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Learning how to talk is an important journey that little ones take in their early development and as they prepare for literacy. Some children may experience more difficulty, while others will develop ahead of the curve. Some factors that may affect the different ways in which young ones learn include: gender, how many languages being […]
The Underground Railroad was a network of secret routes and safe places for slaves to escape to free states or Canada during slavery in America. The network was not ran by any single organization or person but was a huge network of sympathetic people and organizations that believed in freedom for everyone. They would often […]
What’s so special about pre-reading classes at the library? We have trained and enthusiastic staff to help your child get ready to read and we know your child will learn so much each week, that’s why! These fun hour long classes include reading, writing, playing, talking and singing: Sing: We use egg shakers, bells, rhythm […]
Even I know that and I’m not a parent! There is no one manual given to you when you become a parent that tells you exactly what to do and when to do it. But there is one place where you can gets lots of great information to help you on your parenting journey: the […]
Next week begins Ottawa Hills’ Let’s Play! workshops. These are part of Family Place Libraries, and we are gearing up for a fun five weeks! There is still time to register, though not a lot of space left, so register soon. Remember, if you are unable to register for this session, the Main Library will […]
Over 140 people celebrated the holidays and wintertime today, 12/14/13. Kevin Kammeraad and the Cooperfly Puppet Theater entertained young and old with puppets, dancing and songs including one of my favorite songs, “Wintertime is Here”. Kevin Kammeraad is an author as well as an entertainer. Check out one of his books, A Curious Glimpse of […]
Come hear holiday stories, help decorate holiday cookies, sing, and enjoy hands-on fun!
Over 300 people came to the Main Branch of the Grand Rapids Public Library on Saturday, 11/23/13 for Santa’s Workshop. Many came directly from the Art Van Santa Claus Parade to warm up and have some Holiday fun! Children made Christmas trees out of recycled Christmas Cards and Christmas stockings out of paper, yarn, and […]