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Preschool Rainbow Activity

May 10, 2021

Join Kate and friends in this video to learn how to make a colorful cardboard rainbow! Learn a rainbow song and listen to a read-aloud of Antoinette Portis’s picture book Wait.

Preschool Fun at Home!

May 8, 2021

Invite your child to make a pair of simple binoculars with items you can find around the house. Follow the steps in our how-to video, and then head outside to explore! Binoculars are the perfect accessory for a springtime nature scavenger hunt.

Outdoor Art for Families

April 27, 2021

The Hudson Valley is rich in outdoor art parks, as Nevin Martell reminds us in his recent Washington Post article. Social distancing is easily done in the great outdoors, and children can explore as freely and noisily as they choose in the open air. Art Omi (where you’ll find Olaf Breuning’s “Clouds,” pictured above), Storm King, Opus 40 Sculpture Park and Museum, and the Olana State Historic Site are a few nearby options to try.

Buster Loves Curbside Pickup

June 27, 2020

Buster has been using curbside pickup to borrow poetry books! Listen as he recites Shel Silverstein’s “Double-Tail Dog.” And if you would like to try curbside pickup too, complete this form and a librarian will call you when your order is complete.

2020 Virtual Old Songs Festival

June 27, 2020

Get a sneak preview of our Summer Reading Program guests the Storycrafters as they perform tonight as part of the 2020 Virtual Old Songs Festival. Tune in at to hear their performance after 7 PM, and check out more great performers live throughout the weekend!

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