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Little University for Little Learners
Little University is a series of early learning programs that will help the library’s youngest patrons gain knowledge and skills while getting ready for kindergarten.  It consists of three fun and interactive programs that will empower caregivers while helping kids grow and learn.

Movers & Shakers
Movers & Shakers is designed to help the littlest learners make the important connections in the brain necessary for learning.  This happens through songs, rhymes, stories, and loving interaction with caregivers.  Movers & Shakers is also a perfect time for babies to practice social skills while parents and other caregivers make new friends.  Movers & Shakers is held every Thursday at 10 a.m. beginning September 13th.

Little Explorers
Designed with families having children ages 2-5 in mind, Little Explorers is an exciting program consisting of stories, songs, and special activities to help little minds get ready for school.  Program participants will explore their world through reading, math, science, art, and more.  Caregivers will be encouraged to participate, making this program a fun experience for everyone.  Little Explorers is held every Tuesday and Friday at 10 a.m. beginning September 11th.

Family Adventures
Family Adventures enables the whole family to learn and grow together with fun stories and activities.  With a focus on learning through play, this program offers a unique way for the whole family to interact and experience the library.  Always on Wednesdays at 6 p.m., the following is a list of Family Adventures themes:

September 12th:  Slime

September 26th: Journaling

 

Playaway Launchpads and Early Literacy Kits Available for Checkouts

10168137_10153463118788461_3819748620162226693_nA new edition to the library’s collection, Playaway Launchpads are pre-loaded tablets available for children in preschool through 5th grade.  Each Launch pas is pre-loaded with high-quality, ad-free learning apps and game.  Apps are grouped by subject area, theme, grade level, and age and feature popular characters.  Subjects include math, science, critical thinking, and creativity while themes include animals, building, fantasy, and more.  Launchpads are available for Checkout for three weeks.

DSCF5233Early Literacy Kits are available for check out to help you get your toddler or preschooler ready to read.  Each kit contains a Playaway View, several books, games, activities, and more all based on the five best practices to help your child: Reading, Talking, Singing, Playing, and Writing.  Each kit comes with a binder full of early literacy information and tips on how to use the kit effectively.  Kit themes include Springtime, On the Farm, Dinosaurs, Let’s Get Cooking, and more. Kits are available for check out for two weeks.