Children's Summer Reading Program: Mysteries of the Garden at Night

​Mysteries of the Garden at Night


Children's Summer Reading Program

  • Wednesday, June 26, 2019, 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
  • Wednesday, June 26, 2019, 3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
  • Monday, July 1, 2019, 3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
  • Wednesday, July 10, 2019, 2:30 PM - 3:30 PM
  • Thursday, July 18, 2019, 4:30 PM - 5:30 PM
  • Wednesday, July 24, 2019, 4:30 PM - 5:30 PM
  • Wednesday, July 31, 2019, 4:30 PM - 5:30 PM
  • Wednesday, August 7, 2019, 4:30 PM - 5:30 PM

Mysteries of the Garden at Night

The Night Garden! What’s going on out there?

About the program:

We will investigate the mysteries of being outdoors and in the garden after dark. Why are we sometimes so frightened of the dark night? But…It is a much busier place than you would expect. There is so much creepy, crawly, jumping activity going on. Why are these crawlies so attracted to white moonflowers? We will explore the kinds of animals awake at night and how they hunt for their food. Ever wonder why fireflies (lightning bugs) glow only at night? We will investigate why fireflies glow at night and then do our own firefly lighting experiment.

The STEM oriented program will also include photos and a living specimen of some night flowers that love that moonlight. Our night loving insects really appreciate those moonflowers. Let’s find out even more about them. We will conclude with some shoe tapping night time songs and an interactive game to reinforce the information learned. As always, the participants will go home with a fun bag of paper/pencil activities and information.

Grade levels:

Rising kindergarten to rising third grade

Dates, Times, & Locations:

  • Wednesday, June 26, 2:00 PM Haverstraw Main Library
  • Wednesday, June, 26, 3:30 PM Haverstraw Village Branch
  • Monday, July 1, 3:30 PM Rose Memorial Library
  • Wednesday, July 10, 2:30 PM Sloatsburg Library
  • Thursday, July 18, 4:30 PM Blauvelt Library
  • Wednesday, July 24, 4:30 PM Nyack Library
  • Wednesday, July 31, 4:30 PM Palisades Library
  • Wednesday, August 7, 4:30 PM Piermont Library

 Space is very limited, contact your library early to save your place!


Free to attend, register early.

Last updated June 6, 2019