Month: June 2020

Name the Mascot Contest!

Summer Reading Club registration has launched, and we’re excited to reveal that this year EVERY branch has a mascot! Children under the age of 12 who register for Read to Me Club or Summer Reading Club can enter the contest to name the mascot for their branch. If we pick your name – you win the mascot! Wondering which mascot belongs to your branch?

Weekend Kids Activity: Time Capsule

We’re almost half-way through the year and what a year it has been. Before we head in to the second half of the year, maybe take some time to sit down with your child this weekend and reflect by building a time capsule in this fun activity!

Beyond Storytime: June 29- July 3

Excited about watching virtual Storytimes but wanting to get more out of them? We are delighted to bring you some extra activities you can add to your day to get more out of our Storytimes!

Literacy at Home: Storytelling Sack

Children love telling stories and this week we have a super simple storytelling activity for you that supports two of the five early literacy practices: talking and playing! It’s also one that you can use over and over and over (and over) again!

Weekend Kids Activity: Rainbow Rain Jar

Are you looking for something super fun AND educational to do with the kids this weekend? This is a simple science activity that’s also mesmerizing (and a fun way to celebrate Pride Month by making your own rainbow!).

Beyond Storytime: June 22 – 26

Excited about watching virtual Storytimes but wanting to get more out of them? We are delighted to bring you some extra activities you can add to your day to get more out of our Storytimes! Each Friday we’ll be bringing you a preview of the themes for the next week and suggestions for ways to build extra learning and fun into each day.

Literacy at Home: Alphabet Box

It’s easy to help your children build their early literacy skills at home! There are five practices that do this: talking, singing, reading, writing, and playing. Building an Alphabet Box is a great way to support reading, talking, and playing on a daily basis in your home!

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