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Early Childhood – Summer Reading

The 2015 Early Childhood summer Program, “Every Hero has a Story,”  begins May 31st!  You may sign up and start recording your reading/Early Literacy activities on Sunday, May 31st. The Early Childhood program will focus on reading AND doing some early literacy activities at home (Don’t worry-they’re not hard! And, your child will think youContinue Reading

Read-To-Me Electronic Wall-of-Fame – 2015 – Every Hero has a Story!

Read-To-Me Electronic Wall-of-Fame – 2015 – Every Hero has a Story!

Please wait until you receive an email or you get a prize ticket in your folder to ask about prizes.  Thank you. Level 1: 20 Books (in no particular order) Kelsey Kohler, Will Marshall, Wyatt Marshall, Abigail Kutzler, Liam Ervin, Lena Grace, Trevor Schultz. Level 2: 32 Books and 8 Early Literacy Activities Kelsey Kohler, LiamContinue Reading

Parent/Child “Lapsit” Programs

Parent/Child “Lapsit” Programs

The summer session of the Parent-Child LapSit program will begin on Monday, June 8 and run through July 30. The summer session presentations will be a part of the Early Childhood Summer Program and will loosely relate to the theme of “Every Hero has a Story! Parent/Child Lap Sits will be offered every Monday andContinue Reading

Preschool Story Hour

Preschool Story Hour

Preschool Story Hour is designed for 3-5 year-olds and will feature themes that will tie into the hero theme. Generally the story time will feature 2 or 3 stories read, told or viewed, live music and songs (accompanied by 5-string banjo, ukulele, harmonica and washboard) rhymes, finger plays craft and a snack.  Each session lastsContinue Reading

Babies and Books – Summer Sessions

Babies and Books – Summer Sessions

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