Teen Programs for the New Year

Teens, be looking for new programming in 2010 at the Aldine Branch. The Digital Storytelling class will be winding down for a while, as will the Study Hall on Tuesday. Don’t worry because they will be back. Until then, be on the lookout for expanded computer classes for teens and some different programs.

Don't Tread on Me

Did you know the image of a rattlesnake, first employed by Benjamin Franklin in a newspaper cartoon, was a popular symbol of protest against British injustice? Aldine library customers can learn more about the First Navy Jack flag- and other historical American flags- by taking a look at our book display case in the lobby. A set of flags will be on display during the month of December.

Stop by today and catch a glimpse of American history.

The Tree is Up!

The Aldine Branch Library hopes everyone had a nice Thanksgiving holiday. We're shifting gears for the winter and have put up a tree. We hope you can visit and see it.

Chistmas Tree

More Than Words

"There is more to reading together than just saying the words." This statement graces the activity page of a pamphlet entitled Shining stars: pre-schoolers get ready to read. Copies of the pamphlet are available at the Aldine library on a bookshelf in the children's area across from the circulation desk.

Produced by the National Institute for Literacy, this guide presents ways parents can help their pre-school age children (during the ages of 4 and 5) get ready to read. It suggests talking about the story with your preschooler, asking "Why" and "What" questions when you read. Also, the publication suggests talking about words and their sounds, including new words children are not familiar with.