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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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Toddlers on the Loose

August 26, 2019
9:00am - 9:30am
Midwest City Library
Library Branch: Midwest City Library
Room: Family Place (Midwest City)
Age Group: Birth-PreK
Program Type: Child Development & Parenting, Storytimes
Event Description:

Join us for a storytime at your neighborhood library! Skilled librarians will introduce little ones to the library and show parents and caregivers invaluable information on reading readiness and create excitement about reading. Connect with others while enjoying stories, songs, rhymes, fingerplays, and more!

Groups of 10 or more please contact the library. This is a recurring event and takes place most Mondays. This event is held at multiple libraries....

Baby Storytime

August 26, 2019
9:30am - 10:00am
Belle Isle Library
Library Branch: Belle Isle Library
Room: Meeting Room ABC (Belle Isle)
Age Group: Birth-PreK
Program Type: Child Development & Parenting, Storytimes
Event Description:

Join us for a storytime at your neighborhood library! Skilled librarians will introduce little ones to the library and show parents and caregivers invaluable information on reading readiness and create excitement about reading. Connect with others while enjoying stories, songs, rhymes, fingerplays, and more!

Playtime is offered immediately after this program. Program is not offered on weeks with holiday closures. ...

Disclaimer(s)

This program is designed for children and accompanying adults. Please plan to be in attendance and be engaged with your child for this program. 

Preschoolers on the Loose

August 26, 2019
10:00am - 11:00am
Midwest City Library
Library Branch: Midwest City Library
Room: Family Place (Midwest City)
Age Group: Birth-PreK
Program Type: Child Development & Parenting, Storytimes
Event Description:

Join us for a storytime at your neighborhood library! Skilled librarians will introduce little ones to the library and show parents and caregivers invaluable information on reading readiness and create excitement about reading. Connect with others while enjoying stories, songs, rhymes, fingerplays, and more!

Groups of 10 or more please contact the library. This is a recurring event and takes place most Mondays. This event is held at multiple libraries....

Playtime

August 26, 2019
10:00am - 10:45am
Belle Isle Library
Library Branch: Belle Isle Library
Room: Meeting Room ABC (Belle Isle)
Age Group: Birth-PreK
Program Type: Child Development & Parenting, Storytimes
Event Description:

Sharing in playtime is an excellent way to help children build social skills, promote learning, and discover that the library is a destination for fun! Children will have the opportunity to practice skills such as: following directions, socializing with others, using language, and using small and large muscles. Come meet new friends, bond with your little one, and explore the many resources your neighborhood library has to offer!

This event does not meet on weeks with holiday closures. ...

Disclaimer(s)

This program is designed for children and accompanying adults. Please plan to be in attendance and be engaged with your child for this program. 

Toddler Storytime

August 27, 2019
9:30am - 10:00am
Belle Isle Library
Library Branch: Belle Isle Library
Room: Meeting Room ABC (Belle Isle)
Age Group: Birth-PreK
Program Type: Child Development & Parenting, Storytimes
Event Description:

Join us for a storytime at your neighborhood library! Skilled librarians will introduce little ones to the library and show parents and caregivers invaluable information on reading readiness and create excitement about reading. Connect with others while enjoying stories, songs, rhymes, fingerplays, and more!

Playtime is offered immediately after this program. Program is not offered on weeks with holiday closures. ...

Disclaimer(s)

This program is designed for children and accompanying adults. Please plan to be in attendance and be engaged with your child for this program. 

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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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