Guess What? You can practice reading with dogs every month!

Ruff, Ruff, and Read is back!

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Snowy loves to hear stories!

Come to the Children’s Storytime room the second Saturday of every month from 11:30-12:30

and practice reading to trained therapy dogs.    Bring a book or pick one out at the library.

The dogs will be her on March 14th, April 11th, and May 9th.

Dogs do not judge and can be great listeners to children who are learning to read.

No registration, just come.  Call (215) 723-9109 x112 for any additional information.

Storytime Sign Ups Begin Monday, January 5th at 9am

Registration begins January 5th, 2015 (no early registrations will be accepted).  Space in classes is limited for safety so register early.  You will be contacted to confirm your  registration

Classes begin the week of January  19th.

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 Babies Boogie (0-24 months old)

Wednesdays or Thursdays at 10AM –  20 minutes of stories, songs, rhythm and movement for our youngest friends.

 Teddy Bear Time (for children who are 2 years old)

Tuesdays at 10 AM or 11 AM –  Bring your teddy bear or favorite  stuffed animal and enjoy 30 minutes of stories, rhymes and music with friends  who are learning to sit and listen.

 Thrilling 3s (for children who are 3 years old)

Wednesdays at 11 AM – 30 minutes of stories, fingerplays and movement providing wiggle time and exciting stories

 Music and Motion (3-5 year olds)

Tuesdays at 1 PM or Thursdays at 11 AM  – 35 minutes of stories, music, rhythm, and dancing fun.

Fabulous Fours and Fives (4-5 year olds)

Thursdays at 1PM.  35 Minutes of stories and finger plays for children ready to use their imagination and listen to stories on their own.

There are Three ways to register beginning  January 5, 2015  (No early registrations will be accepted)

1) At the library

2) By phone (leave message) 215-723-9109 ext. 112

By email: knicholson@ivpl.org

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 Also we have a weekly storytime for all ages with no registration:

Bedtime Story Hour (all pre-schoolers and their families)

Wednesday Evenings at 7:00PM  January 14 –   Turn off the TV and log off the computer! Use your imagination and enjoy an evening of stories and finger plays. Wear your PJs and bring your teddy bear if you want. The TPD will join us for Badges and Books on January14 and February 18.

Don’t forget to register for Storytime

The next storytime session begins on November 3rd.  You can sign up now by phone at: (215) 723-9109 ext: 112 or by e-mail at: knicholson@ivpl.org or in person.

Babies Boogie (0-24 months old)

Mondays at 10 AM or Wednesdays at 10 AM – 20 minutes of stories, songs, rhythm and movement for our youngest friends.

–Updates: The Monday Class for Babies Boogie has filled up, waiting list only.

New Tot Time (for children who are 2 years old)

Tuesdays at 10 AM or 11 AM - 25-30 minutes of stories, songs, rhythm and movement for toddlers who are developing listening skills and enjoy group games and activities.

New Thrilling 3’s ( for children who are 3 years old)

Mondays or Wednesdays at 11 AM - 30 minutes of stories, finger plays, and movement providing wiggle time and exciting stories.

Music and Motion (3-5 year olds)

Tuesdays at 1 pm or Thursdays at 11 AM - 35 minutes of stories, music, rhythm, and dancing fun.

Fabulous Fours and Fives (4-5 year olds)

Thursdays at 10 AM or 1 PM - 35 minutes of stories and fingerplays for children ready to use their imagination and listen to stories on their own.

Bedtime Story Hour (all children and their families)

Wednesday Evenings at 7 PM — Turn off the TV and log off the computer. Enjoy a family night out with stories, songs, and fingerplays. PJ’s, blankets, and teddy bears

welcome!  Officers from the Telfore Police Department will join us the first Wednesday evening each month for a Badges and Books Story Time. No registration necessary, just drop in as available

 

Caldecott Winning Author David Wiesner Coming to the Library on Thursday, November 6th at 10am

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On Thursday, November 6th, 2014 at 10am Caldecott Winning Author and illustrator David Wiesner will be coming to the Indian Valley Library. He will be coming to talk to students about his award winning picture books as well as about his career as an author and an illustrator.

He wants to show students what an illustrator of picture books does and how he got there.

David Wiesner won the Caldecott Medal three times and additionally was honored twice with a Caldecott honor for his work. He is the author and illustrator of: The Three Little Pigs, Mr. Wuffles, Flotsam, and Tuesday among others.

Please feel free to contact Katie Nicholson, Children’s Librarian with any question at (215) 723-9109.

This event is free and is open to the public. This event is for children ages 5 and older.

David Wiesner’s visit is part of a very special statewide event titled “Speak Up for Libraries, a PA Forward│Pennsylvania Libraries initiative.”

This statewide event places the spotlight on Pennsylvania authors and illustrators and the important role our state’s libraries have in the lives of our citizens.

Speak Up for Libraries will feature programs and events in libraries around the Commonwealth, where guest authors and illustrators will share the importance and personal impact libraries have had on their lives.