Monday, January 9, 2012

As 2012 begins, the Youth Services Department is exploring and traveling around the world with our One World, Many Stories Winter Reading Program! Read aloud or listen for at least 15 minutes a day for 21 days, and the first 200 to complete their 21 days will receive either an Inflatable World Globe or a Holographic Friendship Ruler. The program runs from January 3rd through February 29th.

You can stop by the library for a log sheet and to register OR ... if you care to, register and keep track of your time online! Parents, you can easily keep track of your children's participation when you sign up using the "Adult or Family Winter Reading" link.

Then check out our new display area of global reads! You'll find some great material for reading aloud!

Also in honor of One World, Many Stories and winter reading, we're exploring geography with this month's I Spy. You don't want to miss it!

And that's not all! Are you or do you have a first through fifth grader? Join us this Thursday, January 12th from 4:30 to 5:30 for an Around the World program of games, crafts, and stories from all over the world! To register, you can go online, give us a call (317-873-8342), or sign up at the Youth Services Reference Desk!

If you're not, alas, able to make it to the library or if you want to experience a fantastic, free, online global reading resource, head over to the International Children's Digital Library (ICDL) website. A group effort, the ICDL has full text children's books available to read online.

You can browse by age, length, language, type, and even cover color! Many of the books come from other countries and are available in multiple languages. ICDL is a treasure trove of culture & story.

Whatever your age or reading preferences, we can help you expand your horizons and imagination in the new year! 

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