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Information and resources for Imagination Library families

January 2017
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Reading Buddies with the Erie Playhouse
Saturday, January 21
Blasco Memorial Library
Children's Storytime Room
160 East Front Street

Registration: 10:30am
Event: 11:00am - 12:30pm

Join United Way, the  Erie  Public Library and our Erie Playhouse friends for  Reading   Buddies  with the Youtheatre cast of The Lion King Jr at the Blasco Memorial Library's Children's Storytime Room.

Parents will learn helpful, everyday tips for  reading with children. All families attending will receive lunch and  free tickets to see a performance of the play at The  Erie  Playhouse!

Registration is limited and required by Tuesday, January 17. Register to attend
Please call  (814) 456-2937 ext. 233  if you have any questions.
Free Storytimes & Reading Events
Be sure to check out these free events!

Monday, January 9 at 6:30pm - Evening Storytime at the Blasco Memorial Library The Erie County Library is excited to offer a free evening storytime for children. Bring the family and join us for fun stories and activities. Attendees will sing, dance, play games, craft, try some science experiments, and more.  Learn more

Tuesday, January 10 at 4:30pm - Read to a Therapy Dog at the Lincoln Community Center, 1255 Manchester Road. The therapy dogs are gentle, non-intimidating listeners. Reading aloud to a dog has proven to be a useful means of encouragement for reluctant readers! Learn more

Wednesday, January 25 at 10am  - Family Storytime at the Millcreek Branch Library, 2088 Interchange Road. Children can enjoy stories, songs, fun activities and crafts that will spark their curiosity and inspire a love for learning!  Learn more
How to Read to A Squiggly Baby
As parents and caregivers, you know you should read with your children every day.  But, reading together requires that your baby or toddler will actually sit still long enough for a book! 

If you've got a squiggler in your house, see if these tips help your reading time go a little more smoothly. 

#1 - Read before bed, but don't wait too long!
Really tired little ones have a harder time focusing their attention. It may help to pull out your books before the bath, or right after dinnertime. If your child is too tired to read, don't force it. Keep book times happy times.

#2 - Choose fun, brightly colored books
The most engaging books for little ones have lots of bright, big pictures. Board books, the ones with stiff cardboard pages, are great for little hands to hold.

#3 - Sing along, or have some rhyme time
Books meant to be sung, or books written in rhyme, mean that you and your child get to clap along, sing along, and bounce up and down to the rhythm of the language. The fun physical involvement will keep your child interested in reading.  Read more tips
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Important Information

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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.
Other Community News
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Early Learning Expo
Saturday, April 1, 2017
10:00am - 1:00pm
Millcreek Mall

The whole event is FREE, stay tuned for more details!
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