Pre-School Programs

The main New Rochelle Public Library and the Huguenot Children’s Library offer sessions of free, enriching programs for infants, toddlers and preschool children, and their parent or caregiver, each season. Some programs require registration, which is accepted on a first-come, first-served basis. Check our calendar for information on what’s happening at the Libraries this month. 

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Baby Rhyme Time combines stories, songs and finger plays for children ages 0–24 months, and takes place on a weekly basis during sessions held in the fall and the winter-spring, at both libraries.

Baby Fingers bring books to life through songs and American Sign Language. Children ages 0-5 years will learn the sign language ABCs and so much more through favorite storybooks. 

Tune Bugs Music Class with Miss Lisa is a fun-filled music and movement class where children ages 0 – 5 (and their caregivers) will sing and dance, while having fun with shakers, scarves, animal puppets and more. 

Toddler Time engages children 18 months – 3 years, and their parent or caregiver, in music and games, and takes place on a weekly basis during sessions held in the fall, and the winter-spring, at both libraries.

3, 4 & 5’s Story Time for children ages 3–5 years, includes stories, songs, and a take-home craft, and takes place on a weekly basis during sessions held in the fall, the winter-spring, and in the summer, at both libraries. This program is also offered in bi-lingual (English and Spanish) format at the Main Library.

Music and Movement introduces children ages 12–24 months to songs, finger plays, and fun moves, and is led by a professional musician/educator.

Yoga Tots encourages toddlers ages 2–5 years to have fun “playing yoga”. Certified Kids Yoga Instructors from “Budding Buddhas” Children’s Yoga combine traditional yoga poses, props and engaging songs to build motor skills, confidence and relaxation skills. 

Nature Tales for children ages 3–5 years, explores the wonder of science through storytelling, art, music and imaginative games. This program is a seasonal program at HCL. 

Global Tales brings children ages 3–5 years on exciting adventures through books, music, games and dances of the different cultures of South America, Africa, Europe, Asia and Australia. Participants will also create traditional arts and crafts and learn a few basic words in native languages. This program is seasonal program at HCL. 

Baby Steps is a program of fun and early socialization through music, movement and finger games, for babies aged 3–18 months, and their moms, dads or caregivers, led by Nora Maher.