Toddletime is a fun learning experience for children and parents that incorporates stories, finger plays, and songs. It is geared for children birth to age 5.
We meet on Mondays at 10 am in the Community Room for about 25 minutes.
1000 Books before Kindergarten
Reading to your child is one of the most powerful ways to boost their brain power. This program is easy and done at your and your child's pace. Simply come in and register your child and receive a packet to begin reading. Every time you read you mark it off on the sheet. At the completion of every 200 books read the child receives a book.
The Summer Reading Program is for Toddlers to Adults. The Program starts around the first of June and runs for six weeks. There are prizes for reading, and many activities for children to participate in. Some of these activities include: Craft Day, Lego's, Movies, and Performers. For more detailed information ask at the checkout desk.
February brings Valentines Day and Sweet Reads at the Garner Public Library. This Program is geared for Kids to Adults. Once a book is completed a slip is filled out at the Checkout desk. Every week during February names are drawn. Children have a chance to win a book.
Links to useful information on the Internet.
- Storyline Online 10 (Don’t forget this resource of celebrities reading picture books – you could share one of these on your Facebook page with your own thoughts and comments about the book.)
- An online calendar of KidLit events 6, including schedules for creators reading from their own work/sharing things online:
- Reading Connects Us 2: A newsletter about virtual learning that is full of links to lessons, things authors are sharing, etc.
- Picture Book Read Alouds 6 - this is made up of authors reading their own work, including a list from the Indianapolis Public Library with over 100 titles, and titles in other languages.
- Read, Wonder, and Learn 3 - this is a lot of authors sharing lessons, excerpts, etc from their books.
- Authors Everywhere 4 - A YouTube channel with authors sharing their books and work, will also, hopefully, host panels and other discussions.
- Scholastic’s Learn at Home 4 - Daily lesson plans that include books from Weston Woods, activities, and more
- Jarrett Lerner’s Activities Page 5 lots of print outs/activities that encourage creativity and story creation - I think a fun thing to do would be to pick a certain page and encourage all kids (and adults!) to work on it and then have them tag the library on social media in their finished work.
Are you looking for something to do with your children at home this summer? The youth staff can help you find books and other materials with craft ideas, games, and other activities to engage your children during the summer months. In addition to the materials available in the library, here are a few of our favorite craft web sites: