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A Gift For Newborns…

Read for a lifetime – ready for anything!

The Hillsdale Library supports parents as they help their children develop language and literacy skills.
We have thousands of board books and picture books to choose from.

The Friends of the Hillsdale Library off a gift of a FREE canvas book bag to our youngest Hillsdale residents born in 2016 or 2017.
Your child’s name can be embroidered on the bag for FREE. A wide variety of thread colors are available.
It is our desire that you borrow and read books to your children as often as time allows.

WHY?

Research consistently reveals that early language and literacy skill development results in long term benefits to your child.

Children begin learning language by hearing sounds and spoken words.

The American Academy of Pediatrics recommends talking, reading, and singing to babies and toddlers from day one.

healthychildren.org

The National Reading Panel advised that the more children are exposed to language, the sound of letters, and recognition of letters, the more quickly they will develop good reading skills necessary for independent reading later in life.

nichd.nih.gov/research/supported/Pages/nrp.aspx

“Reading together 20 minutes every day teaches most school readiness skills.”

READINGFOUNDATION.ORG

HOW?

To further encourage you to read to your child, consider the 1,000 Books Before Kindergarten challenge! It sounds daunting, but one short picture book per night quickly becomes 365 stories a year. By the time your child is five years old, over 1,000 stories are told. Yes, you can definitely repeat titles!

Record every book that you read with your child. Use a simple notebook or download the app and scan the ISBN barcode of the book to automatically add a book to your list.

By |July 1, 2017|Categories: Children, Featured|0 Comments

Summer Reading 2017

Sign-up at The Hillsdale Library for our jam-packed summer reading program. Grab a baseball cap and let the fun begin! The program runs from June 19th through August 7th and is open to Hillsdale cardholders.

READ ALONE PROGRAM

Read 10 books and receive great prizes including a special final prize. This program is for ANY beginning reader through Grade 6. Read for pleasure, no extra activities required.

READ-TO-ME PROGRAM

Children ages 18 months and up who are non-readers may sign-up and have an adult read 20 books to them to receive great prizes.
Other Fun-Filled Programs Include:

  • June 28th, 3:30 pm “The Lizard Guys” animal program. All are welcome.
  • July 6th, 11:00 am “Kurt Gallagher” music program. All are welcome.
  • July 18th, 3:00 pm “Green Meadows Farm” petting zoo. All are welcome.
  • August 1st, 1:00 pm “The Taj Mahal Onion Dome” art workshop. Registration required and is limited to 25 children. For Grades 1-6. (Hillsdale cardholders only)
  • August 8th, 2:30 pm “Brian Richards Magic Show” and Reading Club Party. All are welcome.

Drop-In Storytimes for ages 2 ½-5 without a caregiver are:

  • July 5th 11:00am
  • July 11th 1:30pm
  • July 21st 11:00am
  • July 25th 11:00am

The Summer Reading Program is sponsored by The Friends of The Hillsdale Public Library.

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“Book Worms” Book Club

 

“Bookworms” Children’s Book Club

“Grades 1-2”

Thursday June 1st, 2017

 

Come and be a part of our grades 1-2 “Bookworms” book club! This month we will be meeting the first Thursday of the month from 4:00-4:30 pm. Come and have a snack, meet new friends, and discuss a great book each month.

Please call or come in to register. Books will be available for pickup in the children’s room with your library card. Our next meeting will take place on Thursday, June 1st, 2017. For further information please call 201-358-5073 or email Cindy at cindy.greenwald@hillsdale.bccls.org

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“Reading Warriors” Book Club

“Reading Warriors” Children’s Book Club       

Grade 5

Wednesday, June 14th, 2017

Come and be a part of our Grade 5 “Reading Warriors” book club! We will be meeting the third Wednesday of the month from 4:00-4:45 PM. Come and have a snack, meet new friends, and discuss a great book each month.

Please call or come in to register. Books will be available for pickup in the children’s room with your library card. Our next meeting will take place on Wednesday June 14th, 2017. For further information please call 201-358-5073 or email Cindy at cindy.greenwald@hillsdale.bccls.org.

 

 

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“Page Turners” Book Club

 

“Page Turners” Children’s Book Club          

“Grades 3-4”

Thursday, June 8th, 2017

Come and be a part of our grades 3-4 “Page Turners” book club! We will be meeting the second Thursday of the month from 4:00-4:45 PM. Come and have a snack, meet new friends, and discuss a great book each month.

Please call or come in to register. Books will be available for pickup in the children’s room with your library card. Our next meeting will take place on Thurs. June 8th, 2017. For further information please call 201-358-5073 or email Cindy at cindy.greenwald@hillsdale.bccls.org.

 

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