January is National Book Month. It is also International Coffee Gourmet and Hot Tea month. Now there's a winning combination for enjoying a relaxing afternoon! The holiday frenzy is over, and the weather has grown snowy and cold. Now is the perfect time to curl up with a good book and sip on your favorite flavor of coffee or tea.
We are creatures of habit. When we find something that we like, we have a tendency to stick with it. This is true in many areas of our lives, including our reading habits. I, myself, am someone who often stays within the same genres. Science fiction and fantasy, along with the classics, make up the bulk of my reading material. I also have certain authors that I feel compelled to check out every time they have something new on the shelves.
Interactive Storytime for Families -- Coming January 28th!
Do you love reading to your children? It can be one of the greatest things you can do with and for your children. The more you read to them stories they love, the more they learn to be better readers. You can't go wrong.
We are counting down to our fifth meeting of the school year! Our next Teen Book Club meeting will be on Thursday, January 31st.
So far this year, we have read some really good books. The North Platte Junior High Teen Book Club meets on the last Thursday of the month at 2:52 p.m. in the Junior High library. Here are the titles we have read so far:
This is such a cute song with great actions that help children with motor skills. However, have you ever stopped to tell your child what a "water spout" is? Or, better yet, have you taken them outside your home and showed them how rainwater drains?
Children can only learn the words that others share with them. It seems terribly obvious, I know, but how often do we take the time to explain unusual words to them?
Every year, from January 1st through March 1st, Mid-Continent Public Library holds a reading challenge for all staff members. The goal is to read as many young adult and juvenile books as you can, but participation is totally voluntary. All that is required is to keep a written list of titles read and the number of pages in each book.
Have you been caught reading? May is Get Caught Reading month and we want to see you read.
Take your book and read in the car, at the lake, on the couch, or while you walk (no tripping, please). Read wherever and whenever you can during this nationwide campaign to remind people of all ages how much fun it is to read.
Getting a child to read can be a really daunting task. I know from experience since I was one of those kids who didn’t really like to read. When I was younger, I’d rather twiddle my thumbs than read a book. Every summer my father stowed the TV away, so all I could do was twiddle my thumbs or read.
So, you’ve signed up your little ones for MCPL’s Summer Reading Program, and they’ve read 100 minutes, but now you’re out of ideas. There are only so many Dora the Explorer and Barbie Princess books you can handle, right? Well, we can help you find something new with our Reader’s Advisory resources.