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Librarian Recommended

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.

Can you spy the pets?  Look through the hole in each page and see if you can guess the pets.  If you like this, check out the other I Spy books by Edward Gibbs. Great fun for ages 2-5.  

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News for Little and Big Kids

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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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! 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

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 together and...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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Resources for Preschool Kids

Preschool Fun & Games!

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Homework Resources

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Events for Kids & Teens

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

  • Join us for stories, songs, and activities for children 2 1/2 - 5 years and their caregivers.

    When?
    04/24/2014 - 10:15am to 10:45am
    Where?
    Miller Park Branch Library
  • 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?
    04/24/2014 - 10:15am to 10:45am
    Where?
    Tremont Road - Main Library