Friday, April 20, 2007

Children's Programs

Brown Bear, Dr. Seuss books, Hungry Caterpillar...just a few great children's books. The library has many, many more of course.

Staff who work with children might use these books and many others in presenting programs for children. The spring schedule of programs is winding down...the programs will be over by the end of April. But staff is busy working on a schedule of programs for school age children during the summer.

Teachers know and research has shown that children need to keep reading during the summer to maintain the skills they have learned during the school year. Reading is like learning to play the piano: practice, practice, practice; you get better with practice.

Programs at the library during the summer keep children involved with books and reading. Staff are working hard to develop programs that children will enjoy. New books are purchased. We are working to keep children reading during the summer.

Schedules will be ready soon. They will be available through the schools, at the library and posted online.