April 2018 
Reading Buddies eNews
Information and resources for Imagination Library families
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Grocery Store Literacy for
A simple trip to the grocery store can turn into a real learning experience for your preschooler. Below are some easy ways to build literacy and math skills while getting your shopping done at the same time!

United Way Success By 6 Early Learning Expo This Saturday
Kindergarten Registration Information is Now Available!
Other Upcoming Events & Storytimes
Friday, April 3 at 10:00am
Family Storytime at the Iroquois Avenue Branch
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.

Saturday, April 14 at 10:00am
Baby Stay & Play at Blasco Memorial Library
Babies and their caregivers are invited to come and play at the library! We will provide toys, soft crawlers, and board books. Make new friends while your child builds gross motor skills and socializes with other babies. Learn more.

Monday, April 23 at 4:30pm
Read to a Therapy Dog at Edinboro Branch Library
Children are invited to read to Roxie, a therapy dog. Roxie is a gentle and non-intimidating listener! Reading aloud to a dog has proven a useful means of encouraging reluctant readers.   Learn more.

Saturday, April 28 at 11:00am
Scientist, Scientist Who Do You See? Storytime at Barnes & Noble Erie
Full of rhyming fun, Scientist, Scientist, Who Do You See? features appearances by some of the world's greatest scientists. Young readers will enjoy learning about scientists and how they changed the world. Learn more.
Explore More with Winnie the Pooh
The rumors are true - Christopher Robin is back in the Hundred Acre Wood.

From the excitement of Christopher Robin's return to the curious business of learning to play cricket, Return to the Hundred Acre Wood allows readers to spend a few more treasured hours with the Best Bear in All the World. David Benedictus's authorized sequel to A. A. Milne's original Winnie-the-Pooh stories are splendidly illustrated by Mark Burgess in the style of the original E. H. Shepard artwork. All of the old friends are in attendance - from Pooh, to Piglet, Eeyore to Owl and Tigger to Eeyore. Enjoy the sights, sounds and smells of the Hundred Acre Wood 80 years after since it was first discovered. There's still plenty of fun to be had in this forest.

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