April commences School Library Month. During this time, school librarians create special activities to exhibit the importance of the media center in the education of children. This year’s theme is Lives Change @ Your Library (American Library Association, 2014).
January 20th marks the national observation of the Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday. On this day, Americans honor the life, legacy and contributions of Dr.King by serving their community. To learn more about the holiday, visit the following sites.
BCLS would like to wish Burlington County educators a wonderful 2014. As a reminder, BCLS has a variety of valuable materials and services available to teachers and school media specialists. This includes school visits, class tours, and our new Classroom Assistant.
Toddlers (ages 19-35 months) came in to enjoy stories, songs and more with Miss Kiran and Miss Caitlin! This week's program was Halloween themed and we sang about bats flapping their wings, heard a story about a not-so-scary ghost named Woo, and got everyone moving with a few rounds of "Heads, Shoulders, Knees and Toes!"
Moms and caregivers bring their babies in each Monday for stories, songs, fingerplays and socialization activities. Here are some pictures from the past few weeks of programs! Bring in your baby to socialize, sing along and play with Miss Kiran!
Created by Mary Pope Osborne and Random House Children’s, Reading Buddies Week encourages young readers to team up with an experienced reader.
Picture books are generally for children in preschool through 3rd grade, but they are entertaining for all ages. The pictures in these books help tell the story, unlike illustrated books where pictures are just decoration for the text.
The Youth Services department at Headquarters has created their own version of Mr. Potato Head! With a variety of features, hairstyles and accessories, children will have fun decorating the iconic figure. Stop in and look for the large cut out located next to the staff offices under the window display.
September 15th marked the beginning of National Hispanic Heritage Month.
On Thursday, August 8th, Headquarters hosted a Summer Storytime for children ages 3 to 5. The topic of the day was dinosaurs! During the program participants read dinosaur stories, sang songs, and created a movable dinosaur craft.