Library Events for Kids and Teens in Westchester Week of September 30

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free and low-cost things to do with kids in Westchester Check out these free and low-cost library events and programs for kids and teens in Westchester this week of September 30. You'll find fun and inexpensive classes and activities for toddlers, kids, and teens, including story times and storytelling events, arts and crafts, language programs, fitness programs, concerts and performances, and college prep courses. Many programs also welcome parents and caregivers, so the whole family can join the fun. For more free and low-cost upcoming family and children's events in Westchester, go to our complete calendar of events.

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Ready! Set! Read! - The Field Library
October 01, 2013 - Peekskill

A fun, interactive storytime that focuses on early reading skills for children ages 3, 4, and 5. Drop in for stories, songs, and games that will encourage your child's love of books ? and will help your child develop the skills that are so important in learning to read. No sign-up required.

Book Babies @ The Field - The Field Library
October 02, 2013 - Peekskill

An interactive program for the littlest library lovers (babies to age 3) and their caregivers. Stories, songs, fingerplays, and play time. No sign-up required.

Stories & Stuff: Our Families - White Plains Public Library
October 02, 2013 - White Plains

Preschool story time, including a craft activity, for ages 4-5 without an adult/caregiver. Literacy connections are made at "Stories & Stuff" where stories are centered around a theme and children listen and interact with corresponding rhymes, songs, and/or finger plays. A craft project ties in with the topic, fostering a sense that stories are imaginative, yet lasting, and continue to enrich our creative thoughts and play. Tickets distributed 30 minutes in advance.

Teen Thursdays - Yonkers Public Library - Riverfront
October 03, 2013 - Yonkers

Tweens and teens are invited to hang out, create arts and crafts, make buttons, decorate cupcakes, play board games, take quizzes, enter a monthly teen raffle, win small prizes at BINGO. Open to tweens and teens, ages 12-19. Young Adult Room.

Tales for Tails @ The Field - The Field Library
October 03, 2013 - Peekskill

Children in Grades 1 and up are invited (with a parent) to read to a special dog. All volunteer dogs are certified through The Good Dog Foundation. Sign-up required. At the end of this session, dog owners Cynthia Catts and Margaret DeFonce will demonstrate the agility skills of their Italian Greyhounds. The dogs have been trained to utilize equipment, including tunnels, teeter-totters, poles and standard jumps. The trainers work with the dogs, training them to navigate through a course with speed and accuracy.

Tales for Tots - The Field Library
October 04, 2013 - Peekskill

Stories, songs, fingerplays, and fun. Interactive, drop-in storytime for tots ages 2 and older with a caregiver.

Saturday Crafts @ The Field - The Field Library
October 05, 2013 - Peekskill

Crafty kids can drop in for simple crafts with a helping adult. No sign-up required.

Wag Your Tale! - Read to a Dog - Scarsdale Public Library
October 05, 2013 - Scarsdale

Independent readers can practice their reading skills with a story-loving dog. Registration required, but not limited to Scarsdale Library cardholders.

Parachute Playtime for Toddlers - Scarsdale Public Library
October 05, 2013 - Scarsdale

Big, bright, colorful parachutes and lots of singable songs for children ages 2-1/2 to 4 years. Registration is required, but not limited to Scarsdale Library cardholders.

Author Visit: Eric Kahn Gale - "The Bully Book" - Scarsdale Public Library
October 07, 2013 - Scarsdale

Author Eric Kahn Gale will be speaking on the topic of bullying in schools. October is National Bullying Prevention Month.

Free College Application Essay Help - The Field Library
October 07, 2013 - Peekskill

Get free help with your all-important college application essay from retired English teacher Ms. Schultz. These sessions will be held on Mondays throughout the fall semester: Oct. 7, 21, 28; Nov. 4 and 18; Dec. 2 and 9. For more details or to sign up, call the library at 914-737-0010 or email teen librarian Liz at This event is generously underwritten by a grant from the H.O.P.E. For Youth Foundation, supporting Hudson Valley youth programs that foster healthy growth and positive achievement.