SCARSDALE, N.Y. – Music, story time and reading skills work headline January events at the Scarsdale Public Library.
Robert the Guitar Guy brings his special brand of music to the Scarsdale Public Library on Tuesday at 10:30 a.m. Robert and his repertoire of more than 75 songs will entertain young children up to age 5 as he conveys his delight in musical expression. At 4 p.m., the weekly Traditional Tuesday Storytime will feature stories and rhymes designed specifically for ages 3 ½ to 5 years old.
On Thursday, the weekly Mother Goose for Walkers Up to Age 2 will be held at 9:30 and 10:30 a.m. The language enrichment program uses rhymes, songs and stories to stimulate listening, learning, speaking and reading skills. Mother Goose for Walkers is limited to the first 20 appropriately aged children. Attendees must have a ticket, which are distributed on a first-come, first-served basis to Scarsdale cardholders in the Children’s Room half an hour before the start of each session. Children are limited to attend one session of Mother Goose per week.
Mother Goose for Pre-Walkers, a program of rhymes, songs and stories for infants who are not yet walking, will be held Friday at 9:30 a.m. Reservations are not required.
Parachute Playtime will be held Saturday, Jan. 16, at 10:30 a.m. The program includes energetic, imaginative fun games with a parachute for grown-ups and children ages 2-4. Registration is required at the library’s website here .
Also on Saturday at 3 p.m., dogs will lend their ears to young readers who want to practice reading aloud in “Wag Your Tale.” Although dogs aren’t good conversationalists, they make great listeners. Children who are tentative about their reading skills can gain confidence by reading – not to an adult, but to an uncritical canine companion. The Good Dog Foundation, a Brooklyn-based nonprofit organization, provides the certified, registered therapy dogs. Registration is required on the library’s website here .
The Scarsdale Public Library is at 54 Olmsted Road.