Ages 0-2.

Baby Bits - Go, Go, Go

We did "things that go" in Baby PlayGroup this week. You can go home with books like Beep Beep Let's Go; Sail Away Little Boat; Sheep In A Jeep; Jiggle Joggle Jee; Giddy-Up! Let's Ride; or I Love Trucks and GO some more.

Baby Bits - Kitchen Band

Sittin' in my chair, my chair, high chair, sittin' in my chair, bang my spoon! Kitchen stories for babies can begin with bright pictures, rhythm and rhyme, and songs, because babies LOVE to hear your voice. Try Lunch by Denise Fleming; Tickle Tum by Nancy Van Laan; One Little Spoonful by Aliki; and Cows In The Kitchen by June Crebbin. If you are ready for a "real story" don't forget the classic, In The Night Kitchen by Maurice Sendak.

Baby Bits - Shower Them With Books

There's a Blizzard of NEW books at the library perfect for reading to baby. Shower them with Books and some day they'll read to you! My recent discoveries are Overboard! by Sarah Weeks; The First Day Of Winter by Denise Fleming; The Cats's Meow by Warren Kimble; Mommy Carry Me Please! by Jane Cabrera; Fly Little Bird by Tina Burke; Sail Away Little Boat by Janet Buell; Time To Get Up by David Milgrim; and Bebe Goes Shopping by Susan Middleton Elya.

Baby Bits - FOR 0-24 months!

Bundle Up those Babies and Bring them to PlayGroups. We Sing and do HandPlays and Tell Stories. We also Play and meet other babies. The next PlayGroup Program Series begins in two weeks.

Korean Fun at the Library

We are very excited about our Korean Family Celebration this Sunday at 4:00 pm at the Downtown Library. We will have music with Sinaboro, a fan dance, a paper doll craft and homemade Mandu, Kim-Bab and more! On Tuesday, November 14 at 7:00 pm the delicious Newbery Award winning author of Bee-Bim Bop, Linda Sue Park, will chat with families of children aged 8 and up. Treat yourself to A Single Shard or Project Mulberry and meet Linda. She is great fun and brimming with talent!

Little Bits - I Can Do It Too!

I Can Do It Too!. Here is WHY Libraries do Programs for Babies and Young Children! Literacy & Development start from birth. The University of Maine, Center For Community Inclusion and Disability Studies, has a website with ideas and resources for adults who are raising young children. The more we know the better we are ...
University of Maine, "Growing Ideas".

We're Back!!! Baby and Preschool Series begin this week!

The Baby PlayGroup Series and the Preschool Storytime Series start this week throughout the Library System and you don't want to miss any. Remind Babies to bring a Big Person to Baby PlayGroups. Remind the Little Kids to bring their Big People to Preschool Storytimes. While you are in the building say "Hello" to the puzzles, pick a few Books, choose some CDs to sing along together, then wave Bye-Bye when you are done. You can come back next time, too!

Baby Bits - Farm Animals and You

If you like the song "Old MacDonald Had a Farm", you will probably enjoy these books too. Look for Can You Moo? by David Wojtowycz; What The Baby Hears by Laura Goodwin; Have You Seen My Duckling by Nancy Tafuri; and the classic Rosie's Walk by Pat Hutchins. You can play "find the animal" and "who makes this sound?"

Bits 4 Parents - Once Upon a Potty

If it is time, there is support. Try the University of Missouri's site for parent http://muextension.missouri.edu/xplor/hesguide/humanrel/gh6128.htm. You can find the following titles at the library also. Once Upon A Potty: Girl or Once Upon A Potty: Boy; [[b:1080672| Everyone Poops]; What To Expect When You Use The Potty; and Pee, Poop and Potty Training.
Good Luck!

Baby Bits - Board Book News!

Board Books can now be found in the Catalog by title and author. Take a look! Here are some new Board Books to try with your baby. Chimp And Zee's Noisy Book, First Book of Sushi, and What Can You Do In The Sun?.

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