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January 6, 2014

LIBRARY NEWS: Winter activities picking up at libraries


Parents as teachers

Parents and caregivers of preschool-age children are being offered a new program. Parents can help maximize their child’s play activites by understanding the relationship of play tasks as learning activities.

The library has a guest expert in early childhood development who will present songs and stories and show the learning skills that accompany similar activities.

The first monthly meeting will be Thursday from 1 to 2 p.m. The program is free.


Public Library

124 N. Elkhart St., 862-2465


Special program

Children in grades kindergarten through fifth are invited to attend the after school special Jan. 14 at 3:30 p.m. Participants will hear about a unique “diary” that a young girl discovers while visiting her great-grandfather. Participants will be creating a “diary” to remember the special moments in their lives. Registration is required.

Book Bites

Book Bites, a program for children ages 3 to 5 years, will take place Jan.15 at 10:15 a.m. Children will hear a story or two and participate in an activity or craft. No registration is required. Participants will meet in the children’s area of the library.

Affordable Care Act

Questions about the Affordable Care Act will be addressed during a meeting Jan. 15 at 2:30 p.m. Patty Halling, state and federal navigator for the act will be giving input during this program.

The library staff will be offering help to those wanting to learn how to load ebooks and eaudio to their ereaders or tablets. Instruction will also include reading ebooks. Participants should take their devices to this meeting on Jan. 16 at 6:30 p.m. Registration is required.

Dial A Story

The Dial A Story for this week is “Henny Penny.” This is the story of a sharp fox who capitalizes on a chicken’s bump on the head. Hear this tale at 862-4441.

New children’s books

“Go Ahead Dream” by Karen Kingsbury; “Planes Fly” by George Ella Lyon; “Rapunzel” by Rachel Isadora; “Locomotive” by Brian Floca; and “The Cart That Carried Martin” by Eve Bunting.

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