Holiday Crafting for all Ages
Drop by for some holiday crafting on Saturday, December 16th from 9 a.m. to noon.ornaments half sheet
Books Before Kindergarten
The Gays Mills Public Library is excited to announce the upcoming launch of 1000 Books Before Kindergarten Initiative. Watch for more information in the newspaper, on our Facebook page and on our website.
The concept is simple, the rewards are priceless. Read a book (any book) to your newborn, infant, and/or toddler. The goal is to have read 1,000 books (yes you can repeat books) before your precious one starts kindergarten. Does it sound hard? Not really if you think about it. If you read just 1 book a night, you will have read about 365 books in a year. That is 730 books in two years and 1,095 books in three years. If you consider that most children start kindergarten at around 5 years of age, you have more time than you think.
Why should you bother? Because early language and literacy (reading and writing) development begins in the first three years of life and is closely linked to a child’s earliest experiences with books and stories see Zerotothree.org for more information.
Families who participate will be presented a book bag, log sheets, and a 1000 words of encouragement to read to their children. Children who reach 100 book milestones will be able to place a sticker on the 1000 Books Tree at the Gays Mills Public Library.