Program Description: The library and Greater Hudson Promise Neighborhood’s early family literacy 5-week program includes “Weaving Tales & Oral Traditions to Develop Literacy”, “Cooking as a Means of Encouraging Literacy in Your Child” and “Stuck Indoors? Literacy Ideas for Snowy Days”. Story & Craft Hour, parent discussion & lunch. Door prizes & free books each Saturday. $25 gift certificate to Rolling Grocer 19 for regular attendees.
Date/Time: Saturdays, January 5, 12, 19, 26 & February 2/11am-1pm
Registration: For families with children birth to 6 years old. Older siblings welcome. Transportation to library is available upon request. Registration is appreciated. Email email@example.com, call 518-828-1792 x101, or stop by the main desk at the library.
The program begins with Story Time in the library with High Five! facilitator Kathy Mabb and special guest readers including Briggin Scharf of Rolling Grocer 19 and performers & master educators Pamela Badila and Abby Lappen. Crafts and literacy activities, with an emphasis on dictated writing, follows. Families will also have the opportunity to explore the hundreds of high-quality children’s books available for check-out at the library.
High Five! facilitator Kathy Mabb is a dedicated educator with over thirty years of teaching experience in Columbia County including as child care director and parent educator at Questar’s Teen Parent Education Program. Working with children and their parents has always been her passion, and her belief that communities should nurture their youngest members and their families, makes her a good fit for High Five!
The Greater Hudson Promise Neighborhood is thrilled to be partnering with the Hudson Area Library for the High Five! early literacy program. The GHPN works to support children and families in the Hudson City School District from birth through college to career. Promise Neighborhood, established in 2011 through a Planning Grant from the US Department of Education, has built a strong foundation of partnerships and programs supporting families in the Hudson community and beyond.