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Getting the most out of the library for your young library user.

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Posted by Ms. L.. on 09/25/14
In addition to our 10 circulating iPads, Kids’ World now has 3 iPads for children to play with in our Early Learning area.  The iPads are loaded with high quality apps for young children.  Kids will have a blast exploring apps about music, animals, art, letters, numbers, and much more!  Each iPad has two stools in front of it to encourage children to use the iPad with a friend or caregiver.  Sharing the iPad allows you to enhance your child's learning, as well as presents opportunities for your child to practice social skills such as sharing and negotiation. 
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Posted by Mrs T on 08/22/14
Kids' World has added 17 Science Kits to the collection. Included are kits which cover a variety of topics and interests. The collection offers a solar car, a USB microscope and a model of the human heart. There's a kit featuring sharks and one covering the periodic table. To access this collection in the catalog, search for "science kit" under keyword and refine the search by clicking on "toy" in the right hand column. When you're in the library, stop by to take a look. They're located to the right of the Kids' World Desk next to the STEM kits.
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Posted by Ms. L.. on 07/23/14
Who knew that given a flat balance beam, buckets, and cars, that children would build a road and a hill?  Just another example of how open play can inspire creativity, problem-solving skills, collaboration, and sharing as well as give children an opportuntiy to explore scientific concepts such as ramps and velocity. 
Join us for Playgroups following storytime on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays from 10:45-11:45.  Storytimes and Playgroups take place every week, with a scheduled break from August 11 - September 1.  Storytimes and Playgroups will resume their regular schedule beginning September 2. 
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Posted by Mrs T on 06/04/14
Come into Kids' World to sign up for the 2014 fabulous summer reading program - Summer Reading - Summer Doing!
Summer is the time to participate in activities that interest you and to read the things you want to read. This year our summer reading program brings reading and doing together. Sign up either in Kids’ World or on the bookmobile and set the goals that are right for you. Drop in all summer long for fun and surprises. When you complete your goals, come in to select the book of your choice. For infants to age 12. See you soon!
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Posted by Mrs T on 04/14/14
We're almost finished with re-arranging the Picture Book section of Kids' World. The books are still in order by author but are in bins according to fun topics. Beautiful signs created by the library's graphic artists display the different subjects - Things That Go, Pretty and Pink, Growing Up, Play, Animals and more. It's empowering for kids because they can now browse in the areas that interest them. If you want a tour stop by the Kids' World Desk and we'll show you around. Hope to see you soon!
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Posted by Mrs T on 03/06/14
Even though our yards are filled with snow, we know it's on it's way. We have to believe it will soon be warm enough for a walk without putting on boots. The library has a lot of books about outdoor activities, projects and the seasons. Here's a list of books to share with your child about Spring. Even if you don't build that birdhouse - you can still look at the pictures and talk about it. It's been a long, hard winter for everyone and kids like to dream about warmer weather and playing outside too. Have fun together thinking about Spring!
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Posted by Mrs T on 02/06/14
If you are thinking of homeschooling or already do, please drop by the library on Tuesday, February 11 for coffee and chat. We will have STEM kits for you to browse and materials borrowed from the Johnsburg Public Library's Homeschool Resource Center. Children are welcome too. I hope to see you here!
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Charlotte's Web

Posted by Mrs T on 01/10/14
Want to experience a fun, bonding activity with your child? Come to a parent/grandparent/child book discussion. We'll be talking about Charlotte's Web by E.B. White at an intergenerational book discussion on Thursday evening, January 30 at 6:30 PM. You can pick up a copy of the book at the Kids' World Desk. We'll have dessert and complete a craft. Our numbers have grown so please register. Hope to see you there!
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Posted by Mrs T on 10/23/13
If you haven't been in Kids' World this month please hurry and come in soon. Kids' World staff created special storybook pumpkins and they're in the display case waiting for you and your child to see. They're fun and based on kids'  favorite book characters. If you're looking for a scary story click on Booklists and scroll down to Scary Stories. There are 3 lists there for all ages. Also, please come and say hi to Kids' World staff who will be at Trunk and Treat this Friday, October 25. Hope to see you there!
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Posted by Mrs T on 09/20/13
The Arlington Heights Memorial Library has  newly designed, colorful library cards available for children of all ages. Whether you are celebrating the occasion of your child's first card or looking to replace an older card, we have attractive choices for you.
Bringing your child in to select their card sends a powerful message to them about the value of all the library has to offer. This message will last them a lifetime. It's a true gift from you to them. When you come - grab some books too. Here's a list of books to read together about libraries and library cards. Hope to see you soon!

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