Come and meet some new friends at storytime! There are many reasons to attend story time at your library but did you know story times are fun? They also encourage group interaction, and foster a love of reading! Listening to books is known to improve reading readiness skills in children. Research shows that children who are read to and have exposure to books, have a larger vocabulary and better language skills when starting school. Fall storytimes at the Antioch Branch will resume on September 7, 2010. Have fun listening to stories, singing songs and making a simple crafts.
It seems like summer just began, and it is already time for kids to think about going back to school. A new school year means new research papers and new homework headaches. Let your local Mid-Continent Library branch help!
Remember last Christmas when it seemed like EVERYONE had the best hand-made gifts and decorations? These same people didn’t seem hurried, worried, or disorganized. Don’t you wish that was you? It can be! Now is the time to start your hand crafted holiday decorations and gifts. Here at the library, there is a large selection of books that are available to be checked out. You can learn something new or find some exciting patterns and ideas. Just stop in at any branch and get started!
When your child is learning their ABC’s, you may not be aware, but they are abecedarians. What does that mean exactly? According to Dictionary.com, an abecedarian (pronounced ey-bee-see-dair-ee-uhn) is a person who is learning the letters of the alphabet. So next time your child is learning their ABC’s, you can tell them how proud you are of your abecedarian.
I grew up reading adventure stories about boys, and while I enjoyed them, I have been overjoyed at the recent rise in "Girl-venture" stories geared toward teenagers. I just can't get enough of them. If you are looking for a good book to get caught up in, here are a few of my favorites.
Like Superman, we too sometimes fight a never ending battle for truth, justice, and the American way! Therefore, I’ll suggest some tips about evaluating the credibility of online resources. Certainly, common sense is always helpful in determining the credibility of any informational resources. However, online resources can sometimes make the evaluation of information more challenging.
Interested in the stock market? Feel you need to know more? Then MCPL’s online database, Morningstar Investment Research Center, is for you. You can sharpen your investing skills by using the investor’s classroom, track your stocks, or read up on insider trading. It’s all there; a great site to invest your time!
Are you interested in becoming an improved photographer? Would you like to know how to take better pictures of your family, pets, vacations, or other interests? If so, the Liberty Branch has an abundance of books on photography for all skill levels. Books on photography techniques will help you learn how to transform your snapshots into works of art.
Don't forget on Saturday, July 31, program participants will no longer be able to register or record time spent reading. Participants may continue to come to the library to collect their prizes until August 7.