Presented at Bellevue Public Library at 6 PM on Monday, July 15, 2013.
Count the Monkeys by Mac Barnett, illustrated by Kevin Cornell
Cowpoke Clyde and Dirty Dawg by Lori Mortensen, illustrated by Michael Allen Austin
Not Your Typical Dragon by Dan Bar-el, illustrated by Tim Bowers
Library News: Today was our last Monday for this summer's Park & Read and Lunchbox Storytimes. We have been blessed with fairly good weather during the past 7 weeks! The weeks have flown by but I hope many of you had a chance to join us at one or more of our venues - the library lawn, Washington Park, Golden Hills Park, Two Springs Park, Pawnee Elementary School, and Willow Springs Park. We will try to schedule at least one or two more Park & Read events after Labor Day. Be watching the library's website or this blog for monthly calendars of events. The September calendar should be available around August 15.
The Summer Reading Program ends this Friday, July 19 at 5PM!
You still have a few more days to encourage your child to read, or be read to, for at least 20 minutes per day. For parents of babies, toddlers, and preschoolers, other activities "count" as well, such as singing with your child, playing games that encourage color and shape recognition, coloring, writing and drawing, making up stories to tell to one another, playing with puppets, etc.
Remember that Friday, July 19 is the last day for children to receive any prizes they may have earned on their reading calendars.
Each Park & Read and Lunchbox Storytime includes activities that support one or more of the five early literacy practices identified as essential in helping your child develop the skills they need before they can learn to read. The five practices – singing, talking, reading, playing and writing – were developed for Every Child Ready to Read®, an initiative of the Association for Library Services for Children (ALSC) and the Public Library Association (PLA).
Every Child Ready to Read® @ your library®, PLA and ALSC logos are registered trademarks of the American Library Association and are used with permission.