HAVE YOU USED THE KIDS CATALOG YET?





Open the catalog!


 
MAY BUTTON TREE CRAFT



BUTTON TREE CRAFT INSTRUCTIONSi

Call the Youth Library to pick up your craft bag:  522-9735 or email youth.library@gafneylibrary.org



 
SEED PLANTING KITS NOW AVAILABLE

Call the Youth Library - 522-9735 or email youth.library@gafneylibrary.org to get yours!

  

Contains two plastic cups, starting soil, marigold seeds, bean seeds, and seed planting directions.

Poster



 
APRIL CRAFTS - TAKE AND MAKE STILL SOME LEFT IN MAY!

Pick up your craft bag with all the materials to make your craft...call the Youth Library at 522-9735 or email youth.library@gafneylibrary.org to order.



FunnyToilet Paper Tube People




Newspaper Kite Craft




 
MAKING COOKIES WITH MISS SUSAN

Here is the recipe for the cookies Miss Susan is making on the March Facebook video:

Cookie Recipe

 
SPRING PROGRAM GUIDE

SPRING PROGRAM GUIDE



 
IT'S WINTER CARNIVAL AT THE GAFNEY YOUTH LIBRARY!

Go on a nature walk in the snow, slide down the hill and giggle (oh no, hope you miss the pond!), play snow toss and then, if the weather is not so good, go inside the library with Miss Susan to make some snowmen and an inside toss game. 

Watch the video here, and have lots of FUN!



 
THEME BAGS - DINOSAURS OR PRINCESSES OR SOCCER - OH MY!



Miss Susan will pull together 
a theme a bag of things for you to have fun with at home.


Need some ideas?  Go to the Gafney catalog and on the lower left click on "Kids Catalog" and WOW!  Look at all the cool theme ideas (and have fun browsing too!)  Miss Diane or Miss Susan will fill a bag with books, movies, graphic novels, activity sheets - whatever they can find about your theme - and call you to make an appointment for you to pick it up.

The choices are yours and the sky is the limit!! So contact Miss Susan at youth.library@gafneylibrary.org or 522-9735 now.


 
Downloadable Read-along Books for Kids



Read-Along eBooks for Children



In the upper left corner:  pull down the collections menu


 
DIGITAL MEDIA AWARD



Excellence in Early Learning Digital Media Award by The Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC) is awarded to PBS for Play and Learn Science    

With Honor Awards going to Coral Reef by Tinybop and Lexi's World by Pop Pop Pop

 
WANT TO BE A PARK RANGER?

Junior Ranger Online
 
PAPER WEAVING ANYONE?

Miss Susan thinks you might have some fun doing some paper weaving...try it with lots of different colors.

PAPER WEAVING INSTRUCTIONS
 
VERY HUNGRY CATERPILLAR - ANIMATED!



 
DON'T FORGET OUR READ ALONG E-BOOKS FOR KIDS


There are ebooks and audiobooks for kids, teens and adults...check them out here:

https://nh.overdrive.com/
 
NASA AT HOME FOR KIDS AND FAMILY


NASA for kids and family fun and education

 
EARLY LITERACY ACTIVITY CALENDAR FOR NOVEMBER

Activities for you and your child for November

 
PHOTO SCAVENGER HUNT CONTEST - AND OTHER INTERESTING STUFF!


4-H Wildside Outdoor Photography Scavenger Hunt, and lots of good projects and ideas here

Pick a book and join in on a storytime!




 
www.storylineonline.net


 


Tumbler

Tumbler for Kids!  Listen and read a book a day!




 


Parents....check out this DK site for your kids!





 


Some Good Sites for Kids

American Library Association - Great Websites for Kids!

Honestly, almost every site you can think of is in here!


 


 


Looking for a good "kid" browser?  Try this:

 
Great Seach Engine For Kids!
 



 

Things to do with the kids....


VISIT NEW HAMPSHIRE WEBSITE

PARENTING IN NH

KIDS LIFE IN NH

FAMILY ATTRACTIONS IN NH


 


New Hampshire Book Awards Programs For Kids
Read the books now...vote later!

 
 
 Ladybug Picture Book Award 2018Preschoolers to 3rd Graders - vote in November.
 

  Great Stone Face Book Award 2018.  4th to 6th Graders - vote in April.



 




  And, the winners are.....(notable books) 
 
John Newbery Medal for the most outstanding contribution to children’s literature

Randolph Caldecott Medal for the most distinguished American picture book for children


 
1,000 Books before Kindergarten!

 











The single most important thing you can do to prepare your children to read is to read to them every day. Research proves that children need to hear 1000 books before they begin to learn to read independently. Reading to children will increase their vocabulary and their listening and narrative skills. Reading with children will also help to instill in them self-awareness, confidence and an understanding of their place in the world.
 
HOW CAN I READ 1000 BOOKS?  It’s easy!    One book a day for three years  = 1000
                                                                     Three books a day for one year  = 1000
                                                                     Ten books a week for two years = 1000
 
WHAT COUNTS?  Everything! Every book you read counts every time you read it! Books your child hears in Storytime count. Books that others read to your child count. It all counts!
 
WHERE CAN I SIGN UP? Sign up in the Youth Library. We will give you sheets to help you keep count of the first 100 books. When you finish reading 100 books, come back to the library for another set of sheets and a prize. We will celebrate all who finish reading 1000 books with a special event.
 
WHEN:  During library open hours…register anytime when your child is between birth and five years old.  It’s one of the best gifts you will ever give your child…and yourself!
 
Find out more in the Youth Library!

NH 1000 Books before Kindergarten is an early literacy initiative that encourages families to read to their young children and to use the resources of their public libraries. The project is based on the national 1000 Books before Kindergarten initiative. NH 1000 Books before Kindergarten is sponsored by CHILIS and the NH State Library, and supported by the Center for the Book at the NH State Library, the NH Academy of Family Physicians, and NH Family Voices.
 
Books your child should hear before kindergarten