Children's Library

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Good news! The Library has subscribed to four Scholastic reading programs that you and your child can access from  home using your JTL library card. They will also be available on patron computers at the Library. You will need to use ear buds to listen to the programs while at the Library. You may bring your own, or you can purchase a pair from the Library for a small fee. We hope you enjoy these programs.


BookFlix is an online literacy resource that pairs classic video storybooks from Weston Woods with related nonfiction eBooks from Scholastic to build a love of reading and learning. This engaging resource for children in grades Pre-K – 3 will help early readers develop and practice essential reading skills and introduces students to a world of knowledge and exploration.

TrueFlix allows students to graduate from “learning to read” to “reading to learn” and master content area knowledge in science and social studies.

FreedomFlix features dynamic e-books of the Children’s Press best-selling Cornerstones of Freedom series that include embedded popup features such as maps, timelines, virtual tour clips, primary source videos and audio clips that makes history come to life.

ScienceFlix is transforming the way students access science topics, acquire scientific knowledge, and build a lasting interest in science, technology and engineering. Curriculum-driven leveled content is integrated with interactive features and intuitive navigation in this highly engaging mobile-ready science resource. With its emphasis on the latest STEM thinking and the Next Generation Science Standards, ScienceFlix provides students with a better understanding of science concepts and ideas through hands-on projects, videos, multiple text types and so much more.

 Calendar of Events

Mondays
10:00
June 1, 22 & 29

TIME FOR STORIES
Twos & Threes

Time for Stories is an early literacy program which offers age-appropriate activities for participants, many of whom are transitioning from our Read, Rock and Rhyme program. The five practices of Every Child Read to Read @ your library, Talking, Singing, Reading, Writing & Playing, are integrated into each session. These five practices help children learn important pre-reading skills that are suitable for their ages and interests. Please join us for stories, rhymes, finger plays, music and more.

 

Wednesdays
10:30

May 27
June 3 & 24

 

READ, ROCK & RHYME
Birth to 24 months

Read, Rock and Rhyme is fashioned after the Mother Goose on the Loose program that integrates the latest research in early literacy and infant brain development with traditional story time elements. It helps children acquire a rich vocabulary and strengthens foundational reading skills. RRR gives children opportunities to practice turn-taking, direction following, paying attention and showing appreciation to others. The age-appropriate listening, moving, and singing that takes place in RRR exercises fine and gross motor skills, fosters speech development, keeps children’s interest for an extended period of time, gives children opportunities to make scientific observations regarding cause and effect, and provides a joyful introduction to the world of books and reading.

 

Tuesday,
June 16
2:00

HOME SCHOOL BUILDING CLUB

This program is open to all ages. Building bricks will be available for your kids to create with while you network with other families.

 

Tuesday,
June 23
6:30
Family Event

BENDING GRAVITY: A SUPER YO-YO SHOW WITH ERIC GIRARDI

Eric will provide a one-of-a-kind breathtaking performance of object manipulation choreographed to music...
Back by popular demand!

Tuesday, June 30
6:00

SUPER HERO CARTOONING WITH DEBI HAMUKA-FALKENHAM

In Debi’s own words: Most of the cartoon superheroes have overcome some type of tragedy or disability in their life and turned it into a positive. If you read the stories behind Batman, Superman, The Hulk, Iron Man, etc. you can see why they became a superhero and how they used it to help mankind.
Kids will have fun learning how to draw superhero cartoons, but an added benefit woven throughout the session will be sharing ways participants can  be more empathetic to the feelings of others. Program Includes: A Superhero Cartoon Presentation followed by a "Hands- on" Workshop where participants will complete a Superhero Poster to take home with them.

 

Thursday,
July 9
6:30

SCIENCETELLER'S SUPER HEROES

In this original collection of slightly twisted tales, all the teachers at school are suspected to have superpowers! Join us on a hilarious new adventure where, just like in science, things aren't always quite what they seem. We will launch things through the air, send them plummeting toward the ground, and even make things transform and disappear right before your eyes!
Throw on your labcoat and get ready to experience forces and reactions through several exciting, hands-on experiments that will have the audience laughing, learning and having fun! Enjoy this spectacular adventure and be swept away to a place where truly 'super' heroes really do exist!
 

Saturday,
July 18
11:00
Ages 3-10

SPARKY’S PUPPETS EVERY HERO HAS A STORY

You never know who will save the day.
It's not always the biggest and strongest!
Watch a tiny mouse rescue a huge lion.
And find out who is "greatest of all!"
Two additional stories will also be performed for your entertainment.

 

Thursday,
July 30
6:00

TODD BRODEUR'S FRISBEE SHOW

Two-time Freestyle Frisbee Champion, Todd Brodeur, educates, entertains and motivates his audience with captivating Frisbee shows and interactive playshops. He promotes staying active throughout your life by playing disc sports. He focuses on healthy lifestyles, creativity, flexibility and balance, all aimed at improving self-esteem and confidence. World Class Frisbee Shows and Playshops teaches the next generation new ways to learn Frisbee skills that increase hand-eye coordination and all will have fun and success while exercising.

Frisbee flipping has been part of American pop culture for over 50 years. Across the globe, the popularity of Frisbee sports has never been greater. Now you can watch a master of the craft and also learn and improve your freestyle skills. This simple space age object will bring fun and excitement to your life. Participants will be inspired to play more Frisbee, be active, be self-aware and continue to discover.

Tuesday,
August 4
6:30

MR. MAGIC

Mr. Magic, a.k.a. Rich Rothstein, is a Norwich attorney by day and master of illusions by night! This exciting evening will reveal magic ranging from the ancient to today's more recent illusions. He will entertain you with an evening filled with mesmerizing spectacles and spell-binding entertainment.

Thursday,
August 6
6:30

AIRBORNE JUGGLERS

    World class performers Joe Murray and Susan Kirby have travelled the globe entertaining audiences for over 20 years. Highlights of their professional career include performances in Japan, Europe, The Bahamas, Aruba, and The Cayman Islands. Appearances at: The Kennedy Center, Los Angeles Olympics, Special Olympics World Games and entertaining U.S. Military Troops at home and abroad.

    Here at home they have entertained in 43 of the 50 states at every type of event you can imagine. Joe and Susan have shared the stage with Robin Williams, Jerry Seinfeld, Tim Allen, John Mellencamp, Larry the Cable Guy, Jeff Foxworthy and Billy Gardell just to name a few.

 

Tuesday,
August 11
3:00
Designed for ages five and up.

ANIMAL EMBASSY'S HEROES OF THE ANIMAL KINGDOM

With this interactive, educational and entertaining program, library patrons will meet a diversity of animals who lead heroic lives! While firefighters, doctors, librarians and police officers are heroes who work to enrich our lives and support us, animals too are heroes that help us as well as each other. We’ll explore how a variety of animals keep us healthy by eating disease-carrying insects. Learn how some tortoises dig burrows that provide homes for hundreds of other species during at least one stage of their lifecycle. Discover how some animals dig trenches for their offspring, while others adopt orphaned babies. We’ll also discuss how animals help to plant forests as well as fruit trees! Meet Animal Ambassadors such as a Solomon Islands Monkey-tailed skink, a Red-foot or Sulcata tortoise, Green Tree frogs or Red-eyed Tree frogs, an African bullfrog, a Bull snake, Chinchillas, a Chilean Rose Hair tarantula and perhaps an Eclectus parrot or an Owl!