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Toothy Tales


 Chomp! Toothy Tales to Bite Back the "Summer Slide." 

 "The researchers concluded that two-thirds of the 9th grade reading achievement gap can be explained by unequal access to summer learning opportunities during elementary school. This achievement level is a huge determinant of whether students stay in school and follow a college-preparatory track."


Johns Hopkins University Researchers
Karl Alexander, Doris Entwisle, and Linda Olson (2007)


 

 

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150 Lucky Kids...

150 Children will have an opportunity to create their very own book bag for FREE!

This program is for children ages 3 to 12 years old.

Free Family Fun @ the Library!

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Do you know that the Atascocita Library has many fun programs for children and their families?  Check out the schedule below! 

Use Basic Chemistry to Create a Crystal Project

 If you only want to checkout one book this week, I would suggest that you get Science and Craft Projects with Wildlife, by Ruth Owen. Why?  It includes the instructions on how to make crystal "rocks' using borax.  This was one of my favorite things to do as a kid, and every child that I have shared it with, absolutely loves it! 

Friendly Reminder, Pokémon Club is this Thursday!

 For this Program Only!

 Legendary Pokemon will be handed out by our presenter, while supplies last.  Participants will need to bring their DS and Pokemon X or Y to take advantage of this opportunity. 

A Melodious Tale

 This is a lovely picture book that has been loosely based on an article that ran in the Washington Post several years back. It is a story that stuck with me;  I was delighted to learn that it is now written in a format that I can share with young people. I hope that you enjoy it as much as I have.   

The Man with the ViolinKathy Stinson

History Tells a Great Story

 The lives of others can not only be interesting, but also a great source to learn life's lessons.  Here are a few that I recently read and I thought that you would like as well. Enjoy! 

To Dare Mighty Things: The Life of Theodore Roosevelt Doreen Rappaport

Ho'olu komo la kaua ( Please Join Us) for a Hawaiian Lū'au. Registration Is Now Open.

Aloha! 

Do you know that the month of May is Asian Pacific American Heritage Month? To celebrate, we are having a Hawaiian Luau for children, ages 3 to 12 years old, and their families.  This is a free program, and it will include a puppet show that is loosely based on the Hawaiian folk-tale, * "Battle of the Owls." 

Star Wars: A Galactic Event! With a special presentation from FOAL

I would like to tell you about an extraordinary group of individuals: The Friends of the Atascocita Library.  F.O.A.L. provides crucial funding which enriches the services and programs that are provided for the community.

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