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1000 Books Before Kindergarten
This program aims to ensure that all children entering kindergarten have acquired necessary learning and literacy skills through exposure to books and a language-rich early childhood experience.  This program is open-ended, so you can read at your own pace, year-round!  Stop by the Children’s Desk for more information or to sign up!

1000 Libros antes de Kindergarten
Este programa busca asegurar que los niños que vayan a entrar al Jardín de Niños hayan adquirido las habilidades de aprendizaje y alfabetización necesarias para exponerlos a los libros y el lenguaje a temprana edad. Este programa es abierto, por lo que ¡usted podrá leer a su propio paso todo el año! ¡Vaya la Mesa de Información para Niños para inscribirse o solicitar información!

Baby to Three, Come Wiggle with Me – Mondays at 10 to 10:30 a.m.
Words and wiggles go together like peanut butter and jelly in this special story time/open play/dance party for babies, toddlers, and their grown-ups!  Enjoy music, movement, stories, and playtime, and get to know other families with young children.  Read, dance, repeat!

Baby to Three, Come Wiggle with Me! – Lunes de 10 a 10:30 a.m.
Las palabras y risas van de la mano como las papas y cátsup en este ¡tiempo especial de historias/obras/fiestas de baile para bebés, niños pequeños y adultos! Disfrute de música, movimiento, historias, y juegos para conocer otras familias con niños pequeños. ¡Lea, baile y repita!

LEGO Club – Mondays from 4-5 p.m.
Invite all your friends to come and build with you!  We have hundreds and hundreds of LEGOs ready and waiting!  Give your creation a name, then see it displayed in the Children’s Library.

Club LEGO– lunes a las 4-5 p.m.
¡Invite a sus amigos a venir y construir con usted! ¡Tenemos cientos y cientos de LEGOs listos y esperando! Nombre su creación y exhíbala en la biblioteca para niños.

Knit and Crochet Club  December 3, 10, 19, 26 at 6 p.m.
For all ages and experience levels, Knit and Crochet Club meets at 6 p.m. on the scheduled dates.  Bring your own project to work on.  Beginners welcome.

Club de Tejer y Crochet –  diciembre 3, 10, 19, 26 6 p.m.
Para todas las edades y niveles. El club de Tejer y Crochet se reúne a las 6 p.m. en las fechas acordadas. Traiga su propio proyecto. Los principiantes son bienvenidos.

Storytime with Ms. Denise – Wednesdays at 10 a.m.
Come on down to the library every Wednesdays for stories, songs, and crafts with Ms. Denise!
December 5 –  Hats and Mittens
December 12 –  SNOW!
December 19 –  ‘Tis the season… for cookies!
December 26 –  Open Play!

Hora de Cuentos con Ms. Denise – Miércoles a las 10 a.m.
¡Esta es la temporada de historias, canciones y diversión con Ms. Denise!
5 de diciembre – Gorros y Guantes
12 de diciembre –  ¡NIEVE!
19 de diciembre –  ¡Es temporada…       de galletas!
26 de diciembre –  Juegos

Brain Boosters – Thursday from 10:30 a.m. to 12 p.m.
Brain Boosters is a hands-on, interactive environment where caregivers help children develop early reading, writing, math, and science skills through open-ended play.  Various crafts, games, and exploratory/sensory activities will be provided each week.  This is a drop-in program and is designed for patrons of all abilities.

Estimuladores Mentales – jueves de 10:30 a.m. a 12 p.m.
Brain Boosters (Estimuladores Mentales) en un ambiente interactivo donde nuestras niñeras ayudan a los niños a desarrollar su lectura, escritura, matemáticas y habilidades en ciencias a temprana edad a través de juegos. Tendremos diversas manualidades, juegos y actividades de exploración/sensoriales. Este es un programa donde puede dejar a su hijo(a) y está diseñado para patrones de todas las habilidades.

Exciting News! Children’s and teen materials checked out at Aram Public Library will no longer be charged overdue fines.  Additionally, fines on children’s and teen material already accrued on user’s accounts will be erased.

