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Sun, 05/15/2016 - 1:12am
Father's Day Fun

There are so many men who help our children learn and grow. From dads and stepdads to grandpas and uncles, we want to celebrate them all. Join us at one of our special Grow a Reader classes to enjoy Father's Day songs, stories, and activities. For children ages 2-5 with a caregiver.

Monday, June 13, 11:00-11:30 at Snow Branch

Wednesday, June 15, 10:00-10:30 and 11:00-11:30 at England Run Branch

Friday, June 17, 9:30-10:00 and 10:30-11:00 at Porter Branch


For more Father's Day fun, check out these great books.

 

Wed, 05/25/2016 - 10:35am
Power Up! Sciencetellers

We all know that a good story can capture an audience whether it be read, shown through a movie, or told to you another way. But did you ever think that science could be a form of storytelling?

Tue, 05/10/2016 - 1:07am
Cover to Princeless

Every Wednesday night when I was a child, I would put on my most old-fashioned nightgown and the bonnet my mother had sewn and watch Little House on the Prairie. I received the Garth Williams illustrated books as a Christmas present and read them repeatedly. Little did I know, but I was “geeking” out and “cosplaying” (short for costume play.)  Recently, I watched a Little House reunion on TV and was enthralled by all three hours, and, no, I didn’t wear my bonnet. The only thing that would have made it better was having someone to share it with.

Fri, 05/06/2016 - 7:40pm
Cover to Bear's Picture

Even without a visit to a local art museum, young children can be exposed to great art. Picture books offer not just great stories, but are a feast of color, movement, and images that stimulate not only children’s brains, but also their creativity. When selecting these books, make a conscious effort to choose a variety of styles, not just those that immediately appeal to you, and let your child pick some as well. Broad exposure will excite the imagination! In the following titles, art and story combine for terrific and creative books that are bound to inspire.

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