High Five! with Seth Travins: Experience & Discuss the Importance of Song in a Child’s Life

We are proud to announce a special High Five! on Saturday, January 27, 11am-1pm. Musician Seth Travins will be singing to and with children and their families during our Story Hour. After Seth sings with the children they will engage in a related craft activity in the library while parents discuss the power of song in literacy development with Seth and our facilitator, Kathy Mabb, in the community room. Bring your own songs and music traditions that you have with your child!

Seth Travins has lived and played music in Columbia County for the last 20 years. He plays upright bass with The Wiyos. He is also a multi instrumentalist and songwriter. He has collaborated with many musicians in the Hudson Valley and the Berkshires. He enjoys singing American Folk Songs for children, and draws from the records of Pete Seeger, Leadbelly and Woody Guthrie.

In the High Five! Program, offered in collaboration with Greater Hudson Promise Neighborhood, families with a child birth to five can join a supportive community and learn fun, everyday activities to help build their child’s reading skills! Older siblings are welcome in the library during the program. Participants will receive free books and prizes each week! Lunch is also provided and transportation to the library is available.

In this program families also have the opportunity to explore the hundreds of high-quality children’s books, available for check out at the library. The last Saturday, February 17, ends with a field trip to Spotty Dog Books with each family that has regularly participated in the program receiving a $25 gift certificate to spend at the store.

To sign up for High Five! or request transportation: email programs@hudsonarealibrary.org, call 518-828-1792 x101, or stop by the desk at the Hudson Area Library. This program is free and open to all families with children under five, and is wheelchair accessible.