Aram Public Library is committed to supporting the educational goals of our community’s youth. Creating financial barriers to public library use is counterproductive and goes against the library’s mission to encourage more use, not less.

However, “no fines” does not mean “no responsibility”.  Borrowers will be billed for replacement costs for items that are more than 28 days overdue. Patrons are unable to check out any more materials until the overdue ones are returned. If a patron owes more than $25.00 for an unreturned item for more than 6 weeks, their account is sent to a collection agency, ensuring that the library is acting responsibly with taxpayer dollars.

Borrowers can renew materials by calling the library or logging into their online account to avoid being billed for replacement materials.

Overdue fines are based on the type of material not the age of the borrower. An adult checking out a Dr. Seuss book would not be assessed overdue fines; a James Patterson novel checked out on a child’s card will be assessed fines. Materials belonging to other libraries may still have overdue fines assessed.

For those who just don’t feel right not paying late fees, Aram Public Library, The Friends of Aram Public Library, and the Delavan Aram Public Library Foundation all gratefully accept donations. Contact the library for more information.

¡Noticias Emocionantes! A los materiales de niños y adolescentes que saque de la biblioteca ya no se les cobrarán multas por retraso. Además, se eliminarán las multas por los materiales de niños y adolescentes ya acumuladas en las cuentas de los usuarios.

La Biblioteca Pública Aram está comprometida en apoyar las metas educativas de la juventud de nuestra sociedad. El crear barreras financieras para el uso de la biblioteca es contra productivo y va en contra de la misión de la biblioteca de animar más, no menos.

Sin embargo, “cero multas” no significa “cero responsabilidad.” A los usuarios se les cobrará el costo por reemplazar los materiales que tengan atrasados por más de 28 días. Esas personas no podrán sacar ningún otro material hasta que hayan regresado los materiales atrasados. Si una persona debe más de $25.00 por objetos que no haya regresado por más de 6 semanas, su cuenta se enviará a una agencia de recolección, asegurándose que la biblioteca este siendo responsable con el dinero de los impuestos de los contribuyentes.

Los prestamistas pueden renovar los materiales llamando a la biblioteca o ingresando a su cuenta en línea para evitar ser multados por el costo de reemplazar los materiales.

Las multas por los materiales atrasados se basan en el tipo de material, no en la edad del usuario. A un adulto sacando un libro de Dr. Seuss no se le cobrarán multas por retraso; pero una novela de James Patterson prestada en la cuenta de un niño estará sujeta a cargos por retraso. Los materiales propiedad de otras bibliotecas estarán sujetos a multas por retraso.

Para aquellos que sientan culpables por no pagar multas atrasadas, la Biblioteca Pública Aram, Amigos de la Biblioteca Pública Aram y la Fundación de la Biblioteca Pública Aram agradecidamente aceptan donaciones. Contacte a  la biblioteca para más información.

Tail Waggin’ Tutors + Read Off Your Fines
Saturday, December 1 from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.
Fines got you down? Read off your fines at the library!  Each participant will receive $1 off of their fines for each 15 minutes read at the library from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.  Just sign in, start reading, and sign out when you’re finished.  Our sweet Tail Waggin’ Tutor will be here to listen to you read from 10 to 11 a.m. and that reading can also be used to reduce overdue fines.

Tail Waggin’ Tutors + Read Off Your Fines
Sábado 1 de diciembre de 10 a.m. a 12 p.m.
¿Tiene multas?  Disminuya sus multas leyendo en la biblioteca. Cada participante descontará $1 de su multa por cada 15 minutos de lectura en la biblioteca de 10 a.m. a 12 p.m.  Simplemente regístrese, empiece a leer y firme su salida cuando termine. Nuestro perrito tutor de lectura estará aquí para escuchar sus lecturas de 10 a 11 a.m. y el tiempo de lectura también puede ser utilizado para reducir sus multas por sobrecargos.

