For School Age

Programs for School Age

Larchmont’s Annual Scarecrow Festival

Saturday, October 21 - October 23

All Day

All ages. Saturday, October 21 through Monday, October 23. (Rain dates: October 28 – 30).  Larchmont’s annual Scarecrow Festival is back! Come enjoy all the scarecrows on the front lawn of the library and VOTE for your favorite! Voting will take place from 12pm to 2pm during the annual Ragamuffin Parade on Saturday, October 21. The three scarecrows with the most votes will be displayed in the library. Don’t miss the fun by being a part of this Larchmont Halloween tradition!

Stories for Mad Scientists: Halloween Science – EVENT FULL

Thursday, October 26

3:45 pm - 4:30 pm

Ages 5 to 7. Thursday, October 26 at 3:45pm. EVENT FULLJoin us in our haunted laboratory as we get stuck in some spider slime, experiment with monster fur, and mix-up some witches brew. If you would like to be on our wait list for this program,. call 834-2281 and ask for the Children’s Room.

Intro to the Instruments: STRINGS with PIANO FORTE BEAR

Saturday, October 28

2:30 pm - 3:30 pm

Ages 4 and up. Saturday, October 28 at 2:30pm. Online registration required. Michael P. Coords Activity Room. What’s big, fluffy, quiet, and loud? Join Larchmont Music Academy faculty and students to meet the lovable Piano Forte Bear! We’ll also introduce you to the string instrument family. Get to know the violin, viola, cello, and something even bigger than a cello.  After the concert and demo each student will get to try the instruments and even make their own.


Reading Buddies

Saturday, October 28

3:30 pm - 4:15 pm

Ages 4 and up. Saturdays, September 9, 23, October 7, 28, November 11. 3:30pm. Online registration requiredCome to the library, enjoy stories and games with our local teenagers and make a cool craft!

Stories and Crafts: Bubble Gum or Trouble Gum?

Thursday, November 2

3:45 pm - 4:30 pm

Ages 5 to 7. Thursday, November 2 at 3:45pm. Online registration requiredJoin us for stories about sticky situations, followed by some gumball art.

Book Bunch Book Club

Friday, November 3

3:30 pm - 4:30 pm

Grades 3 to 5. Friday, November 3 at 3:30pm. Online registration requiredLove to read? Can’t figure out what to read next?  How about joining a book club. Come to the first ever meeting of the Book Bunch and help us decide what kind of book group this will be. All genres welcome.

Hooked on Screens: How to Get Your 5 to 14 year old to Put Down the Devices and Pick Up a Book

Monday, November 6

6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Parents of Children ages 5 to 14. Monday, November 6 at 6:30pm. Online registration requiredDr. Colleen Carroll helps parents who are tired of fighting the battle against screen time and want to help their child choose to read instead. In this talk, parents will learn how to create a reader-friendly home that beckons children to read, along with four more easy steps to get your child to put down the video games and social media and enjoy reading.

Stories and Crafts: Harvest Time

Thursday, November 9

3:45 pm - 4:15 pm

Ages 5 to 7. Thursday, November 9 at 3:45pm. Online registration requiredAutumn is traditionally a time of harvest. Join us for some of these fall stories, then make a special harvest wreath to take home.

Reading Buddies

Saturday, November 11

3:30 pm - 4:15 pm

Ages 4 and up. Saturday, November 11 at 3:30pm. Online registration requiredCome to the library, enjoy stories and games with our local teenagers and make a cool craft!

Wonderfully Weird Holiday Storytime: Have a Party With Your Bear Day

Thursday, November 16

3:45 pm - 4:30 pm

Ages 5 to 7. Thursday, November 16 at 3:45pm. Online registration requiredDid you know November 16th was party with your bear day? Bring your bear for a very beary celebration with food, games, and stories.

Graphic Novel Book Group

Friday, November 17

3:30 pm - 4:15 pm

Grades 3 to 5. Friday, November 17 at 3:30pm. Online registration requiredLove graphic novels? Join the club. Come to the first graphic novel book club meeting of the school year and help us decide what we’ll be reading!

Reader’s Theater: The Coming of Corn

Saturday, November 18

3:30 pm - 4:15 pm

Ages 7 to 9. Saturday, November 18 at 3:30pm. Online registration requiredJoin Paula Romeo hear the tale of a little boy who likes watching the birds of the field rather than hunting them and find out how corn came to be.  Together we will have fun picking our favorite parts of the story, creating dialogue for the characters and acting out our dialogs for each other. If you’d like to read the story beforehand, you’ll find it in The Girl Who Helped Thunder and Other Native American Folktales, retold by James Bruchac & Joseph Bruchac.

Sci-Fri: Egg Parachutes

Friday, November 24

3:30 pm - 4:15 pm

Grades 3 to 5. Friday, November 24 at 3:30pm. Online registration requiredLook out below! Learn to make your own functional egg parachute. How far can it fall? How much weight can it hold? That all depends on you. Come to Sci-Fri and give it a try!

Stories for Mad Scientists: Body Science

Thursday, November 30

3:45 pm - 4:30 pm

Ages 5 to 7. Thursday, November 30 at 3:45pm. Online registration requiredEver wonder what’s going on underneath your skin? Join us as we learn about the human body. Build fake muscles and bones, watch food being digested, and experiment with your pulse.

Repeating Programs for School Age

Leaping Literature with Naomi Hill

November 6th until November 27th

3:30 am - 4:15 am

Ages 4 to 6 . Mondays, November 6, 13, 20, 27 at 3:30pm. No registration required. Parent or caregiver must attend. Join former principal of Central School, Naomi Hill, for an interactive and movement based storytime.