A Special High Five! this Week: Children’s Books about Feelings

The library and The Greater Hudson Promise Neighborhood are proud to announce a special High Five! Saturday, February 10, 11am – 1pm. Brenda Shufelt will be reading books about feelings to children and their families during our Story Hour.

You may know Brenda as the library’s program director but you may not know that she was an elementary school children’s librarian for 25 years and a citywide mentor for school librarians in New York City. Brenda has developed a collection of books that help children be empathetic and kind to themselves and others. These books are funny, clever, moving and help to put a child at ease with what they face as they navigate socially. Brenda and High Five! facilitator & early childhood expert Kathy Mabb will answer questions on what books are appropriate for different age levels, children’s personality and stages of development. Families will have time to select books from the library collection to bring home and read with their children.

In the High Five! program, 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.

The last Saturday ends with a field trip to Spotty Dog Books with each family that has 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.