The Reading Connection has won an award! The NJ State Library awards four grants, the Best Practices in Early Literacy Award, to four libraries in the state for outstanding programs that foster literacy skills in young children, and our Reading Connection program is one of the winners for 2015. The library was notified in February, and the actual award will be given at the State Librarian’s Breakfast at the New Jersey Library Association Spring Conference in April.
The Reading Connection features a different letter of the alphabet each month with language, art, science, and math stations that each have an activity for that letter. The librarians share tips with parents on how they can do similar letter activities at home.
Come and see for yourself! The next Reading Connection program will be held on Tuesday, March 24, at 7:00 p.m., and also on Tuesday, April 28, at 7:00 p.m. Please register at the Children’s Desk or online for one or both sessions, and plan to have a fun evening exploring letter sounds, rhyming words, reading comprehension, and more with your children ages 4 to 8 years.