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So You've Been Asked to Read a Book to Children...

Have you ever been asked to read a book out loud to a group of children? This can be intimidating for community leaders who don’t have the professional training and experience of a children’s librarian!

Here are some tips to help:

Read the book first. Practice! Hold the book...

Belle Isle Butterflies

The Belle Isle Library recently welcomed some very special new members to its property: beautiful monarch butterflies! The annual migration of North America’s monarch butterfly is an incredible phenomenon. The monarch is the only butterfly to migrate two ways, as birds do. Unlike other ...

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Playtime

April 25, 2019
10:00am - 10:45am
Bethany Library
Library Branch: Bethany Library
Room: Meeting Room A (Bethany)
Age Group: Birth-PreK
Program Type: Books & Reading, Child Development & Parenting, Storytimes
Event Description:
Sharing in playtimes is an exellent way to help children build social skills, promote learning, and discover that the library is a destination for fun! We will conclude our playtime with a brief educational storytime which may include music, rhymes, ...

123! Play with Me!

May 1, 2019
9:30am - 10:30am
Edmond Library
Registration
Library Branch: Edmond Library
Room: Classroom AB (Edmond)
Age Group: Birth-PreK
Program Type: Child Development & Parenting, Storytimes
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 40
Event Description:
Playing with your baby or toddler is not only important for bonding but is also an educational experience for your child. We are providing a special time for you to come to the library and spend one-on-one time playing with your little one. A differe...

123! Play with Me!/123! Juega conmigo!

May 1, 2019
10:30am - 11:30am
Southern Oaks Library
Registration
Library Branch: Southern Oaks Library
Room: Meeting Room A (Southern Oaks)
Age Group: Birth-PreK
Program Type: Child Development & Parenting, Continuing Education, Storytimes
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 30
Event Description:
123! Play with Me! Playing with your baby or toddler is not only important for bonding but is also an educational experience for your child. We are providing a special time for you to come to the library and spend one-on-one time playing with your ...

123! Play with Me!

May 1, 2019
10:30am - 11:30am
Edmond Library
Registration
Library Branch: Edmond Library
Room: Classroom AB (Edmond)
Age Group: Birth-PreK
Program Type: Child Development & Parenting, Storytimes
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 40
Event Description:
Playing with your baby or toddler is not only important for bonding but is also an educational experience for your child. We are providing a special time for you to come to the library and spend one-on-one time playing with your little one. A differe...

Storytime

May 6, 2019
10:30am - 11:15am
Southern Oaks Library
Registration
Library Branch: Southern Oaks Library
Room: Meeting Room A (Southern Oaks)
Age Group: Birth-PreK
Program Type: Books & Reading, Child Development & Parenting, Storytimes
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 28
Event Description:
A storytime just for you at your neighborhood library! A skilled librarian will introduce little ones to the library; and show parents/caregivers invaluable information on reading readiness and create excitement about reading. Connect with others whi...
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Speakaboos

Speakaboos - Early Childhood Online Stories

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.

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Kids & Screen Time

Do you often wonder if your child is getting too much screen time, whether from a phone, TV, or other device? These titles advise how to balance your family’s screen time.

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Let’s Talk About Sex

Many parents dread having the sex talk with their kids. It can be awkward. But we have you covered with books to help explain sex, whether you’re giving a little information to a younger child or going more in depth with an older child. There are both secular and religious-based titles, so you can choose what is right for your family.

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Potty Training

Potty training can be frustrating. Check out some of these adult books to learn how to make it easier. Don’t forget to check out books and DVDs to encourage your little ones to use the potty!

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