Gibbs Library announced it will extend its popular children’s Music Circle program into 2010. Held Mondays Jan. 11 to Feb. 15 at 10:30 a.m., the Music Circle is taught by Waldorf teacher Joanie Dean. The child development program, offered free of charge, is perfect for infants, toddlers and pre-school age children with their parents or caregivers. No pre-registration is required.

Each half-hour program includes singing, finger play and circle games, ending with a small puppet story. The library also hosts a children’s play time from 9 to 11 a.m. on Mondays, so the Music Circle is part of this well-attended gathering. The play group schedule allows children time to run and play, and then end their morning with music and creativity.

Dean is an experienced Waldorf Parent/Toddler teacher and seasoned Early Childhood assistant teacher. She is a graduate of LifeWays Early Childhood and Human Development Training as well as Juniper Tree School of Story and Puppetry Arts.

Gibbs Library is located at 40 Old Union Road in Washington. For directions and more information, visit or call 845-2663.