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Reading, Parenting Programs Begin At Scarsdale Library

Storytimes for infants and toddlers are offered at Scarsdale Library this fall.
Storytimes for infants and toddlers are offered at Scarsdale Library this fall. Photo Credit: Daily Voice

SCARSDALE, N.Y. – Parenting issues will be addressed and there will be several reading programs, including a chance for young readers to practice with dogs in programs set to begin at the Scarsdale Library.

Coffee, Tea, Baby and Me for parents of children ages 2 and under will run Wednesdays, Oct. 7 to Nov. 18, from 9:30 to 11 a.m. There will be speakers from the Child Care Council of Westchester on Oct. 18 and 21. Registration is required.

Library Director Elizabeth Bermel said the idea came about after seeing how parents coming in with their kids for morning programs would use the time to talk about parenting concerns.

“We thought, ‘Let’s do this in a more organized way,’” she said.

On Saturday, at 3 p.m., dogs will listen to children read aloud in Wag Your Tale. The Good Dog Foundation in Brooklyn will provide the therapy dog. The programs gives kids a chance to build confidence in their reading skills. Registrations is required.

Storytime began Tuesday with Traditional Tuesday Storytime, for three and a half to five-year olds. Registration is required.

Mother Goose for Walkers up to age two, a language enrichment program that uses rhymes, songs and stories to stimulate listening, learning, speaking and reading skills, starts Thursday, with two sessions, 9:30 and 10:30 a.m. The programs is limited to 20 kids who must have tickets to attend. The tickets will be distributed on a first come, first served basis one half hour before each session to cardholders in the Children's Room at the library.

Then on Friday, at 9:30 a.m. Mother Goose for Pre-Walkers will be held for infants not yet walking. Reservation is not required.

Parachute Playtime for grown-ups and children, ages 2 to 4, is set to begin Saturday, at 10:30 a.m. Registration is required.

To register for any of the above programs, visit the library website .

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