Nursery Rhymes have enormous educational value. They help with phonological awareness which is hearing smaller sounds contained in words. Singing is a much clearer way of hearing those smaller sounds in words which gives infants and toddlers a head start for when they start school.
There’s only a few days left to complete your Summer Reading and win some awesome prizes!Once you bring in your completed game board, you not only get to choose a fabulous book to keep, you'll also be entered in a raffle to win some cool prizes!So don’t forget to bring it in, or call if you’re out of town, by Saturday the Aug. 24!
Our Teen Summer Reading Program "Beneath the Surface" concludes Wed., Aug. 14 with a free movie (and free popcorn and drinks, too!).Legally we’re not allowed to advertise the name of the movie but it's a 2012 superhero movie with a guy in a bat suit. Bane’s in it. We’re just going to call it The Man in the Bat Suit Ascends. Know which movie we mean? Cool.
September’s Chevy Chase Library Book Club selection is the Pulitzer Prize winner The Emperor of All Maladies: A Biography of Cancer, by Siddhartha Mukherjee.The club will meet on Sept. 9, 7 p.m. Copies of the book are available for check out near the reference desk.
Time is running out to enter the raffle for tickets to see The Washington Nationals game! If you’re finished with your eight hours of reading, bring your completed Summer Reading booklet by this Friday, Aug. 9 to be entered in the raffle.To get you in the mood, here are some baseball books we have in the Children’s Room. Come check them out, and finish up your final shovels!