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It’s not too early to start looking for the right preschool or child care for your child. Join us at Preschool Information Night on Wednesday, January 16 from 7:00-8:30 PM. This is a great opportunity to meet teachers and providers from over 30 local programs. (Hendrickson Room, Open House)
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!
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!
Mom and Dad, this is a don't-miss experience for both you and your child, aged 7-11 years old. Every fall we offer readers a 15-minute opportunity to read aloud their favorite story to a dog. The program is called Paws to Read, and you may register now for times in October. On 11/1 register for a November time. Believe me, watching your child un-self-consciously read aloud to a relaxed dog is right up there with other great moments of parenting. Of course, you will stand outside the Lindsey Room while the kids are inside reading; but you can peek through the windows. Then after the final reading session, you are invited to take a picture of your child and the dog. Rainbow Animal Assisted Therapy, Inc. understands that kids have to practice to become good readers. Dogs don't criticize and correct; dogs just love and listen. They are specially trained and so a child is relaxed, unafraid to make mistakes, and just plain happy to be reading.
Winter break can feel so lon-nnnnnnn-ng, but the library will help. With every 20 minutes your grade schoolers read, they will work toward a free kids' meal coupon at Francesca's Tavola here in Arlington Heights and a brand new paperback at the finish. This coupon is offered to ages 3 up. For babies-35 months prizes include sticker sheet, tub toy, and a brand new book.
Register and receive your log at the Kids' World Desk starting Saturday December 17. This program goes through Sunday January 29
Want to help your young child be ready to read? Sign up for our Ready to Read eNewsletter for tips! The Ready to Read eNewsletter, custom made by Kids’ World staff, provides information on early literacy. Sent quarterly, each issue includes booklists, program information for ages 0-6, and suggestions for reading, singing, playing, talking, and writing with your child.
To subscribe, visit http://ahml.info/content/enewsletter-signup and look under "Specialty Publications."
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.
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.
We’ve created a new page on the Kids’ World site to share information with you about our services and resources for children with special needs. Take a look at our social story for young children. You can use the story to help prepare your child for a visit to the library. On the site, you’ll also find booklists, program descriptions, and helpful hints about searching our catalog for items that can meet your child’s needs. Find the link at the bottom of the Parents’ page, or simply click here: http://ahml.info/kids/special_child_at_the_library
Your youngster will soon be able to sign-up for this popular summer program. Just a reminder that students must be completing grades 6, 7, or 8 to participate as a Junior Library Volunteer this summer. This is a dynamic program where the volunteers help to run the summer reading program and assist the library behind-the-scenes. Pick up an application at the Kids' World Desk or download it at www.ahml.info/kids.
Registration deadline is May 14 at 10PM. All completed applications must be returned to Kids' World.