Program Description: The library’s and Greater Hudson Promise Neighborhood early literacy program “High Five!” is back. Our new spring session includes “Using Gardening Activities to Develop Literacy”, “Literacy Activities to do on a Rainy Day” and trips to Hudson Farmers’ Market, Greenport Conservation Area and Hudson Children’s Book Festival.
Each week the program begins with Story Time in the library with High Five! facilitator Kathy Mabb and special guest readers including the ladies of the Greenport Garden Club, crafter Robin Weber, and educators Pamela Badila and Hosneara Kader. 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. Participants will receive free books and prizes each week. Gift certificates to Rolling Grocer 19 and Hudson Children’s Book Festival will be awarded to all families with excellent attendance! Lunch is also provided and we will be emphasizing healthy foods kids like to eat.
Date/Time: Saturdays, April 13, 20, 27, May 4 & 11, 11am – 1pm.
Registration: To register for High Five!, email firstname.lastname@example.org, call 518-828-1792 x101, or stop by the desk at the Hudson Area Library. Transportation to the library is available upon request.
Target Audience: Families with children birth to 6 years old. Older siblings welcome.
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.