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.
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.
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.
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.