Two parenting workshops that address your child’s emotional wellbeing.

Please register so we can continue to bring programming to the library!                         Library Help Desk: 845-986-1047 ext.3


Family Central Joins Giving Tuesday!

Dear Friends,

Family Central has joined #GivingTuesday, a global giving movement that is transforming how people think about, talk about, and participate in the giving season. It inspires people to take collective action to support and champion the causes they believe in and the communities in which they live. And it is Family Central’s hope that you recognize our mission to be worthy of your support.

Family Central was founded in the fall of 2014, as an all-volunteer, non-profit Parenting Support Network for parents and care-givers of children from birth through adolescence.  We partner with the Warwick School District, Albert Wisner Library, Community 2000 and the Warwick Coalition and have reached out to pediatricians, childcare centers and civic organizations to identify what we as a community can do to reduce isolation, build connection and promote family wellness.

We have been incredibly inspired by the encouragement we’ve received from various community organizations and healthcare professionals and cherish the gratitude expressed by parents for what we provide:

  • Workshops and Website that educate, inform and foster community.
  • The Family Central book collection at Albert Wisner Public Library.
  • Newborn Welcome Bags – A resource packet that informs parents about what developing brains need most for optimal learning, relationships, and behaviors throughout life.
  • Community Events that engage families in outdoor activities (hiking, nature fun, biking, picnics, etc.)

Family Central recognizes that our effort to raise the awareness about the critical issues facing today’s families is needed and appreciated, but it is only with your financial support that we will be able to continue this important work.  Please join Family Central in being a champion for children and families!

We hope you’ll feel inspired to join us this #GivingTuesday by making a tax deductible contribution to Family Central.  In doing so you will be sharing in our goals and accomplishments.  Thank you!

With Gratitude,

Beverly Braxton
Founder/Director of Family Central

Circle of Light Revisits the Sanfordville Peace Wall

On Thursday, December 21 (Winter Solstice) at 6pm Imagine Warwick will be holding its Second Annual Circle of Light at the Sanfordville Peace Wall Memorial ( The memorial will be adorned with luminaries creating a “Circle of Light” instilling a sense of well-being and peace.  Music and a short program will be presented.  This event is free and open to the public.

Imagine Warwick was created by a group of local residents to help honor the rich diversity of our community, while celebrating the imagination and creativity that resides in all of us.


Nov 24 & 25 – Wickham Works Holiday Market

Fri Nov. 24, 4-8PM  & Sat 25, 10-6PM at Wickham Woodlands Manor, 255 State School Rd. Warwick, NY.  Contact: 917 922 0943

Nov 25 –  Holiday Make n Take

11 – 5pm at Milkweed & Bliss Co-op in Sugarloaf, NY
Make your own gifts/goodies with soap felting, tie dye scarf, wisdom flags, paper making, spice tastings and a book signing.

Dec 2 – Holiday Craft Fair

10 – 4pm at Warwick Valley Middle School, 225 West St, Warwick

Dec 2 & 3: Trucks-N-Trees!

11am at St. Stephens Place, Warwick
A food and fun family event that will feature delicious food truck fare, desserts, hot chocolate and cider, craft beverages, and music along with Christmas tree and greenery sales.

Dec 3: Gingerbread House Party

1pm, 2:30pm, & 4pm at Pennings Farm

* Dec 4:  “Hidden Mischief” program for parents

5:30-7:30pm at Albert Wisner Public Library, Warwick
Would you know what to look for if you suspected your teen of using drugs or alcohol? Take a walk through our simulated teen bedroom and see if you can spot the drug references. This one hour interactive presentation will show you diversion methods and give you a look inside the drug use culture. For more information or to register, contact Anne Marie VanOrden at

* Dec 8 – Free “Parenting Difficult Behaviors” training

This training is especially for parents, caretakers, and/or staff who work with children and/or teens experiencing challenging behaviors in the home. Sponsored by Orange County Department of Mental Health. There is no fee for this class. Sorry, childcare is not available. This training will focus on understanding and addressing child/teen negative behaviors. The event will take place on Fri., Dec. 8 from 10:00 am–1:00 pm (registration begins at 9:45 am) at the Orange County Dept. of Mental Health, 30 Harriman Dr., Goshen.  Online registration only – go to: . Click on “Special Events” then click on the name of this event, and register.

