Posts tagged with "School age programs"
Posted by Kidbrarian on 11/02/11
When we read a great book, it can transport us to a new world of imagination. But, where do authors get those incredible ideas? Here is your chance to find out. On November 14 you can have the opportunity to talk with Sarah Prineas, author of The Magic Thief. Don't miss it!
Reading Aloud to a Dog
Posted by Mizz J on 10/19/11
Mom and Dad, this is a don't-miss experience for both you and your child, aged 7-11 years old. Every fall we offer readers a 15-minute opportunity to read aloud their favorite story to a dog. The program is called Paws to Read, and you may register now for times in October. On 11/1 register for a November time. Believe me, watching your child un-self-consciously read aloud to a relaxed dog is right up there with other great moments of parenting. Of course, you will stand outside the Lindsey Room while the kids are inside reading; but you can peek through the windows. Then after the final reading session, you are invited to take a picture of your child and the dog. Rainbow Animal Assisted Therapy, Inc. understands that kids have to practice to become good readers. Dogs don't criticize and correct; dogs just love and listen. They are specially trained and so a child is relaxed, unafraid to make mistakes, and just plain happy to be reading.
Reading Program During Winter Break
Posted by Mizz J on 12/02/11
Winter break can feel so lon-nnnnnnn-ng, but the library will help. With every 20 minutes your grade schoolers read, they will work toward a free kids' meal coupon at Francesca's Tavola here in Arlington Heights and a brand new paperback at the finish. This coupon is offered to ages 3 up. For babies-35 months prizes include sticker sheet, tub toy, and a brand new book.
Register and receive your log at the Kids' World Desk starting Saturday December 17. This program goes through Sunday January 29
S'mores in the Library
Posted by Kidbrarian on 04/04/12
I always loved camping. Sitting around a fire listening to scary stories, eating s'mores and trying not to burn my marshmallows. On Friday, April 20th, come to the library for our version of a camping experience. Scary stories, games and a craft are all part of it along with real s'mores and a not so real campfire. The best part - no bugs! For ages 8-11.