For Preschool

Programs for Preschool

Petite Concert with Chi Chi Bestmann

Friday, May 5

11:00 am - 11:45 am



Ages birth to 5. Friday, May 5 at 11:00am. Online registration requiredCome enjoy a quality musician without having to worry about having Carnegie Hall manners.  Your child will hear a classical music performance from a woman who has performed Mozart in Carnegie Hall and jammed with rapper Jay Z at Radio City Music Hall. To register, CLICK HERE.

Ryder’s Garden Opening Party

Saturday, May 6

11:00 am - 11:45 am



All ages. Saturday, May 6 at 11:00am. Meet in Ryder’s Garden. Online registration requiredCome celebrate National Herb Day with us with a garden party!  We will have crafts, planting and unveil our new water table.  To register, CLICK HERE

Full STEAM Ahead: GARDEN SCIENCE

Tuesday, May 9

3:30 pm - 4:15 pm



TICKET REQUIREDAges 3 to 4. Tuesday, May 9 at 3:30pm. Come plant your very own sprout garden, dig through the dirt to discover gummy worms and make celery change color.  This program will be held in Ryder’s Garden. A free ticket is required to attend this event. Tickets are available on a first-come, first-served basis beginning at 3:00pm on the day of the program.

Nature Walk In Ryder’s Garden

Wednesday, May 10

3:30 pm - 4:15 pm



Ages 3 to 5. Wednesday, May 10 at 3:30pm. Meet in Ryder’s Garden. Online registration requiredWe’ll read stories about gardens and the natural world, put on a duct tape bracelet and go on a nature treasure hunt on the library grounds. To register, CLICK HERE.

Full STEAM Ahead: SIMPLE MACHINES

Tuesday, May 23

3:30 pm - 4:15 pm



TICKET REQUIREDAges 3 to 4. Tuesday, May 23 at 3:30pm. Explore pulleys, ramps and wrecking balls and create a painted piece of artwork using a catapult! A free ticket is required to attend this event. Tickets are available on a first-come, first-served basis beginning at 3:00pm on the day of the program.

Teddy Bear’s Picnic

Wednesday, May 24

3:30 pm - 4:15 pm



Ages 3 to 5. Wednesday, May 24 at 3:30pm. Meet in Ryder’s Garden. Online registration requiredBring your favorite teddy for a special picnic, complete with stories, snacks and songs. To register, CLICK HERE

Be a Reading Buddy

Wednesday, May 31

3:30 pm - 3:45 pm



Ages 5 to 7. Wednesday, May 31 at 3:30pm. Online registration requiredCome to the library to buddy up with a local teen for reading and games! To register, CLICK HERE.

Making Music Together

Monday, June 19

10:00 am - 10:30 am



Ages birth through 5 years. Monday, June 19 at 10:00am. Online registration requiredREGISTER FOR ONE TIME SLOT ONLYJoin us as we sing, dance and play instruments with babies, toddlers, preschoolers and the grown-ups who love them. Build a special bond with your child through music! We’ll be singing together with Karen Hamlin of Sounds Good Westchester. Music Together®, a family music program based on 28 years of research, believes that all children can learn to be musical. To register, CLICK HERE.  

Making Music Together

Monday, June 19

10:45 am - 11:15 am



Ages birth through 5 years. Monday, June 19 at 10:45am. Online registration requiredREGISTER FOR ONE TIME SLOT ONLYJoin us as we sing, dance and play instruments with babies, toddlers, preschoolers and the grown-ups who love them. Build a special bond with your child through music! We’ll be singing together with Karen Hamlin of Sounds Good Westchester. Music Together®, a family music program based on 28 years of research, believes that all children can learn to be musical. To register, CLICK HERE.  

Stuffed Animal Sleepover

Monday, June 26

6:30 pm - 7:15 pm



Ages 3 to 8. Monday, June 26 at 6:30pm. Online registration requiredCome to the library and bring your stuffed animal for some magical fun.  We’ll have stories, snacks and then tuck our stuffed animals in for the night.  You can pick them up the next day along with a picture of the wild rumpus that might happen when the animals are left alone. To register, CLICK HERE

Repeating Programs for Preschool

Leaping Literature with Naomi Hill

May 1st until May 22nd

3:30 pm - 4:15 pm



Ages 4 to 6. Mondays, May 1, 8, 15 & 22 at 3:30pm. No registration required but a parent or caregiver must attend. Join former principal of Central School, Naomi Hill, for an interactive and movement based storytime.


Pilates for Kids

May 2nd until June 13th

3:30 pm - 4:15 pm



TICKET REQUIREDAges 3 to 5. Tuesdays, May 2, 16, 30, and June 13 at 3:30pm. Come learn about and do Pilates with our new children’s librarian, Frances Riley. A free ticket is required to attend this event. Tickets are available on a first-come, first-served basis beginning at 3:00pm on the day of the program.


Preschool Palooza

May 4th until May 25th

10:30 am - 11:15 am



Ages 3 and 4. Thursdays, May 4, 11, 18 & 25 at 10:30am. No registration required. Interactive story time gets children involved with reading, and continues early literacy development.


Preschool Palooza

June 1st until June 29th

10:30 am - 11:00 am



Ages 3 and 4. Thursdays, June 1, 8, 15, 22 & 29 at 10:30am. No registration required. Interactive story time gets children involved with reading, and continues early literacy development.