Bettman & Halpin – Thursday, December 13 at 7 p.m.
at the Riviera Ballroom in Lake Geneva
This holiday season the Aram Public Library in Delavan, the Barrett Memorial Library in Williams Bay, the Lake Geneva Library, and the Matheson Memorial Library in Elkhorn are bringing Folk/Americana recording artists Bettman & Halpin to our area for a special one-night family concert featuring Bettman & Halpin’s signature high-energy upbeat bluegrass/roots inspired compositions, beautiful ballads with soaring vocals and heartfelt lyrics, and groovy feel-good songs that audiences will be singing in their heads for weeks thereafter. Interspersed between these songs and instrumentals, they tell stories. Best of all, this concert is completely free & open to everyone! Parking is free in Lake Geneva during the winter months.

Bettman y Halpin, jueves 13 de diciembre a las 7:00 p.m.
en la Riviera Ballroom, Lake Geneva
En esta temporada de fiestas la Biblioteca Pública Aram en Delavan, la Biblioteca Barret Memorial en Williams Bay, la Biblioteca de Lake Geneva, y la Biblioteca Matheson Memorial en Elkhorn traen a los artistas de estudio del género Folk/Americana, Bettman y Halpin, a nuestra área para un concierto familiar único en la noche destacando las composiciones particulares de Bettman y Halpin alegres y energéticas inspiradas en las raíces del bluegrass, bellas baladas con voces elevadas y letras sinceras, y canciones para sentirse bien que la audiencia cantará en su cabeza por semanas después. Mezclado entre las canciones e instrumentales ellos cuentan historias, Lo mejor es que ¡este concierto es completamente gratis y abierto a todos! El estacionamiento es gratis en Lake Geneva durante el invierno.

Book Buzz Parent-Child Book Club:
Escape from Mr. Lemoncello’s Library by Chris Grabenstein
Friday, December 14 at 4 p.m.
This super fun book club is aimed at 8-12 year olds and their parents. We meet monthly to discuss our chosen book, have snacks, and do an activity or craft!   Parents are invited but not required to participate.  Have you heard about the latest Book Buzz?

Book Buzz: Club de Lectura de Padres-Hijos:
Escape from Mr. Lemoncello’s Library por Chris Grabenstein
Viernes 14 de diciembre a las 4 p.m.
Este divertidísimo club está dirigido a niños de 8-12 años y sus padres. ¡Nos reunimos cada mes para platicar sobre el libro, tendremos botanas y una manualidad o actividad! Los padres están invitados a asistir pero no es obligatorio que participen. ¿Ha escuchado acerca del último Book Buzz?

Santa Visits the Library & Magic Scratch Ornaments
Saturday, December 15 from
10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
Santa Claus is coming to the library!  Bring the whole family for the chance to sit on St. Nick’s lap and tell him your holiday wishes.  Parents don’t forget to bring your cameras!   We will also be making holiday ornaments!  Santa’s visit, the ornament supplies, AND the cookies for munching are all made possible by the generosity of the Friends of the Aram Public Library.

Santa Visita la Biblioteca + Decoraciones Magic Scratch
sábado 15 de diciembre de 10 a.m. a 11:30 a.m.
¡Santa Claus viene a la biblioteca! Traiga a toda la familia para sentarse con Santa y pedirle todos sus deseos de navidad. Padres, ¡no olviden traer sus cámaras! También haremos adornos de navidad. La visita de santa, los materiales para los adornos Y las galletas que comeremos son todos posibles gracias a la generosidad de nuestros Amigos de la Biblioteca Pública Aram.

Dual Language Story Time
Dual Language Story Time is taking a break for the month of December.  See you in 2019!

Tiempo de Historias de Lenguaje Dual
El Tiempo de Historias de Lenguaje Dual tomará un descanso el mes de diciembre. ¡Nos vemos en el 2019!

