For the second year in a row, our Children’s Department has won the Best Practices in Early Literacy Award! Last year our Scribble Time program won the prize, this year our Reading Connection program won!
We are extremely proud of our Children’s Department, and receiving this award two years in a row shows that we are justified in that. Congratulations to our staff!
Franklin Township Public Library is dedicated to providing great content for all ages, and we’re extraordinarily pleased that some of our programs are getting such wonderful attention. We are here for you, our community, and hope you’ll come in soon to take advantage of some of the great services and programs that we offer. Take a peek at our Children‘s and Adult Calendars to find what interests you.
Reading Connection is a program seeking to develop phonemic awareness and language arts skills through hands on activities that include math, science, writing, crafts and movement. A letter of the alphabet is chosen for each program and all activities feature that letter. We begin with a story like Caps for Sale for the letter C, followed by songs and book discussion. We then have activity stations, where there are vocabulary words and directions to acquaint children with following printed directions, and making the connection between the printed word and subsequent actions.
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Congratulations to our Children’s Department, which won the New Jersey State Library’s Best Practices in Early Literacy Program Award for our Scribble Time program! We’re very proud of their accomplishment!
Our next Scribble Time! program is Monday June 16, 11-11:30 am. If you’re interested in coming, you must register. You can do so here.
Scribble Time! is a first introduction to crayons, paint, and glue, along with a story and a rhyme or two. This program is more about the experience than the product: Children will enjoy using the materials provided even though it may not result in something to hang on the refrigerator at home. As an added benefit, they will increase vocabulary as we talk about these creative experiences. Parents and children should plan to wear comfortable clothing that can get messy.
This is a new program for children ages 1 to 3 years accompanied by a parent.
Please register CHILD ONLY so we can plan enough materials and space.
Registration begins two weeks before the program date.
The same project is offered on both dates each month. Please plan to attend only one.
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The shortlist for the 2014 Andrew Carnegie Medals has been announced! Have you read the books? Let us know what you think! The Goldfinch by Donna Tartt, one of the fiction shortlist selections, is one of our staff picks. Also on the fiction shortlist are:
Americanah by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
Claire of the Sea Light by Edwidge Danticat
The nonfiction shortlist is:
On Paper: The Everything of its Two-Thousand Year History by Nicholas A. Basbanes
Five Days at Memorial: Life and Death in a Storm-Ravaged Hospital by Sheri Fink
The Bully Pulpit: Theodore Roosevelt, William Howard Taft and the Golden Age of Journalism by Doris Kearns Goodwin
If you’ve read one of these six books and want more, check out these similar nonfiction and fiction titles.
The Franklin Township Public Library would like to thank all of the photographers who submitted work for this year’s “Picturing Franklin” photography contest. The Library received 43 eligible entries, all of which are on display in the Library’s lobby and Historical Room display cases. The winners were announced during a reception at the Library on January 29th. First and second prize winners were announced in each of five categories: Architecture/Landmark, Judges’ Choice, Landscape, Nature/Animals, and People.