February Story Time Announcements!

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Theme: Welcome Back! Rhyme Time with Mr. Jess! Friday, February 3, 2012 at 10:30 am at the Montello Public Library (Week 1)

Early Childhood Learning Set(s): Phonological Awareness – Rhymes

Join Librarian Jess Bruckner as he welcomes back children and parents to the Montello story hour tradition!  Mr. Jess will be a story time entitled, “Welcome Back! Rhyme Time with Mr. Jess!”  Jess will be working on developing creative, phonological awareness and rhyme skill sets with children.  He will be reading classic rhyming books, and children will be working on a popsicle stick craft. Join us for fun stories, good company, and delicious treats! 


Theme:  Friendship, Hearts, Valentines: A Valentine’s Day Story Time Friday, February 10, 2012 at 10:30 am at the Montello Public Library (Week 2)

Early Childhood Learning Set(s):  Print Awareness—a tie in with a color-rich commemoration day

It’s almost Valentine’s Day!  Mr. Jess will be reading classic Valentine’s Day books to young children, creating an atmosphere of celebrative fun.  We will be enjoying a delightful snack, and creating special ‘I Love You’ cut-outs the little ones can pass on to family members!


Theme: I Have Something to Share: My Favorite Letter is… Friday, February 17, 2012 at 10:30 am at the Montello Public Library (Week 3)

Early Childhood Learning Set(s):  Letter Awareness—visual discrimination with letters and their unique sounds

Mr. Jess will be hosting a story time with a theme based around catchy books that highlight letters of the alphabet, and introduce children to letter awareness.  All are welcome to join the celebration of books, treats, and a keen festive craft where participants will be encouraged to create age-appropriate words using creative puzzle pieces.   


Theme: Catch the Reading Bug: Butterflies! Friday, February 24, 2012 at 10:30 am at the Montello Public Library (Week 4)

Early Childhood Learning Set(s):  Narrative Skills, Vocabulary

Catch the Reading Bugon Friday, February 24 at 10:30 am the Montello Public Library! Librarian Jess Bruckner will be reading The Very Hungry Caterpillar by Eric Carle and we will be creating beautiful butterfly finger puppets! Juice and treats to follow. 

Reflecting on Teen Read Week

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The staff at the Montello Public Library like to thank all the teen partners and sponsors who helped make Teen Read Week 2011 a success.   We'd specifically like to thank John and Charlotte Hoffmann from Rendezvous Paddle & Sports, Cheryl from Kwik Trip in Montello, and Bill Lind from Holliday.   Congrats to all winners and everyone who participated!


Thank you "Friends"

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Once again, our hard-working and supportive Friends group has come through and provided the library with "extras" that would not be possible through our regular library budget!  Recently, the Friends of the Montello Public Library have paid for an addition to the e-book collection through the Winnefox system ($290+), outdoor beautification supplies (and hours and hours of hard work in the perennial garden - Thanks Dee, Connie and Donna) and a soon-to-be up and running brand new coffee/tea/cocoa station. All of this and so much more has been paid for and accomplished by just a small group of dedicated members.

Thanks also to O'Malley and Foss Greenhouse for giving us the special "Friends" treatment on your hardy and beautiful plant stock!  Your professional advice and service with a smile is always appreciated.

JOIN THE FRIENDS TODAY and make a difference in our community!  Kindness matters


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