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Summer reading ends soon!

Summer is almost over, the children are getting ready to return to school, and that means the library's summer reading program is coming to an end. The program officially ends this Saturday, August 11. Providing that we don't run out of prizes, we will still accept reading cards until the end of August. However, after August 11 you will not receive another reading card when you turn in your current card. For example, if you turn in your third card on August 22, you will still receive your third card prize but you will not receive the fourth card.

Painting letters with water: A fun, summer learning activity

Summer is perfect for lazy days; there's no driving the kids to school or running in the mornings to catch the school bus. However, after a few weeks of summer it's easy to run out of fun activities to do with the kids.

If you're looking for a suggestion for an outdoor activity, try painting letters with water. This is a wonderful fun activity. You don't need any prep time, there is virtually no mess to clean up and, best of all, it will keep your youngsters learning.

Audiobooks for the family

If you are planning a road trip this summer we can help keep you entertained with some audiobooks while you're on your way.

Books that introduce mindfulness and meditation to kids

With cell phones, crammed calendars and responsibilities of all sorts clamoring for our attention, many of us cannot achieve mindfulness. Mindfulness is about being fully present and paying close attention to the moment we're in. The benefits of mindfulness are numerous-not just for us but for our children as well.

Beginning Readers

It can be so exciting when a child begins to read! The library has a collection of books for this stage in the reading process called Beginning Readers. Beginning Readers are special because they have controlled vocabulary, simple plots, a lot of white space, larger print, and they work with context clues. All of these helpful writing strategies combined with high interest characters and themes will keep your child interested and eager to continue reading. Beginning Readers are great books to help build your child's confidence on the path to successful reading.

Game Kits

Have you checked out the Game Kits we have in the Cindy Barden Teacher's Resource Room? These kits and all the resources in this room can be checked out by anyone, not just teachers. Each kit comes with a unique zippered durable fabric storage bag that opens into a learning game. These learning games support readiness concepts and language skills. Each kit contains: children's concept book, fabric game mat/storage bag, die and movers. Learning hints and more fun things to do with each kit are printed on the game mat.

Do It Yourself Spa Products

Spring may officially be here but that doesn't mean that the weather agrees. Help keep those cold weather blues away with this great series called Savvy: DIY Day Spa, For Do It Yourself (DIY) Spa Products. There is something for everyone with these easy all-natural at home recipes to help relax, rejuvenate and refresh. Spread the fun by making these recipes with a friend!

1000 Books Before Kindergarten

We wanted to take a few minutes to highlight one of the best things we offer at the library. Have you heard about 1000 Books Before Kindergarten?

Like all of our programs and classes for children, this is a free opportunity. It takes minutes to sign up, less than a minute to learn how to do it, and then you’re on your way to the next thing.

The concept is simple. The rewards are endless.

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