Kids Events & Programs

   

Read to Fletcher
Sign up for a 15 minute time slot.
Thursdays 4:00-5:00 PM 

February 23 Register
March 23 Register

 

Read to a certified therapy dog! This program helps to improve children's reading, communication, and confidence in a relaxed and stress-free environment. For readers in elementary school. Sign up for a 15-minute time slot. Children may bring a book from home or choose a book from the library's collection.


Music With Miss Amy
Music and movement for children up to 4 years old with caregiver.
Wednesdays 10:00 - 10:45 AM (meets in the community room)
February 15, 22, March 1 & March 8

Registration opens January 18.
Register
$70 for 4-week series
Please register each participating child if bringing more than one child to class.

Classes will include movement, song time, finger plays, bouncing rhymes, instruments, puppets, and lots of fun!

Gardiner Library children’s librarian, Amy Laber (“Miss Amy”) has been teaching early childhood music classes throughout the Hudson Valley for over 20 years. She holds a Bachelor’s degree in both Psychology and Music Therapy and has also received NYS Certification in Music K-12. With positive energy and a love for her craft, Amy brings a special sense of warmth and patience to all her classes.


Between the Stacks Book Share Meet Ups
Third Thursdays
4:30 - 5:30 PM (February through May)
Ages 8-10
Registration required one week prior to each meeting.
February register here.

March register here.
April register here.
May register here.
Contact cthorenz@rcls.org for more information.

Each month explore a different genre. Share your favorite books within the theme. Discover new authors. All books within the theme are acceptable. Play theme appropriate games, Mad Libs and fun snacks at each meeting. Bring a friend!


 

Creation Stations
Sundays 1 - 3 PM
All ages are welcome to come and make a small project.
Supplies available, just bring your imagination.

1/22: Chinese New Year Cardmaking
1/29: Natural Birdfeeders
2/12: Valentine cards
2/19: Mardi Gras masks


 

Hudson Valley Reptile & Rescue Program
Saturday, February 11

1:00-3:00 PM
All ages

Meet live reptiles and learn how they adapt to their environment. 


Guitar 1: Small Group Guitar Lessons For Kids 5-8 Yrs.
Ages 5-8 
Wednesdays, March 22, 29, April 12 & 19 (No class April 5)
4:30 - 5:00 PM

Registration now open
Register
$85 per series
Space limited to 5 students per series. Registration for all 4 weeks required.
*Dates for the next session are May 3, 10, 17 & 24. Registration opens April 5 on the online calendar (To find this class, go to May 3 on the calendar.)  

No guitar needed for this series! Classroom guitars are now provided through a generous donation by the Neal Casal Music Foundation. 

No experience required. Students may also repeat Guitar 1 series to gain additional practice.

Small group guitar lessons with Amy Laber (Gardiner Library’s “Miss Amy”). Beginner guitar lessons for young children with a gentle, playful approach. We will learn the parts of a guitar, and explore basic musical concepts such as beat, rhythm and pitch. Students will approach learning individual notes on the guitar and simple chords.

Starting guitar lessons at an early age can help children to develop patience and self-confidence, improve coordination and concentration, learn a new skill, and make new friends!

It is recommended that students bring small three ring binder to organize handouts. Please email Amy at alaber@rcls.org with any questions.

Amy is a singer-songwriter, early childhood music specialist, and children’s librarian. With over 20 years of experience making music with young children, her approach is patient, caring, encouraging and fun!

For more information about the Neal Casal Music Foundation, please visit http://www.nealcasalmusicfoundation.org.


Guitar 2: Small Group Guitar Lessons For Kids 5-8 Yrs.
Ages 5-8
Wednesdays, March 22, 29, April 12 & 19 (No class April 5)
5:15 - 5:45 PM

Registration now open
Register
$85 per series
Space limited to 5 students per series. Registration for all 4 weeks required.
*Dates for the next session are May 3, 10, 17 & 24. Registration opens April 5 on the online calendar (To find this class, go to May 3 on the calendar.)

No guitar needed for this series! Classroom guitars are now provided through a generous donation by the Neal Casal Music Foundation.

Students must complete a full 4 weeks of Guitar 1 as a prerequisite to this class. Guitar 2 series is designed to be repeated for additional practice and further learning.

Continuation of Guitar 1 with Miss Amy. Beginner students 5-8 years old will explore fundamental elements of learning how to play guitar. We will continue to learn individual notes, simple chords, and approach strumming with familiar songs. The focus of this series is to get young children interested and excited about learning to play guitar and to prepare for private lessons as they grow. 

It is recommended that students bring a small three ring binder to organize handouts. Please email Amy at alaber@rcls.org with any questions.

For more information about the Neal Casal Music Foundation, please visit http://www.nealcasalmusicfoundation.org.


Homeschooling Coop
Meets the third and fourth Fridays of the month
10 AM - 1 PM
All grade levels.
Barbara Ziobro will work with students in all subject areas including ELA, math, social studies, and science while mixing in some fun along the way.
$5 per student covers supplies
R.S.V.P. and get more information by emailing Barbara at barbtaylor1973@aol.com.
*Click here to get information on another Homeschooling group for 12-15 year olds