To Saturday, May 26, 2018
Grandparenting at the library
The second Tuesday of every month at the Atlantic Highlands Library is a special time for grandparents, thanks to a cooperative program with the Bayshore Family Success Center.
On Tuesday, May 8, grandparents who provide both occasional babysitting or raise their own second generation are invited to visit the Library, located in the Atlantic Highlands Borough Hall on First Ave., at 10 a.m.
The Bayshore Family Success Center, a division of the Community YMCA, in cooperation with the library, sponsors gatherings that offer learning and sharing experiences for grandparents actively involved in the lives of their grandchildren.
The program started more than a year ago and has been growing rapidly in attendance and interest, giving grandparents the opportunity to share their own experiences with others who are actively participating in the lives of their grandchildren.
“Because of changes in lifestyles, working parents, perhaps single parent families, or other reasons, grandparents are active in the lives of their grandchildren in unique ways,” explained Jane Reynolds, branch manager for the Monmouth County Library, the Atlantic Highlands Branch. “Sometimes, simply spending a morning over coffee and relaxation is an added benefit that helps them get through what could be a tiring or frustrating day. Sometimes it’s simply to brag about the opportunity of being so involved with their children. Regardless of why a grandparent is a babysitter or a full-time care giver, meeting with others who share the same responsibilities is always a way to garner new education and learn new experiences.”