PRESCHOOL (“Tales for Tots”) & KINDERGARTEN STORY TIME
Reading aloud has tremendous impact on a young mind and gives youngsters a head start on their education.You can’t begin reading aloud too soon! Experts agree that even the youngest baby benefits from being read to frequently. Reading aloud to a preschooler expands their vocabulary, saturates the mind with the way language is used, helps to develop listening skills, and teaches a child to think. Contact the library for dates and time.
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SUMMER READING PROGRAM
Want to help your children keep busy and strengthen their reading skills? Every summer we host a Summer Reading program for all kids, even those who can not read yet can participate in the read-to-me category. Children who don’t read over the summer months when school is out are often at risk of losing some of their reading skills. Summer reading programs offer social interaction, programs, books and incentives to read for children of all ages. Children who read as few as six books over the summer are likely to keep or increase their reading skills.
Our 2013 Summer Reading Program was a lot of fun with our theme of “Dig Into Reading.”
Participants painted with potatoes, made gnome homes, picnic plates with ants, caterpillars, and other projects. They dug for gold nuggets and gold coins. Games were played and stories were performed as children listened and participated. During our Summer Reading Program 1,512 books were read in addition to 63,129 pages. We had lots of fun reading and enjoying stories! The grand prize was a giant inflatable dinosaur!
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