Rhymetime

New Librarian SaraMeet Miss Sara!

We are pleased to announce that Sara Johnson, MLIS has joined our staff as our full-time Librarian. Sara holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Music from Ithaca College and her Master of Library & Information Science from Syracuse University.

Some of you may already be familiar with Sara because she participated in our 2015 Summer Reading Programs. Please welcome Sara as she kicks off our new round of children’s programming!

 

Rhymetime  is our weekly library hour with Miss Sara for toddlers from 18 to 35 months old with a parent or caregiver. Other arrangements should be made for siblings so that one-on-one time can be enjoyed by parent and child. We’ll read books aloud, recite rhymes and sing songs together to help build reading readiness. New Day! Sessions run for 6 weeks on Thursdays at 10:00 a.m. There are 5 sessions throughout the year and the child must be the specified age by the first date of the session.

 

Meet Beth Verblaauw!

Beth V SRPBeth will be doing the toddler, preschool and family programs for the 2015 Summer Reading Program on Wednesdays and Thursdays in July. Beth has been a preschool teacher at the Kids’ Clubhouse in Pine Island for the past
ten years; she has a wealth of experience to share. Beth and has been a resident of Florida for 17 years and has children in Golden Hill Elementary and S.S. Seward Institute. We welcome Beth as a new member of the Florida Public Library!

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Encourage a love of books and learning.

The new online tool, DaybyDayNY, is designed for families with young children to encourage a love of books and learning that will last a lifetime. The web site, designed as a calendar, uses multimedia to enhance books, songs, and family health by bringing these various components to life.

Check in each day for a new interactive eBook, videos, songs, poems and activities.

DayByDayNY Literacy

 

 

 

Easy Ways to Grow a Great Reader

Get your child ready to read and to succeed in the school years ahead!

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ReadingFun

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Ongoing Programs for Toddlers to Pre-K.

Please check the Calendar of Events for special events and other programs

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Rhymetime

Rhymetime is our weekly library hour for toddlers from 18 to 35 months old with a parent or caregiver. Other arrangements should be made for siblings so that one-on-one time can be enjoyed by parent and child. We’ll read books aloud, recite rhymes and sing songs together to help build reading readiness. Sessions run for 6 weeks on Thursdays at 10:00 a.m. There are 5 sessions throughout the year and the child must be the specified age by the first date of the session.

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Storytime

Storytime is our weekly library hour for preschoolers age 3 – 5 years old “on their own.” A parent or caregiver must remain on library premises. Children are now comfortable participating in storytime knowing a parent or caregiver is close at hand in the library. Preschoolers will read along with simple books, learn the alphabet and numbers, play music and complete an age-appropriate craft. Sessions
run for 6 weeks on
Thursdays at 10:30 a.m. and 1 p.m. (choose one time.) There are 5 sessions throughout the year and the child must be the specified age by the first date of the session.

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Book Lights- Early Literacy Totes

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Our totes provide parents of preschool children an opportunity to explore the love of reading and play at the same time! Every tote can be borrowed for up to 3 weeks, maximum checkout 1 per card. Each Book Lights Literacy Tote is based on a specific theme and includes an engaging age-appropriate preschool picture book and one or more complementary themed non-fiction books, reading tips to enhance each story, easy and fun activities related to the story, and toys for creative play. Our themes are:

  • Explore the World of Firefighting
  • Explore the World of Art
  • Explore the World of Construction Vehicles
  • Explore the World of Kittens
  • Explore the World of Music
  • Explore the World of Nursery Rhymes
  • Explore the World of Humor
  • Explore the World of the Alphabet
  • Explore the World of Math
  • Explore the World of Trains
  • Explore the World of Nature
  • Explore the World of Gardening
  • Explore the World of Bedtime

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Exploring Science Literacy Kit for Preschoolers ~ Our Five Senses

 

  • Kit #1 – Hearing
  • Kit #2 – Sight
  • Kit #3 – Smell
  • Kit #4 – Taste
  • Kit #5 – Touch

 

 

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Exploring Science Hearing

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