Kids

LEGO CLUB on Monday, August 21st at 4:00 pm

 

Join our Lego Club! What will you build today? Perhaps something we can show in our display case.

For ages 5 and up.

Next Lego Club Dates: Mondays, Sept. 18, Oct. 16, Nov. 20, Dec 18

 

 

 

 

 

Puppy Tales on Friday, September 15th, 2:30 – 3:15 pm

Come visit with Lennie, the therapy dog. Read him one of your favorite stories or draw a picture of him to add to our display.

All ages are welcome!

Next Puppy Tales: Tuesday, October 17th

 

 

 

 

 

 

CUDDLE ME STORY TIME on Wednesdays at 10:30 am!

 

Come to the library for CUDDLE ME Story Time. Our program is for Birth to 24 months, a story time designed especially for our youngest patrons with songs, rhymes and stories.

August 23, 30.

Cuddle Me takes a September break and begins again Wednesday, October 4th.

 

 

 

Preschool Story Hour on Fridays at 10:15 am


Join us for an hour of puzzles, stories, games, and a craft. Sign up for our early literacy program, 1000 Books and kickstart your child’s learning engine. For ages 2-5.

August 18 & 25.

Preschool Story Hour takes a September break and begins again on Friday, October 6th.

 

 

 

 

BATTLE OF THE BOOKS

Great News! The Chatham Public Library is fielding a team for the Battle of the Books, a Summer Reading Program/Literary Trivia Contest for students entering 6th–9th grade next year. Participants read eight selected titles and then participate in trivia battles based on the books. We will continue meeting throughout the summer to practice our battle skills. All books are available to borrow at the library, come on in and sign up now.

 

Here is this year’s book list:

I Am Princess X by Cherie Priest
The Roar by Emma Clayton
Bruiser by Neal Shusterman
A Tale Dark and Grimm by Adam Gidwitz
The Lightning Queen by Laura Resau
The War that Saved My Life by Kimberly Brubaker Bradley
The Heartbreak Messenger by Alexander Vance
The Future of Us by Jay Asher

The Regional Battle will be held Saturday, September 16th. Click here for the Battle of the Books website: Battle of the Books–Parent’s Info

 

1000 Books Program!

The goal of the program is to read 1000 books to your child before he or she enters school. Reading to your child will increase his or her vocabulary, and improve reading-readiness. Plus, it’s fun!The program is self-paced and lets you decide how often and how long you read to your child.Children from the age of zero to five may sign up to participate.How it works:

  • Read books to your child. Books may be read more than once, any number of times. Books read at library story times, day care centers, preschools, or by others may be counted.
  • Track your progress on a reading log sheet—each sheet contains one hundred items.
  • Return your first reading sheet of 100 to receive a 1000 Books tote bag.
  • Each time you finish a sheet of 100, bring it to the library to place a sticker on the Reading Tree Mural
  • When you have finished 1,000 books, you will receive a certificate and a gift.
    But, most important, your child will have a jumpstart on success in school.

Wild ThingReading 1,000 books may sound impossible; however, if you read only 3 books a day to your child, you will complete this program in less than a year. But, don’t feel rushed!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

daybydaynyFor families with young children, a virtual calendar with content that changes every day – fun daily activities and a story to read together.
http://mhls.lib.overdrive.com/152CF88A-0916-4D77-9D0D-E0B1A8BA8D18/10/45/en/default.htm eBooks and downloadable audiobooks just for kids, categorized by reading level kindergarten through grade 8.

Kids’ Port @ your library. Fun games and great resources for kids.

Electronic versions of kids’ favorite picture books with added animation, sound, music and narration.