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Posted by Ms. L on 08/21/12
The best thing you can do to help your child get ready to read is to read aloud to your child every day.  Shared reading is a great way for children to build early literacy skills.  Join us for storytime at the library the week of August 27 and check out this week's read-aloud recommendations:
 
Baby Time (Infants to 18 months): Clip-Clop
Toddler Time (19-35 months): Mama Cat has Three Kittens
Kids Time (ages 3-6): Bark George
Family Time (All kids through 6 years): Dimity Duck
 
Storytime is every other week.  For a complete schedule, visit our Kids' Program calendar
 
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Posted by Ms. L on 08/21/12
Special Child @ the Library is a semi-annual eNewsletter written by Kids’ World librarians.  Each issue will highlight resources, services, and programs that might be of particular interest to families of children with special needs.  To sign up, visit http://ahml.info/webform/enewsletter-signup.
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Posted by Ms. L on 08/08/12

Fall is right around the corner and many families are sending a kindergartner off to school for the first time.  Celebrate this important milestone with a trip to the library where your budding student can get his or her first library card!  Join us for the Kindergarten Party on Saturday, October 6 anytime between 1:00 and 3:00.  Do a scavenger hunt, have a snack, make a craft and enjoy a story.  Kindergartners will receive a free library card pouch.  Bring the whole family for fun and festivities!

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Posted by Ms. L on 08/08/12

Are we missing the CD to your favorite kids’ show or movie?  We have music from Disney and Nickelodeon hits such as iCarly, A.N.T Farm, Lemonade Mouth, and more!  Let us know if we don’t have what you’re looking for by submitting a Purchase Suggestion.

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Posted by Ms. L on 07/09/12
My name is Nugget and there’s nothing I love more than a good story. That’s why I can’t wait for the next sessions of Paws to Read! Paws to Read is a fun library program where I get to listen to kids read aloud. Did you know that reading aloud to a dog can help improve your reading skills? What a great way to practice! Please visit me and my friends from Rainbow Assisted Therapy at the Arlington Heights Library on:
 
Tuesday July 10, 2:30-3:45
Wednesday July 11, 10:30-11:45
Lindsey Room
Ages 7-11, Register
 
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Posted by Ms. L on 07/06/12
If your child does best in a small group setting, consider attending our Sensory Storytimes. In our Sensory Storytimes, there are fewer children, hands-on activities, and a lower noise level. You don’t need an AHML card to register!
 
On July 14, we’ll read I Spy Under the Sea, blow bubbles, play a parachute game, search for ocean animals in rice, make a craft, and test our balance with bean bags! Please join us in our “under the sea” adventures!
 
On August 12, we'll read I Love Bugs, play with bug puppets, and use rubbing plates to create our own bugs!  Come get creepy and crawly with us!
 
Sensory Storytime
Saturday July 14, 1:30-2:15
Sunday August 12, 1:30-2:15
Lindsey Room
Ages 3-7 with caregiver
This storytime is designed to engage children through movement, music, stories, and play. Ideal for children with autism or sensory processing issues or children who have difficulty sitting still. Please feel free to call 847-506-2620 if you’d like to tell us about your child or request special accommodations. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.
 
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Posted by Mrs. T. on 06/29/12
Need to read a book assigned by your school this summer? Kids' World has booklists from many schools. We also try to pull the books and place them on a cart near the Summer Reading display. If you're wondering if we have your book contact us. If it's available, we'll put it downstairs at the drive-up. Hope to hear from you!
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Posted by Mrs. T. on 06/27/12
Library staff are having fun watching our smallest customers' eyes light up when they see the trains in Kids' World. Bring your children in to sign up for the summer reading program and enjoy their reactions. Be sure to enter the photo contest by taking your child's picture with the Choo Choo Choose Reading train. Ask for details at the summer reading desk. Take home some train books to bring the theme home with you. Hope to see you soon!
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Posted by Kidbrarian on 06/20/12
This summer, our Junior Library volunteers have been working on additions to the Kids World web site. Check out the videos they made using the apps DoodleCast and Puppet Pals on iPads. Each video is an excerpt from one of our summer reading books. They have also been working on podcasts in the Studio where they talk about their top picks for the summer.
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Posted by Kidbrarian on 06/20/12
Does your child enjoy writing? One of our summer activities is something we call "Finish the Story." Kids of all ages can go to our summer reading web page and click on the graphic on the right entitled "Finish the Story." There, they will find the first few lines of an adventure. It is their job to figure out what comes next! Entries will appear on the summer web page in the next day or two. Kids can submit as many different endings as they like. Get the whole family involved with a group story!
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