Summer Learning 2019 has begun. Children and teens who pre-register from May 25th-June 1 for our summer learning program will choose a free book to jump start their summer reading. This year we have four exciting summer learning programs: Ready to Learn for infants and toddlers, Summer Learning for preschool and elementary school students, Teen Summer Learning for 7th grade through high school, and our Summer Learning Bingo program for adults. When you stop by the library or bookmobile to register, don’t forget to pick up our newsletter to learn more about our summer events for all ages.
Families of infants, toddlers, and preschoolers are invited to join our new 1000 Books Before Kindergarten program. The program challenges families to read 1000 books together before a child’s first day of kindergarten. Because reading together early has been linked to school success, this challenge aids in getting a child ready for school while promoting positive family interaction. Families will receive small incentives throughout their adventure to reach 1000 books and the library will be hosting special programs for participants. Upon reaching 1000 books, children receive a certificate, book, and special photo magnet to commemorate their accomplishment. Every 100 books read also earns an entry into drawings held every two months for a backpack full of kindergarten school supplies.
The library will be kicking off program registration on February 4th with a special activities from 5-8 p.m. beginning with at special Story Time at 5 p.m. in the Children’s Room. Loose parts, including the big blue blocks, and special art activities will be available in the meeting room.
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Early Literacy Kits are Available for Check Out
Did you know the library has kits 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. Kits are available for check out for two weeks.