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Mama, Is It Summer Yet by Nikki McClure is for those kids who love to ask questions, sometimes the same question again and again!  The Mama gently answers her child's questions by pointing out the beautiful things that the seasons bring.  A seasonal favorite for ages 3-6.

What a winter we have had in central Ohio!  Spring is finally here according to the calendar!  Celebrate by checking out “And Then It's Spring” by Julie Fogliano and award-winning artist Erin Stead.  A boy and his dog are tired of brown winter and they dig and plant seeds.  They wait and then wait and then finally it's spring and everything is green and colorful!  Great for ages 4 and up.  

ACHOOO!  Poor Bear has a terrible cold and is tired and grumpy.  Bright-eyed, cheerful mouse has come to help his friend get better.  Bear and Mouse will make even someone with a bad cold want to laugh.  A fantastic read aloud for all ages.

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News for Little and Big Kids

Get Ready To Read! Phonological Awareness

Written by Youth Department published on Sun, 09/08/2013 - 3:23pm

Phonological awareness is a child’s awareness that sentences can be broken down into words, syllables and sounds. Music naturally encourages development of this pre-reading skill by allowing kids to play with language using rhythm, rhyming and repetition. Take a peek at this short video for more information:

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Get Ready To Read! Building Narrative Skills

Written by Youth Department published on Wed, 09/04/2013 - 6:12pm

Mother and baby readingToday’s children are expected to have strong pre-literacy skills before they enter kindergarten. How can parents ensure that they are providing the right experiences for their children to develop these skills? Many parents don’t realize that literacy...Read more

Hold for Ransom

Written by Youth Department published on Mon, 01/27/2014 - 7:04pm

Creepy…weird…disturbing…deranged…quirky…enchanting…spooky. These are all words that readers have used to describe Ransom Rigg's first novel, Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children. Lucky for us, Mr.Rigg's has recently released the sequel, Hollow City, in which Jacob Portman journeys to London to save the magical world of all things peculiar…well, ya know, maybe you should just watch this book trailer. Be prepared to be totally creeped out!

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Get Ready To Read! Print Motivation

Written by Youth Department published on Wed, 09/11/2013 - 7:26pm

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One of the first early literacy skills to develop is print motivation. Print motivation is a child's interest in and enjoyment of books. Parents can cultivate this skill early on by reading to their infants. Even though they aren't able to follow the story, they still very much enjoy hearing their parent's voice. If children witness their parents enjoying reading, they learn to view reading...Read more

Get Ready To Read! Print Awareness

Written by Youth Department published on Fri, 09/13/2013 - 4:58pm

Print awareness is noticing print everywhere! Print awareness is knowing that the squiggly lines on a page symbolize something meaningful. Print awareness is the knowledge that writing in English is read from left to right and that the text flows from the top of the page to the bottom. Another aspect of print awareness is being familiar with how a book works; that books have covers, and pages to be turned, left to right. 

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Resources for Preschool Kids

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Events for Kids & Teens

For a full events calendar for kids and teens, please follow this link.

  • Come have fun with the sun and make art! In this program we will make sunprints; a unique process that uses special light sensitive... (full entry)

    When?
    07/12/2014 - 2:00pm to 3:00pm
    Where?
    Tremont Road - Main Library
  • Join us for stories, songs, and rhymes for children 0 - 24 months and their caregivers.

    When?
    07/14/2014 - 10:15am to 10:45am
    Where?
    Miller Park Branch Library