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Category: EventsBabies and Books, Summer I

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June 17, 2015

Another one!

Another one!

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.

Jun 18, '15

Category: EventsFriends Book Chat

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June 18, 2015

Join the Friends of the Library when they host monthly Book Chats. The public is invited to attend Book Chats once a month and share a recently read book or an old favorite. Each individual will be allowed three to 5 minutes to review their book and make comments about the author. The event is open to the public, is on the third Thursday of each month from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m., and there is no charge. There is also no sign-up, and it isn’t necessary to attend each month. For more information, contact the Library at 231-758-3121.

Category: EventsParent Child LapSit Story Time

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June 18, 2015

Slogan ColorParent/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.  The books, activities, etc will be loosely tied to the summer program them of "Every Hero has a Story."

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: EventsByte-Sized Tech: Beginning Bibliocommons

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June 18, 2015

Learn the basics of the online library catalog during this demonstration held in the lower level classroom.

Category: EventsPAWS - Roo

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June 18, 2015

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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.

Category: EventsPAWS to Read - Roo

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June 18, 2015

1337971681RooRoo and her human Kim Brown will be available on the third Thursday of the month from 3:30-5:00 p.m.

All PAWS activities are held in the Children’s Room.

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 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.

Category: EventsPAWS to Read - Roo

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June 18, 2015

1337971681RooKim and Roo will be available on the THIRD Thursday of each month from 3:30-5 p.m.

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.

Jun 19, '15

Category: EventsNational SummerLearning Day of Action

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June 19, 2015

SLD Button Website 226x200UnWayPreschool children will hear several stories read by United Way Day of Action volunteers followed by a craft.

Program will last about an hour and will take place in the Children’s Room at the library.  This year, a financial literacy theme has been added to the event and stories for children that are about money and the use of it will be incorporated into both programs.  Children who participate will also receive a literacy kit consisting of: crayons, pencils, coloring pages, activity books, the Great Start Collaborative Family Resource Guide, information about the Flywheeler sponsorship and show, and more.  The kits are made possible by the Northern Michigan Antique-Flywheelers Club.

This is a “drop-in” program and no sign-up is necessary.

Category: EventsNational Summer Learning Day of Action -K-3

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June 19, 2015

SLD Button Website 226x200UnWayK-3 children will hear several stories read by United Way Day of Action volunteers followed by a craft.

Program will last about an hour and will take place in the Children’s Room at the library.  This year, a financial literacy theme has been added to the event and stories for children that are about money and the use of it will be incorporated into both programs.  Children who participate will also receive a literacy kit consisting of: crayons, pencils, coloring pages, activity books, the Great Start Collaborative Family Resource Guide, information about the Flywheeler sponsorship and show, and more.  The kits are made possible by the Northern Michigan Antique-Flywheelers Club.

This is a “drop-in” program and no sign-up is necessary.

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Jun 22, '15

Category: EventsParent Child LapSit Story Time

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June 22, 2015

Slogan ColorParent/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.  Activities, stories, songs, etc will be loosely tied to the summer program theme of "Every Hero has a Story."

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: EventsPAWS - Maddie

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June 22, 2015

Maddie, PAWS, edited

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.

Category: EventsPAWS to Read - Maddie

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June 22, 2015

Maddie&SandraSandra and Maddie will be available EVERY Monday of each month from 10:30-noon

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.

Category: EventsFriends @ the Carnegie

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June 22, 2015

Library Director Valerie Meyerson shares visions for the future of Petoskey District Library.  All Friends @ the Carnegie programs are held at the Carnegie Building at 451 E. Mitchell Street, unless otherwise noted. The programs are offered at 7:00 p.m. on the fourth Monday of every month, except May (third Monday) and December (no program). All Friends @ the Carnegie programs are open to the public and admission is free.