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Preschool Programming for Minds in the Making
All human development occurs in the context of human relationships.The complex skills of speech, language, & communication require parents and caregivers to be actively engaged with their child. Caring, attentive interaction with young children is brain food for developing minds.

Environments rich in sounds, words, and interactions provide young children with the tools necessary to master their primary language. And while, unfortunately, opportunities for interactions are limited, we can participate in creating an environment rich with sounds, words, songs, games, stories, excitement and opportunities for your child to contribute and succeed through our programming for preschoolers a/k/a Early Literacy Programs.

During this phase of COVID-19, our Early Literacy programming includes virtual programs for babies and parents, toddlers, preschoolers, a Spanish storytime, and a music and movement program. We are also looking forward to a live family storytime that will be conducted on the Library's green space, weather permitting.

We would love to be a part of your child's routine, giving them opportunities to interact with Library Staff and observe their young peers, as well as support their language, communication, and literacy development. Check out our program descriptions below for more information.
Wednesdays, Sept 16-Nov 18,11 am
Come prepared to share your baby's favorite nursery rhymes, songs, fingerplays and then hangout in our Zoom space to meet new and seasoned parents of our youngest library users. Please register to receive the Zoom link!
Tuesdays, Sept. 15-Nov 17, 11 am
This is an early literacy-based storytime with various rhymes, songs to sing, fingerplays to learn, and stories read aloud to your little ones LIVE online using Zoom!
For all toddlers ages 1 - 3 years.
Thursdays, Sept. 17-Nov 19, 11 am
Share special stories with the librarians and make a fun craft from every day items found in the home. For ages 3-5 years.
Monday, October 5, November 2, December 7, 11 am
Bring your shakers, scarves, sticks, pots and favorite snuggly friend to play and sing along with the superstars of Musical Munchkins.
sabado, el 10 de octubre, el 7 de noviembre, y el 5 de deciembre a las 11 am
La Hora del Cuento Virual será un programa para niñas y familias donde promoveremos el idioma español a través de la lectura, canciones, conversaciones, cuentos, escritura, rimas, videos y mucho más. 

Saturday, October 10, November 7, and December 5, 11 am
This virtual storytime for children and families promotes the Spanish language through reading, songs, conversations, stories, writing, rhymes, videos and much more! Spanish fluency is not required but the storytime will be conducted entirely in Spanish.
Saturday, September 26 & October 24, 11 am
Join us for a morning of fantastic family fun at our first socially distant storytime for walkers to age 5 with a family member! Meet at 11 am on the grass hill by the staircase in the parking lot by the Library's entrance.
Please register to receive a confirmation email with the Zoom link/password.
Board Books

Mondays - Saturdays, 2 - 4 pm; Wednesdays, 5:00-7:00pm
The Library is welcoming back patrons into the building for limited Browsing hours. Patrons must make appointments to Browse the Children’s Room and the First Floor areas. Appointments are also available for computer use.

It can be hard to find great picture books for the kids when you can't browse the shelves, so the youth services staff is here to help! By filling out this form, knowledgeable staff members will pull some fantastic finds for you to check out and enjoy. Each bundle consists of 3-5 books.
Are you or your child struggling with what to read? We can help! Answer a few questions below and we'll send you 3 potential reading recommendations that you can access with your library card.

Find ebooks for babies through Teens including graphic novels and audiobooks
Curbside Pickup

Although we can’t fully reopen our library just yet, we want to make our books, audiobooks, CDs and DVDs available to Greenburgh Public Library patrons through Contact Free Curbside Pickup

Monday through Saturday 10 am-1 pm & Tuesdays 4-7 pm

Resources for new parents!