Edible Holiday Houses
Tuesday, December 18 AND Wednesday, December 19
from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
Registration required.
Put your construction skills to the test as you design and decorate a house made entirely out of graham crackers, candy, and frosting!  Yum!  All materials will be provided. Stop by either information desk or call (262) 728-3111 to sign up for a 45-minute time slot.

Casas de Navidad Comestibles –
martes 18 de diciembre Y miércoles 19 de diciembre
de 5:30 p.m. a 7:30 p.m.
Es
Necesario Inscribirse.
¡Ponga a prueba su habilidad de construcción al diseñar y decorar una casa hecha enteramente de galletas, dulces y glaseado! ¡Yum! Proporcionaremos todos los materiales. Pase a la mesa de atención o llame al (262) 728-3111 para inscribirse a una sesión de 45 minutos.

Pizza & a Movie: Hotel Transylvania 3 (PG)
Friday, December 28 at 1:30 p.m.
Registration required.
What’s better than a free movie and pizza?! Space is limited, so registration is required.  Stop by the Adult Desk or call (262) 728-3111, x100 to reserve your spot…and your slice!

Pizza & Película: Hotel Transylvania 3 (PG) –
Viernes 28 de diciembre a la 1:30 p.m.
Es Necesario Inscribirse.
¡¿Que es mejor que una película y pizza gratis?! El cupo es limitado por lo que es necesario inscribirse
Pase a la mesa de atención para adultos o llame al (262) 728-3111, x100 para reservar su lugar… ¡y su rebanada!

 

RBDigital for E-Magazines
Enjoy unlimited digital access to all your favorite magazines – at no cost! Click on the RBDigital button on our website (under the Borrow menu/ Digital Magazines) to sign up, and download the app to find and read a constantly updated selection of titles.

RBDigital para E-Magazines
Disfrute de acceso ilimitado a todas sus revistas favoritas – ¡sin costo! Haga clic en en el botón de RBDigital en nuestra página web (debajo del menú borrow/Digital Magazines) para poder registrarse, y descargue la aplicación para leer nuestra selección de revistas que constantemente estamos actualizando.

BookMyne available for your devices – Download today!
Need access to your library catalog on the go? Add SirsiDynix’s BookMyne app, available both on Google Play and the Apple App Store. You can check availability of items by typing the title or scanning an item UPC, place holds, view best seller lists, manage your library account, and more.

BookMyne está disponible para sus dispositivos – ¡Descárguela hoy mismo!
¿Necesita acceso al catálogo de la biblioteca en donde quiera que esté? Descargue la aplicación SirsiDynix’s BookMyne, disponible en Google Play y App Store. Vea la disponibilidad del material escribiendo el título o escaneando el código de barras, reserve material, vea los libros más vendidos, maneje su cuenta de la biblioteca y más.

Interpreters are available for all programs upon request. Please notify the library at least 3 days in advance of the program date.

 

Early Literacy

Five Early Literacy Practices

  • Talk!
  • Sing!
  • Read!
  • Write!
  • Play!

Did you know 90% percent of a child’s brain development occurs in the first 5 years of life?  You are your child’s first and most important teacher.

Aram Public Library has a multitude of Early Literacy offerings, including…

Baby to Three, Come Wiggle With Me! – Mondays at 10am
This story time/open play/dance party incorporates singing, stories, movement, and fun for babies, toddlers, and their grown-ups!

Story Time with Ms. Denise – Wednesdays at 10am
Stories, songs, and crafts for families!

Brain Boosters – Thursdays from 10:30am – 12pm
This hands-on, interactive environment where caregivers help children develop essential skills through open-ended play.

1000 Books Before Kindergarten
This program aims to ensure that all children entering kindergarten have acquired necessary learning and literacy skills through exposure to books and a language-rich early childhood experience.  This program is open-ended, so you can read at your own pace, year-round!  Stop by the Children’s Desk for more information or to sign up!

Summer Reading
Aram Public Library has a Summer Reading Program for all ages!  Yes, including babies and toddlers!

Did you know…

Aram Public Library has an assortment of early literacy and creative play materials accessible for in-house use?

