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Spring has lived up to its reputation for being a rain-filled season, but we’ve also had some wonderful days filled with sunshine. We’re able to easily recognize weather changes when we look outside, but what about some of the emotional weather changes we’re dealing with on the inside? Making connections between the weather and our emotions can give kids the opportunity to identify how they are feeling. At Sunset Park we recently read some books about weather and the kids had a great time shouting out how each kind of weather made them feel.  They shared moments of feeling...


We recently made bookmarks at Sunset Park Library.  Here's where I got the inspiration.  Using recycled cereal boxes, we cut out and hole-punched rectangles and used paint, markers, glitter, and lots of fun add-ons to decorate our bookmarks. The kids had a great time being the illustrators of their own bookmarks. Find fun Kids Create programs at library branches across Brooklyn!  


This winter at Sunset Park Library, we found out there’s Snowplace Like Home. Together, we read “Here Comes Jack Frost” by Kazuno Kohara, and then we made our very own paper villages—and got snowed in! We worked on making our own winter scenery. All it took was some construction paper, a few pre-cut shapes, and a little basic folding talent. …and the kids loved it! They had a great time making their paper villages, and we even used Popsicle sticks, sharpies, and glitter paint to make some snowflakes to go with it. We stuck some self-adhesive magnets on the back of our...


Scroll through the slideshow to see Corduroy fun at the library! On Thursday, February 7, 2019, the Sunset Park Library hosted their special Story Time with Corduroy event, sponsored by the Museum of the City of New York and supported by an award from the National Endowment for the Arts. Corduroy was a hit! We’d like to give a big thank you to Jeremy Laufer, district manager of Community Board 7, for being our special guest and for reading Corduroy to more than 100 preschoolers, teachers, and parents. After listening to how Corduroy found his person and his new home, the...


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