Beginning Readers

Early Chapter Books

Battle Bunny by Jon Scieszka

It is vital for early elementary aged children to read introductory chapter books that they enjoy.  Reading is fun, but when you’re just learning sometimes you need encouragement that the hard work is worth it!   Even if your young person isn’t ready to tackle the following books independently, they are great read alouds that you both will enjoy while reinforcing the message that--you guessed it--reading is fun!

Children's Book Week, May 13-19, 2013

Chidlren's Book Week: May 13-19Children's Book Week (May 13-19, 2013) is the national celebration of books and reading for youth.

Visit your nearest branch to receive a special bookmark and to attend a free program.  

Preschool Classes

Specially trained staff present stories, songs, and activities that lay the foundation your child needs to get ready to read.

Mother Goose Time
Monday, May 13, 10:00-10:15 @ Salem Church
Tuesday, May 14, 9:30-9:45 @ Porter
Wednesday, May 15, 10:30 - 10:45 @ Snow
Thursday, May 16, 10:30-10:45 @ Headquarters
Friday, May 17, 9:30-9:45 @ England Run
Ages 2 and under with a caregiver. Drop-in. 

Toddler Time
Monday, May 13, 11:00-11:20 @ Salem Church
Tuesday, May 14, 10:30-10:50 @ Porter
Tuesday, May 14, 10:30 - 10:50 @ Snow
Wednesday, May 15, 10:30-10:50 @ Headquarters
Friday, May 17, 10:30-10:50 @ England Run
Ages 2-3 with a caregiver. Drop-in.

Alphabet Soup
Monday, May 13, 11:00 - 11:30 @ Snow
Wednesday, May 15, 10:00-10:30 & 11:00-11:30 @ England Run
Friday, May 17, 9:30-10:00 & 10:30-11:00 @ Porter
Friday, May 17, 10:00-10:30 & 11:00-11:30 @ Salem Church
Friday, May 17, 10:30-11:00 @ Headquarters
Ages 2-5 with a caregiver. Daycares welcome. Drop-in.

Mock Geisel Award Meeting

Mock Geisel Award Meeting

You are invited to join members of the library's Youth Services Team as they choose the title they think will win this year's Geisel Award.  The youth services staff will hold a mock awards ceremony prior to the actual announcement.  Please join us at 3 p.m on Wednesday, January 23, in the Headquarters Library Theater.

Grin and Bear It by Leo Landry

Grin and Bear It by Leo Landry

What is a bear’s favorite baseball team? Why the Cubs of course! In Grin and Bear It, by Leo Landry, Bear is becoming confident in telling his jokes on Woodland Stage in front of all his friends. The only foreseeable problem is that Bear suffers from stage fright. Whenever he tries to speak in front of people, his knees knock, his paws pause, his fur freezes while he stutters, barely being able to speak. Bear rehearses over and over again in front of his mirror while constantly writing new jokes. He feels ready.