Free equals fantastic, which is one reason why public libraries are such an awesome institution in gnereral, but especially so for the Brooklyn Library system, which has such a ridiculous amount of classes, events, exhibits etc. at nearly every branch.
The Clinton Hill branch is no exception, offering a plethora of smarts-inducing programs and events for children, ages barely born to 18.
On Saturdays at 2pm, for instance, the Clinton Hill branch hosts “Weekend Stories for Preschoolers.” This is actually a 6 week program which started on September 25th, but considering that families in attendance get free books and “other material”, its never too late to jump into story time.
Fridays (at 11am) feature “Toddler Time with First RIF.” We believe RIF stands for Reading Is Fun, but either way it’s a program that encourages kids to read and rewards reading with free books! Toddlers will obviously not be expected to read The Grapes of Wrath or anything, but we’re thinking that pointing and giggling at some pop-up books will count towards the RIF quota. And there is no session on October 22nd.
All these programs for little kids leave the teens hanging, except of course on Wednsedays at 4pm when there is Teen time. Teens are encouraged to “hang out and enjoy books, games and music.” We can only assume the music will be of low volume.
And then on Wednesdays at 2 is the regular RIF (Reading Is Fun) program, for all kids up to 18. Read books, earn books. What a deal. But no session November 11th
As always, check the library website for other info or call them directly!