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June is Great Outdoors Month!

Fresh air fun and learning for all ages!

Who says libraries and learning have to be confined within four walls? Join us during the month of June as we host a number of programs outdoors (weather permitting) to appreciate fresh air, blue skies, warm weather and fun in the sun!

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Tea Time Under the Trees!

Pre-K Friends celebrate Great Outdoors Month with stories, music and art

June is Great Outdoors Month! Celebrate with us during "Tea Time Under the Trees"! On Monday, June 8 at 11 a.m., Pre-Kindergarteners ages 3 - 5 will listen to stories like Friends Help Each Other (featuring Daniel Tiger!), dance and make art on the front lawn during a late morning of summer breezes and shady trees.

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Meet Our Library Pets!

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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!

Weekly Summer Pajama Movie Night Line Up Announced

Everything is awesome as series kicks off June 25

This summer, put on your PJs and join us Thursday evenings at 6:30 p.m. at Tenley-Friendship Library for fun children’s movies. Food, blankets and pillows are welcome. Check out our line up. June 25: Emmet, an ordinary Lego construction worker, may be the key to saving his world from the Kragle. View trailer.   

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Say it Again!

Picture books with repeated phrases

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:  Print Motivation Print Awareness Narrative Skills Vocabulary Letter Knowledge

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Friends of the Southwest Library Summer Book Sale

Are Barnes and Noble prices not cutting it for you? Then combine your love of reading with your love of a good deal and visit Southwest Neighborhood Library’s 2015 Summer Book Sale!   The Friends of Southwest Library will host this blow-out bibliophile’s dream on Saturday, June 6 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. All are welcome, non-library card holders included. Can’t make it on Saturday? You’re in luck—the Friends will do a repeat on Sunday, June 7 from 1:30-4 p.m.

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Potting Tomatoes on a Warm, Sunny Day

Farm and fun at Watha T.

After a month of patiently growing seedlings in the bright, sunny windows of the Shaw Library, some of our young book readers joined us to re-pot tomato plants! Each plant is now making its way to a new, loving home, and I can't wait to see the yummy tomatoes they produce!  No matter how big or small the space, each of us can grow sustainable foods! You don't have to have a farm ... to farm!

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Parent-Child Book Club

Summer Reading recommendations

At right, Daniel poses with his newspaper tower that he created at the May Book Club's newspaper challenge.

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Reading Power Hour

Summer Reading program

Hey Everybody!  Join us this summer at Rosedale Library for our Annual Reading Power Hour: Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays, Saturdays: 1-2:30 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays: 4-5:30 p.m.  Starts Sunday, June 21 and ends Saturday, Aug. 22.

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Biographies and Autobiographies of Famous Children’s Authors

Learn more about the authors of your favorite children's books!

There’s something special about re-reading a book I loved as a child as an adult. I recently re-read one of my favorite books as a child, Anne of Green Gables, and while in the midst of the story I did a little background research on the author, Lucy Maud Montgomery.

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