21 Jun, 2024

MORE Picture Books You Can Sing!

If you’re ready for more sing-along books, check out these recommendations and let us know your favorites in the comments! Singing is great for early literacy development because it is typically slower than regular speech, making it easier to hear the smaller sounds in larger words (“the itsy-bitsy spi-der climbed up the wa-ter spout”). It […]

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Sound of Summer: Cicadas

It is summertime and soon, a familiar buzzing will fill the air – the Cicadas have emerged! 2024 is a historic year for cicadas in North America: two broods of two species of periodical cicadas will be emerging all at the same time for the first time in over two centuries. North Texas, however, can […]

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10 Picture Books You Can Sing

Singing is one of the five foundational practices that help lay the groundwork for learning to read. Singing helps children hear the rhythm of speech/song and helps them hear how longer words can be broken down into smaller sounds. It is also just plain fun and a great way to make your read-alouds more engaging […]

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Adapted Library – Summer Programs

Adapted Library supports neurodivergent access to library programs: adapted programs are sensory-friendly and targeted towards the needs of neurodivergent children, teens, adults and their families/caregivers. Neurodivergent includes autism spectrum disorder, Attention-Deficit / Hyperactivity Disorder, Tourette’s and other developmental and learning disabilities.   Registration is now open for Adapted Library programs. For more information and registration details, […]

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Lights Out at the Library

Winter means shorter days and longer nights, which makes it perfect for Glow in the Dark Storytime! Join us on December 12 at 6:30pm at Parr Library for a special lights-out storytime. This storytime will feature stories, songs, dancing and illuminated art under the black lights. Planning on joining us? Wear something white or fluorescent […]

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Tried & True and New: Picture Books

Our storytime experts are bringing you reviews of the latest from our Easy collection (or picture books) as well as some of their favorites used during storytime. We have thousands of picture books at each library, so this is just a small introduction to the collection. See all of our Tried & True and New reviews […]

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