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As we continue to stay at home and stay strong during this pandemic, the library is going to start offering live virtual programs through Zoom. For each live program that we do, there will be a unique URL that you can click on to connect to that Zoom session. The URL will most likely either be posted in the description of the program on the event calendar on the library website, or it will be emailed to each patron that signs up for the program. As we schedule these live programs, we'll provide exact details for each one.
We are happy to announce that we have added a new eResource called Miss Humblebee’s Academy! Miss Humblebee's Academy is an award-winning, online and offline curriculum that prepares children ages 2 to 6 for kindergarten proficiency. Interactive, guided lessons and activities are available for several subjects, including language & literacy, Math, Science & Social Studies, Art, and Music. Miss Humblebee’s Academy is free to use and can be used in the library and at home.
The Fox Valley Public Library is happy to share our new collection of books and DVDs from the Stuttering Foundation of America (www.stutteringhelp.org). If you or someone you love stutters, please know that you are not alone.
The Dundee Library Youth Department will have a special guest author this summer! Carlos Hernandez is a Science Fiction/ Fantasy writer for both children and adults. His latest book is a popular and widely acclaimed children’s chapter book, Sal and Gabi Break the Universe!
The practice of PLAY is very important to young children in building their early learning and literacy skills! Play can help children better understand the context behind situations and stories, leading to better reading comprehension and symbolic understanding. Play can also help children in navigating new social relationships and communication skills.
Baseball season is upon us and today is a truly memorable day in baseball history. April 15th is Jackie Robinson Day; the 72nd anniversary of his very first baseball game and the first time an African American played Major League Baseball.
This snowy day in April is making me want to warm up with a new favorite book! Thankfully, I have TONS of book recommendations from our youth patrons. Here are some of the books you’ve recommended at the tween scene emoji book recommendation activity in the past few months!
Sisters by Raina Telgemeier
Smile by Raina Telgemeier
Drama by Raina Telgemeier
Wonder by R.J. Palacio
Jojo Siwa’s Guide to the Sweet Life: #peaceouthaterz by Jojo Siwa
The Courageous Princess by Rod Espinosa