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  • mother and daughter preparing for International Talk like a Pirate Day
    Posted on: Monday, September 04, 2017

    Greeting, parents and caregivers of young children! It’s Labor Day! Without consulting a smartphone (or smartfriend), do you have any idea why we celebrate this holiday? While its merits for celebration are numerous, I didn’t have a clue without first doing a little research. It makes sense now, but I’ll admit that I was stymied for the first 30 years of my life. Time off from work? I’ll take it! Family and friends?

  • reading to a baby
    Posted on: Tuesday, June 20, 2017

    There are many milestones on the road to reading success. Keep in mind that kids develop at different paces and spend varying amounts of time at each stage. Homes full of language and book reading can build an environment for reading milestones to happen.  If you have concerns, talk to your child’s doctor.  Early intervention is the key to helping a struggling reader.

     

  • Speakaboos
    Posted on: Monday, May 15, 2017

    Introducing Speakaboos - brought to you by the mind behind many of PBS’s early childhood series and geared toward children ages 2 – 6.  Speakaboos is an early literacy product designed to introduce children to the joy of reading through interactive and engaging stories featuring characters they love.  Parents and caregivers looking to supplement storytimes and provide healthy screentime will appreciate the multiple options to read.

  • Posted on: Friday, May 12, 2017

    Brought to you by the mind behind many of PBS’s early childhood series and geared toward children ages 2 – 6. Speakaboos is an early literacy product designed to introduce children to the joy of reading through interactive and engaging stories featuring characters they love. Parents and caregivers looking to supplement storytimes and provide healthy screentime will appreciate the multiple options to read.

  • Rosa Parks
    Posted on: Wednesday, February 08, 2017

    Our early childhood blogger, Josh, has a great introduction to Black History Month for you and your child.

  • Vote
    Posted on: Thursday, November 03, 2016

    Even though they can’t vote it’s important to talk to kids about the importance of voting. Library Aide Andrea has a great list to get you started. 

  • Family playing in autumn leaves
    Posted on: Tuesday, November 01, 2016

    This holiday, early childhood expert Josh hopes you find time to appreciate the good things in life - including reading with your kids!

  • Boy with leaves
    Posted on: Thursday, August 25, 2016

    The crisp winds of autumn are on their way and our early literacy expert, Children's Librarian Josh has a trove of reads you can share with your early reader. Don't forget to take time out for a roll in the leaves!

  • Two children
    Posted on: Tuesday, May 31, 2016

    Librarian Josh added a set of twins to his young family this spring. For parents or caregivers, he's got a great list of books he shared with his son that helped spark dialogue, ease stress, and foster an understanding of how the new humans would impact their lives.

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