NEW ROCHELLE, NY –A number of free and engaging programs for infants, toddlers and preschool children are being offered at the Main New Rochelle Public Library and the Huguenot Children’s Library (HCL) this fall. Participation is drop-in, on a first-come, first-served basis. The programs are made possible by the Friends of the New Rochelle Public Library and the Partnership for the Huguenot Children’s Library.
Music and Movement with Nora Maher, for children ages 12 months to 35 months, meets Tuesdays, September 27 through October 25, from 10:00 am – 10:30 am at the Main Library, and from 11:15 am – 11:45 am at HCL. The fun-filled introduction to songs, finger-plays and games is on a drop-in basis.
Nursery Rhyme Time, a joyful blend of stories, songs and finger plays for children ages 12 months to 24 months and their parent or caregiver, is held on a drop-in basis at the Main Library every Friday, September 30 through November 18, (except November 11,) from 9:30 – 9:50 am, and at HCL every Monday, September 26 – November 14 (except October 10), from 10:30 – 10:50 am.
Toddler Time, lively drop-in sessions engaging 2-year old children and their parent or caregiver in music and games, meets at the Main Library every Friday, September 30 – November 18, from 10:30 am – 11:00 am; and at HCL every Wednesday, September 28 – November 16, from 10:30 – 11:00 am.
3, 4, & 5’s Story Time & Craft are drop-in sessions that involve seasonal and picture book themes that inspire fun stories, songs, and a take-home craft for children ages three to five years. Parents may choose one of two sessions at the Main Library: Mondays, September 26 – November 14 (except October 10), from 10:00 – 10:45 am, or Thursdays, September 29 – November 17, from 2:00 – 2:45 pm; or between two sessions at HCL: Tuesdays, September 27 – November 15, from 1:30 – 2:15 pm or Thursdays, September 29 – November 17, 10:30 – 11:15 am.
Fall Preschool Programs at NRPL and HCL
Yoga Tots, for children ages 2 – 3 years, is taught by certified yoga instructor Susan Fried, who uses puppets, props and songs to take toddlers on a fun-filled yoga adventure. The sessions will run from Saturday, October 1 through October 29, from 9:30 am – 10:00 am at the Main Library, and from 10:30 – 11:00 am at HCL.
Preschool Fun and Fitness is conducted by the health and fitness team from Montefiore New Rochelle’s WIC Program, and provides children ages 2 – 5 years with a fun-filled hour of movement, games, and healthy eating and lifestyle tips. The sessions will take place in the Meeting Room at the Main Library on Mondays, September 12 through December 19