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Our Annual Buy One, Get One Free Book Fair

Our Annual Buy One, Get One Free Book Fair

Our annual, Buy One Get One Free Scholastic Book Fair at which you buy one item and get one of equal or lesser value FREE. It’s like half price! Even on “sale” items!’ We will be holding a “Preview Event” (Thursday, July 24 from 5:30-6:30 p.m.)at which, you may get “first dibs” on the selection.Continue Reading

Early Childhood – Summer Reading

Early Childhood – Summer Reading

Area preschoolers and their parents will have the opportunity to participate in their own version of the 2014 Collaborative Summer Library Program.  The Sign-up Period is from Sunday, June 1 to Saturday, June 14, in the Children’s Room of the library during regular library hours (You may sign up at any time during the program;Continue Reading

Read-To-Me Electronic Wall-of-Fame

Read-To-Me Electronic Wall-of-Fame

Level 1 2014: 20 Books (in no particular order) Coming Soon!   Level 2: 32 Books and 8 Early Literacy Activities Coming soon! Images are copyrighted. Contact the CSLP for more information.   Email:  childstaff@petoskeylibrary.org Phone:  231-758-3112

Parent/Child “Lapsit” Programs

Parent/Child “Lapsit” Programs

Parent/Child Lap Sits will be offered every Monday and Thursday at 10:30 a.m. in the Children’s Program Room at the library beginning Monday, June 2 through Thursday July 24, 2014. The Parent/Child Lap Sits last about 30-45 minutes. Parent or Caregivers need to bring the child and sit together to enjoy developmentally appropriate stories, songsContinue Reading

Babies and Books

Babies and Books

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” andContinue Reading

Award Winners Announced!

The American Library Association announced the top books, video and audio books for children and young adults – including the Caldecott, Coretta Scott King, Newbery and Printz awards – at its Midwinter Meeting in Philadelphia on January 28, 2014. Some of the winners that relate to early childhood are listed below and those marked withContinue Reading

Great Start

Great Start

The Petoskey District Library is a partner in the Great Start Collaborative of Charlevoix, Emmet and North Antrim Counties under the umbrella of the CharEm Intermediate School District. The members of your collaborative (meaning all of the agencies involved!) have agreed to adopt the Strengthening Families model as a framework for their activity.  You mayContinue Reading

Preschool Links

Internet Public Library – Fun Stuff for Preschoolers Zero to Three Organization’s Young Explorers Page PBS KIDS (Arthur, Barney, Between the Lions, Callilou, Clifford, Dragon Tales, Jay Jay, Mister Rogers, Sagwa, Teletubbies, Zoboomafoo and Zoom) PBS PARENTS Here you’ll find information about your child’s development from birth through the early school years. And you’ll find lots ofContinue Reading

Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library

Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library

The Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library provides a free, hard-cover, age- appropriate book per month to children from birth to age 5. The program is free to all kids birth – age 5 who live in Charlevoix or Emmet Counties or who participate in a pre-school program but live in an adjacent county. The books areContinue Reading

Brain Development, You and Your Child

Advancements in technology over the past 20 years have allowed us to study the human brain and its development in ways we could only have imagined 30 years ago. One of the significant things that we have learned is how IMPORTANT the birth through five years are to learning of all kinds, but particularly thatContinue Reading