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Ask your librarian how to get started in the 1,000 Books Before Kindergarten program today!
 
Did you know...
  • Children who are read to at an early age are more successful in school.
  • Reading aloud to infants and children encourages social, emotional, and cognitive development.
  • The ability to learn language skills is greatest before the age of six.
  • Children who are read to have bigger vocabularies when they enter school.
  • If you read just one book a day with your child, you'll reach 1,000 books in less than three years.
Tips for reading to young children:
  • Have fun! Use different voices, motions, facial expressions, and props (toys, stuffed animals) to bring the story to life. 
  • Snuggle up! Hold your child in your lap or next to you. Include a favorite blanket, stuffed animal, or other comfort item.
  • Talk about it! Point out things in the pictures. Ask your toddler questions about the pictures and story. Share stories about yourself. 
  • Stay flexible! It's okay to skip pages, read back to front, just look at the pictures, or not finish a book. You can also read aloud while your child plays with other toys. 
  • Be prepared! Keep books close at hand - throughout your home, in the diaper bag, in the car - for sharing anytime. A few minutes throughout the day add up to a big benefit for your child. 
  • Repeat favorites! Children love to hear their favorite stories over and over again - and the repetition helps them gain important literacy skills. 
  • Record your success! Use a reading log from your library or the 1,000 Books Before Kindergarten app. Enjoy a fun treat with your children when you reach milestones (100, 250, ...)
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You can now register for events online!
 
FALL FESTIVAL! 
Saturday, October 27 10:30-12:30
registration is required for this event, Use the online link above or call 345-0136.

Open to all ages (youth):  Enjoy games, crafts, snacks, and our costume competition.  Register now!


 

FALL STORY TIMES


Mondays: 10:30-11:15, 3-5 year olds
Tuesdays: 10:00-10:15, Lap sitters
                      10:30-11:15, 1-2 year olds
Wednesdays: 10:30-11:15, 2-3 year olds
                  1-1:45 Preschoolers    
Thursdays: 10:30-11:15, 3-5 year olds

Registration for fall story times begins Tuesday, September 4th. Registration can be done online this fall!  Register your child for a 45 minute session, which includes 30 minutes of stories, songs and other activities followed by a 15 minute craft or activity.  Storytimes begin Monday, September 10th, and run through Thursday, December 6th. There will be no storytimes on Thursday, November 22nd due to the Thanksgiving Holiday. 




1000 books before Kindergarten.

Comstock Township Library is encouraging parents to read 1000 books to their young children before they begin Kindergarten and earn prizes along the way.  Reading to your child beginning at a young age is the single most improtant thing a parent can do to help your child become a successful reader as they get older.  Any child can participate until s/he enters Kindergarten.  Pick up your tracking sheet at the Youth Desk today.  



LEGO CLUB

Third Friday of every month, 4-5:00 all ages. Use your imagination and build a Lego creation for us to display in the Young People's Department!  Children under the age of 5 should have an adult helper with them.  Registration is required for this free event.  Lego Club dates are as follows:
  • Friday, November 16th, 4-5 pm.  (Online registration begins Monday November 5th.)
  • Friday, December 21, 4-5 pm. (Online registration begins Monday, December 10th) 





TEEN ADVISORY BOARD
First Friday of Every Month, 6-12th graders
Earn community service hours helping us plan programs for teens and other youth!  Must be in 6-12th grade to register for this free event!
  • Friday, November 5, 4-5pm (Online registration begins Monday, October 22)
  • Friday, December 7, 4-5pm.  (Online registration begins Monday, November 26).

 

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