BOOKS & BABIES – For Babies (6 – 23 mos.) & Their Caregivers*
Thursdays @ 10:30 AM
4 Weeks: meets 5/2, 5/9, 5/23, & 5/30
An interactive nursery rhyme program with board books, songs and a playtime to promote early literacy.
Limited to 12 babies. Call to register starting April 20th
STORYTIME ZOO – For Ages 2 – 3 w/ an Adult *
Tuesdays @ 10:30 AM
4 Weeks: meets 4/30, 5/7, 5/14, & 5/21
Join us at the Storytime Zoo! Each week we will explore a different animal as we sing songs, listen to stories, and make lots of noise! If you are participating in Storytime Zoo program for the first time, you must show proof of child’s age & your Moffat Library card when registering. Space is limited. In-person registration required. Register April 20th- 29th
TERRIFIC TALES – For Ages 4 – 5 (excluding kindergartners) *
Tuesdays @ 12:30 PM
4 Weeks: meets 4/30, 5/7, 5/14, & 5/21
Join Miss Anna to listen to stories, sing songs, make crafts & watch a short video of a children’s book.
Space is limited. Registration required. Register April 20th – 29 th
MARVELOUS MADELINE – For Grades K-2 *
Saturday, May 25th @ 12 PM
Celebrate the birthday of Madeline’s creator, author & illustrator Ludwig Bemelmans, with activities, stories & adventure as only Madeline and her good friend Pepito could experience–but now you can, too! Refreshments. Space is limited. Registration required. Call 496-5483 or stop by to register starting April 20th.
BOOKWORMS – A Monthly Book Club for Grades 3 – 4*
Wednesday, May 8th @ 4 PM – The World According to Humphreyby Betty Birney
Read the book at home & come together for a lively discussion with Miss Gordon.
Space is limited. Register & pick up your book NOW.
PAGE TURNERS – A Monthly Book Club for Grades 5 – 6*
Tuesday, May 14th @ 4 PM - Zoobreak by Gordon Korman
Read the book at home & come together for a lively discussion & snacks. Space is limited. Register & pick up your book NOW.
PJ STORYTIME – WEDNESDAY, MAY 8th @ 6 PM – *
Come in your pajamas and bring your favorite stuffed animal! Miss Anna will read favorite bedtime stories!
Open to Children Ages 3-6 accompanied by an adult. Space is limited. Registration required. Space is limited. Registration required. Call 496-5483 x 324 or email: email@example.com to register starting April 20th.
CHILDREN’S YOGA with Jodi Goldstein
Jodi Goldstein, LMT, has been working with children since 1972, creating programs to encourage self reliance.
TRANQUIL-A-CHI - for Grades K & 1
3 MONDAYS @ 4:15 – 4:40 PM – Meets 5/6, 5/13 & 5/20
A series of simple movements, helping little ones focus and start to gain control over their abundant energy. Space is limited. Registration required. Call 496-5483 x 324 to register starting April 20th.
YOGA FOR KIDS – for Grades 2-5
3 MONDAYS @ 5 PM – 5:30 PM – Meets 5/6, 5/13 & 5/20
Just enough time to learn calming techniques to assist emotional & physical growth. Space is limited. Registration required. Call 496-5483 x 324 to register starting April 20th.
TAIL WAGGIN TUTORS – for new readers
Meets for 15-minute one-on-one sessions from 4-5 PM OR 5-6 PM
What do you get when you bring children, dogs, and books together? You get happy, confident children who love to read. Teachers, librarians, children and parents agree, it’s an unbeatable combination. Join Cousteau, the wonder dog, for a fun reading partner.
HOW IT WORKS: The Moffat Library schedules therapy dogs to come into the library a few times each month. During this time children and dogs bond together over a shared story. The child’s confidence and reading skills grow in a relaxing environment. It’s that simple. We ask that you arrive for your child’s session a few minutes early to give your child time to relax and pick a book if necessary. If your child needs help choosing a book to read, please ask a library staff person to help. A staff member will come and get your child when it is her time to read.
WHAT TO EXPECT: When you sign your child up for a session with a therapy dog you will get:
-15 uninterrupted minutes to read
-No one will be listening except the dog
-A trained therapy dog handler will be in the room but she will not interrupt the session
-We ask parents to remain outside while their children are reading to the dog
Space is limited for these one-on-one 15-minute sessions. Call Miss Gordon @ 496-5483 x 328 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org for more info or to register.
Tail Wagging Tutors is sponsored by Therapy Dogs International. Therapy Dogs International is a volunteer group organized to provide qualified handlers and their Therapy Dogs for visitation in a variety of facilities and setting.
* All children’s programs are free for residents of the Washingtonville Central School District. Registration must be in person. Specific registration dates must be observed. If you are participating in Storytime for the first time, you must show proof of child’s age & your Moffat Library card when registering. If program is oversubscribed, we will do a lottery. The library reserves the right to cancel a program due to insufficient registration.