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May 1, 2014

Category: EventsParent/Child LapSit Story Time will NOT MEET today.

1368807516EmbeddedxMolesxreadingThe Parent/Child LapSit WILL NOT meet today!  Mr. Ron is at the Rural LIbraries Conference.  Parent/Child LapSits and last about 30-45 minutes.  Parent or Caregivers need to bring the child and sit together to enjoy developmentally appropriate stories, songs (accompanied by banjo and ukulele); finger plays, flannel board presentations and a weekly visit from Puff the Magic Dragon. These programs are targeted at children 18 months to three years old.  Information about parenting, literacy and other family related subjects will be shared periodically during the program.

Due to the developmental needs of this age group, it is preferred that siblings do not attend if at all possible. However, nobody will be turned away if bringing a sibling is the only way for a child to attend. Bringing toys is also discouraged.  This is a “drop-in” program and no sign-up is required.

Category: EventsChess Gang - Family Night

Chess-fisheyeChess Gang “Family Fun Nights” are scheduled for the first Thursday of each month from 6:00-8:30 p.m. in the Carnegie Building (the old library).  Kids - ‘Bring an adult’ to Family Fun Nights.  Family Fun Nights consist of:  introductions, a brief "chess talk" and a tournament.

The Chess Gang is a chess club for 8-14 year-olds that meets to learn the game with some instruction and lots of playing. The gang’s mentor is Mr. Robert Bemben of Levering.  No sign-up is required, just show up.  This activity is free.

Here are a couple of websites to help to get you started before you come:

www.chesskids.com: Teach your kids how to play chess with our free online chess course. Interactive chess lessons, quizzes, videos, games and puzzles for kids. Play chess against the computer. Free online chess books for kids to download and print. Everything parents need to give their children the best possible start in chess. A unique chess site for kids, teachers and parents. Creator, author and webmaster: Richard James

ChessKid.com: Learn to play chess! Play chess with kids around the world! It’s free!