August 5, 2015
Babies and Books, Summer II
The Petoskey District Library periodically offers a program especially for babies and Moms (or other caregivers!) during the year The program runs much like a play group and will introduce rhymes, songs and books to babies and caregivers. Materials and activities will be drawn from the Public Library Association’s “Every Child Ready To Read” and the Association of Library Services to Children’s “Born to Read” programs. Each program will be about twenty – thirty minutes long and will have time for caregivers and babies to read a book together.
Registration is highly recommended but not necessary, though drop-ins will be welcomed provided that the class is not full. There is a limit of 10 care givers and their babies for each session. Call us at the number below, email us at the address below or stop by the Youth Services Desk in Children’s Room to sign up or get your questions answered.
This free program will be implemented by Lisa Scholl (Ms Lisa), one of our Youth Services Librarians who has had training in the Every Child Ready to Read program of The Public Library Association (PLA), and the Born to Read” program from Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC), both divisions of the American Library Association (ALA).
Please call the Children’s Services Department at 758-3112 or stop by the Youth Desk to sign-up or if you have any questions.
Paws to Read - Anya
Readers earn a stamp on a record card for every 15 minutes that they read to one of our dogs. When he/she has earned 4 stamps, they will receive a "Pawsome Reader" tag to wear as a necklace or use as a zipper tag. If readers complete a second card, they get a “Pawsome Reader” dog tag.
The theory is, that by reading out loud to the dog, who doesn't judge how well the child reads, the child’s self consciousness disappears and she gains the confidence needed to become a better reader.
Readers will need to schedule a 15 minute appointment at the Youth Services Desk or by calling 231-758-3112. Open or cancelled slots will be available on a first-come, first served basis.
There is no charge for this activity
Wednesday Night at the Movies- Big Hero 6
Big Hero 6 (2014) PG|102 min. The special bond that develops between plus-sized inflatable robot Baymax, and prodigy Hiro Hamada, who team up with a group of friends to form a band of high-tech heroes
Popcorn and a drink provided. You may also bring your own snacks and drinks (no glass please).
Petoskey Film Theater Wednesday Night
The Petoskey Film Theater will be showing the film Far From the Madding Crowd, (Rated PG-13; 2015; 119 min.) on Wednesday, August 5, 7:30 pm at the Petoskey District Library, Carnegie Building (old library, 451 E. Mitchell St.). Donations are appreciated.