New and Noteworthy in 2017!
"80% of brain development happens
during the first three years of life.
Seize the opportunity."
Boston Basics uses technology to support and encourage intentional interactions with young children, including reading. The five Boston Basics principles can be accessed at no cost online and include a short culturally respectful video and tips for parents based on ages of their children, between birth and age three. Check out the website here.
Why Reading with Children Matters...
"Reading regularly with a caregiver improves young children's language development, early reading achievement, and school readiness. When adults read with young children and engage them in rich conversations, children develop larger vocabularies, learn to read more easily, and grow stronger emotionally." (Excerpt from NC Early Childhood Foundation, Institute for Child Success - NC Pathways to Grade-Level Reading. Click here for the full report "What Works for Third Grade Reading; New Resource Outlines Research-Based Policies, Practices and Programs.")
There's a NEW page...
"Museum Passes & Coupons"
The Library has passes/coupons for many local attractions. Check it out here...
New at the Library!
YPL Favorites Table where volunteers and patrons come together as a reading community to recommend great reads to each other! The table is located just inside the front door. Books that are available are displayed along with reviews from staff, volunteers, and YPL readers.
Events for Children!
Music and Movement with Denya
The popular monthly music program will meet on the last Friday through June at 10:30 am.
Storytime is a 30 minute themed program with a craft followed by playtime. It happens on the second Friday of each month through June at 11 AM . Storytime is geared to toddlers but older siblings are always welcome.
Drop-In Family Lego Days.
Fridays during the summer are Drop-In Family Lego Days.
Starting July 5 through August 23rd
We will have a different activity each Wednesday from 2 to 4 PM. Crafts, games, STEM activities, and more. Come on in and be surprised.
A very special Family Evening with Deputy Chief Xhiaros!
Wed. September 20 at 6 pm!
Deputy Chief Steven Xhiaros and friends will be reading from a new book by Kim Roderiques and K.M. Ginter called Max and Charlie Help a Hero: Never too Young to Help Out. This will be a lot of fun for all ages.
It's Free! Reservations are appreciated.
Click HERE for more info on Family Friendly Summer Events
YPL Book Club
September: The Woman Next Door by Yewande Otomoso
October: A Gentleman in Moscow by Amor Towles
November: Hillbilly Elegy by J. D. Vance. (non-fiction)
A list of summer reading recommendations generated by the members of the group will be available at the circulation desk during the summer.
Click here for Fall reading
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