We’re Taking a Break for the Holidays!
Fall Toddler and Story Time sessions end December 13. Stay tuned for Winter Toddler and Story Time sessions beginning in January 2019. In addition, due to Christmas and New Year’s holidays, BFF will take a short break and resume in January. Watch our website and future newsletter for more info!
Kids Movie Day: The Muppet Christmas Carol
Thursday, December 13 from 3:15-5:00PM
Come celebrate the season with the Dicken’s beloved Christmas Carol told through the eyes of those favorite characters, the Muppets.
Parents, please remember a note needs to be sent to school giving permission for your child to walk with library staff to the library. Space is limited, children need to be registered with the library by 4:00PM on Wednesday, December 12. Please call 740.924.3561 or email email@example.com if you have questions or to register. Due to the school dismissal time for 4th and 5th graders, parents will need to arrange transportation.
Licking Park District for K-5th Graders
Thursday, December 20 from 3:15-4:30PM
Look in the sky! Is it a bird? Is it a plane? It’s the constellations! Join us with the Parks specialist to learn all about the sky above us!
Parents, please remember a note needs to be sent to school giving permission for your child to walk with library staff to the library. Space is limited, children need to be registered with the library by 4:00PM on Wednesday, December 19. Please call 740.924.3561 or email firstname.lastname@example.org if you have questions or to register. Due to the school dismissal time for 4th and 5th graders, parents will need to arrange transportation.
December Make-It Take-It (K-5th Grade)
Stop by the circulation desk during the month of December and pick up a simple art project to take home and make.
Gifts for Kids Needed
December 1-8, 2018
American Legion Post 254 from Johnstown is working to collect toys, clothing and games for kids (babies to teenagers). Donations can be dropped off at the library through Saturday, December 8. Distribution will be held at 6:30PM on Tuesday, December 11 at the American Legion Hall at 180 W. Maple St., Johnstown. If you have questions about the project, donations or registering to participate, please contact Preston Hale at 614.452.1894.
Give the Gift of Reading
With so many wonderful books available at stores, please be sure to add a book or two to your Christmas list. It’s always nice to snuggle with someone special and share a book. The time spent reading with your child will be a memory you can share. Stop by the library for suggestions of popular books or ask your child what books they have seen at the library. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to Everyone!
FREE eBooks and eAudio Books with Digital Downloads
Find your favorite authors here and download to your phone, tablet, iPod or computer.
An online resource for preschoolers and early elementary grade students. It can be used on any device that connects to the internet, but is optimized for use on an iPad. Early World of Learning includes three interactive learning environments:
- Trek’s Travels – narrated stories, interactive games, and original videos that teach critical early childhood themes, including numbers, shapes, colors, opposites, and more.
- Welcome to Reading – practice to develop and strengthen phonics, vocabulary, phonemic awareness, and comprehension skills.
- Know It – a visual interactive encyclopedia that will captivate early learners with non-fiction topics of interest and importance to them.
Reading Round the Clock
Reading can happen anytime, anywhere! And you and your children can explore the joy of reading together with this series of “Reading ‘Round the Clock” flyers and videos that gives easy tips for working reading practice into everyday activities. INFOhio developed them in partnership with the State Library of Ohio, Ohio Educational Library Media Association, and the Ohio PTA, and they are available to all Ohioans for free download. So take a look for great tips on keeping your family reading and preparing your children for Ohio’s Third Grade Reading Guarantee.
Ellison Dies Available for Use
These dies and machine are available for anyone 12 and older to use during library hours. Bring your own paper, make something special!
For a full list of available dies, please click here: Alexandria_Ellison_Dies.
ABCmouse.com is an educational website for young children that provides online learning activities for 2-6 year old children at preschool, pre-k, and kindergarten levels.