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BREAKING LIBRARY NEWS...
A walk AND a good book?! It's the StoryWalk!
As a kick-off to this year’s summer reading program, “On Your Mark, Get Set…READ!” Tiffin-Seneca Public Library and businesses in downtown Tiffin will be hosting a StoryWalk May 26 through June 3.
A StoryWalk is an innovative and delightful way for families to enjoy reading and exercise at the same time. Each page from the book “Because I Stubbed My Toe” by Shawn Byous will be taped to a different business window downtown in a specific order. As participants walk through downtown, they will be directed to the next page in the story and essentially read a book as they walk.
The StoryWalk is to begin at Bailiwicks Coffee Company, then participants can read a page at the next business in the Walk, which includes Simply Susan’s, Assured Title Agency of Tiffin, Liberty Tax Service, Line Drive Sports Cards, The Beehive Café, Level Up, The Beanstalk, LLC, Bookmyer Printing, Deckers Furniture, Cabin Creations Crafts & Supplies, The RTA Building, Burns Eelctric and Seneca Cleaners. The last page will be featured at the Library, where families will receive a prize and an opportunity to sign up for the summer reading program.
StoryWalks have been installed in 50 states and 11 countries including, Germany, Cananda, England, Bermuda, Russia, Malaysia and Pakistan. They are always received with appreciation. StoryWalk was created by Anne Ferguson of Montpelier, VT and has developed with the help of Rachel Senechal, Kellogg-Hubbard Library.
For more information, log onto the Library’s website at www.tiffinsenecalibrary.org or ask at the Junior Library.
BREAKING LIBRARY NEWS...
The idea is simple, the rewards are PRICELESS!
Tiffin-Seneca Public Library has announced the new program “1,000 Books Before Kindergarten.”
For children ages birth through five years old, the Junior Library is to challenge and celebrate children who have had 1,000 read to them by the time they enter kindergarten. Reading to children is one of the most powerful ways to boost brain power. The simple and enjoyable act of sharing books helps a child learn pre-reading skills such as understanding the sounds letters make, developing a bigger vocabulary and building background knowledge – all important skills that help prepare your child for learning to read and entering kindergarten.
Parents may fill out a registration form at Tiffin-Seneca Public Library or online at www.tiffinsenecalibrary.org. Parents are to keep track of books by writing them down or download the 1,000 Books Before Kindergarten app at http://1000booksbeforekindergarten.org/1000-books-before-kindergarten-iphone-app/
Every book counts: the same book again and again, the books read at story time, in daycare or preschool, or with a friend or family member.
For every 100 books read, children are asked to bring the reading record to the library to receive a special reward and take home a new reading record for the next 100 books.
At the completion of the program, a certificate and prize will be given and a picture of the child will be placed on the 1,000 Book Wall of Fame.
For more information, please stop by the Junior Library or call (419) 447-3751.