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Bedtime Math!

One of the partners of the national summer reading program that takes place at Franklin Township Library (as well as other libraries around the state and across the nation) is a New Jersey organization called Bedtime Math. Its mission is … Continue reading

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Planning Programs for Children and Families

Did you know that it takes approximately five hours of planning for each program that we present? We were surprised, too! That time includes finding just the right stories and materials, preparing what is needed for crafts, working on publicity, … Continue reading

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2014 Winter Reading Program

You haven’t missed the train!   It isn’t too late to sign up for Franklin Township Library’s 2014 Winter Reading Program, “Travel the World on the Reading Train.”  Register online at the library’s website or visit the library in person. … Continue reading

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Read to a Dog!

Did you know that the library has volunteer therapy dogs? Children who are independent readers may sign up for an appointment to read to either Carmela, who usually visits two Tuesday evenings per month, or Danny, who usually visits two … Continue reading

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Special Story Apps for December

The objective of our iPad Digital Storytime is to help children make the connection between digital media and physical books, and to extend the story with other activities whenever possible. Early reading skills such as predicting outcome, developing vocabulary, and … Continue reading

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December Puppet Show!

Klezmer Kabaret Puppet Show! Tuesday, December 3 @ 7:00 p.m. (Main Library) All are welcome!  Registration begins Nov. 19.   What is Klezmer music? It’s joyful, funny, exhuberant, and sometimes even a little sad. It was born a few hundred … Continue reading

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Stories without Words

Would you like to help your child develop good reading comprehension skills and increase vocabulary? Read a wordless picture book together! Your child will develop important reading skills, such as: • critical thinking • predicting what happens next • storytelling/narrative … Continue reading

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Looking for the Summer Reading Link?

Do you need to access your child’s summer reading in order to print a certificate for school or for your scrapbook? Scroll down to the post “Join the Summer Reading Program” (June 12, 2013).  Click on the link for the program … Continue reading

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Don’t forget to log your summer reading online!

Did you join the summer reading program? Have you been reading all summer? Don’t forget to log in at the library website and record your reading. Whenever you reach a prize level, select your prize and it will be saved … Continue reading

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Join the Summer Reading Program!

Avoid the “summer slide!” Kids who read and are read to during the summer will keep their skills sharp and be ready to learn in September. Kids who don’t read? They may slide back two reading levels! The key to … Continue reading

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