Children’s & Tween Library


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Watch a virtual presentation of Goldilocks and the Three Bears by Stevens Puppets here!

Available to watch August 5-6 for two days only.

Summer Reading 2020 – Imagine Your Story

 May 28 – August 8, 2020

ONLINE LOGGING & TRACKING THIS SUMMER!!!

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Click on the links below to get signed up. You can sign up on a computer or download the app for iOS or Android.

For Birth – Teens, log reading each week and earn badges to be entered to win weekly prizes. Complete the Summer Reading Program to be entered into the grade range Grand Prize drawing.

There are different requirements for each age group. Click below to find out more!

Birth – Kindergarten 2020 Summer Reading Program
Kids completed grades 1-3 2020 Summer Reading
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Tween completed grades 4-6 2020 Summer Reading
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Teen completed grades 7-12 2020 Summer Reading
 

Parents, we have not forgotten you!!

Join our Adult 2020 Summer Reading Challenge for a chance to win an 8″ HD Amazon Fire Tablet.

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HOW TO PLAY

*Come by the Library to pick up your “Book a Trip Across America” travel booklet. Your goal is to read a book from each of the 50 US states, no particular order. Start reading books that take place in that state, is about that state, or is by an author from that state. Complete instructions are on the back of the booklet. Redeem prizes at the Children’s Desk. Remember, “The More you Read, the More you will Know. The More you Learn, the More Places you will Go!” ~Dr. Seuss 

Click here for a link to Children’s Book Suggestions.

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Early Literacy

Read early and read often. The early years are critical to developing a lifelong love of reading.

It’s never too early to begin reading to your child.

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Themed stories, activities, and crafts for preschoolers.

Story Time Calendar

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Tuesdays at 10:30

Stories, songs, and play-time for babies and toddlers.

Babies & Books Story Time Calendar

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Prepare your child to learn to read!

1000 Books Before Kindergarten

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Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library will mail your child a free book every month from birth through age 5. Sign up at the Children’s Library today for your free books!!!

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Reading Resources

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Online animated picture books, ebooks, and read-along chapter books, graphic novels, educational videos, and audio books.

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Popular Magazines

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Recommended Book Lists

Notable Children’s Books (ALSC)

Young Adult Booklists (YALSA)

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Download an eBook to your device. Try Libby, our app for enjoying ebooks and audiobooks!

Online Resources

Find all of these resources and more on our Student Portal page.

Amazing resources for homework help, research, reading, and entertainment.

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The Children’s and Tween Library is more than just books!

It’s your destination for educational, inspirational, and entertaining items to enjoy at the Library or to take home.

Registration for programs requires child must have valid Library card. Please get Library cards in advance of Summer Programs registration day.

Space in programs is limited. If you no call/no show TWICE for ANY events for which you are registered, you will automatically be placed on a waiting list for all future activities.

Parents may borrow a laptop while their child is in the area, or visit the Parenting section for books, magazines and more!

All Children’s and Tween Library Programs are offered at NO CHARGE as a service of the Baxter County Library and generous sponsors.