1,000 Books Before Kindergarten is a program encouraging you to read 1,000 books with your child before they start kindergarten. The program is self-paced and you decide how often and how long you will read to your child. It can take anywhere from a few months to a few years. When you register for the program, you can come pick up a welcome packet, including a finger puppet and physical reading logs to color in! There will also be occasional surprises throughout the game, like stickers, a halfway-there certificate, and more (you can even earn a happy dance with a librarian)! When you finish the program, you’ll receive a graduation certificate, an invite to a quarterly themed storytime, a free book, and a farm friend adoption kit (just a stuffie, not a real one). Sign up online.
Create your own small pot using the pinch pot method! Participants will receive a Take and Make Kit with everything needed, including a link to our instructional video! Ages 7–12. This video is available on our YouTube Channel. Please register each child individually. An email with a link to select a pick-up date/location for you kit will be emailed to you. Kits must be picked up between May 4–31.
Bloomingfoods members selected Friends of the Library for their Positive Change initiative for the month of May!
The Positive Change program is a community-driven fundraising campaign that offers shoppers the opportunity to round their purchase up to the nearest dollar, or donate more if they wish. Shop local at Bloomingfoods, and round up a little during the month of May to make much needed library resources accessible to everyone in our community. Any amount raised during the first 7 days of the month will be matched by a generous anonymous donor!
Since 1976 Bloomingfoods has endeavored to be a positive force in this community; working to meet the needs of local folks, support local food, and build a healthy local economy. They believe that community-based organizations are vital to the health and wellness of this community, and they want to help them succeed! Since its rollout in January 2016, shoppers have raised an incredible $490,000 for local non-profits through the Positive Change initiative.
Join us for a fun (and short!) preschool storytime on YouTube. Rhymes, songs, and a story help preschoolers practice early literacy skills. This program is geared to ages 2–6, but all ages are welcome! This week we're celebrating Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month with the books "The Twins' Blanket" by Hyewon Yum and "Grandpa Grumps" by Katrina Moore! This virtual program will be available on the Library's YouTube channel.
New English speakers practice everyday language skills in a relaxed, informal atmosphere. Learners enjoy friendly conversation, learn about daily life in the US, gain confidence, and meet new people from around the world. The Book Club is currently reading American Street by Ibi Zoboi.
New English speakers practice everyday language skills in a relaxed, informal atmosphere. Learners enjoy friendly conversation, learn about daily life in the US, gain confidence, and meet new people from around the world.
Learn the steps to creating a 3D model, joining and cutting shapes to bring your 3D miniature dream home to life! No previous 3D printing experience is needed. Participants are encouraged to create an account on tinkercad.com in advance of the program. Age 12 and up. Please register with a valid email address. A link to the Zoom session will be emailed to you upon registration.
Discover why yoga is such a powerful tool for keeping you healthy in body, mind, and spirit with Robin Halpin Young of Maxwell House Yoga. The focus of this restorative yoga class will be to wind down, relax, stretch, and recharge. This program is suitable for people age 12 and up and of most physical abilities. Please register for this virtual program series with a valid, non-school email address. The Zoom link for the series will be emailed to you upon registration.