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Be a Star Reader!

Kids are invited to visit the Youth Services Desk and have their picture taken with their favorite book in celebration of National Library Week, April 7 – 13! Participants will have their names entered into a special drawing, and 20 lucky Star Readers will have their photo featured on monthly READ posters displayed at the Library. After their poster is displayed,…

 
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Sensory Story Time

Sign up for Sensory Story Time on Saturday, April 13! Join us in an adaptive story time experience for youth of all abilities, including those who have difficulty in large groups and who have sensory integration challenges. Participants can expect stories with gentle multisensory engagement, visual aids, adaptive movement, low lights, and low sounds. For children ages 3 and up with a grown-up….

 
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Tots & Friends is Back!

Tots & Friends play time resumes on March 29! Drop in for unstructured play, building, and discovery in the Story Room on Fridays, 10 a.m. – Noon. Caregivers and little ones of all ages can interact with toys and books that support each child’s learning and development. Adaptive toys for children with low vision, motor difficulties, or other accessibility needs will be included….

 
Accessibility Services Survey

Accessibility Services Survey

The Library is conducting a short survey related to accessibility services including the space, events, and collections. We’re hoping to hear from people with disabilities, parents/caregivers of people with disabilities, medical professionals, and educators about their needs and their experience with the library and other public places. Participants may enter to win a $50 Amazon gift card! …

 
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Resources for Talking to Kids About Fear and Violence

In times of crisis and trauma, it can be difficult to know what to say to kids who are worried and have questions. We have materials available in the Youth Room, including our Parenting collection, and have compiled several online resources below to help support such these conversations.

Sesame Street – Community and Gun Violence
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