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.
Watch this historically-informed imagining of Shakespeare’s journey to become a playwright by William Ayot. The video production features musings on the magic of language, music, and theater. Neil Parsons of The Fourth Wall ensemble is Will, accompanied by music and dance from the Elizabethan era. You don’t know the Bard until you’ve experienced him through Shakespeare’s Ear.
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.