Reading Buddies eNews
Information and resources for Imagination Library families
March 2015
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From birth to age 5, children's brains are developing and forming a foundation for learning throughout the rest of their lives. Reading with your children regularly gives them one of the biggest boosts for success. Join our Reading Buddies to learn helpful, everyday tips to make the most of your time reading with your child!

 Friday, March 13 |  10:30 - 11:30am

The Pure Parenting Shop

2117 West 8th Street | Erie, PA 16505


The Pure Parenting Shop, Erie's only natural parenting store, is hosting Reading Buddies on March 13th. Join us to learn about the importance of reading with your child, and check out the Pure Parenting Shop and the many ways they offer support and information for parents of infants and toddlers. To RSVP, click here or call Sarah at 814.459.0807.

Wednesday, April 1 | 4:00 - 6:00pm

The Erie Family Center

913 Payne Avenue | Erie PA, 16503


Join us for this family night with Healthy Families America on April 1st! Families will enjoy activities together and learn about positive development for children. Families do not need to be eligible for Healthy Families America to attend. Transportation assistance available.To RSVP or for more information, call the Erie Family Center at 814.874.6990.


Featured Resources

Kindergarten Registration for 2015

Do you know when you need to register your child for kindergarten? Click on the link above for information on age requirements, who to contact, where, and when.


Erie's Future Fund

Erie's Future Fund is a scholarship program for children to attend a high-quality Early Childhood Education program at ages 3 and 4. Children attend for three half-days a week during the school year. For more information on income guidelines and the application process, click on the link above. Applications are currently being accepted. Contact Michelle Harkins at 814.874.0144 ext. 19 with further questions or to set up a quick application appointment.


PNC Grow Up Great    

PNC Grow Up Great is dedicated to helping prepare America's youngest children for great things in school and life. Learn more about the program by clicking on the link above. Check out the "Parents and Educators" tab at the top for resources on how to help your children grow up great!



Have the child join in by reciting a repetitive phrase, counting if the story involves numbers, or making a motion or sound that is part of the story. 


For more reading tips, check out Tools & Tips for Reading with Children.

Download a Reading Guide for the Imagination Library book


by Jennifer Plecas


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