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A little girl wakes up to the sound of her parents working in the kitchen.  There is suddenly the sound of something else, shuffling and clunking and clanging.  The parents are dancing in the kitchen!  Dancing fun for everyone, especially those ages 4 and up.

This is not your typical Little Red Riding story.  The wolf is unsuccessful in getting meals and decides to go to school to train in martial arts.  Little does he know that Little Red has been in training too.  A kicking good read-aloud for ages 5 and up.  

Anna Hibiscus is a little girl who lives in amazing Africa.  In this Anna Hibiscus story, Anna and her family all go to the beach and are all too busy to splash with her in the water.  The waves want to play with Anna, which make her laugh and laugh.  Soon all of the family are together in the water.  A fun and wet story about families at the beach for ages 4 and up.

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News for Little and Big Kids

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...Read more

What Are You Thankful For??

Written by Youth Department published on Tue, 11/19/2013 - 6:20pm

It's that time again, kids. Time to hug smelly old Aunt Matilda (why does she have to wear SO MUCH perfume?), time for your mom to harp at you in front of everyone, to eat your brussels sprouts, time to fill your stomach to almost bursting, time to fight your little brother for the last piece of pumpkin pie, time to let Great Grandma squeeze your cheeks and drone on about how much you've grown, time for the wish bone to be broken (what are you wishing for?), and time for turkey!!

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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! Vocabulary

Written by Youth Department published on Fri, 09/13/2013 - 4:55pm

Vocabulary is simply knowing the names of things. Words and their meanings are the building blocks of literacy development. The more words a child knows, the easier it will be for him or her to understand what they read.  A parent can help their child build vocabulary by exploring different types of books, formats, and subjects in both fiction and non-fiction. As unfamiliar words are encountered, the parent and the child can sound them out...Read more

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Events for Kids & Teens

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

  • For children ages 2-3 and their caregivers. Songs, rhymes and stories teach children how sounds and letters relate to reading and will... (full entry)

    When?
    10/01/2014 - 10:15am to 10:45am
    Where?
    Lane Road Branch Library
  • For children ages 3 ½ to 6 and their caregivers. Children and caregivers will learn pre-reading skills through stories, songs and... (full entry)

    When?
    10/01/2014 - 10:15am to 10:45am
    Where?
    Tremont Road - Main Library