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Babies and Books – Spring & Summer Sessions

Babies and Books – Spring & 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

Parent/Child “Lapsit” Programs

Parent/Child “Lapsit” Programs

The last meeting of the Winter/Spring Parent/Child LapSit program  is May 22. There will be no LapSit programs from May 23 – June 5th. 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 ChildhoodContinue Reading

Early Childhood – Summer Reading

Early Childhood – Summer Reading

The 2015 Early Childhood summer Program, “Every Hero has a Story,”  begins June 1st!  You may sign up and start recording your reading/Early Literacy activities on June 1. More details forthcoming. updated 05/072015

Read-To-Me Electronic Wall-of-Fame – FIZZ, BOOM, READ!

Read-To-Me Electronic Wall-of-Fame – FIZZ, BOOM, READ!

Level 1 2014: 20 Books (in no particular order)   Level 2: 32 Books and 8 Early Literacy Activities Images are copyrighted. Contact the CSLP for more information.  updated 05/07/2015 Email:  childstaff@petoskeylibrary.org Phone:  231-758-3112

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