Program Description: For a special library Story & Craft Hour, the Early Childhood teachers from the Great Barrington Rudolf Steiner School present, “Nkosnati and the Dragon: A South African Tale of Courage,” a puppet play for young children, with drumming, singing and a craft.
Time/Date: Saturday, March 23, 11am-12pm
Suggested Audience: Children from birth to 8 years old and their families.
AmeriCorps Mary Shivers & Christa Shook work on a craft with a young library patron.
Wednesday 10-11am Story & Craft Hour Americorps workers Mary Shivers & Christa Shook read picture books and lead children in theme-related crafts. Recent craft activities include making superhero capes, designing children’s book bags, and creating turkeys from pine cones and pipe cleaners.
Americorps is a voluntary civil society program supported by the U.S. federal government, foundations, corporations, and other donors engaging adults in public service work with a goal of “helping others and meeting critical needs in the community.”
Janice Scali oversees the work of two of our youngest patrons.
Thursday 10-11am, Saturday 11am-12pm, Story & Craft Hour Children’s librarian Janice Scali reads picture books and leads children and families in theme-related crafts.
Story & Craft Hour: Second Saturdays w/ Robin Weber – Saturdays, January 12, February 9 & March 9, 11am-12pmRobin Weber, High Five! volunteer, collaborates with children’s librarian Janice Scali on special Story & Craft Hour every second Saturday of the month. Each session will have a seasonal theme with a story reading and craft activity.
All materials provided. For children 2 – 7 years old & their families.
Program Description: In the second Saturday Story & Craft Hour in March children will craft a yarn nammas (god’s eye) and will be read an Ashley Bryan book with our our wonderful High Five! team member, Robin Weber.
Date/Time: March 9, 11am-12pm
Audience: Children 2 – 7 years old & their families
Program Description: The library and Greater Hudson Promise Neighborhood are proud to announce another 5-week series of High Five! Families with a child, birth to five, can join a supportive community and learn everyday, fun activities to help build their child’s reading skills! Trips, free books & prizes! October 27 Our last High Five! of the fall season will be with folkteller & performance artist Pamela Badila and Library Exploration educator Eileen Ordu. We will have a special Halloween story hour (not too scary!) and a Halloween party for our High Five! families. Lunch, free children’s books & door prizes!
Date/Time: Saturdays, 11am – 1pm, September 29, October 6, 13, 20 and 27Continue reading →
Image from Lucky Dog: A True Story, Lucy Swope, 1994
Local artist and book maker, Lucy Swope, will read from a selection of her children’s books at the library on Saturday, July 8 at 11am.
This event is free and open to the public. It will take place in the children’s area of the library, which is wheelchair accessible, during the regular Story and Craft Hour. Lucy’s woodcut prints and her children’s books will be for sale with a portion of the proceeds to be donated to the Hudson Area Library. There will be refreshments after the story hour and a chance to speak with the artist. Continue reading →
Join us Thursday, November 12 from 10am-11am in the Children’s Room for a morning of learning and fun! Come to our Pre-K Story Hour and meet your friendly neighborhood firefighter, Fran, as she reads a book and teaches about fire safety through interactive games. After the program, make a Dalmatian puppet to take home and practice fire safety with! All are welcome!
Hudson Valley based poet and educator, Jerrice Baptiste, will be our special guest during Story Hour on Wednesday, January 14 at 10am. Baptiste will read from her children’s book, Tu Es Ma Belle, a poetic story about a young girl’s Haitian family tradition that ties together family living in many different places and across generations.
We are launching our first crowdfunder this week on Indiegogo! The focus is the Early Literacy Storytime Nook to be located in the turret of the Hudson Armory when the library moves in 2015. The video below, filmed at the library by Lauren Keenan, emphasizes the benefits of reading aloud to even the youngest infants.
We hope you’ll take a look at the campaign and help us raise $5,000 (or more!) so that we can furnish this space designed to help our children learn and grow. Please also share this link with all your friends through social media: hudsonarealibrary.org/storytime/