November 2017 
Reading Buddies eNews
Information and resources for Imagination Library families

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Early Learning GPS 

Everybody wants what is best for their children, but many don't know where to start. If that is the case, the Early Learning GPS is the perfect tool. This website allows you to create a road map of each child's development and milestones. It gives tips and links to reliable resources that can help your child. It is free and simple to use, and takes only ten questions to receive personalized help for your child. Create your free account  here, and get started! 

Upcoming Storytimes & Reading Events


Thursday, November 2 at 10:00am
Family Storytime at Lincoln Community Center Library
Explore stories at the library! Children will enjoy stories, songs, fun activities, and crafts that will spark their curiosity and inspire a love for literacy and learning! Learn more. 

Monday, November 6 at 10:00am
Baby Bounce at Blasco Memorial Library
This storytime is for the littlest library users and includes read-a-long books, songs, bounces, and rhymes. Afterward, enjoy playtime with baby-safe toys. Learn more.

Wednesday, November 8 at 3:30pm
Read to a Therapy Dog at Edinboro Branch Library
Children are invited to read to Willie Nelson a therapy dog from Therapy Dogs United. Willie Nelson loves to listen while the children gain reading confidence!  Learn more.

Saturday, November 11 at 11:00am
A Loud Winter's Nap storytime at Barnes and Noble
From the author of the bestselling book Too Many Carrots, this charming picture book features the fun of winter and the heartwarming benefits of friendship. Will Tortoise sleep through another winter, or will his friends convince him to stay awake and experience the frosty fun? Find out at Storytime, with activities to follow. Learn more. 

Thursday, November 14 at 4:30pm
Read to a Therapy Dog at Lincoln Community Center Library
Children are invited to read to Maji, a therapy dog. Maji is a gentle and non-intimidating listener!  Reading aloud to a dog has proven a useful means of encouraging reluctant readers.

Saturday, November 18 at 11:00am
Bear Says Thanks storytime at Barnes and Noble
This is a special Storytime in celebration of Thanksgiving. When Bear decides to throw a feast to thank his friends, they show up one by one with different platters of delicious food to share. There's just one problem: Bear's cupboards are bare! What is he to do? Find out at Storytime, with activities to follow.
Monday, November 27 at 10:00am
Christmas Stay N Play at Edinboro Branch Library
Go and join "J and J" (Jackie and Jenny) for fun Christmas themed stories, games and face painting.  Lots of fun for the whole family! Learn more.

Thursdays at 6:30pm 
Evening Storytime at Blasco Memorial Library 
Do you work during our morning storytime sessions? No need to miss out! Bring the family and join us for fun stories and activities on Thursday evenings. We will sing, dance, play games, craft, watch puppet shows, and more. Storytimes are a great opportunity to help your child get ready to read. Come join the fun!  Learn more. 

 
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Not Receiving Books?
If you are not receiving books, or have a specific question about the Imagination Library please contact Joanna Peters via email or phone (814) 456-2937 ext. 233.
United Way's 2-1-1 Now Available

2-1-1
service is now available across Erie County! United Way's 2-1-1 is the social service equivalent of 9-1-1.  Call 24/7/365 or visit  pa211nw.org