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Early Childhood – Summer Reading

1368808754EmbeddedxELxSloganxRGBArea preschoolers and their parents will have the opportunity to participate in their own version of the 2013 Collaborative Summer Library Program.  The Sign-up Period is from Tuesday, May 26 to Saturday, June 10 in the Children’s Room of the library during regular library hours (You may sign up at any time during the program; it’s just very helpful to staff if most of you sign up during this 2 week time period).

This summer’s program is “Dig Into Reading!” and will relate,  loosely, to the statewide summer program theme for elementary-age children.  The stories, finger plays, songs,  and other activities that we will experience during the Parent/Child LapSits, Saturday’s Child Story Hour, Preschool Story Hours and Babies and Books will piggyback off from this theme whenever  it is possible to do so.

The program will feature early literacy tips for you to do with your child, a bit of record-keeping and our Babies and Books, Parent/Child LapSit, Saturday’s Child and Preschool Story Hour programs for infants, toddlers and preschoolers.  You may download the schedules for these programs where each is discussed below.  We will also hold a couple of Evening Special events including:  “Ages and Stages with Mandy Peterson” and an “Every Child Ready to Read Workshop” with Ron Fowler on June 19 and July 17 respectively (Download “Specialssummer13.pdf, below for all of the details)

You’ll receive a Record sheet, bookmarks, Early Literacy Activities Sheet and a sticker when you sign up.  The family MUST have a Petoskey District Library card to participate in this part of the program.

Record-keeping will involve keeping track of the number of books read as well as trying 8 of those early literacy activities.  You may also, if you wish, keep track of the titles that you and your child have shared.  Prize bags are provided at a couple of levels for the child, as are certificates to document you and your child’s achievements.

There will also be some Elementary programs on Wednesdays that your 3-5 year-olds will enjoy if they are able to handle it, developmentally speaking.  That calendar will be available to download on the “KIDS” pages when it is completed.

With the exception of Babies and Books, this program will run until 7 p.m. on Wednesday, July 31.

There will also be a Buy One, Get One Free Scholastic Book Fair July 26 -August 4

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File Download: ECSpecialssummer13.pdf