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The week's events

  • May 12, 2014

    Category: EventsParent/Child LapSit Story Time

    1333471646PandaBearParent/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

    TwoThumbsUpx2-24-12The “Chess Gang” will meet on Mondays from 3-5 p.m. in the Children’s Program Room. For more info, click here.

    Category: EventsElementary Reader's Theatre

    1299631599Readers2jpgThe PDL Reader's Theatre group for Elementary age children (grades 3-8) will continue to meet through the end of the school year.  The Elementary group will meet on Mondays from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. in the Program Room.  Periodic public performances will also be presented and participation in these is optional.

    Reader's Theater is a legitimate form of drama with actors using their voices and upper bodies to convey various roles in a script through reading to an audience. It differs from a play in that parts or roles are read rather than memorized.  Actors usually stand behind lecterns or music stands and use techniques such as vocal and facial expressions as well as hand and arm movements. Small hand props may be used as well.

    Reader’s Theater builds reading confidence, helps readers learn to read with expression and promotes reading fluency.  While telling a familiar story in a creative way, participation in a Reader’s Theater group improves a child’s reading skill and comprehension and develops vocal and facial expression in order to effectively convey thoughts and emotions.

  • May 14, 2014

    Category: EventsTeen Reader's Theatre

    YA RT Practice 11-2012 2 colorThe PDL Reader's Theatre group for Teens (grades 9 & up) will continue to meet through the end of the school year on Wednesdays from 5:30-6:30 p.m. in the Program Room.  Periodic public performances will also be presented and participation in these is optional.

    Reader's Theater is a legitimate form of drama with actors using their voices and upper bodies to convey various roles in a script through reading to an audience. It differs from a play in that parts or roles are read rather than memorized.  Actors usually stand behind lecterns or music stands and use techniques such as vocal and facial expressions as well as hand and arm movements. Small hand props may be used as well.

    Reader’s Theater builds reading confidence, helps readers learn to read with expression and promotes reading fluency.  While telling a familiar story in a creative way, participation in a Reader’s Theater group improves a child’s reading skill and comprehension and develops vocal and facial expression in order to effectively convey thoughts and emotions.

  • May 15, 2014

    Category: EventsParent/Child LapSit Story Time

    1368807516EmbeddedxMolesxreadingParent/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: EventsPaws to Read - Roo

    1319648853RooPDL’s Paws to Read program:  Roo (shown here) and Kim Brown will be available on the 3rd Thursday of the month from 3:30-5:00 p.m. in the Children’s Room.

    Readers should schedule a 15 minute appointment at the Youth Services Desk or by calling 231-758-3112. There is no charge for this activity.

    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 earn 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.

  • May 16, 2014

    Category: EventsTeen Anime' Club

    animated_clipart_doorTeen Anime’ Club

    The Petoskey High School Anime’ Club meets at the library every Friday afternoon from 3:45 to 5:00 p.m. in the Program Room to view and discuss anime’ programs and movies.  This is a “drop-in” program and there is no charge for this activity.