Monthly Archives: April 2014

May Early Literacy Calendar

Every month, the children’s services staff of the St. Charles City-County Library District create an Early Literacy Calendar for the community. Each calendar includes fun, impactful early literacy activities that can help children develop the skills necessary to learn to read. These calendars emphasize talking, reading, writing, singing, and playing with the pre-readers in your life.

Click here for the May 2014 Early Literacy Calendar.

The May activities were compiled by the staff at the Kisker Road Branch in St. Charles. Use the calendar to make early literacy activities a part of your child’s daily routine!

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Lives Change @your library! – National Library Week 2014

Preschool_story_timeAs we near the end of National Library Week (April 13-19) the Library Foundation wants to highlight the 2014 NLW theme: Lives Change @your library! Readers and tweeters have celebrated the week by posting and commenting on their library experiences with the tags #liveschange and #NLW2014.  So rather than hearing why we think the library is vital in a community, we thought who better to share the impact of libraries than the people all across our nation who use them! We encourage you to take a moment to consider how the library has influenced you personally as you read the comments of these library fans:

For my elementary school librarian who never told me, “that book is too hard for you” – You changed my life. #LivesChange #NLW2014
– @b_netherton

“The rush to be the first to check out the new books was the biggest buzz.” -Jamaica, VT #LivesChange#LibraryWeekhttp://bit.ly/1maz4ur
– @cliforg

Simply put, libraries have been and continue to be a mainstay in my life and education, of which I owe them a great debt. #LivesChange
– @Errwati

It’s National Library Week! #LivesChange at libraries, perfect places for kids to grow their love for learning http://buff.ly/1gyCVKu #NLW14
– @PBUnitedWay

“Whether you’re in a three-piece suit or a three-day beard, you can go into a library and be welcomed.” #NLW2014 http://www.cnn.com/2014/04/14/travel/irpt-library-fascination-travel/ …
– @wichitalibrary     (Okay, this one is from a public library, but we included it because we really love the message!)

Today my child will get a library card & start a lifetime of new adventures! http://bit.ly/1qyeIKX  #TodayInAZ #LivesChange #NLW2014
– @ExpectMoreAZ

Library changed my life twice: once as a child @ the bookmobile, once as an adult by hiring me. #NLW14#LivesChange
– @KateWoodsWalker

Read. Every. Day. #nlw2014 #nlw2014 #liveschange #castleberryisd #be_cato pic.twitter.com/fuCEXfnJVZ
– @SenorMoran

We love coming to the library on Wednesday mornings for story time! #nlw2014 #liveschange pic.twitter.com/zXYw12x3Io
– @stace0328

Thank you for expanding my world @OUPAcademic…and sharing your knowledge for National Library Week: http://j.mp/PZPSq5 #liveschange
– @nevansportland

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