Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Early Literacy Tips Video

I stumbled upon a great video for parents about early literacy from the Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh. These years are important ones with your little ones. There are easy ways to incorporate learning into your everyday moments. Before you know it, you'll have raised a reader! :)

Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Happy 50th Birthday, Amelia Bedelia!

Image from HarperCollins: http://harpercollinschildrens.com/feature/ameliabedeliaday/
Happy 50th Birthday, Amelia Bedelia! The classic, literal-minded early-reader character is celebrating 50 years! There is also a new chapter for Ms. Bedelia, as two new chapter books debuted this year:

Amelia Bedelia Means Business by Herman Parish (Greenwillow Books, 2013)

"Young Amelia Bedelia will do almost anything for a shiny new bicycle. Her parents say they'll split the cost with her, and that means Amelia Bedelia needs to put the pedal to the metal and earn some dough! With Amelia Bedelia anything can happen, and it usually does"-- Provided by publisher.

 Amelia Bedelia Unleashed by Herman Parish (Greenwillow Books, 2013)

Amelia Bedelia's request for a sibling takes her parents by surprise, but she is soon distracted by the possibility of finding the perfect puppy, instead.

Friday, February 1, 2013

Saturday Events

Man in the Yellow Hat Storytime
Join us on Saturday, February 2nd, at 11:00 a.m. in the Youth Activity Room at the Corvallis-Benton County Public Library (645 NW Monroe Ave., Corvallis) for a special storytime for dads (or father figures) and their little ones!

 36th Annual Family Fun Day at LBCC
Families are invited to the 36th Annual Family Fun Day at Linn-Benton Community College will be held on Saturday, February 2nd, from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. in the Activities Center gym on the Albany campus.

Everyone is invited to this inexpensive, fun-filled event.  Children ages one to six will enjoy activities such as play dough, an obstacle course, crafts, puppet show, bounce house, face painting, maze and much more.  All proceeds from this event go to provide tuition grants for some of the nearly 2000 parents in Linn and Benton Counties who participate in Parenting Education classes each year.