Saturday, June 29, 10:30AM: Little Friends Musical Story Time with Katey Dolezal

Join Us for a special little friends learning loft story time

Our Story Time with Little Friends Learning Loft this month will feature Music with Katey Dolezal!

Katey is a classically trained pianist, vocalist, and choir enthusiast with 10+ years teaching experience in New York City at the Rudolf Steiner School. Her specialties are choral singing, piano, ukulele, various recorders and percussion. She is passionate about creating a fun, inclusive, and calm learning environment for young musicians of all ages.

Monday, July 1, 5:30PM : Golden Hour Book Club @ 190 Bar, w/ Special Guest HIBINO DAY-BY-DAY

Join Us for a gathering of Golden Hour Book Club, at 190 Bar (190 Broadway, Newburgh)

Welcome to our monthly Book Club. We'll be reading one work of contemporary literature per month. Our June selection is Miranda July's ALL FOURS!

We're meeting on Monday, July 1, 5:30PM at 190 Bar (190 Broadway).

**HIBINO DAY-BY-DAY will be joining us, serving her famous onigiri. Food will be sold a la carte**

This won't be a formal discussion of the book, but a casual opportunity to gather and chat. No pressure to finish reading by the date of our meeting, or share your thoughts if you don't feel like it. A Golden Hour Books purchase is strongly encouraged to join. 

We're offering 20% off the retail price of our current book club selection (using the discount code GHBOOKCLUB online, or by coming to the shop in person). 

We encourage you to follow us on Instagram, and/or sign up for our Newsletter, to stay up to date on book club selections and events

Saturday, July 27, 10:30AM: Little Friends Story Time with Local Author Melody Kelly - Lulu at the Louvre

Join Us for a special little friends learning loft story time

Our Story Time with Little Friends Learning Loft this month will feature Local Author Melody Kelly!

Embark on an enchanting adventure alongside Lulu, a British house mouse, in LULU AT THE LOUVRE

Lulu's curiosity sets her apart from her fellow mice, as she yearns to explore far beyond her cozy attic home. A twist of fate finds her awakening in an entirely unfamiliar place—the famous Louvre Museum in the heart of Paris! Yet, Lulu's presence within these hallowed halls is no mere coincidence; a mystery awaits her brave spirit and clever mind, and she is determined to unravel the mystery and save the day. Join Lulu as she explores the beautiful Louvre Museum, makes new friends, and faces thrilling challenges. Will she solve the mystery that has brought her here and find her way back home? The answer lies in joining her on this extraordinary adventure! Written by former elementary school teacher, Melody Kelly, this charming tale is the first in the Lulu Mystery Series and is the perfect first “cozy mystery” for young readers who love stories about courage, friendship, and adventure. This early chapter book for young readers is an engaging read-aloud story for classrooms, at-home bedtime reading, or interactive reading with family or friends. Get ready for a fun and exciting journey with Lulu, the brave and surprising young mouse detective in Lulu at The Louvre!

Melody Kelly is a former elementary school teacher with a passion for children's literature. Her first children’s book, a cozy mystery called Lulu at The Louvre, began The Lulu Mystery Series which will continue in Lulu Cracks the Case scheduled for release in October. Melody is also the author of Teaching from the Heart, a book she wrote as a love letter to the career she loved.

Little Friends Learning Loft Story Time

Children's Storytime - Monthly


Saturday, January 27, 10:30AM - Miss Carolyn and "The Mitten" by Jan Brett and animal figurines

Saturday, February 24, 10:30AM - Karen with her chicken! Reading  "Jolene the Disabilities Chicken" a story of differences and acceptance

Saturday, March 30, 10:30AM - Therapy Dogs, Jack, Ruby and Cody with Miss Rebecca

Saturday, April 27, 10:30AM - April 27, 10:30 AM - Author Jessica Brierley, "Sebastian the Speedy Sloth" book signing!

Saturday, May 25, 10:30AM - "And then it's Spring!" in the Garden next door making seed bombs with Miss Romina

Saturday, June 29, 10:30AM - Musical Story Time with Jesse Shaffer

Saturday, July 27, 10:30AM - Local Author Melody Kelly reads LULU AT THE LOUVRE

About Story Time at Golden Hour

Little Friends Learning Loft is a Full Day, Montessori-inspired Preschool at the Newburgh JCC serving children ages 2.5 - 6. Their intentional and nurturing environment is founded on the Montessori principles of hands-on learning, self-discovery, cooperation and enriched with Jewish culture and many other universal traditions.

Many thanks to Awesome Newburgh for granting us the funds to build our Children's area. We couldn't have done it without your support!