Tuesday, April 12, 2016

Happy 100th Birthday Beverly Cleary!

Happy 100th Birthday, Beverly Cleary!

Thank you for Ramona, Mitch & Amy, Maggie, Ribsy, Henry, Ellen, Socks, Otis, Ralph, Emily, Beezus and Leigh!

Wednesday, April 6, 2016

1000 Books Before Kindergarten

Over a year and a half ago we officially launched our 1000 Books Before Kindergarten program.  We just want to remind you that this program is ongoing throughout the year and you may sign up for it at any time.  Additionally, if you have already signed up, don't forget to bring in your reading logs.  Every time you complete a reading log you get a prize!

Here are the numbers so far:

7 children have reached 
50 Books!
5 children have reached 
100 Books!
4 children have reached 
150 Books!
3 children have reached 200 Books!
1 child has reached 
250 Books!
4 children have reached 
300 Books!
3 children have completed 400 Books!
1 child has completed 750 Books!
and 1 child has completed 1000 Books!

Keep up the good work!

Recommended books are marked with a special sticker, but you can read any book you want!  Just be sure to mark it down and bring in your log so you can get your prize!  Check out the display in the front window of the Children's Department at the library to browse through our selection of books.

If you do not know what 1000 Books Before Kindergarten is, keep reading to find out how the program works!

What is 1,000 Books Before Kindergarten?

It is a free reading program that promotes early literacy.  The concept is simple. Read a book (any book) to your newborn, infant, or toddler and keep track of how many you read. The goal is simply to have read 1,000 books before your child starts kindergarten.

Is it possible to read 1,000 books that quickly?

Absolutely! If you read just 1 book a night, you will have read about 365 books in a year. That is 730 books in two years and 1,095 books in three years. If you consider that most children start kindergarten at around 5 years of age, you have more time than you think!

The library will facilitate the program by helping you to keep track of how many books you have read and by handing out prizes as you reach different milestones in the program.

Why should I participate?

Good question!  Early literacy is an important part of your child’s early education.  Reading together each day will help them to prepare for kindergarten and the educational demands they must eventually meet.  

Friday, April 1, 2016


Celebrate "Drop Everything and Read"

Join us for this national, month-long celebration by dropping everything (chores, errands, paperwork, staplers...ok, maybe not that last one) to read!

Ever since Beverly Cleary wrote about D.E.A.R. in Ramona Quimby, Age 8 (pages 40-41), D.E.A.R. programs have been held nationwide.

Find the book here.

Simply read at home, or anywhere really, to celebrate!  Remember to make reading a priority not only this month, but every month!

See you in the library!