Category Archives: Children’s programs

Great opportunity for parents and toddlers

Do you have a 2 or 3-year-old?  Or do you know someone who does?

If so, we have a great opportunity for you.  Starting Friday, February 11 and running Fridays through June, Children’s Librarian Lisa Anderson is running a PlayBright group. 

PlayBright is a research-based program that teaches parents to use ordinary play to help their child gain preschool skills and reading readiness.  Each half-hour  (from 10:30 to 11:00 a.m.), bilingual playtime imparts skills in cooperation, sharing, communication, vocabulary, and techniques to help those little brains get ready to read–all in a fun, natural context of play.

The program is free; participants must commit to all attending all sessions and can reserve a spot by calling Lisa at 755-0760.

Tell your friends!  This is a great way to make a big difference in your child’s life.
                         –Mary Beth


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Get ready for Summer Reading

Our children’s librarian, Lisa Anderson, has been a bit crazed the past few days. She’s getting everything ready for her annual visits to the local grade schools to promote our Summer Reading program. Lisa’s been preparing her booktalks on fun new kid’s books, copying off hundreds of information sheets, and getting herself primed to get kids excited about reading.

Numerous studies have shown that reading over the summer prevents “summer reading loss,” and helps keep kids on track when they head back to school in the fall.

If you have kids (or grandkids!) sign them up for Summer Reading at their local library.  They’ll have fun “making a splash” and winning prizes.

And don’t let the kids have all the fun; we’ve got programs for teens and adults, too.


~ Janice


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