questions? Please call 1-845-341-5470.
Questions?
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Spring Story Time



"Good-bye, winter!
  So long, snow!
   It's time
    to watch
     the flowers grow!"

It's Spring Story Time, an Early Literacy Adventure!

Middletown Thrall Library Early Literacy Adventures focus on the skills needed to help your child become a successful reader!

Story Times will be held in-person!

Space is limited.

Here's what you need to know... Questions? Please call 1-845-341-5470.
Questions?
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Celebrating Dr. Seuss



It's Dr. Seuss's Birthday on Wednesday March 2, 2022!

Our Youth Services Departmentwill celebrate his birthday by offering two great programs to encourage and engage children to read!

  1. Children ages 3 through 5 will explore rhymes through our interactive story time. Story time activity includes a Seuss craft that is a blast!

    When: Wednesday March 2, 2022
    Time: 10:30 am -11:00 am
    Where: 2nd floor Story Time Room
    Ages: 3-5
    Registration is required. Registration begins Wednesday,February 16, 2022.
    In-person registration or call 1-845-341-5470.
  2. Ages 6 through 12, we have a Seussical Craft that will make you laugh!

    This craft is available for pick-up ONLY on Wednesday March 2, 2022

    Registration is required. Registration begins Wednesday,February 16. In-person registration
    or call 1-845-341-5470.

    Please check library hours for pick-up times.

    Parental supervision is required for this craft.
Questions? Please call 1-845-341-5470.
Questions?
view event flyer → Celebrating African American History & Culture with

African American Book Bundles



Our Youth Services Department will offer African American Book bundles for the month of February 2022.

Book bundles are available for grades 3 through 12.

Each book bundle will contain 4 theme-related books.

Students who write an essay (100 words or more) on something new they have learned from one or all of the books in the bundle will have their names entered in a raffle to win a prize.

There are three categories for raffle prizes:
  1. Elementary: grades 3 through 5
  2. Junior High: grades 6 through 8
  3. High School: grades 9-12
There will also be one CASH Grand Prize!

All essays must be submitted by Friday, February 25, 2022.

One winner from each category will be selected for a raffle prize, and one Grand Prize winner will be selected for best essay!

Winners will be announced Monday, February 28, 2022.

How to get started:
  1. Pick-up an age-appropriate book bundle.
  2. (You must have an active library card to borrow books.)
  3. Essay submission deadline: Friday, February 25, 2022.
  4. Winners will be announced on Monday, February 28, 2020.
Questions? Please call 1-845-341-5470.
Questions?
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Valentine's Day Card



One of the best ways to show someone you care is to make a Valentine's Day Card!

You can make a special Valentine's Day card for that special person.

This craft is for ages 3 through 12.

Registration is required, and you need an active library card.

Each craft comes with materials to make a Valentine's Day card and theme-related decorations.

Crafts are available for pick-up ONLY:

Starting Monday February 7 through Monday February 14.

Please check library hours for pick-up times. The library is closed on Sundays.

Questions? Please call 1-845-341-5470.
Questions?
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Gingerbread Bear Craft


Holiday wishes made with Gingerbread Bear kisses!

We will provide you with free materials so you can create your very own Gingerbread Bear!

Use your imagination - as well as hugs & kisses - to make your Gingerbread Bear "come alive" afterwards!

Each Gingerbread Bear will come with its own "Birth Certificate", instructions, and travel bag!

What you need to know...
Questions?
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Holiday Stories & Craft


'Tis the season for stories of cheer with Early Literacy Adventures @ Middletown Thrall Library! Our holiday Early Literacy Adventures is a personalized Story Time Adventure with a children's librarian.

Each children's librarian will focus on Phonological Awareness, Letter Knowledge, Print Awareness, and the skills needed to help your child to become a successful reader!

Time slots available: Sessions average 20-25 minutes long with 5 minutes for cleanup.

Holiday Early Literacy Adventures will operate on a first-come-first-serve basis.

1. Early Literacy is open to ages 3 - 5.
2. Registration is required. You can register in-person or call our Children's Department at 1-845-341-5470

For your convenience, Holiday Early Literacy Adventures will be offered on Monday, December 6th and Friday, December 10th.

Questions? Please call our Children's Department at 1-845-341-5470.
Questions?
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Gobble Gobble!

It's the Season of Thanksgiving!


Let's celebrate "Turkey Time" with your very own "Butterball Turkey" craft!

Participants will receive a FREE 15-inch "big ole Butterball Turkey with all the fixins." We'll also provide you with the stuffing to stuff your own bird.

Use your imagination to make your turkey "come alive" after you create it!

Each turkey craft kit comes with its own "birth certificate," instructions, and travel bag!

What you need to know...
1. This activity is open to ages 3 through 12. Please call 1-845-341-5470 to register. You will need an active library card to borrow age appropriate Thanksgiving theme related materials from our children's collection.
2.Please choose a day (Monday, November 15; Tuesday, November 16; or Wednesday, November 17) to pick up your Butterball Turkey activity.
3. Butterball Turkeys are available while supplies last!
4. Adult supervision is required for this activity.

Questions? Please call 1-845-341-5470.
Questions?
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Leaves Are Falling
& Autumn Is Calling!



It's time for our Fall Early Literacy Adventures @ Middletown Thrall Library's Youth Services Department!

Early Literacy Adventures is a personalized Story Time Adventure with a children's librarian. Each children's librarian will focus on Phonological Awareness, Letter Knowledge, Print Awareness, and the skills needed to help your child to become a successful reader!

Time slots available: 9:30 am - 10:00 am, 10:00 am - 10:30 am, 10:30 am -11 am, 11 am - 11:30 am, and 11:30 am - 12 pm.

Sessions average 20-25 minutes long with 5 minutes for clean-up.

Early Literacy Adventures will operate on a first-come-first-serve basis.

1.Early Literacy is open to ages 3 -5.

2.Registration is required. You can register in-person or call our Children's Department at 1-845-341-5470.

Wednesday October 20 ("Letter Sorting Tree"): our little adventurers will hear stories about fall, learn counting concepts, and create their very own Letter Sorting Tree craft.

Friday October 29 ("Candy Corn Math"): Let's have fun with Candy Corn Math concepts. Our craft will include Candy Corn! Wear your favorite costume if you like!

Questions? Please call (845) 341-5470.
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