After School




  • Mid-Hudson Children's Museum announces new direction and name

    The museum will now be serving children ages through 12 years old

    The Museum's Board of Trustees, key supporters, Poughkeepsie City School District Superintendent Dr. Eric Rosser and Poughkeepsie Mayor Rob Rolison will celebrate the official name change on September 22 during a private event at the Museum. read more »
  • How do I get my child excited to learn chess?

    A fun new way to teach your kids

    Chess has been linked to countless benefits, everything from critical thinking to emotional intelligence and grit. But chess can also carry an old stigma of being stuffy, elitist, boring and impossible to learn. The first part is true. The second part doesn’t have to be. read more »
  • 5 reasons why your child should (and can) learn how to play chess

    A revolutionary new game that helps kids learn this game of strategy

    Chess is one of the oldest and most popular games in history, with early forms of the game dating back to the 6th century CE. The game has certainly seen a revival since the pandemic began, as people around the globe have dusted off their chess boards and even binged one of the most-watched series ever inspired by the masterful game for much-needed entertainment. read more »
  • HV Libraries that offer a “Library of Things”

    8 libraries with cool and useful stuff you can borrow

    Local libraries are branching out with their lending. Now you can borrow all kinds of stuff from tools to crafting items to tech and more. See what these libraries below have to offer. read more »
  • Newburgh Free Library Launches "Library of Things"

    NFL to begin lending select occasional use items, personal electronics and other home-related products

    The Newburgh Free Library is now offering a "Library of Things". Patrons can borrow tools, games, tech gear and more. read more »
  • World's No. 1 STEAM Program Launches New STEM/STEAM Book Series

    New Challenge Island chapter book series with a spectacular, hands-on STEM/STEAM twist!

    Challenge Island has been providing kids with award-winning STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math) learning adventures for almost two decades. On National Stem Day (Nov. 8), the magic of the world's No. 1 STEAM program will combine with the magic of reading to launch the first book in the Challenge Island STEAM book series. read more »