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Preschool Storytime



For Ages Birth to 5 Years

Musical Mayhem Virtual Storytime!

Live Zoom Event: Thursdays at 10:30 AM
January 20 - February 24

Registration is Required - Register Here

  

Join Mrs. Tricia for this interactive musical storytime! We will enjoy songs and rhymes, and even share a book or two together. Families who sign up will receive a wooden musical instrument for each child to use at home during this fun virtual program.


Letters are Characters



For Ages 3 to 7 & their caregivers

Early Literacy Fun!

Beginning February 1 

Registration is Required  - Enrollment ends January 31 - Register Here

Hear the laughter, see the smiles as your child learns to read with Letters are Characters!

Letters are Characters is a science-based, play-based reading acquisition program designed to ensure that emerging readers get what they need to succeed. It empowers parents, caregivers and teachers to help their kids learn to read joyfully! It can be done alone or as a compliment to existing classroom literacy programs. It involves color, letter dough and imaginative play that you can do with your little learner. 

Each participant will receive a Letters are Characters kit including:

* A Letters are Characters Multisensory workbook - for you to keep
* A Letters are Characters Book to borrow (return to OWL once finished)
* A brand new bag of fun Crayon Rocks - for you to keep - and especially designed to teach the tri-pod grip
* Letter Dough Powder - for you to keep 

Each parent or caregiver will receive a weekly instructional letter and video, support from Letters are Characters creator, Dr. Caroline Ugurlu via email. The videos will feature the letter of the week that your child is learning.

 

 

Mad Scientists Club



For Children in Grades 1 - 3

Coding for Kids

Register now to receive a copy of the book, Hello Ruby by Linda Liukas.
Available for pick-up beginning January 18.

Registration is Required - Register here


Meet Ruby - a small girl with a huge imagination, and the determination to solve any puzzle. As Ruby stomps around her world making new friends, including the Wise Snow Leopard, the Friendly Foxes, and the Messy Robots, kids will be introduced to the fundamentals of computational thinking, like how to break big problems into small ones, create step-by-step plans, look for patterns and think outside the box through storytelling. Then, these basic concepts at the core of coding and programming will be reinforced through fun playful exercises and activities that encourage exploration and creativity.  

 

Nutmeg Book & Drawing Club



For Children In Grades 4 -6

Featuring "Wink"

Register now to receive a copy of the book, Wink by Rob Harrell as well as drawing materials to create your very own comic.
Available for pick-up beginning January 18.

Book Club Virtual Meeting: Thursday, February 17 at 4:00 PM

Registration is Required - Register here


Ross Maloy just wants to be a normal seventh grader. He doesn't want to lose his hair, or wear a weird hat, or deal with the disappearing friends who don't know what to say to "the cancer kid." But with his recent diagnosis of a rare eye cancer, blending in is off the table. 

Based on Rob Harrell's real life experience, and packed with comic panels and spot art, this incredibly personal and poignant novel is an unforgettable, heartbreaking, hilarious, and uplifting story of survival and finding the music, magic, and laughter in life's weirdness.

 


January Family Take & Make Project



Cursive Writing Kits

Available starting January 1

Registration is Required - Register here

 

You will receive all the materials you need to learn cursive, as well as a letter written in cursive that you must decode and then reply to with your own cursive letter!

 

 

 

Book A Children's Librarian


Book a Children's Librarian

 

While we are unable to hold in-person library programs, we want to offer you this unique opportunity to Book-a-Children's-Librarian! Perfect for preschools, daycares, friend groups, and extended families--choose a theme (dinosaurs, things-that-go, dogs, cats, autumn, you name it!) and a time that works for your group and Mrs. Tricia will design a storytime just for you!

Each 30 minute Zoom session will include introductions, songs, several books, and a puppet or two! Limit one session per week.

Email Mrs. Tricia [email protected] with BOOK MY STORYTIME as the subject and she will get back to you ASAP.

 

 

 

 


MORE Information about Zoom:

All of our Virtual Zoom Events are live. They are not recorded. To participate/join the event, you need to use the exact link connected to the event. Once you click on the link at the specified date and time, you will be prompted to open Zoom, the virtual meeting program we are using. All you need is an internet connection and a device or computer with a webcam and audio. Most computers have built-in webcams. No passwords or confirmation codes, just click the link and follow the prompts.

Still having difficulty understanding how to access Zoom: email [email protected] to set-up a virtual Book-a-Librarian and we will go over it with you.

More security, more privacy: In response to concerns about privacy in a virtual meeting space, we have enabled additional security features in Zoom and updated our meeting links to be protected, private, and secure. These new, unique links can be accessed solely through our e-newsletters.To receive secure information regarding these events, please subscribe to our e-newsletter! Click here to subscribe If you misplace the email and need the link again, email [email protected]