The Au Sable Forks Library is excited to roll-out a new All That Jazz Story Time program coordinated by local music man Matt Snyder. Mr. Snyder is the music teacher at the Au Sable Forks Elementary school where he teaches general music, band, and chorus. He is also one of four faculty advisors for the AVCS Drama Club Program. Last summer Mr. Snyder hosted the library’s popular Music and Story Time hour. “We are thrilled to have this dynamic reading program continue. Matt’s energetic style and all-inclusive teaching approach is certain to have ears tuned-in while keeping toes tapping,” said Library Director, Alison Follos.
The library was awarded a generous grant from the Decentralization Program of the New York State Council on the Arts* to host this year-long children’s program. All That Jazz Story Time is free to children from pre-school age (accompanied by caregiver) to older children. Monthly sessions will be 45-minutes to 1-hour-long, held from 10:00 am – 11:00 am, on Saturdays during the school year. The first program will be held on February 22, 2020 and remaining school year dates can be found here. Upon completion of the school year, weekly presentations will be held throughout the summer on a weekday morning TBA.
“I am excited to be presenting engaging music and story time sessions. In our first meeting in February, we will be celebrating the legacies of some of the greatest Jazz musicians in history: Mr. Louis Armstrong, Ms. Ella Fitzgerald, and Mr. Duke Ellington. Children will learn about scat singing, improvisation, and listen to music examples from a bygone era. There will be plenty of performance opportunities in this first program! My love of music runs deep and I am thrilled to be sharing this love with the children of our community!”
To be kept up-to-date and see postings of All That Jazz Story Time and other up-coming library events, please log on to our website: www.ausableforksfreelibrary.com and look for us on Facebook.
*This program is made possible with the funds from the Decentralization Program, a regrant program of the New York State Council on the arts with the support of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo and the New York State Legislature and administered by the Adirondack Lakes Center for the Arts.