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Early Literacy Workshop: Every Child Ready to Read – Friday, April 24, 1:30 PM to 3:30 PM

early-literacy-picture-672x372Join Shannon Schinagl, Early Literacy Consultant from the Maine State Library, for a lively exploration of the brain development of children ages 0-5, and how 6 early literacy skills can help children get ready to read and ready for kindergarten.

For anyone who works with young children – preschool teachers, childcare providers, parents, library staff, volunteers…

Shannon has all the latest research and is a dynamic presenter!

Continuing Ed credit is available.

Refreshments will be provided.

Please call the Youth Services desk to register.

Location: Morrell Meeting Room

Contact: Youth Services 725-5242 x225

We’ve Got It!

Check out Kate Egan’s newest book, The Great Escape, book 3 in her Magic Shop series.

You’ll find copies in both paperback and hardcover format in the children’s area.

Author Kate is president of the Curtis Board of Directors.

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Josie the “Read-to-Me” Dog

Fred Stong’s trained Read-to-Me dog Josie enjoys another weekly session at the library with Sam.

Reading to a dog is a great way for kids to stay motivated while their reading improves!

Call Youth Services to schedule an appointment for a young reader with Josie or with China, another fabulous canine friend!

Youth Services: 725-5242 ext. 225



Early Learning Tablets for Children

leappads 002LeapPad2 Explorer tablets are now available for checkout!

The tablets, packed in bright red bags, are loaded with learning apps for young children and feature games, cameras, ebooks, and more. Check them out at the Youth Services Desk for a 3-week loan period; adult signature and ID required.

The tablets were funded by a generous gift from the Curtis Friends.