March 2018 
Reading Buddies eNews
Information and resources for Imagination Library families
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Pre-K: Getting Ready to Read and Write
Teachers and caregivers play a critical role in preparing young children for school and life success. In addition to a warm and nurturing environment, the adults in children’s lives should also focus on the building blocks of reading and writing.

The Little Engine That Could is Coming to the Playhouse Stage
Save the Date: United Way Success By 6 Early Learning Expo
Kindergarten Registration Information is Now Available!
Other Upcoming Events & Storytimes
Friday, March 2 at 6:30pm
Dr. Seuss Birthday Celebration at Barnes & Noble
Happy Birthday, Dr. Seuss! Join our friends at Barnes & Noble for storytime, games, and activities in celebration of the beloved author's birthday.  Learn more.

Monday, March 5 at 6:30pm
Reading with Rory at Blasco Memorial Library
Rory is a therapy dog who loves reading. She especially loves it when children read to her. Please join her on the first Monday of the month and read her your favorite story. Petting her is a must and children will improve their reading skills Learn more.

Saturday, March 10 - 10am - 3pm
Family Fort Day at Blasco Memorial Library
Build a cozy reading fort in the library! We’ll supply the building materials, and you can create the castle of your dreams. Families are welcome to stop by anytime between 10:00 and 3:00. Feel free to choose some books and curl up for a reading session in your fort!   Learn more.

Thursday, March 22 at 6:30pm
Evening Storytime at the 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.
Explore More with Peter Rabbit
Mrs. Rabbit gives Flopsy, Mopsy, Cotton-Tail, and Peter permission to play in the fields and down the lane, but strictly warns them to stay away from Mr. McGregor’s garden. Curious Peter disobeys Mrs. Rabbit’s fair warning, and finds himself in a frightening situation.


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Reading Buddies and the Imagination Library are early childhood literacy programs of United Way of Erie County.