Kid Bits - Picture Books with a Point-of-View

Like to Figure things out? In journalism, "What's your angle?" In picture books, "What's your point of view?" David Weisner tells the story of Flotsam through pictures only. His illustrations are as dramatic and involving as ever. Neil Curtis presents the story of Cat and Fish Go To See in highly detailed black and white engraving-style illustrations, reminiscent of Escher prints. Walter Wick adds Can You See What I See? Once Upon A Time to his "picture puzzles to search and solve" series that kids love to study. Each is a great "looking" book.

Storytime Fun

This week’s Downtown and Pittsfield storytimes will take you traveling around the pond and off to India and Timbuktu!

KidBits - Storytimes begin !

Pack up the babies and grab the old wagon and come on over to the Library. Preschool Storytimes begin the week of June 11, 2007. Pick up a JUMP brochure and plan your summer calendar for reading and fun.

Baby Bits - PlayGroups begin !

Baby PlayGroups begin the week of June 11 throughout the Library System. Pick up a summer season JUMP brochure for days and times and plan for fun.

June Wedding

If you are taking the kids to a wedding this month, check out Flower Girl Butterflies, Lilly's Big Day, and Road to Mumbai for picture book reading.

Bellies, Babies and Breathing

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Spend the morning pampering yourself on Saturday, June 9 from 10 AM-12 PM in the Downtown Library Multipurpose Room. Relax your aching back to the tranquil sounds of nature, and the refreshing smell of lavender.

Keleigh Lee of Belly Beautiful Henna will create simple henna designs on beautiful pregnant bellies.

Jen Fife-Adams and Stephanie Schaldenbrand will also be here from Lamaze to discuss childbirth tips and exercises, while giving soothing hand massages. Plus, find out what the library can do for you once your baby comes to the world. See about baby playgroups and peruse our parenting collection.

Bellies, Babies and Breathing

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Spend the morning pampering yourself on Saturday, June 9 from 10 AM-12 PM in the Downtown Library Multipurpose Room. Relax your aching back to the tranquil sounds of nature, and the refreshing smell of lavender.

Keleigh Lee of Belly Beautiful Henna will create simple henna designs on beautiful pregnant bellies.

Jen Fife-Adams and Stephanie Schaldenbrand will also be here from Lamaze to discuss childbirth tips and exercises, while giving soothing hand massages. Plus, find out what the library can do for you once your baby comes to the world. See about baby playgroups and peruse our parenting collection.

Calling all Summer Babysitters

Summer Childcare Training for Teens - Saturday, June 9th, 10:00 - 3:00 p.m. at the Neutral Zone

Are you hiring a teen this summer to watch your kids? Or is your older child cruise director for the next three months for your younger kids? You can send them to the library for babysitting books but this might be the perfect program for your teen to get ready for their summer job.

Many teens provide childcare during the summer months, and many of them could benefit from some skill development and support. This training will be active and fun and will focus on child development, safety and positive daily activities. Teens of all ages are encouraged to attend, and they will receive gift certificate incentives for their participation. Training will be followed up with support through a website centered support program.

Knees Up Mother Brown!

Summer storytimes will start the week of June 11 and go for eight weeks until August 3. Mark your schedule for baby and preschool storytimes!

Baby Playgroups
15 minutes of stories, rhymes & songs followed by open playtime. Babies up to 24 months. No older siblings.
Downtown YSC, Mondays 10:30-11:30 AM
Malletts Creek, Tuesdays 10-11 AM & Thursdays 6:30-7:30 PM
Pittsfield, Tuesdays 6:30-7:30 PM (no playgroup on Jun. 19)
Northeast, Wednesdays 10-11 AM (no playgroup on Jul. 4)

Want to get into summer mode?

Poor Angelina longs for her Jamaica home, dreaming of papayas, hot sun and rainbow-colored birds. What will make her happy in her new home, Brooklyn, New York? Carnival of course! Once again, author Jeanette Winter touches and entertains with her whimsical story and magnificent illustrations.

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