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ARTICLE_DATE 2016-12-29 08:36:00.0
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ARTICLE_TEXT <p><img alt=" " title=" " vspace="1" hspace="4" align="left" src="http://www.syndetics.com/index.aspx?isbn=0061728411/SC.GIF&amp;client=sprgr&amp;type=springimage" />While all children move through the same stages as they are learning to read, some need different levels or types of support as their building their newly acquired reading skills. We&#39;ve put together a great list of titles and series that focus on first sight words and rhyming words, supported by large print and pictures that support the text. Additional resources to help you help your young reader are also listed on the <a href="http://thelibrary.org/kids/books/skill-builders.cfm?aid=3797">First Early Reader list</a>.</p>
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ARTICLE_TEXT <p>Wondering what to do during the winter school break? Spend some time together exploring the sciences with entertaining and interactive adventures for all ages at the Discovery Center! With your library card, you can check out a Discovery Center Family Pass that provides adminssion for up to four people, including at least one adult and up to three children age 3 and older. For more information about the passes, visit the <a href="http://thelibrary.org/about/discovery-center-passes.cfm">Discovery Center Family Pass page</a>.</p>
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ARTICLE_TEXT <p>Looking for a way to entertain the kids on these bitterly cold winter days? Look no further than the Library! We have a variety of toys available for checkout. From puzzles to farm animal sets, our toys are great for building fine motor skills, and they promote early literacy. The best part? No batteries are required! Our toys run on good old fashioned imagination. Checkout the Library's <a href="http://thelibrary.org/kids/toys/index.cfm">toy catalog</a> today!&nbsp;</p>
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ARTICLE_DESCRIPTION Booklist
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ARTICLE_TEXT <p><img src="http://www.syndetics.com/index.aspx?isbn=0316738964/SC.GIF&amp;client=sprgr&amp;type=springimage" alt=" " title=" " vspace="1" hspace="4" align="left" />Here at the library, we celebrate families year round, but what better time than the holiday season to celebrate the diversity of the families in our community? From single parent homes and foster families to traditional two-parent homes, families come in many forms. As society's definition of family evolves, so does the literature. Favorite authors like Todd Parr and Patricia Polacco, to name a few, have published works depicting diverse families. Check out our&nbsp;<a href="http://catalog.coolcat.org/iii/encore/search/C__SCelebratingFamilies__Orightresult__U?lang=eng&amp;suite=cobalt">list</a> to find fun books that celebrate and explore families!</p>
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ARTICLE_TEXT <p><img src="/blogs/userfiles/children/images/resized/logo-zinio.png" alt=" " title=" " width="209" height="75" vspace="1" hspace="4" align="left" />Reading your favorite magazine is a great way to wind down after a hectic day, or just to pass the time. Most print magazines are rather expensive and many digital magazines require a hefty subscription fee. Children&rsquo;s magazines are no exception. Thankfully, your kiddo can read their favorite magazines completely free! Through<a href="https://www.rbdigital.com/springfieldgreenemo/service/zinio"> Zinio</a>, an online newsstand, the library offers titles such as &ldquo;American Girl,&rdquo; &ldquo;Highlights,&rdquo; Ladybug&rdquo; and &ldquo;Faces.&rdquo; Zinio can be accessed on mobile devices from anywhere with a library card, or on any library computer with or without a library card. Create an account today!</p>
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ARTICLE_DATE 2016-11-19 10:02:00.0
ARTICLE_DESCRIPTION Program Highlight
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ARTICLE_TEXT <p><img src="http://www.syndetics.com/index.aspx?isbn=9780756666934/SC.GIF&amp;client=sprgr&amp;type=springimage" alt=" " title=" " vspace="1" hspace="4" align="left" />STEAM: Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math. These are the skills identified as imperative for solving real world problems. The best part? It's easy to build these skills through play and the Library offers lots of STEAM play programs. Kids in grades K through 8 are invited to join us at the Republic Branch Library on November 26 at 11 a.m. for the monthly STEAM Play Saturday, where they can explore building with LEGO bricks, coding with Raspberry Pis and electricity with simple circults.</p>
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ARTICLE_DATE 2016-11-11 09:43:00.0
ARTICLE_DESCRIPTION Booklist
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ARTICLE_TEXT <p><img src="http://www.syndetics.com/index.aspx?isbn=1400319501/SC.GIF&amp;client=sprgr&amp;type=springimage" alt=" " title=" " vspace="1" hspace="4" align="left" />Talking to your child about where babies come from or the changes they are experiencing during puberty can be uncomfortable. Fortunately, the library offers a variety of materials to make the conversation easier. There are titles appropriate for use with preschoolers through teens and some from a religious perspective, if desired. To find the right book for your family, <a href="http://catalog.coolcat.org/iii/encore/search/C__Sd%3A%28%28sex%20instruction%20for%20children%29%20%7C%20puberty%29__Orightresult__U?lang=eng&amp;suite=cobalt">browse this list</a> and click on individual titles for more information. Still not finding what you need? Stop by your local library branch and talk to a librarian. &nbsp;We are here to help!</p>
