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.")
Check out hoopla, a groundbreaking digital media service offered by YPL that allows you to borrow movies, music, audiobooks, ebooks, comics and TV shows.
Click here for more information!
There's a NEW page...
"Museum Passes & Coupons"
The Library has passes/coupons for many local attractions. Check it out here...
Fall 2017 Yardarm On Line now!
Events for Children!
Music and Movement with Denya
The popular monthly music program will meet on the last Friday through June at 11 am. Music and Movement begins
on September 29th.
Fall 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 and began on September 8th. Storytime is geared to toddlers but older siblings are always welcome.
A very special Family Evening with Deputy Chief Xiarhos!
Wed. September 20 at 6 pm!
Deputy Chief Steven Xiarhos 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 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 Book Club reading
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