Fitz and Veronica finished their goal of reading 1,000 books before kindergarten! Fitz has the honor of being the youngest finisher in our 1,000 Books club yet at 15 months. We think that one of the best ways to encourage learning is to spend time with your kids each day sharing stories.
Fitz’s first and last book recorded was Bill Martin’s classic Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See?
If you have a child who has not yet entered 5K, consider signing them up for our 1,000 Books Before Kindergarten Club. Reading with your child will build a solid foundation of pre-reading skills that will ensure your child enters 5K ready to succeed in school! As an added bonus, when your child completes the program, they have the option of riding on the library float in the Cow Chip parade.
Congratulations Fitz and Veronica!
Kids and their caregivers are having more fun these days in the Children’s Area! Have you brought your young children or grandchildren to check out the library’s Play & Learn Spots yet? Each quarter we will change the early literacy activities available for caregivers to play with their child(ren). Most Play & Learn Spots will be marked with our logo and will include a short description of the activity plus a list of the early literacy skills children will be practicing while playing. Some examples of activities are a puppet theater, Duplo table, stories to read with activities to do at the library, explorations in rhyming, letter sorting, mini playboxes (tools, kitchen, ice cream parlor, etc.), puzzles, and scavenger hunts. Come, play, and learn!
The Culver’s Reading Program is open to all ages. Simply pick up a designated bookmark at the library and start reading! Each person may read 20 books to complete one bookmark. The books must be age-appropriate titles. Return completed bookmarks to the library to be stamped. Then take your stamped bookmark to Culver’s for a FREE meal! Each person is allowed to complete only one bookmark during this program, which runs October 1 through April 30.