Dec 8 – Singing Christmas Carols

6:30pm at Bellvale Bruderhof, 359 Gibson Hill Rd. Chester, NY
Bring your family and friends.  Refreshments will be provided. Contact:  (845) 572-3400

Dec 9: Sugar Loaf Holiday Celebration

12:30 PM – 4:30 PM
Old-fashioned holiday celebration with horse-drawn wagon rides, strolling carolers, a visit from Santa, and shops decked out with unique gifts for family and friends. Refreshments and crafts at the fellowship hall and tree lighting at the church.

Dec 10, 16, 17 at 1-3pm:  Christmas Carols at Pennings

1 – 3pm at Pennings Farm, 161 State Route 94 S, Warwick
The Warwick Valley High School Meistersingers, directed by Noreen Hanson, fill the farm with traditional and contemporary carols.

Dec 11 – Community Voices Vision Planning

7 – 9pm at Warwick Valley Middle School, Cafeteria, 225 West Street, Warwick
Share your vision for our town’s next 20 years!  Join our neighbors in crafting a plan that takes our community’s vision into a reality.

Workshop – “Discipline Is Not a Dirty Word”

Parenting Workshop Series

September 21, 2017.

Dear Parent(s)/Guardian(s):

We are pleased to announce that due to popular demand, we will be hosting another parenting workshop series this year. The highly requested workshop is entitled “Discipline Is Not a Dirty Word”. This experiential workshop is designed to meet the needs of parents with young children, ages 2-12 years. The goal of this program is to provide parents and caregivers of young children with an understanding of age appropriate behavior and realistic expectations regarding young children. Below is a brief description of the program.

Discipline is NOT a Dirty Word—Most parents agree that getting their children to behave is both important AND difficult. This program series will help parents and caregivers learn and practice seven basic principles of positive AND persuasive discipline. You will learn what type of parenting style you have and what works best, why children act the way they do, ways to communicate so kids will listen, ways to set limits and what are appropriate limits and the importance of healthy family relationships. Cornell Cooperative Extension will be presenting this four-week parenting series on Thursday’s beginning on October 26th. The dates are currently set to include October 26th, November 2nd, November 9th and November 16th from 7:00PM to 9:00PM in the Sanfordville Elementary Library.
This workshop is limited to 25 families, and Cornell charges a $40.00 fee per family. This fee includes any materials to be handed out. Families will be registered on a first come, first serve basis as registrations are received. We would like to encourage anyone interested to attend.

Attached, please find a registration form if you would like to attend this program. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to give one of us a call.


Jeanette Myrick Grace Geysen
Jeanette Myrick Grace Geysen
School Counselor School Counselor
Park Ave. Sanfordville
987-3170 ext. 14645 987-3300 ext. 13600

Taking Time to Transition: Back to School Basics

August 15, 6:30pm
Register online at or call 986-1047

With summer winding down and school gearing up, August presents an opportune time to develop back to school habits and routines. This presentation provides parents with:

  • Terrific tips for keeping track of after school activities
  • Setting up a homework space, and building a system for backpacks.
  • Establishing good habits related to sleeping,
  • Reducing screen time
  • Setting goals

This workshop will ensure a super sweet (and smooth) start to a new school year… The H.O.P.E. DAYLEE USA Way!

Hope Stuart has experience as a classroom teacher, school principal, professional organizer, and education consultant. She is the President and CEO of H.O.P.E. DAYLEE USA, Organized Efficiency Specialists.