Welcome to Rosie’s Corner! This monthly feature will highlight upcoming children’s programs, new books hitting the stacks this month, give early literacy tips, and more.
Rosie’s Rocket Celebration
Friday, December 15, 10:00 AM-12:00 PM, Franklin Avenue Library
Rosie’s Rocket is launching at the Franklin Avenue Library! Celebrate the newly renovated children’s area by dropping by and seeing everything we offer. There will be games, crafts, and activities. Rosie Reader will be there to say hi and take photos, and her friends Llama Llama, Skye from Paw Patrol, and a Minion will also be hanging out! The event is made possible thanks to funds from the estate of Dorothy Jackson.
Tuesdays, December 4, 11, & 18, 4:00 PM, Forest Avenue Library
Friday, December 7, 4:30 PM, North Side Library
Thursday Morning Fever Dance Party
Thursday, December 27, 10:00 AM-11:00 AM, Central Library
Harry Potter Bingo
Thursday, December 27, 2:30 PM, South Side Library
New Year’s Eve Lego Movie-A-Thon
Monday, December 31, 10:00 AM-4:00 PM, East Side Library
Click here for a full calendar of events. Don't forget - you can grab a monthly event calendar for each branch at their respective Youth Desks.
The Cars and Trucks Book, by Todd Parr (December 24)
Children’s author and illustrator Todd Parr has published more than 40 books. His books include bright colors and simple language, creating stories that talk about a wide variety of subjects, including family, the world around us, loss and grief, and more. The Cars and Trucks Book explores all the way vehicles have an impact on our daily lives, while weaving in messages about positivity, the environment, and safety. Readers will laugh along with the whole four-wheeled gang!
Other new releases:
I Love You, Little Pookie, by Sandra Boynton (December 4)
Little Owl’s Snow, by Divya Srinivasan (December 4)
Harold Loves His Woolly Hat, by Vern Kousky (December 11)
Stewart's Best Pen, by Stephen W. Martin (December 11)
Out of Bounds, by Elena Delle Donne (December 18)
Mia Mayhem Is a Superhero!, by Kara West (December 18)
ABCs of What I Can Be, by Catilin McDonagh (December 24)
Dog Man 6: Brawl of the Wild, by Dav Pilkey (December 24)
The Bad Guys in Superbad, by Aaron Blabey (December 26)
Pete the Cat's World Tour, by James Dean (December 31)
Kitten Trouble, by Nick Bruel (December 31)
Early Literacy Activities:
It’s December! It’s cold, you’re shopping for the holidays, making meals for family get-togethers, and trying to avoid cabin fever with the kids. Here are some activities to consider this month to help strengthen your children’s early literacy skills! For more information, check out our Simple Steps to Success website:
- On a road trip? Go on a scavenger hunt and try to spy all the letters in your child’s name while looking at license plates. You can do this in the aisle of the store as well.
- Use a clothespin to pick up small items and drop them in a cup. Count them too! The activity will increase finger strength, which is important for writing and drawing.
- Use construction paper to make placemats for your family. Write their names on the placemats!
- Think of a winter-related word, like snow, chill, or cold, and name words that rhyme with it.
- On New Year’s Eve, make a clock out of a paper plate and count down to “midnight” on it.
Happy Holidays... we'll see you at the library!