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I Love My Library Because...
For the month of February, Youth Services asked you to write why you love the library on hearts for an interactive bulletin board display along the stairway. We received such lovely responses, including some of them here:
- I love playing on the computers.
- You learn about dinosaurs and all sorts of stuff.
- I get to read books and they have a lot of books.
- They let us check out books for a long time.
- They have beautiful books.
- It is nice and clean and the people who work here help me all the time.
- It has great books and good service and movies.
- They have fun, seasonal decor and activities.
- I can find books that I like and because I can read and learn
- All of the librarians are super nice.
- You can have a fun time imagining when you read.
- I like listening to storytime.
- It has movies I don't have and I can get out of the house.
- I do therapy reading.
- They are nice people and they never do bad with us.
- There are so many choices.
For this month, stop by the Youth Service Desk and write why you are lucky on a shamrock for our March St. Patrick's Day display.
Homeschooling Resources at Your Library
Youth Services put together a pamphlet of homeschooling resources available from the library. Inside you'll find helpful websites, book recommendations, and educational library programs for your homeschooling needs.
Check Out Our Playaway Collection
Browse our children's collection of Playaways and Playaway Views located in our audiobook section. Listen to your favorite audiobooks in a user friendly way and watch some fun, educational videos. Supply your own headphones and AAA battery and you're ready to listen! For more information on Playaway and Playaway Views, ask us at the Youth Reference Desk or visit Playaway.com.
We're On Pinterest!
Take a look at the library's new Pinterest page. You'll find boards that showcase our new children's books, program crafts, and more! Follow us to stay up-to-date on what's happening at the library!
Why Libraries Matter
We invite you to read an article on the importance of libraries written by Dr. Peggy Sharp Chamberlain. Dr. Peggy Sharp Chamberlain is an experienced teacher and library media specialist who has received national awards for her creative teaching ideas.
Learning to read begins before your child starts school. The 1,000 Books Before Kindergarten ongoing program encourages you to read 1,000 books to your child before he or she enters kindergarten. Just read three books a day for one year and it will add up to over 1,000 books!
The guidelines are simple: Read together and write down the book titles in your reading log you received when you signed up. After every 100 books read, bring your reading log to the library so we can reward your child with a sticker or a prize and pick up the next reading log sheets. After finishing 1,000 books, your child will receive a book of their choosing to keep and a certificate! This program has no end date except when your child enters kindergarten.
Register now in the Youth Services Department!