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Posted by Ms. L on 06/13/12
Did you know that audiobooks “count” as reading in our Summer Reading Program? That’s because librarians know something you might not; Listening isn’t cheating! There are great benefits to hearing stories read aloud. Audiobooks can help your child become a better reader.

• Hearing a book read aloud helps the story come alive. The narrators are very skilled with voices, sound effects, and dramatic emphasis. For example, actress Anne Hathaway narrates The Princess Diaries.  An audiobook might be the perfect way to hook your reluctant reader into books.

• Your child might be able to listen to a story that is more complex than he can read on his own. This will help him develop listening and comprehension skills, as well as introduce him to new vocabulary words and help stretch his imagination.

• How many times does your child hear the word, “façade” in everyday conversation? If he sees it in a book, will he be able to pronounce it correctly? Listening to audiobooks helps with pronunciation. It also helps improve understanding. What does it mean when a character responds “ruefully?” An audiobook can express the meaning of this word.

• Audiobooks provide a model of fluent reading and engaging storytelling. Listening to a great story read aloud gives children an example of how to become a better reader and can motivate them to read more.

To choose a great audiobook for your child or for your family to listen to together, ask a librarian for suggestions or visit the American Library’s Association’s award page for audiobooks. Enjoy!
 
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Posted by Ms. L on 06/13/12
June 25 is Eric Carle’s birthday! Carle is the author of The Very Hungry Caterpillar, The Very Busy Spider, and many more! His newest book is called The Artist Who Painted a Blue Horse. What’s your favorite Eric Carle book?
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Posted by Mrs. T. on 05/30/12
This is an exciting time in Kids' World! Staff are getting ready for summer reading. Please watch the website for the summer reading lists. We will also have these available in hard copy beginning June 4th. This year we will offer summer lists of recommended books for children, 19 months through 8th grade.   Please make Kids' World part of your summer plans. We look forward to seeing you soon! For more information please click here.
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Posted by Mrs. T. on 05/16/12
Do you have to read the 2013 Caudill, Bluestem or Monarch nominees?
 
Kids' World has them all stickered and ready to go. We have a lot of copies of all the titles. So, come in and grab a couple.
 
If you can't find what you need, just ask at the Kids' World desk and we'll help you out!
 
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Posted by Ms. L on 05/09/12
Knock! Knock!
     Who’s there?
Alli!
     Alli who?
Alligator!
 
Something funny is happening in Kids’ World! Have you seen the joke board in our I Can Read area? The joke changes every month. Don’t forget to take a peek and have a laugh while you’re at the Library!
 
Find knock-knock joke books here.
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Posted by Kidbrarian on 05/03/12
Are you looking for a terrific read? Crater by Homer Hickam might be just what you are looking for. Crater is a teen who lives on the moon, mining it for Helium-3, a perfect fuel for the time. An act of heroism gets Crater noticed and he soon finds himself on a mission that could cost him his life. The rest you will have to find out on your own. I hate to ruin a surprise. 
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Posted by Kidbrarian on 05/03/12
Are you interested in learning about homeschooling your children? On Tuesday, May 15, we will be hosting an Open House for parents and children who want to find out more about homeschooling. You will have a chance to network with other families and examine the materials the library has to offer. Children are welcome to attend
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Posted by Mrs. T. on 04/19/12
In our busy lives sometimes it's easy to forget about the fun, enriching things. Enewsletters are a great way to remind yourself about upcoming library programs for children or even new chapter books that have just been purchased by the library. If you have a young child you may be interested in literacy tips and new picture books. The library has over 30 eNewsletters for all ages and interests that appear in your e-mail as a gentle reminder to sign your child up for that program or  grab a good book for your child - or yourself. Just sign up for any that interest you. To see a list of all that is offered click here and enjoy!
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Posted by Mrs. T. on 04/19/12
Have you ever read a novel that's written like a poem? Sometimes the lines rhyme and sometimes they don't.. Some of my favorite books are written this way. The author seems to use less words but still tells a great story. I made a list in case you'd like to try some. Let me know if you do and what you think!

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