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SR Rhyme

When kids figure out how to rhyme they will rhyme everything! Encourage this fun activity by playing games with different sounds that rhyme. More

TS Difficult Experiences

Use stories to deal with difficult experiences. If your little one is struggling with a new baby in the house or afraid of the first day of school, tell him a story about when he was born or your first day of school. Storytelling brings us closer together. More

PL Signs

Has your little one started noticing signs yet? Children start recognizing familar signs early and it helps them understand what print is. Take every opportunity to read signs out loud! More

STR Playtime

Come play with us at the Strafford Branch for Racing to Read Playtime: Celebrate Fall. Infants through age 6 will have fun with age appropriate activities on Saturday, November 18th from 10:30 a.m. to noon More

Book: Follow the Yarn

In Follow the Yarn by Emily Sper, toddlers -- and cat lovers of all ages -- will enjoy following a kitten throught the pages as he plays with one colorful ball of yarn after another. More

TR What Did You Do?

"What did you do today?" Asking questions is a great way to build language and relationships! More

TLC Playtime

Come play with us at the Library Center for Racing to Read Playtime: Art. Infants through age 6 should dress to get messy on Saturday, November 11th from 10 a.m. to noon. More

STR BB Voting

This Election Day, stop by the Strafford Branch for Building Block Books Voting Day. Preschool to Kindergarten can stop in Tuesday, November 7th from 9:30 a.m. to 7 p.m. to vote for their favorite Missouri Building Block book. There will be a special Racing to Read storytime at 11 a.m. to preview the nominees. More

SBWD Itsy Bitsy Science

Dress to get messy and discover your inner scientist at the Schweitzer Brentwood Branch Itsy Bitsy Science Club! Scientists ages 3-5 will explore, build and create on Saturday, November 4th at 11 a.m. More

FGR Pets

Be Thankful for Your Pets at the Fair Grove Branch Library! On Wednesday, November 1st at 11 a.m., infants to age 6 will read stories about pets, discuss our favorite pets and make crafts. More

SR Bounce

Let's bounce! Bouncing to rhymes and songs is fun and helps baby feel the rhythm. More

TS Toddler Pretend

Toddlers start playing pretend by mimicking what they see. Let your little one have a small spoon and pot while you cook or a child-sized shovel while you work outside so she can play and learn right next to you. More

LB Books Everywhere

Keep books everywhere, including in your bag for on-the-go. Stock up at your local library. More

TR Talk a Lot

Talk a lot when you notice that your children are interested in something. They will learn more words. More