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Early Literacy Activities: TALK

Have a conversation with your child today. Boy, that sounds easy… maybe? Talking at or to someone isn’t the same as talking with someone. Obviously young children aren’t the best conversationalists, but in order for them to learn how a conversation works (back and forth interaction), and to hear more words in and about their environment, you need to talk with them.

Program Updates: Family Movie Matinee

Snuggling together for a family movie is a great way to spend some of these rainy days! We like to occasionally host Family Movies at the library, but you can do it at home too. You probably already have a streaming service – or at least a few favorite DVDs – to choose from, but did you know you can find movies on Hoopla too? Check out our downloads page to get the Hoopla app and start browsing!

Here are some fun ideas for enjoying movie night with your family.

Spring Tea Party... at home

We’re all missing our annual April break library tea party, but you can host your own tea party at home! There are usually three parts to our tea party: games, snacks with tea, and planting a seed.

First, dress up in your best tea party clothes! Find your fancy necklace, bowtie, gloves, or hat, and a fun outfit. Half the fun of the party is getting fancy with friends, so maybe this year you can host a video chat tea party with a few of your closest friends to show off your finery!

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