Month: November 2015

Pennsylvania One Book, Every Young Child

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“One Book, Every Young Child” is Pennsylvania’s first collaborative project highlighting the importance of early literacy development in preschoolers. The participating agencies share a mission to foster early childhood literacy and show preschoolers how much fun reading can be. The early learning initiative brings attention to the ways that children develop six early literacy skill and what parents and educators may do to encourage children’s acquisition of the skills.Libraries will have multiple copies of the book for check out. And of special interest to our partners in early childhood education, there is an activity-filled Traveling Trunk which they may borrow from their local public library!  Please contact your local public library or the bookmobile to learn more or reserve use of the Traveling Trunk.

This Year’s Winner!

Number One Sam, written and illustrated by Greg Pizzoli. It is the story of Sam who is always number one–number one in speed, in turns and in finishing races. He was number one until one day when his bet friend, Maggie finished first. Before the next race Sam could not sleep and was very nervous. He was so nervous he got off to a bad start, but he picks up speed and soon passes all the other drivers. Then Sam finds out there are things in life that are more important than being number one.
Number one Sam book cover

Public Libraries encourage giving with the 16th Annual Mitten Tree Project!

Public Libraries throughout Lancaster County will hold their 16th annual Mitten Tree Campaign beginning on Monday, November 16. Librarians from the county’s public libraries, in the spirit of holiday giving, will be collecting new mittens, gloves, hats, scarves, earmuffs and umbrellas that will benefit children & families served by Lancaster County Children & Youth Services. The public libraries in Lancaster County will participate in this year’s project. Items will also be collected on the Bookmobile. Donations may be made from Monday, November 16 – Friday, December 18, 2015. Continue reading