Although winter is certainly not my favorite season, I look forward to it for one reason. When it is cold and snowy, I am forced to stay in and pursue my favorite pleasure of reading. Each fall I plan which book I will save to read during the winter when I have time to really sit and enjoy.
As you may or may not know, MCPL is currently holding its 6 in 12 adult reading challenge. The rules seem easy enough; read six books in twelve months for a chance to win an eReader.
For an avid reader like me, six books seem like a piece of cake. Still, I know there are book lovers out there who wish they could read more but can’t find the time. For those readers, I offer a solution…Why not try a teen book?
Find the golden ticket! RAFT is heading down the chocolate river this year! Join us for an adventure full of Oompa Loompas, everlasting gobstoppers, and endless amounts of candy. Don’t miss out on your chance to earn a free book, try to win a DVD or candy basket, and go on a treasure hunt! You’ll get all of this if your family participates in our RAFT program.
We do lots at the library to help little ones learn to love reading! Did you know, though, that YOU are your child’s most important teacher in early literacy education?
Libraries across the country are teaming up with parents and caregivers to foster the skills needed for reading success! The Every Child Ready to Read initiative has identified 5 Key Areas of early reading skills that are indicators of future reading success:
Congratulations to Ms. Slote's 5th grade class at Orrick Elementary, our fourth Golden Ticket winners! The class found one of the Golden Tickets, which means there's only one more ticket left at the Excelsior Springs Branch, so hurry in!
Announcing the Excelsior Springs Branch RAFT Winners!
Congratulations to our Grand Prize RAFT winner at the Excelsior Springs branch, the Turner Family!
They won a copy of the Charlie and the Chocolate Factory movie on DVD by participating in our Reading Aloud Family Time (RAFT) program. We'd also like to congratulate our first runner-up, the Hatch family, and our second runner-up, the Thomas family. Both received other delicious prizes.
You read that right; singing is an incredible tool to teach early language skills needed for future reading abilities. Singing helps children to hear the different sounds that letters can make, slows language down for better comprehension, illustrates the rhythms of reading, and can even teach concepts of development!