Parents and Caregivers
Your neighborhood library is ready for another exciting school year. First, we thank your children and and teens for taking participating in Summer Reading. More than 100 children attended programs that featured master storyteller Baba-C, book artist Sushmita Mazundar and the amazing magician Josini. In recognition of National Hot Dog Month and National Ice Cream Month, children and youth borrowed over 50 items and enjoyed free snacks, too. Kids tested their ingenuity by putting together odd shaped pieces on Puzzle Days. Teens received a taste of careers in the information technology field when they attended the Summer Youth Technology Program sponsored by the non-profit organization Byte Back. Young women learned about goal setting and how to present themselves to employers with little experience, as participants in the Youth Employment Workshop, sponsored by the non-profit group Urban Treasures. Finally, as a part of the Mayor’s Free Summer Meals Program, certified employees served lunch to nearly 263 children, who often returned to computer usage after finishing their meal.For this coming school year, we are planning a number of exciting events. At present, on a special table as you enter the library, you will find books and electronic media sources, which promote and support the notion that parents and caregivers are an essential component in student achievement and socialization. Topics covered include bullying, cognitive development and directed play.