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January 22, 2013
Sign up, read ten books, and win prizes! A great way for grown-ups to beat the winter blues.
One Book, One City for Kids is an annual reading program that encourages all 4th graders in the city to read and discuss the same book. The program also strives to encourage a lifelong love of reading among students, to inspire readers to bring story ideas and themes to life through discussion, and to build collaborative ties between public libraries, school libraries, and area schools. This year the entire city will be reading Special Delivery! by Sue Stauffacher. In this book, ten-year-old Keisha and her family’s animal rescue center face more challenges involving a baby crow in a mailbox and a skunk found in the nearby community garden.
Parents and caregivers are invited to introduce their babies, birth through 18 months, to music, movement, and language in these 30-minute classes designed just for their specific developmental stages. Babies will enjoy hearing a story and learning songs and rhymes. Playtime after enhances the development of social skills.
Ancestry is an online subscription genealogy database that is provided by the Grand Rapids Public Library free of charge. Ancestry has grown into a powerful database and can be of great benefit in your genealogical research. Learn some techniques to help you search. Basic computers skills are required for this class.