February 2018 
Reading Buddies eNews
Information and resources for Imagination Library families
Do you know someone who may want to register a child for the Imagination Library in Erie County? It's simple! Forward this newsletter or share  this link .
Reading Resolutions
It's 2018! This year, make a reading resolution with your children. Try to visit the library at least twice a month. Start a journal to keep track of every book your children read. End each night with a story! Find more ideas for your reading resolution here.
Save the Date: United Way Success By 6 Early Learning Expo
Upcoming Events & Storytimes
Thursday, February 1 at 10am
Preschool Storytime at Blasco Memorial Library
This storytime is for the littlest library users and includes read-a-long books, songs, bounces, and rhymes. Afterward, enjoy playtime with baby-safe toys.  Learn more.

Saturday, February 3 at 11am
I Am Harriet Tubman Storytime at Barnes and Noble
The 14th book in author Brad Meltzer's bestselling Ordinary People Change the World series, I Am Harriet Tubman tells the story of Harriet Tubman's pivotal role in the fight against slavery. Join us for Storytime and learn more about this important American icon. Learn more.

Monday, February 5 at 10am
Baby Bounce at Blasco Memorial Library
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, February 10 at 10am
Parachute Playtime at the Blasco Memorial Library
Young children learn best through play! Join us for songs, rhymes, and games around our giant parachute. Afterward, children will have free time to play with the library’s blocks, Magna Tiles, puppets, and other toys. Participants will have fun while developing cognitive, social, verbal, physical, and literacy skills .   Learn more.

Got photos of your child reading?

Does your child love Imagination Library books?

Just enrolled and received their first book? Just had a fifth birthday and received  Look Out Kindergarten, Here I Come! and graduation certificate? 

SEND US YOUR PHOTOS via email to  photos@unitedwayerie.org .

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Reading Buddies is an early childhood literacy program of United Way of Erie County.