For Kids

The library may be closed, but Miss Kate is still here!

Check out our Facebook and Instagram for regular updates! And if you haven’t already, now is a great time to sign up for Miss Kate’s Updates to get a heads-up on what’s happening in the (virtual) children’s room!


SUMMER READING HAS BEGUN! – Make an account on the READSquared app or website, log what you read, and participate in special activities to earn raffle tickets! We will have a drawing at the end of the summer.

Virtual Homerun Project – Tuesday, June 2, 4pm to 4:45pm – ages 7 to 14 – Do you miss playing games with friends? How about watching baseball as a family? Join Coach Stan Friedmann and Miss Kate for a fun hour of true baseball stories, interactive games, and camaraderie! Bring your family, your stories, and your LOVE OF THE GAME!

This event will be hosted via Zoom. You will need to download Zoom software to your computer or the app to your mobile device, links to all of which can be found here. Please register so we can send you instructions to join.

The Imagination Express with Magician Steve Woyce – Monday, June 15, 4pm to 5pm – ages 4 to 10 – This interactive and engaging program combines Theatre, Storytelling, Comedy, Audience Participation, and Magic to spark curiosity and gets the entire audience involved in helping make the magic happen. As the audience helps discover the impossible, children will begin to realize the powers that a book can hold and how reading can unlock doors to an imaginative magical world.

This event will be hosted via Zoom. You will need to download Zoom software to your computer or the app to your mobile device, links to all of which can be found here. Please register so we can send you instructions to join.


MONDAYS & WEDNESDAYS: Digital storytime! Miss Kate reads two books and sings a song.
TUESDAYS: Arts & Crafts or Wacky Science! Get step-by-step instructions on crafts to make and experiments to try from home.
THURSDAYS: Check out “Miss Kate Recommends” for Miss Kate’s favorite picture books, chapter books, young adult books, and more – all available free with your library card online.
FRIDAYS: Miss Kate’s Book Talks give you a closer look at a novel for older kids or teens, including a reading from the book and the reasons Miss Kate loves it.


During this difficult time, we encourage you to:

For Adults

While the library is closed, we are hosting programs via Zoom. Sign up for the Adult Events email list to be notified of new programs.


Summer Smoothies with Coach Jyoti – Monday, June 1 at 7pm – This summer, sip on refreshing and delicious smoothies while by the pool or in the backyard. Health Coach Jyoti will show you how to quickly and easily prepare healthy smoothies. Make your own “Home Queen” treats!

Health and lifestyle speaker Jyoti Nebhnani trained at the world-renowned nutrition school the Institute for Integrative Nutrition and is board certified from the American Association of Drugless Practitioners.

This event will be hosted via Zoom. You will need to download Zoom software to your computer or the app to your mobile device, links to all of which can be found here. Please register so we can send you instructions to join.

Gentle Movement Yoga with Karen Noel – Thursday June 4 and Thursday, June 11, 11am to 12pm – Connect to your breath and body and let go of your stress energy, worries, and burdens. Embrace this nourishing and revitalizing slow-flow session. Great for beginners, seasoned practitioners or those healing an injury. Wear loose fitted clothing. Eat a light breakfast. You’ll need a mat, towel, or blanket.

This event will be hosted via Zoom. You will need to download Zoom software to your computer or the app to your mobile device, links to all of which can be found here. Please register so we can send you instructions to join. You will be registered for both June sessions and notified of the next cycle of yoga classes that will begin June 18.

Adult Book Club – Thursday, June 11 at 7:30pm

This month’s book club selection of Afterlife by Julia Alvarez is available on hoopla and on Libby. This meeting will be livestreamed on Zoom. You won’t need an account to participate, but you’ll need to download the Zoom desktop client or app. To receive an invite, email julia.nock@closter.bccls.org. Out-of-towners welcome!

ESL from Home – Are you interested in practicing English from home? Email orla.cassidy@demarest.bccls.org

Knitting Club – Wednesday, June 3 and Wednesday, June 17 at 7:30pm – While the library is closed, meetings will be held via Zoom. Email demarestknitters@outlook.com to receive a link to join.