Early Learning and Early Literacy!
Mrs. Simpkins offers four Story Times per week for different ages for most of the year. Story Times take breaks during Thanksgiving week, the winter holiday season, and in May (to get ready for Summer Reading!) and August (to get ready for school!). Come to the library to pick up a schedule, or download it here.
Throughout the year we have activity sheets you can take home, tips for reading with your children and encouraging them to read, and other helps for raising a reader. Library staff are always ready to help you find the right books for you.
Story Time Schedule (January – May 2015)
- Toddler Time, Wednesdays at 10:30 a.m.
Simple stories, songs and activities for 2-year-olds. Younger children are welcome to try out Toddler Time. See if Toddler Time is right for your child! Gather in the lobby, and we’ll march into the library together.
- Preschool Story Time, Wednesdays at 1:00 p.m. and Thursdays at 11.00 a.m.
Stories, songs, activities and crafts for ages 3-6. Older and younger siblings are always welcome. Story Time, including the craft activity, lasts about 40 minutes.
- Music Time, Fridays at 10:00 a.m. in the Meeting Room
Fun with rhythm and rhyme, music and movement for ages 3-6. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Children 3 and under are welcome on a trial basis. Come see if Music Time is right for your child’s developmental stage, attention span and interests.
Homework Help and Reading Resources
We hope you’ll take advantage of all the great tools in the Coastline eLibrary. You’ll need your library card handy to access most of these (just the card number, no password needed).
For Elementary School:
- Kids Infobits
Age-appropriate, full-text content with a kid-friendly visual interface, for kindergarten through 5th grade. Great for researching class assignments and just for answering questions.
- OSLIS for Elementary Students
Learn how to research, find information, and properly cite your sources with easy-to use, understandable tutorials written by teachers and librarians.
- National Geographic Kids
Includes access to recent National Geographic articles, books, and images in a website designed for kids.
- Great Websites for Kids
A great collection of websites for children to explore, sponsored by the Association for Library Service to Children, a division of the American Library Association.
Teachers, Home Schoolers and Child Care Centers
Would you like to bring your students to visit the library, explore stories and do research? Would you like to have a librarian visit your location with stories, book talks, and homework tips? Call us at 756-0400 and ask for Children’s Specialist Sara Simpkins or Assistant Director Teresa Lucas to find out what we can do together.