Wednesday, September 28, 2011
Tuesday, September 20, 2011
You can find early readers, such as Biscuit by Alyssa Capucilli...picture books, such as Doreen Cronin's Diary of a Fly...and classic titles like Frank Baum's The Wizard of Oz. Many books in the Tumblebooks Library include Lexile level and Accelerated Reader information, as well as reviews.
Readers may choose to listen to the story being read to them, or read along. Many titles include games and puzzles. There is even a section of titles available in languages other than English.
Friday, September 16, 2011
Checkout Reading Rocket's Top Ten Resources on Reading Aloud for some great tips.
One of my all-time favorite resources on reading aloud with children is the The Read-aloud Handbook by Jim Trelease.
Of course, you can always visit us at the library, where your friendly children's librarians will be happy to share their favorite read-alouds with you! Happy Reading!
Monday, September 12, 2011
Friday, September 9, 2011
|America Is Under Attack|
by Don Brown
14 Cows for America
by Carmen Agra Deedy with Wilson Kiimeli Naiyomah
illustrated by Thomas Gonzalez
Fireboat: The Heroic Adventures of the John J. Harvey
by Maira Kalman
9/11 Memorial: Teach + Learn
The official website of the 9/11 Memorial includes tips for talking with your children about the events.
PBS.org: America Responds
Provides information on the events of 9/11, as well as tips and resources for parents and teachers.
Tuesday, September 6, 2011
Applications to receive free reading tutoring are available for children in Grades 1-3 who are reading below grade level. Projects Reads, an Allen County Education Partnership program, is partnering with ACPL to offer skill-building activities including one-on-one practice with trained tutors at three library sites:
Children's Services, downtown at the Main Library (Mondays, 3-4 p.m.)
Georgetown Branch Library (Mondays, 3-4 p.m.)
Dupont Branch Library (Thursdays, 3-4 p.m.)
Applications for both students and volunteers for these, and additional county sites, are available at the libraries or by contacting firstname.lastname@example.org. Sessions will begin on Monday, September 19, and meet weekly when Fort Wayne Community Schools are in seesion, through April, 2012.
Saturday, September 3, 2011
...that Labor Day is celebrated on the first Monday in September?
BUT...the very first Labor Day was not celebrated on a Monday. To find out what day it was, and to learn more about this holiday, read this article from America's Story from America's Library (also known as the Library of Congress).
All locations of the Allen County Public Library will be closed on Monday, September 5, in honor of Labor Day. We will resume normal hours on Tuesday, September 6. See you at the library!