Graceville Library offers this great program. What is our goal? Our goal is to provide a simple, innovative yet fun approach to establishing strong early literacy skills. We help young children gain the confidence necessary to become strong readers. Please stop in and talk to one of the staff about enrolling your child in this free program today.
The concept is simple, the rewards are priceless. Read a book (any book) to your newborn, infant, and/or toddler. The goal is to have read 1000 books (yes, you can repeat books) before your precious one starts kindergarten. Does it sound hard? Not really if you think about it. If you read just 1 book a night, you will have read about 365 books in a year. that is 730 books in two years and 1095 books in three years. If you consider that most children start kindergarten at around 5 years of age, you have more time than you think, so get started!
Go to your library to get your bag and folder with all the information that you need to help get you started. You will be given a log sheet to write all the books down that you read to your child. Return the completed log sheet to the library. There are incentives for the child for every 100 books read. Once they reach 1000 books, they will receive a big prize at the end and a medal of completion.
Kids bring in your friends, brothers, sisters, moms, dads, grandmas, grandpas, or whoever you’d like to play, with this fun new game that is now set up in the back of the library at the large table. Challenge each other and have some fun with this competitive, educational game in which two player or two teams of players compete to build a color-and shape-specific structure in the shortest amount of time.
From all the staff at the Graceville Library, we would like to wish everyone a very Merry Christmas and a wonderful New Year! Have a great weekend everybody!!
Kids, bring your friends in after school with you and play this fun new game and race to see who can build their blocks up the fastest! You will have an even amount of blocks to work with, and a bell is centered between the players. Players take turns flipping over cards. The players then build up the blocks to match the picture on the card. But its more than just that. The blocks should be touching to consist of a successful build. Once the blocks are built then the player who finishes the structure hits the bell and wins the round. If the structure isn’t accurate, the game will continue, and either player has the option to keep building or ring the bell. The player who wins the round keeps the card. At the end of the game, each player adds up his/her cards at the higher total wins.
DON’T FORGET TO STOP AT THE LIBRARY DURING THE HALLOWEEN HOBBLE!
On Saturday, Oct. 27 the library will be handing out treats as well as limited goodie bags for the first few visitors. Stop in and say hi! We love to see the kid’s all dressed up and having fun!
Historian, Melanie Stringer, will present her first-person living history program, Meet Laura Ingalls Wilder. This presentation features an interactive “visit” with an adult, but not-yet-famous, Mrs. Wilder. It’s 1898, and Laura, Almanzo, and their 11-year-old daughter Rose have recently settled in the tranquil Missouri Ozarks. The family is working hard to build up a new farm; times are tough and money is scarce, but better days are coming. Though she has not yet considered a writing career, Mrs. Wilder has already lived through many of the events that she will on day recount in her famous Little House books. Visitors are encouraged to join the conversation and questions are welcome in the lively, all ages program.
TUESDAY, NOV. 13TH AT 10AM