The 2015 Children’s Summer Reading Program, “Read to the Rhythm,” starts Monday, June 1 in the Children’s Department!
The program is open to any child (including pre-readers) with a Decatur Public Library card, or in the care of an adult with a DPL card.
Kids, starting June 1 you can sign up and receive a personal book log to track books read or listened to over the summer. Set your own personal reading or listening goal for the week, then check out books, go home and read! Write down the titles read on your book log, come back, and get a sticker and reward!
EVERYONE who signs up (plus the adult who brings them) will get a coupon for a FREE book at the Friends of the Library Second Saturday Book Sale. And everyone who signs up by the end of Wednesday, June 10 will be entered into a drawing for a Read to the Rhythm t-shirt! (Thanks to the Friends of the Library for 50 shirts we can give away!)
New Books and Audio-Visual Materials in Children’s
Do you want to see just the newest items in the DPL Children’s Department? Click the links below to go to the online catalog, listing new items added in March and April of 2015.
New Block Play Area in the Children’s Department!
Thanks to a generous gift in memory of Daniel Owen Earls, the Children’s Department has a superb new block play area from Community Playthings! The set includes a variety of shapes and sizes, as well as trucks, a plane, a helicopter, and other special pieces to encourage creativity.
Studies have shown that block play can enhance children’s creative thinking, mathematical skills, and ability to understand spatial relationships. In an age when so much play takes place on screen, it’s good to know that something as simple as block play can be so beneficial. The kids, of course, just know they’re having fun! Check this brief article about the value of block play. And check out this picture gallery of some of the kids’ creations!
READiculous brings the library to your school and makes books come alive. We’ll read and act out a READiculous amount books, showing kids how READiculously fun reading books aloud and together can be! READiculous encourages kids to grab their grownup and visit the library, as well as get a library card of their own. We present a 45-minute program geared toward K through 6th graders.
And here is something else READiculous! Our program is FREE to Decatur schools! Schedule a READiculous visit by calling (217) 424-2900 ext. 5 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. Not a Decatur school, library or group? You can contact us at email@example.com for availability. Like us on Facebook and you can see pictures, watch videos and read news articles! Now you can find even more videos on YouTube!
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