New Oxford

122 North Peter Street New Oxford, PA 17350
phone: (717) 624-2182

Thursday, September 5, 2013

Reading Programs at the library

     Kindergarten Here I Come Storytime  at the New Oxford Area Library
     We will have stories, handouts and activities from the Kindergarten Here I Come calendar for Preschool children ages 3-5.
     The Office of Child Development and Early Learning has developed four calendars packed with fun activities that also help develop all the skills young children need to success. Each month has a theme and includes four weeks of activities based on the theme. Each activity is also linked to a "learning area" – the type of development that you are encouraging. These learning areas are connected to Pennsylvania's Early Learning Standards.
Thursday mornings at 11:00AM - 12Noon - we will have about 20 minutes of stories and activities- 20 minutes for parent’s social time. This storytime will continue all year. No registration necessary.
            “Get Caught Reading” with the KPETS at the library.  We are beginning a new Reading program in Sept. How does it work:  From September through June kids can come into the library at least once a month and get caught reading with any one of the 5 KPETS dogs. Read to a dog and receive a trading card for that dog.   Collect all 5 trading cards and receive a special book PAWtographed by all 5 dogs! Continue reading once a month until the end of May and receive a bookmark with pictures of all 5 dogs.  
     Reading aloud to dogs: Increases enthusiasm for reading, develops reading skills, teaches children how to interact with animals and promotes confidence.  We have had a reading program with the KPETS dogs for 4 years and over 100 kids each year have been reading to our therapy dogs.         
     So far, in 2013 , we have had 93 kids coming to our KPETS afterschool reading time and our Books to KPETS on Thursday evenings and to the special Summer Reading programs with the dogs.  The past two summers we have had programs on Pet Safety and Pet Care with our KPETS dogs.
Come to read on:
Monday- After School@3:30PM on Sept. 9th, Oct. 21st, Nov. 25th, Dec. 9th.
Thursday, @ 6:30PM on Sept. 19th, Oct 10th, Nov. 7th, Dec. 19th.
The New Oxford Area Library is a Branch of the Adams County Library System
Located at 122 N. Peter St. New Oxford, PA