Storytime on the Go at Hudson Farmers Market, Saturday May 17th

bunny family
The Hudson Area Library’s Storytime on the Go will visit the Hudson Farmers Market this Saturday from 9AM – 1PM. Join us this free event, which will include stories about nature and animals, songs, and puppetry.

Storytime on the Go is a mobile early literacy effort aimed at encouraging opportunities for parents and caregivers to read to their babies, toddlers, and young children. The event is best suited for children ages 0-5 and their families. Free board books will be available for participants to take home.

Storytime on the Go is made possible by the Hudson Area Library’s Kids First Initiative with grant support from the Berkshire Taconic Community Foundation’s Fund for Columbia County.  

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Spring Break Activities in the Children’s Room

Kids Break Week

During the Hudson City School District’s Spring Break, the Children’s Room will offer special programming each day as well as our regularly scheduled programming. We hope you’ll join us! All ages welcome!

Tuesday

Poetry & Songs en Espanol
Tuesday, April 15, 12pm-2pm

Will Pflaum, of Hudson’s new homeschool group HATCH, will translate an old Spanish poem that has never before been translated into English. Pflaum, who will instruct this program entirely in Spanish, will also teach kids a song from Argentina & have his guitar & drums on hand for some musical fun!

Kids Fun Night
Tuesday, April 15, 3:30pm-7:30pm

Wednesday

Pre-K Story Hour
Wednesday, April 16, 10am-11am

What Can You Make With an Egg Carton?
Wednesday, April 16, 12pm-5pm

A critter garden. A flower wreath. Tulips, goggles, fish, ships, owls, & turtles! Use recycled cardboard egg cartons to make any of these ideas, or come up with your own!

Scholarshop with Operation Unite
Wednesday, April 16, 4pm-5pm

ESL Language Enrichment
Wednesday, April 16, 6pm-8pm

Thursday

Pre-K Story Hour
Thursday, April 17, 10am-11am

Make Your Garden Grow!
Thursday, April 17th from 12-5pm

The Kids First Initiative, the Hudson Community Garden, & the HCSD Enrichment Initiative have collaborated for this exciting program. We will plant basil, parsley, lavender, mint, calendula, marigold, lemon balm & kale seeds using paper towel tubes & organic soil. Information will be provided on how to care for your plants at home & ideas for using your herbs, flowers, & veggies in recipes & teas.

Friday

Hear a Poem, Draw a Picture!
Friday, April 18th from 12pm-3pm

During this program, kids will listen to poems & use their imaginations to draw pictures of what’s happening in the poems.

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Hudson Area Library Announces Spring & Summer Storytime on the Go Events

April Storytime on the Go
Sunday, April 13, 1pm-4pm
Henry Hudson Waterfront Park Gazebo

read outside

The Hudson Area Library has scheduled monthly outdoor early literacy events at different locations throughout our community. Storytime on the Go aims to provide parents and caregivers opportunities to bond with their infants and toddlers while also fostering early literacy skills, such as vocabulary, letter recognition, and awareness of books. We will have a wide selection of free board books for attendees to bring home.
 
“Storytime on the Go gives us a unique opportunity to share the library’s resources at different locations throughout Hudson,” said Hudson Area Library Youth Services Coordinator Jaclyn Bruntfield. “Our goal is to connect with families and caregivers in our community while emphasizing the importance of providing children with ample opportunities to explore the limitless world of stories and literature. We hope our efforts will help in preparing children for success in school and other future endeavors.”
 
Storytime on the Go is made possible by the Hudson Area Library’s Kids First Initiative with grant support from the Fund for Columbia County, a fund of Berkshire Taconic Community Foundation, and cooperation from the City of Hudson, the Hudson Farmers Market, Hudson Housing Authority, and the Town of Greenport.
 
The events, geared toward children ages 0-5, include the following:
 
Sunday, April 13, 2014
1-4PM
Henry Hudson Waterfront Park Gazebo
 
Saturday, May 17, 2014
9AM-1PM
Hudson Farmers Market
6th St. and Columbia St., Hudson
 
Saturday, June 21, 2014
10AM-2PM
Bliss Towers Courtyard
2nd St. and State St., Hudson
 
Saturday, July 19, 2014
9AM-1PM
Hudson Farmers Market
6th St. and Columbia St., Hudson
 
Saturday, August 16, 2014
10AM-2PM
Greenport Town Park Pavilion
Joslen Blvd., Greenport
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Hudson Area Library’s Kids First Initiative Launches “Storytime on the Go”

reading circle

The Hudson Area Library’s Kids First Initiative (KFI) announced Thursday a new early literacy effort, “Storytime on the Go.” The Kids First Initiative seeks to connect with parents and caregivers of infants in toddlers in Hudson, Stockport, and Greenport in order to foster early literacy skills. KFI also aims to provide parents and caregivers with important techniques in reading, talking, and bonding with their young children with books, stories, and songs. By bringing the Hudson Area Library’s resources for young children to locations throughout our community, KFI seeks to provide unique and ample opportunities for parents to expose their infants and toddlers to books and language.
 
“Reading books and sharing stories with infants and toddlers is essential for childrens’ intellectual development and future success in school. It is never too early to read to your child,” said Hudson Area Library Youth Services Coordinator Jaclyn Bruntfield.
 
According to “United for Libraries,” a division of the American Library Association, “Early literacy (reading and writing) does not mean early reading instruction or teaching babies to read; it is the natural development of skills through the enjoyment of books, the importance of positive interactions between babies and parents, and the critical role of literacy-rich experiences. Literacy development begins at birth and is closely linked to a baby’s earliest experiences with books and stories. Babies learn language through social literacy experiences – parents interacting with them using books. These experiences also serve to associate books with parental affection, attention, and approval.”
 
The first “Storytime on the Go” will be at Camphill Solaris at 360 Warren St., Hudson, from 1:00-4:00PM on March 15, 2014. The event is free and open to the public and geared toward children ages 0-3, their parents and caregivers, and older siblings. Storytime on the Go is made possible with early literacy grant support from the Berkshire Taconic Community Foundation.
 
The Kids First Initiative – By putting kids first, we nurture lifelong learners.
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