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

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Posted by Mrs T on 08/28/13
Sixteen years ago a novel was published in London that changed the world of children's book publishing forever. It was entitled Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone. The next year, it was published in the U.S. with a different title - Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone. The author, J.K. Rowling, brilliantly captured the imagination of children all over the world with her stories. Through the years, I have been told by many parents that this series encouraged their children to read. The books are enjoying a re-release right now with beautiful new cover art. A new generation of children will discover these titles with their engaging stories of friendship, magic and good triumphing over evil.  Please visit the Kids' World page and click on booklists for more reading suggestions. Or visit us in Kids' World.
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Posted by Mrs T on 07/23/13
Kits that help children learn about Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics can now be checked out from the Kids' World Department. These kits are for all ages. Everything from simple machines to snap circuits are available. Take a look at this list to see what may interest you or your child.
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Posted by Mrs T on 06/13/13
The Chicago Tribune had a great article this week about preventing "summer slide" - when your child loses academic ground during the summer. One of the suggestions to prevent this is to sign your child up for a summer reading program at a public library. This is great advice because it's a documented fact that children who are registered in summer reading programs do better when returning to school in the fall than those who didn't participate in a reading program. This year the Kids' World Make It! Read, Discover, Create program encourages kids to chose their own goals and discover new information about topics they're excited about. Please come in and sign up for this amazing, motivating program. As always, we have our popular reading lists available too. They can, also, be accessed  here. Hope to see you soon!
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Posted by Ms. L.. on 05/17/13
Did you know that dog bite injuries are among the leading cause of pediatric admissions to hospital emergency departments with half of all children being bitten by the time they are 12 years old?
Learn how to prevent dog bites in our Dog Safety class Friday, May 24 from 1:00-1:45 in the Hendrickson Room (Register, ages 4 and up). 

Rainbow Assisted Therapy's dog safety experts will teach children how to interact safely with dogs, how to read canine body language and techniques to use when faced with an aggressive dog. 
The therapy dogs will also put on a show demonstrating therapy skills such as jumping through hoops, playing musical instruments and bowling.
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Posted by Mrs T on 05/15/13
We're having an open house just for you. Come learn about  the resources the library has for you. Tour the new areas of this beautiful library. Meet other families. One of the fun things will be getting a tour of The Studio where you can learn about making movies, editing photos, recording music and more. We will also tour the new Teen space - The Hub.
So please come. No need to sign up. It's 2-4:00 on Monday, May 20th.
Hope to see you there!
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Posted by Ms. L.. on 04/27/13
During our storytime break, be sure to check out our Music Makers program for ages 3-5.  Sing, dance, and make music in this lively preschool storytime. 
Tuesdays, May 7 and 21 from 1:30-2:15 in the Lindsey Room.  Register beginning May 1.
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Posted by Mrs T on 04/17/13
Considering the tragedies this week in Boston, we all worry about the children in our lives and how they cope with what seems like an endless stream of fear and sadness. There are books about how adults can help children cope with stress and anxiety and we have put together a list of titles. I also found that the National Association of School Psychologists website also has helpful information. If you would like more information about this topic please don't hesitate to contact the library.
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Posted by Mrs T on 03/21/13
To encourage reading with your kids, we're hosting book discussions for children and their parents. Grandparents and others are invited too. Come join us for Desserts, Books and More on March 28 when we'll be discussing Because of Winn-Dixie, a well-loved book by Kate DiCamillo. The next discussion will be held on April 18 when The London Eye Mystery by Siobhan Dowd will be discussed. Snacks and activities will be planned to go with the theme. You can pick up a copy of the book at the Kids' World Desk. Call to register or register online. Hope to see you there!
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Posted by Ms. L.. on 03/13/13
Join us for Stranger Danger Awareness Training on Saturday March 30 from 1:30-2:15 (ages 4 and up).
Visit Tammy Town Safety, where kids will practice scenarios to learn how to stay safe in the community, at home, and going to and from school.
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Posted by Mrs T on 02/21/13
You may have heard that the Arlington Heights Memorial Library has an attractive new section called The Marketplace. Interesting subjects from Travel to Politics are arranged in a convenient, engaging way - face out. You don't need to look for the Dewey number to find your way. One day when you are dropping by Kids' World turn left by the new cafe. Walk towards the back and you'll see the Parenting section. Everything is there for every stage - newborn to the teen years. Here's a brief sampling. Come and visit. Let us know what you think!

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