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TR Vocabulary

The size of a child's vocabulary on the first day of kindergarten is widely considered to be the biggest indicator of school success. Talk all the time to give your child lots of words!

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TS Star

Children enjoy stories where they are the star. Tell your child a story about herself today!

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General SRP Begins

It is almost here! The 2017 Summer Reading Program for Tiny Tots, Kids, Teens and Adults starts Saturday, May 20th. Check out thelibrary.org for details!

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General P&L Centers

What is the best way to learn? Play together! Visit a Racing to Read Play and Learn Center at any branch to have fun and get great ideas for playtime.

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LB Chores

Need to get chores done but still want to read? Play an audiobook for your child.

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LST Big and Little Yoga

Unleash your inner camel, cobra or dog at the Library Station's Big and Little Yoga with Library staff member Kim Duquette. Bring your family at 11 a.m. on Saturday, May 13th and learn animal yoga poses to do with your little one. For infants to age 6.

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PL Snacks

Store your child's snacks or small toys in plastic storage bags with zipper tops. When he opens them, he will have to use one finger and his thumb to do so which naturally gets his hand ready for a steady pencil grip.

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SR Make Music

Make some music! Singing, rhyming and moving to music builds many of the skills kids need to sound out words when they learn to read. Check out the musical instruments in our Toy Catalog.

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TLC Potty Party

The Library Center is having a Potty Party! Children 18 months to age 4 are welcome to join us on Saturday, May 6th at 10:15 a.m. for special songs, stories and games about getting ready to use the potty.

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Book Over and Under the Pond

Kate Messner and Christopher Silas Neal's newest book, Over and Under the Pond, brings all the amazing life underneath the water to light.

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TS Storytelling Night

 Have a Storytelling Night! Give everyone in the family the chance to stand up and share a story they have made up. Not sure where to start? Grab a wordless book the next time you go to the Library.  More...
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TLC Kevin Roth

 Kids from preschool to grade 4 will enjoy a Children's Concert Featuring Kevin Roth at the Library Center on Saturday, April 29th at 10:30 a.m. Kevin Roth's music, art and books have delighted audiences worldwide and young PBS fans will recognize his voice from the hit PBS show, "Shining Time Station." Books and CDs will be available for purchase.  More...
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TR Talk Talk Talk

 Talk, talk and talk some more. The more you talk with your child, the more language they learn!  More...
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SR Roar

 Roar! Squeak! Growl! Make animal sounds together! Animal noises are a fun way to play with sounds.  More...
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PL Trace Letters

 With your finger, trace letters on baby's arm, leg or back. Say them out loud as you trace them.  More...

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