Storytimes Galore!

Storytimes are a fun way to introduce young children to books and language. Why should you bring your kids to one? They're in their prime language development stage from 0-3 years, and listening to language repeated in song, rhyme, and stories helps them soak it in. Help them learn about big, important concepts like shape, color, size…
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Talk. Hable. Sing. Cante. Read. Lea. Play. Juegue.

Get the Make Way for Books early literacy app for fun family activities, free music streaming, and book suggestions for infants, toddlers and preschoolers! It's free and bilingual (English/Spanish). Find literacy activities to do with your children throughout the day – while grocery shopping, waiting at the doctor's office, sitting on the bus, at home…
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Welcoming New Citizens

The rain didn’t stop twenty-one young people from the Dominican Republic, Mexico, India, the Philippines, Brazil, Iraq, Pakistan, Ethiopia and South Sudan and their families as they waited outside the Eckstrom-Columbus Library on Friday, January 30, 2015 for their chance to take the Oath of Allegiance and receive their certificate of citizenship from the United…
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Julian

Julian began attending ReadStrong 4 months ago.  His mother was concerned because Julian tested very poorly on his dibbles (reading speed).  Although in the ReadStrong program tutors’ main focus is helping students gain meaning from the text, Julian’s dibble’s score improved dramatically after attending ReadStrong once a week for 4 months.  Julian’s comprehension skills are…
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Samuel

Samuel is a quadruplet, he has been attending the ReadStrong program at Quincie Douglas Library for the last 4 months.   Sammy is in first grade.  When he started attending the ReadStrong program, Sammy struggled to make words out of sounds.  Sammy’s older sister was concerned because his teacher had expressed that Sammy was falling behind…
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