For kindergarten and elementary school students, a library card should be part of the school supply list. The White Plains Public Library and The Trove give children library cards from birth because the librarians believe that reading aloud to a child is the best preparation for reading. (And studies support this.) Make a trip to The Trove part of your family routine. Every week or two come get some great stories to take home. Choose a program (or several) to attend.
On August 29 and 30, we have planned many storytimes on the back-to-school theme. ¡Vamos a la escuela! at 4:30 p.m. on Wednesday and again at 11 a.m. on Thursday will get everyone in the mood for the beginning of school with a program in Spanish. There is a special storytime for children going into kindergarten on Wednesday at 3 p.m. Then Wednesday night, our family storytime at 7 p.m. is also about returning to school.