ARTICLE_TITLE Where Do Babies Come From?
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ARTICLE_DATE 2016-11-05 09:45:00.0
ARTICLE_DESCRIPTION Book Highlight
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ARTICLE_TEXT <p><img src="http://www.syndetics.com/index.aspx?isbn=9780823436323/SC.GIF&amp;client=sprgr&amp;type=springimage" alt=" " title=" " vspace="1" hspace="4" align="left" /><a href="http://catalog.coolcat.org/iii/encore/search/C__Srow%20row%20cabrera__Orightresult__U?lang=eng&amp;suite=cobalt">&ldquo;Row, Row, Row Your Boat,&rdquo;</a> a sing-along picture book by Jane Cabrera, featuring her vivid signature illustrations and inventive lyrics that children in our storytimes have thoroughly enjoyed. A journey down the river provides an opportunity for kids to sing along with a gently raucous beginning and winding down to a quiet ending, making it a delightful bedtime book to enjoy together. &ldquo;Row, Row, Row Your Boat&rdquo; is a favorite of ours - sing yourselves to sleep with it soon!&nbsp;</p>
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ARTICLE_DATE 2016-10-29 09:44:00.0
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ARTICLE_TEXT <p><img src="http://www.syndetics.com/index.aspx?isbn=9780544340824/SC.GIF&amp;client=sprgr&amp;type=springimage" alt=" " title=" " vspace="1" hspace="4" align="left" />Budding Egyptologists (and pet lovers!) in grades 1 to 3 will adore this evening event we have planned for them, where they will explore the mystery of a mummy cat, learn to decipher hieroglyphics and more! Join us at the Library Center Story Hour Room on Friday, November 4 at 7 p.m. for &quot;Mummies and Hieroglypics, Oh My!&quot;</p>
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ARTICLE_DATE 2016-10-26 10:44:00.0
ARTICLE_DESCRIPTION Booklist
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ARTICLE_TEXT <p><img src="http://www.syndetics.com/index.aspx?isbn=9781611761849/SC.GIF&amp;client=sprgr&amp;type=springimage" alt=" " title=" " vspace="1" hspace="4" align="left" />Audiobooks are great way to read more books, enhance family reading experiences, and they&rsquo;re perfect when you&rsquo;re heading on a road trip or just carpooling around town. Not sure which titles to choose? Check out this&nbsp;<a href="http://catalog.coolcat.org/iii/encore/search/C__Sfamilyaudiobooks__Orightresult__U?lang=eng&amp;suite=cobalt">list of audiobooks&nbsp;</a>available at the library. From classics to new titles, adventure to mystery, there&rsquo;s a little something for everyone on this list. See your librarian for even more suggestions. Happy listening!</p>
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ARTICLE_TEXT <p><img src="/blogs/userfiles/children/images/resized/Mango_color_175x61.png" alt="" />Your library card is your ticket to learning a world of languages! <a href="http://connect.mangolanguages.com/springfield-greene-county/login?t=920101">Mango Languages</a> is an online resource that gives you access to over 70 languages including American Sign, Spanish, French, Chinese and even Pirate! You can see the the language as it&rsquo;s written, hear it pronounced, get background information on the culture and keep track of your progress. Whether you want to learn the basics for an upcoming trip, an educator looking for language resources or just want to learn a new language for fun try out Mango! Need help getting started? See your librarian who will be happy to show you the way!</p>
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ARTICLE_TEXT <p><img src="/blogs/userfiles/children/images/resized/logo-overdrive.png" alt=" " title=" " width="209" height="75" vspace="1" hspace="4" align="left" />If your child has access to a mobile device or computer, he or she has access to e-books anytime! The library provides a great collection of e-books that are accessible on the library website with your library card. Overdrive provides downloadable ebooks you can check out online, just like a physical book! Overdrive offers a wide range of both fiction and nonfiction titles from picture books to popular series. To compare all digital content available to you for free with your library card, check out this <a href=" http://thelibrary.org/digital/index.cfm">overview</a>.</p>
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ARTICLE_TEXT <p><img src="/blogs/userfiles/children/images/resized/library-card_175x114.jpg" alt=" " title=" " style="float: left; margin-right: 1em;" />Library cards make for stronger readers! They also connect students with a world of learning. A study by the Institute of Museum and Library Services showed that first-grade children who had a library card were more than twice as likely to visit the library compared to children who did not have a library card! Register your child for his or her own library card today. It's a ticket to success.</p> <div>&nbsp;</div>
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Articles

