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Children's Programs @ the Atascocita Branch Library

Extending a cheery hello to all of my friends who plan to attend the Children's programs this week. To ensure that everyone has a positive experience,  I would like to remind families of our new registration process.  

EVENT REGISTRATION
This week (June 16 & 17, 2014) we have two exciting opportunities for families.

Monday

Sneak Peek of What is on My Desk...

Have you ever wondered what the library staff is reading?  Well, here is your chance to see what I have on my desk at this very moment.  I can guarantee that you will see a few of these items at my Family Storytime.  Happy reading!

Something to Do David Lucas.

A celebration of the imagination reminiscent of Harold and the Purple Crayon.Big Bear and Little Bear want to find something to do. So they head out for a walk in the great white open —yet still, nothing. But when one of them picks up a stick, snaps it in half, and starts to draw a landscape, they realize that the only limit to what they can do is their imagination. And with these two, it turns out their imaginations are as open as the sky.Parents will welcome and children will love this funny, fresh, and adorable new book tackling the age-old misconception that there'’s simply “nothing to do.”

 

 

Friendly Summer Reading Reminder

Infant and Children's Summer Reading Program @ the Atascocita Branch Library

Has your child or infant joined the Summer Reading Club?  If so, don't forget to count the books that we have read during storytimes and programs, towards your reading goals!  

Toothy Tales


 Chomp! Toothy Tales to Bite Back the "Summer Slide." 

 "The researchers concluded that two-thirds of the 9th grade reading achievement gap can be explained by unequal access to summer learning opportunities during elementary school. This achievement level is a huge determinant of whether students stay in school and follow a college-preparatory track."


Johns Hopkins University Researchers
Karl Alexander, Doris Entwisle, and Linda Olson (2007)


 

 

150 Lucky Kids...

150 Children will have an opportunity to create their very own book bag for FREE!

This program is for children ages 3 to 12 years old.

Free Family Fun @ the Library!

Revised post

Do you know that the Atascocita Library has many fun programs for children and their families?  Check out the schedule below! 

Use Basic Chemistry to Create a Crystal Project

 If you only want to checkout one book this week, I would suggest that you get Science and Craft Projects with Wildlife, by Ruth Owen. Why?  It includes the instructions on how to make crystal "rocks' using borax.  This was one of my favorite things to do as a kid, and every child that I have shared it with, absolutely loves it! 

Friendly Reminder, Pokémon Club is this Thursday!

 For this Program Only!

 Legendary Pokemon will be handed out by our presenter, while supplies last.  Participants will need to bring their DS and Pokemon X or Y to take advantage of this opportunity. 

A Melodious Tale

 This is a lovely picture book that has been loosely based on an article that ran in the Washington Post several years back. It is a story that stuck with me;  I was delighted to learn that it is now written in a format that I can share with young people. I hope that you enjoy it as much as I have.   

The Man with the ViolinKathy Stinson

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