  • iPad (loaded with apps and games specifically chosen by Ms. Katherine, our Youth Services Librarian)
  • Interactive Chalkboard Wall (write, draw, create!)
  • Magnetic Board (magnet options include numbers, letters, and more!)
  • ABCMouse.com
  • Puzzles (varying in size and difficulty)
  • Coloring Sheets and crayons
  • Puppets
  • Play Food
  • Blocks, Wire Mazes, and More!

…and a variety of early literacy and resource materials available for checkout?

  • Books (available in print, audio, and electronic formats)
  • Backpack Story Time Kits (each themed kit contains books, manipulatives, and handouts pertaining to the given topic)
  • Music CDs (available in multiple languages!)
  • Nonfiction DVDs (ranging in topics and interests for kids of all ages!)
  • Craft Kits (all the materials necessary to make a simple craft with your child)
  • Book Bundles (4-5 books all centered around a theme)
  • Games (board and card games suited for a variety of ages and interest levels)

Helpful Websites

Act Early Wisconsin

American Library Association’s Great Websites for Kids

Children’s Book Council

Cooperative Children’s Book Center

Education.com

Get Ready to Read

Growing Wisconsin Readers

Raising a Reader

Reading is Fundamental (RIF)

Reading Rockets

Teach Your Monster to Read

Zero to 3

Resources

Homework Help!

BadgerLink provides an amazing variety of quality resources! (Please note, BadgerLink may require a library card to allow for full access.)

Click the links below to check out all the information available—for free!

Music and More

Bet You Didn’t Know About This Resource…

Did you know that you have access to royalty free music, audio themes, and sound effects? It’s true! Soundszabound offers the only royalty free music library which meets all the licensing and technology requirements needed for education! The music library ensures copyright safety and is ideal for grades K-12 and universities. Imagine what you could create with access to an entire library of amazing sound! Podcasts, PowerPoint, videos, news shoes, presentations, web design…and that’s just the tip of the iceberg! How cool is that?!

Other Fun Resources!

NoveList K-8 provides users with book recommendations, read-alikes, discussion guides, reading lists, and more!

(NoveList K-8 is provided by BadgerLink. A library card may be needed to access this resource.)

ABCmouse.com for Libraries

The award-winning ABCmouse.com curriculum is designed to help young children (ages 2-6+) build a strong foundation for future academic success.  ABCmouse.com is 100% educational, with 3,500+ learning activities across all major subject areas: reading, math, science, social studies, art, and music.  Best of all, kids LOVE it.  And it’s free to use at the library!  From Age of Learning, Inc. (Please note, ABCmouse.com is available for free through the library provided the patron is either using a library computer or the library’s provided WiFi.)

Resources for Parents

Do you know someone who’s pregnant or recently had a baby? Maybe that someone is you?

Sign up for a Welcome Baby Bag! It’s simple, it’s free…and it’s filled with all sorts of goodies for the new baby and their family: books, bookmarks and stickers, early literacy information…and more!

Stop by or call (262) 728-3111, x117 for more information.

Ready to sign up? Stop by the Children’s Desk! (Please note, each bag is customized for the family, so it’ll be a few days after the form has been submitted for the bag to be ready for pick up.)

Growing Wisconsin Readers is a statewide initiative rooted in public libraries that aims to support Wisconsin caregivers of young children with information about early literacy so they can prepare children for learning at school and beyond.

For information about your child’s development and what to do if you have a concern, www.actearly.wisc.edu is an excellent resource.  Not only will they provide information about resources available to you locally, but you can also learn more about your child’s developmental milestones.  If you have any concerns about your child—developmentally or otherwise—be sure to talk with your child’s doctor.

If you’re pregnant or have a baby under one year, you can sign up to receive free text messages on prenatal care, infant care, and more through text4baby, a free service offered by the National Healthy Mothers, Healthy Babies Coalition and the FDA Office of Women’s Health.  For more information and free resources, visit the following websites: