Friday, January 26, 2018
Library Kids is Madison Public Library's email newsletter featuring news, events, and recommended books for kids PreK through grade 6.
January 26, 2018 Issue
In this issue:
Spring Storytimes for Kids
Storytimes are more than fun! They bring children and loved ones closer together, providing an opportunity to learn from one another, exchange ideas, and form close bonds.
Sharing books together strengthens your child’s foundation for learning. Pointing at pictures in a book, saying rhymes, singing songs, writing words, and playing together makes your child more ready for school.
And the library helps put it all together! We have with storytime programs geared for kids of all ages to help build those early literacy skills.
Take a look at some of our upcoming programs, and be sure to check the calendar for a complete list of events!
Anji Play at the Library
What are your favorite memories of playing as a child? Were you indoors or outdoors? Were there adults organizing your play or did you figure out what to do on your own? Do your own children or grandchildren have opportunities to play in that same way today?
Madison Public Library's new Anji Play programs aim to help today's children and parents re-discover the joy of self-determined play. And so far, the feedback received from parents, caregivers, and educators has been overwhelmingly positive. One former teacher relayed that Anji Play helped her evolve her parenting habits. Anji Play can also spark conversations between parents and their children long after the event is over.
Anji Play Date
Wednesdays, January 10 - April 18 (EXCEPT 3/28)
Lussier Community Center [55 S. Gammon Rd.]
10:30am - 12:30pm
Learn more about Anji Play at the library!
Read to a Dog
Reading to dogs helps build early literacy skills! Children who might otherwise be self-conscious relax a bit when they read aloud to a floofy friend. They practice their reading, build self-esteem, and associate reading with a pleasant experience.
Kids who are already strong readers can further enhance their skills and find new excitement when reading alongside a dog.
Children grades K to 5 are invited to bring a favorite book to read aloud to their companion.
Take a look at spring Read to a Dog programs at a library near you!
Find a complete event listing in our Spring Kidspages or find Chess Clubs, Knitting Clubs, LEGO Clubs, Minecraft Clubs or Storytimes for ages 0-5
Workshops with Bubbler Artist-in-Residence: RADillustrates
Various Dates & Times in January and February - Central Library
Family Movie Night: Boss Baby
Friday, January 26, 5:30-7:30pm - Lakeview Library
Art at Overture
Saturday, January 27, 9:00am-1:00pm - Central Library
Love is in the Air: Valentine's Day Card-Making Workshop
Tuesday, January 30, 6:30-8:30pm - Alicia Ashman Library
Wednesday, February 7, 6:30-8:30pm - Monroe Street Library
Knitting at the Library
Thursdays, February 1 - May 31, 3:00-4:30pm - Meadowridge Library
Tiny Kind Comics
Thursday, February 1, 3:30-4:30pm - Alicia Ashman Library
Kids Code Madison
Thursdays, February 1 - March 22, 6:00-7:30pm - Hawthorne Library
Saturday Family Matinee: Despicable Me 3
Saturday, February 3, 2:30-4:30pm - Pinney Library
Friday, February 9, 10:30-11:30am - Hawthorne Library
Saturday Morning Cartooning
Saturday, February 10, 10:00-11:00am - Sequoya Library
Saturday, February 10, 1:00-2:00pm - Sequoya Library
Saturday, February 24, 1:00-3:00pm - Goodman South Madison Library
Craft Lab: Stop Motion Animation
Saturday, February 10, 3:00-4:45pm - Alicia Ashman Library
Makerpalooza: Mosaic Sun-Catchers
Saturday, February 17, 2:00-3:00pm - Pinney Library
Your kid can teach you a lot about apps! The first time you explore an app together, let your child do the navigating and “figuring out.” If they get stuck or choose the wrong response, see if they can self-correct or if they get frustrated. Getting frequently stuck usually means an app is either not at their skill level or is poorly designed. If they can fix the problem themselves and move forward, their sense of accomplishment (and learning) will be quite rewarding!
Take a look at Carissa's App Picks for Kids reviews and subscribe to her e-newsletter to get regular app reviews sent straight to your inbox!