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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 at 4 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 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 November 6, 13, 29 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 – Lunes, 6 y 13 de noviembre, Miércoles 19 de noviembre 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!
November 1-     Autumn Colors
November 8-    At the Library!
November 15-  Gobble, Gobble!
November 22-  Open play with Ms. Denise
November 29-  Hair & Mustaches

Tiempo de Cuentos con Ms. Denise – miércoles a las 10 a.m.
¡Tiempo para historias, canciones y diversión con Ms. Denise!

1 de noviembre – Colores de Otoño
8 de noviembre – En la Biblioteca
15 de noviembre – Gobble, Gobble!
22 de noviembre – Juegos con Ms. Denise
29 de noviembre – Cabello y Bigotes

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.

Trick or Treating at the Library – Tuesday, October 31 – – ALL DAY!
Visit the Children’s Desk (downstairs) in costume to collect your treat.

Food for Fines – November 1 to 30
Do your part to replenish the food pantry supplies at the same time you reduce your fines for overdue library materials.  For each nonperishable food item you bring in, we’ll take $1 off your overdue fines.  All donations must be in good condition and not past their expiration or sell-by dates. (Ramen noodles and gelatin mixes will not be accepted.) Food for Fines does not apply to charges for damaged or lost materials.

Comida por Multas – del 1 -30 de noviembre
Haga su parte para reponer el banco de comida al mismo tiempo que reduce sus multas de libros y material de la biblioteca atrasados. Por cada producto no perecedero que traiga, reduciremos $1 de su multa. Todas las donaciones deben estar en Buena condición y no caducados. (No aceptaremos fideos Ramen ni polvos para gelatina). Este programa no aplica para reducir cargos por materiales dañados o extraviados.

Pajamarama Collection Site – October 17 through November 17
We are proud to support the Delavan Lioness Club in their annual children’s pajama collection for various local charities. Bring your donations of new pajamas in any children’s size and place them in the cradle near the Adult Services desk. Donations benefit children in need at Twin Oaks Shelter, Association for the Prevention of Family Violence and Pregnancy Helpline.

Pajamarama Sitio de Recolección – hasta el 17 de noviembre
Estamos orgullosos de apoyar el Club de Leonas de Delavan en su recolección de pijamas de niños para varias organizaciones caritativas locales. Traiga sus donaciones de pijamas nuevas de cualquier talla de niño y póngala en la cuna cerca de la mesa de servicios. Las donaciones beneficiaran a los niños y niñas del albergue Twin Oaks, La Asociación para la Prevención de Violencia Familiar y la Línea de Ayuda a Embarazadas.

Tail Waggin’ Tutors – Saturday, November 4 from 10 to 11 a.m.
Registration is required.
Our cuddly Tail Waggin’ Tutor is coming back for more stories!  Sign up to read to a trained therapy dog the first Saturday of every month.  Stop by the Children’s Desk or call to reserve your spot…and your snuggles!

Tail Waggin’ Tutors – Sábado 4 de Noviembre de 10 a 11 a.m. Es necesario inscribirse.
¡Nuestro cariñoso Tutor con Cola está de regreso por más historias! Inscríbase para leer a un perro terapéutico el primer sábado de cada mes. Pase a la mesa para niños o llame para reservar su lugar… ¡y sus caricias!

DIY Make and Take Pie – November 7 and November 8 at 5:30 p.m.
Registration is required. 
Nothing says autumn like homemade apple pie.  Warm, cozy, and oh-so-delicious!  Sign up to create a crust and filling for your very own apple pie.  Give it as a gift or enjoy it yourself!  This program is great for pie enthusiasts of almost any age, so bring your family along and make a pie together!  All materials will be provided.  Space is limited, so registration is required.  Stop by the Adult Desk or call (262) 728-3111, x100 to reserve your spot.

DIY Make and Take Pie – 7 de noviembre a las 5:30pm Es necesario inscribirse.
Nada dice otoño como un pay de manzana hecho en casa. ¡Calientito y delicioso! Inscríbase para hacer la base y relleno de su propio pay de manzana. Regáleselo a alguien o disfrútelo usted mismo. Todos los materiales serán provistos. El espacio es limitado, por eso es necesario inscribirse. Pase a la mesa de atención para adultos o llame al (262) 728-3111, x100 para reservar su lugar.

Book Buzz: Parent-Child Book Club – Friday, November 10 at 4 p.m.
This super fun book club aimed at 8-12 year olds and their parents meets the second Friday of every month at 4 p.m. to discuss our chosen book, have snacks, and do an activity or craft!   Parents are invited—but not required—to participate.  This month’s book will be The Birchbark House by Louise Erdrich.  Please contact the library if you’d like a copy of the book reserved for you.  Have you heard about the latest Book Buzz?

Book Buzz: Club de Libros para Padres e Hijos – Viernes 10 de Noviembre a las 4 p.m.
Este divertidísimo club de libros para niños de 8-12 años y sus padres se reúne el segundo Viernes de cada mes a las 4 p.m. para ¡discutir el libro escogido, botanear, y realizar una manualidad! Los padres están invitados – pero no es requerido- a participar. El libro de este mes es “The Birchbark House” de Louise Erdrich. Favor de contactar a la biblioteca para adquirir el título de este mes – háganos saber si desea que reservemos una copia del libro para usted. ¿Ha escuchado el último Book Buzz??

Dual Language Story Time – Saturday, November 18 at 10 a.m.
Join Ms. Helen for stories, rhymes, and songs in both English and Spanish, as well as occasional activities and crafts embracing cultural diversity.  This program is open to everyone and will happen regularly on the third Saturday of every month. ¡Únase a todos nosotros!

Hora de Cuento de Lenguaje Dual – Sábado 18 de noviembre 10 a.m.
¡La Biblioteca Pública Aram se complace en anunciar el lanzamiento del programa de historias bilingüe para las familias! Venga con Ms. Helen para escuchar historias, rimas y canciones en inglés y español así como las actividades y manualidades que muestran la diversidad cultural. Este programa está abierto a todos y será cada tercer sábado del mes. ¡Únase a todos nosotros!

Try-It-Yourself Illustration Workshop –
Tuesday, November 21 from 1 to 4 p.m.
Have you ever noticed all the different ways illustrators create images in your favorite picture books?  Pictures are painted, drawn, pieced together with paper…there are so many ways to create amazing works of art!  And now it’s your turn.  We’ll have assorted stations set up where you can try your hand at a variety of artistic styles.  We’ll provide the materials and inspiration, you provide the creativity!  Please note, at least one station will include paint, so please dress appropriately!

Taller de Ilustración Intententelo usted mismo – Martes 21 de noviembre de 1:00 a 4:00 p.m
¿Alguna vez ha notado las diferentes formas en que los ilustradores crean imágenes en sus libros favoritos? Las imágenes se pintan, dibujan, se juntan con el papel… ¡hay muchas maneras maravillosas de crear arte! Y ahora es su turno. Tendremos diferentes estaciones donde podrá poner a prueba sus diferentes estilos artísticos. Nosotros proveeremos los materiales e inspiración y ¡usted la creatividad! Tome en cuenta de que al menos una estación tendrá pintura, así que vista adecuadamente.

In observance of the Thanksgiving holiday, Aram Public Library will close at 5 pm on Wednesday, November 22 and remain closed through Friday, November 24.

Debido al Día de Acción de Gracias, la Biblioteca Pública Aram cerrará a las 5:00 p.m. el día miércoles 22 de noviembre y permanecerá cerrada hasta el viernes 24 de noviembre.

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: