On May 7, the Northeast Neighborhood Library family gained two new members: The Friends of Northeast Library have been kind and generous enough to sponsor our purchase and care of two female Dumbo Rats!
Over the course of one week, library visitors were able to submit name entries to be considered for our naming contest. By the end of the submission period, we had received 93 pairs of names for the rat sisters. It was a huge and difficult task picking only five pairs to go on our official ballot!
Early Literacy Skills are competencies that children need to develop before they begin reading and writing.*
Choosing books to read with your child that have a repetitive phrase can aid in the development of many of the early literacy skills that children need in order to be ready to read:
Novels that are narrated in a diary or journal format provide a raw, intimate, and honest perspective. Readers are provided confidential details of the narrators’ deepest fears, desires, and secrets. Young adult novels in diary format are particularly of interest because the process of coming of age is so personal. This unfiltered perspective is something that the reader's inner voyeur cannot resist.
With the winter finally past us, the trees and flowers all around our neighborhood are springing back to life.
Maria, a Yoga Alliance certified teacher, can help you spring back from the long, cold winter.
All adults are welcome, no previous yoga experience is needed.
Mezzanine Conference Room at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday May 7, May 14, May 21 and May 28.
"April 16, 1862 marks the abolition of slavery in the District of Columbia. Over 3,000 enslaved persons were freed eight months before President Lincoln’s Emancipation Proclamation liberated slaves in the South.”
-- C.R. Gibbs, Historian
Doves are often a symbol of peace and freedom. As such, more than 3,000 doves are displayed throughout the Northeast Library in honor of the “legislation, and the courage and struggle of those who fought to make it a reality.”
Minecraft Madness took over the Northeast Library on Sunday, March 22.
Kids celebrated their love for the game by logging on and playing with their library friends. We also decorated 8-bit faces, ate Minecraft-themed snacks, read Minecraft books, and played three rounds of Minecraft bingo. Bingo winners got to take home their very own Minecraft book.
This party was a big hit, so look for more Minecraft-related programming in the future.
Early Literacy Tips for Parents and Caretakers of Young Children
Researchers say that there are six skills that are important for children to learn before they are ready to read:
(Source: Every Child Ready to Read via Saroj Ghoting).