First Early Readers

 While all children move through the same stages as they are learning to read, some need different levels or types of support as their building their newly acquired reading skills. We've put together a great list of titles and series that focus on first sight words and rhyming words, supported by large print and pictures that support the text. Additional resources to help you help your young reader are also listed on the First Early Reader list.

Discovery Center Family Passes

Wondering what to do during the winter school break? Spend some time together exploring the sciences with entertaining and interactive adventures for all ages at the Discovery Center! With your library card, you can check out a Discovery Center Family Pass that provides adminssion for up to four people, including at least one adult and up to three children age 3 and older. For more information about the passes, visit the Discovery Center Family Pass page.

Toy Collection

Looking for a way to entertain the kids on these bitterly cold winter days? Look no further than the Library! We have a variety of toys available for checkout. From puzzles to farm animal sets, our toys are great for building fine motor skills, and they promote early literacy. The best part? No batteries are required! Our toys run on good old fashioned imagination. Checkout the Library's toy catalog today! 

Celebrating Families

 Here at the library, we celebrate families year round, but what better time than the holiday season to celebrate the diversity of the families in our community? From single parent homes and foster families to traditional two-parent homes, families come in many forms. As society's definition of family evolves, so does the literature. Favorite authors like Todd Parr and Patricia Polacco, to name a few, have published works depicting diverse families. Check out our list to find fun books that celebrate and explore families!

Zinio!

 Reading your favorite magazine is a great way to wind down after a hectic day, or just to pass the time. Most print magazines are rather expensive and many digital magazines require a hefty subscription fee. Children’s magazines are no exception. Thankfully, your kiddo can read their favorite magazines completely free! Through Zinio, an online newsstand, the library offers titles such as “American Girl,” “Highlights,” Ladybug” and “Faces.” Zinio can be accessed on mobile devices from anywhere with a library card, or on any library computer with or without a library card. Create an account today!

STEAM Play Saturday

 STEAM: Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math. These are the skills identified as imperative for solving real world problems. The best part? It's easy to build these skills through play and the Library offers lots of STEAM play programs. Kids in grades K through 8 are invited to join us at the Republic Branch Library on November 26 at 11 a.m. for the monthly STEAM Play Saturday, where they can explore building with LEGO bricks, coding with Raspberry Pis and electricity with simple circults.

Where Do Babies Come From?

 Talking to your child about where babies come from or the changes they are experiencing during puberty can be uncomfortable. Fortunately, the library offers a variety of materials to make the conversation easier. There are titles appropriate for use with preschoolers through teens and some from a religious perspective, if desired. To find the right book for your family, browse this list and click on individual titles for more information. Still not finding what you need? Stop by your local library branch and talk to a librarian.  We are here to help!

"Row, Row, Row Your Boat"

 “Row, Row, Row Your Boat,” a sing-along picture book by Jane Cabrera, featuring her vivid signature illustrations and inventive lyrics that children in our storytimes have thoroughly enjoyed. A journey down the river provides an opportunity for kids to sing along with a gently raucous beginning and winding down to a quiet ending, making it a delightful bedtime book to enjoy together. “Row, Row, Row Your Boat” is a favorite of ours - sing yourselves to sleep with it soon! 

Mummies and Hieroglyphics, Oh My!

 Budding Egyptologists (and pet lovers!) in grades 1 to 3 will adore this evening event we have planned for them, where they will explore the mystery of a mummy cat, learn to decipher hieroglyphics and more! Join us at the Library Center Story Hour Room on Friday, November 4 at 7 p.m. for "Mummies and Hieroglypics, Oh My!"

Audiobooks for the Whole Family

 Audiobooks are great way to read more books, enhance family reading experiences, and they’re perfect when you’re heading on a road trip or just carpooling around town. Not sure which titles to choose? Check out this list of audiobooks available at the library. From classics to new titles, adventure to mystery, there’s a little something for everyone on this list. See your librarian for even more suggestions. Happy listening!

Mango

Your library card is your ticket to learning a world of languages! Mango Languages is an online resource that gives you access to over 70 languages including American Sign, Spanish, French, Chinese and even Pirate! You can see the the language as it’s written, hear it pronounced, get background information on the culture and keep track of your progress. Whether you want to learn the basics for an upcoming trip, an educator looking for language resources or just want to learn a new language for fun try out Mango! Need help getting started? See your librarian who will be happy to show you the way!

E-books

 If your child has access to a mobile device or computer, he or she has access to e-books anytime! The library provides a great collection of e-books that are accessible on the library website with your library card. Overdrive provides downloadable ebooks you can check out online, just like a physical book! Overdrive offers a wide range of both fiction and nonfiction titles from picture books to popular series. To compare all digital content available to you for free with your library card, check out this overview.

September is Library Card Sign-Up Month

 Library cards make for stronger readers! They also connect students with a world of learning. A study by the Institute of Museum and Library Services showed that first-grade children who had a library card were more than twice as likely to visit the library compared to children who did not have a library card! Register your child for his or her own library card today. It's a ticket to success.

 

Rhythm Reads

 Did you know that singing and rhyming with your kids can help them get ready to read? Songs and rhymes help kids hear the different sounds that make up words. What better way to practice than by reading great rhythmic and rhyming stories? Take a look at this list for suggestions of books you can add to your repertoire so you and your little ones can sing and rhyme together.

Adventures in the Magic Tree House

 No author has enchanted children with time travel more than Mary Pope Osborne and her Magic Tree House books. Join us at the Ash Grove Branch Library where kids in kindergarten to grade 4 can travel with Jack and Annie to the days of deserted islands and dreadful pirates, to ancient Japan when ninjas ruled and to the first Thanksgiving! Call 751-2933 to register and learn more about these programs.