Reading Buddies eNews
Information and resources for Imagination Library families
July 2016
Reading Buddies Events
Learn the importance of reading with your children from birth!

 Reading Buddies at the Millcreek Library Branch
Wednesday, July 6 | 10:00-11:00AM
2088 Interchange Rd, Erie, PA 16565

All children ages 6 mo. through 5 yrs. are invited to attend the Storytime Program on Wednesday morning from 10:00-11:00am. Volunteers will read books to the children. Family storytime at the Millcreek Library includes books, songs, movement, and crafts. On July 6th, a Reading Buddies presentation will also be open to parents and other caring adults.

Reading Buddies at the   Iroquois Branch Library
Tuesday, July 12 | 10:00-11:00AM
4212 Iroquois Ave., Erie, PA 16511

All children ages 6 mo. through 5 yrs. are invited to attend the Storytime Program on Tuesday morning from 10:00-11:00am. Volunteers will read books to the children. Family storytime at the Iroquois Branch Library includes books, songs, movement, and crafts. On July 12th, a Reading Buddies presentation will also be open to parents and other caring adults.

To find out about other family friendly events this month, check out the  Reading Buddies Calendar .

Continue to practice Reading Buddies techniques to help your child develop language, communication and reading comprehension skills!
Block by Block 2016 Summer Events

Erie Together has teamed up with ECGRA and other partners to host six Block by Block Early Learning Awareness events throughout the summer. The events will go right to neighborhoods to raise awareness of the importance of early childhood education and third grade reading proficiency. 

Each event will feature resources, activities, food, and fun! The events are targeted for children age 0 - 5 years and a parent or caring adult. All events are free and open to everyone. 
  Talking starts with reading!

Reading to children at an early age is crucial to the development of their language skills.  Take time to make the most of reading time with your child.

Read to your young children early and frequently. It is never too  early to start reading to children and that is why the Imagination Library begins at birth! 
 
Reading with babies and young children helps in many ways, including how many words they know, how they talk and how they learn to read. Research finds that reading to your child often helps to ensure that they will be successful in school and in life. Parents should try to read to their children  every dayRead more tips and ideas

IMPORTANT INFO


Read Aloud Matters Guide

READING TIP OF THE MONTH
Can your child read a little bit already? If so, take turns reading. You might also try letting your child finish sentences that you start. This works especially well if the book has a repeating or rhyming pattern.

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


READING GUIDE
Download a Reading Guide for the Im agination Library book  "My Luck Day" by Keiko Kasza.

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SUMMER READING CHALLENGE


You're invited to participate in a mind-expanding Summer Reading Challenge at the Erie County Public Library!  

Everyone who completes 5 hours of reading will receive a prize from one of the community sponsors and an entry into a grand prize drawing. Keep reading for more chances to win a grand prize!
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