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 Everyone loves a good book! Books help us learn new words, phrases, and ideas. They introduce us to new characters, places, and concepts.  We can travel the world and never leave our house, experience a new culture, or make new friends in between the lines of printed text.

Books make us laugh so hard we cry, tremble with fear, disgust us with anger or play along our emotions depending on the writing style of the author. Books document the stories that have been passed down from generations and capture the imaginations and thoughts of new ones. Nevertheless, one thing is for sure...nothing can take the place of a good book!!

Here are a few recommended readings to get your school year off to a great start!

 

Congratulations Luke! July's Early Childhood Literacy Basket Winner!

Luke and his mom Monica enjoy his books and toy

The library's early childhood literacy baskets are targeted to support early literacy development of babies, ages 0 to 24 months. Proud cardholders of a My First Library Card are eligible to enter monthly drawings for a chance to win a literacy basket designed just for babies!

Luke who just turned 2 years and his grandpa have been attending the Lake Arlington Branch Bouncing Babies session with Ms. Tamera for some time now.  His mom, Monica hears about the great songs her son learned at story time each week and how much fun he had during the play portion of the program.

We hope Luke and his mom will love all the books and the bee counting toy that were in this month's basket!

You too can enter your child (ages 0 to 24 months) in the monthly drawing for an early childhood literacy basket! Join us in all the fun at your local library!

Winning Is simple:

  1. Pick up a frequent user card from your local library.
  2. Each time you and your child attended a library storytime or check out a book using My First Library Card, you will receive a stamp from a library staff.
  3. Enter your completed frequent user card in the monthly drawing after acquiring 8 stamps.
  4. Your card may be drawn to win a basket full of goodies including books, an educational toy, and much more!
8/19/2014 by Dawn Reyes Add a Comment Share this:
Topics: Storytime, PreK

Another I Did It Winner

Preschool showing the books he won in the I Did Ticket Drawing

Pictured above is Adam, another proud winner of an Early Childhood Summer Reading Club prize packet. He won a very cool educational toy and two wonderful picture books that are often used in storytimes. Adam and his grandma were eligible for these great prizes because they had already finished reading ten books and completed six activities on their first summer reading brochure/log. They then continued by reading ten more titles, wrote them down on their “I Did It Ticket”, and turned in the drawing form.

The summer program has some to an end and we want to say thank you to the hundreds families that participated in our reading program and enjoyed so many great books this summer. It was so wonderful to see all the moms, dads, grandparents, and kids at the Final Celebration on August 2.  We had tremendous fun sharing stories, singing songs, and playing games with all the littles that afternoon.  Click here to view the photos.

8/13/2014 by Dawn Reyes Add a Comment Share this:

SRC Final Celebration presents....

 

 Here Comes Woody (Woodtee)

Children's author and illustrator, Woody Kuon joins us for the Summer Reading Club -Final Celebration at Globe Life Hall of Fame on Saturday,  August 2. Kuon has over 80 books published and has been featured on ABC, NBC, CBS and FOX.  
 

Join us for a fully animated storytime from 4:45-5:15 p.m.  You WOOD'nt want to miss it!

            These titles (and more) authored or illustrated by Woody Kuon.....

  ....coming to an Arlington Library Branch near you!!

Click here to learn more about Woody Kuon

Final Celebration

If you have participated in our Summer Reading Club 2014

You are Invited to the Final Celebration!

Saturday, August 2nd, 3-5:30 p.m.

Globe Life Park Texas Rangers Hall of Fame

Do not miss out on:

Face Painting

Activities

Crafts

Games

storytime

playtime

giveaways

prizes

Photo booth

A special presentation by children's author Vuthy Kuan!

I Did It Winner

Isabel won I Did It Ticket drawing for listening to 20 books

Pictured here are Isabell, the proud winner of an Early Childhood Summer Reading Club prize packet and her mother Amber.  Their family won an educational toy and two picture books that are often used in storytimes.   ­­­­­­Mom and daughter had already finished reading ten books and completed six activities on their first summer reading brochure/log and continued by reading ten more titles and wrote them down on their “I Did It Ticket” to be eligible for this drawing. 

It is not too late for children 0-4 yrs old to join our Early Childhood Summer Reading Club and receive great prizes for listening to books.  Just register online at MySRC.org or pick up a log at the library by August 2.

Keep up the good reading and enjoy the summer!

7/17/2014 by Dawn Reyes Add a Comment Share this:

June's Early Childhood Literacy Winner!

The library's Early Childhood Literacy baskets are targeted to support early literacy development of babies, ages 0 to 24 months. Proud cardholders of a My First Library Card are eligible to enter monthly drawings for a chance to win a literacy basket designed just for babies!

Zachary enjoys participating in storytimes at the Central Public Library and the Woodland West Branch. Mrs. Gray, Zachary's mother, says, "His favorite song is the "Itsy Bitsy Spider" and Zachary loves to read the How Do Dinosaurs series." Zachary will be having fun this summer with all the goodies in his Early Litearcy Basket! 

We hope Zachary and his mother continue finding joy in literacy with their new stories, songs, and early learning toys!

Winning was simple:

  1. Zachary and his mother picked up a frequent user card from their local library.

  2. Each time they attended a library storytime or checked out a book using Zachary's My First Library Card, they received a stamp from a library staff.
  3. Zachary entered his completed frequent user card in the monthly drawing after he acquired 8 stamps.
  4. Zachary's card was drawn and he won a basket full of goodies including books, a music CD, and much more!

Summer Reading Club

Summer Reading Club is in full swing, folks.

Be sure to participate this year.  The only requirement is a Library card and a love of Reading!

Go to mysrc.org to log in the hours you have read this summer, then stop by your local library to receive your prizes.

Prizes you will receive (while supplies last)

A Certificate!

A Free Book!

A voucher for a Ticket to the Ranger's game!

A T-shirt!

A Swim Pass!

Coupons too!

Don't hesitate.  The Summer Reading Club ends on the last day of July.

All participates in the Summer Reading Club are eligable to come to our Final Celebration from 3-5:30 on August 2nd at Globe Life Park Texas Rangers Hall of Fame!

Drama Camp Performance

CSI: Mother Goose Land and The Shopgirl’s Revenge

Presented by

Drama Camp Performance

With permission by www.playsmagazine.com

Saturday June 21 at 3:00 p.m.

Southwest Branch Library

3311 S.W. Green Oaks Blvd.

Arlington, TX 76017

817-459-6386

www.arlingtonlibrary.org

 

A Father's Day Tribute

This Father's Day, snuggle up and read a good book with someone special!

Here are some suggested titles that will honor him:

     

Remember:

Read books this summer and earn incentives. Sign-up at MySRC.org

Experience free family programming all summer long!!

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