Westerlo Library Notes for Wednesday, May 29, 2019

The Westerlo Library is hosting the Second Annual Dog-Gone Read-A-Thon! Next Saturday, June 9, starting at 9 a.m., drop in to read to Lefty and his canine friends, Shorty and George.  (If the weather is nice, we’ll be outside.)

If your child is self-conscious about reading aloud — or reluctant to read at all — he or she may feel more comfortable reading to a dog. Because dogs aren’t judgmental, the child relaxes, pats the attentive dog, and focuses on the reading. Another benefit is the joy that children — all of us! — get from simply being around a dog.

Lefty, Shorty, and George are registered therapy dogs. Our thanks to Eric Markson and others for volunteering their time and sharing their dogs with us!

Lego Club

Drop in on Monday afternoons from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. to play and create with Lego. Lego uses play to open up the world of math, science and cooperative problem-solving to young minds.

The colorful blocks ignite natural curiosity and build confidence as children bring their ideas to life. Miss Lee is also available for homework help.

Story time

Join Miss Lee Wednesday mornings from 11 a.m. to noon for stories, songs, and movement activities designed for infants to children up to five years old. In addition to developing pre-reading skills, singing, moving to music, and playing instruments all help foster a sense of rhythm and timing that are essential elements in developing the part of a child’s brain that shapes math skills.  

Story times are also a great opportunity to meet other parents of small children in Westerlo.

Technology Walk-In Wednesdays

Do you have a new smartphone or tablet, but don’t know how to download digital materials? Need to brush up on your computer skills — or obtain basic skills?

See Amy on Wednesdays between 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. for free, personalized, one-on-one instruction.

More information

All library programming is free (unless otherwise noted) and open to the public. For more information, contact the library during business hours at 518-797-3415, visit westerlolibrary.org. or find us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/westerlolibrary.