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‘1,000 Books Before Kindergarten’ launches today

Today, Thursday, Aug. 17, from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. is the launch of a new free early literacy reading program called “1,000 Books before Kindergarten” for children from birth to…

‘1,000 Books Before Kindergarten’ and Friends Book Fair

Next Thursday, Aug. 17, from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. is the start of a new free early literacy reading program called “1,000 Books before Kindergarten” for children from birth to…

How to help your babies and toddlers grow up loving to read

A recent New York Times article headlined “How to Raise a Reader” by Pamela Paul and Marcia Russo offers easy and practical tips on how you can make sure your…

New book drop at City Market and Summer Reading closing party tomorrow

It’s taken longer than we would like, but at last we are able to respond to one of the most frequent requests of library patrons — to provide you with…

Paracord bracelets for teens and Summer Reading closing party for all

Back by popular demand after its success last year, we are hosting a paracord bracelet-making session for those in the fifth through12th grades next Wednesday, July 26, from 4 to…

All-ages Summer Reading Program and closing party

Your library’s free all-ages Summer Reading Program is well underway with the theme of “Build a Better World.” Already, 137 children, 16 teens and 26 adults are participating. Even if…

Fly-fishing plus tai chi for adults and writing event for tweens

Three special events highlight this coming week’s free activities at your library: • “A Taste of Tai Chi” for adults will be held every Friday in July starting tomorrow from…

Audio books for families: Great storytelling at home and on car trips

Listening to audio books is a wonderful way for families to enjoy contemporary and classical stories together — at home and on car trips. To be sure your kids will…

All-ages Summer Reading Program underway now

Your library’s free all-ages Summer Reading Program is well underway with the theme of “Build a Better World.” Already, 102 children, 10 teens and 14 adults are participating. Even if…

What should your child read this summer?

Do you have a plan to make sure your child has lots of reading opportunities this summer? Several studies have documented a “summer slide” in reading skills once kids go…