April and May Children’s Events at Roosevelt Branch Library

Probably you have read Dr. Suess’s famous, yet simple verse about reading:

“The more that you read,
the more things you will know.
The more that you learn,
the more places you’ll go.”

We all agree that reading is a mighty good thing for our children- it improves their vocabulary, it builds new cognition, it grows their imagination, it teaches them about life, and it lets them travel vicariously to faraway places.
However, if reading does not come easy to your youngster, don’ t worry : keep reading and soon you will see that practice makes perfect. Young readers’ reading success stems from consistent practice and enjoyable reading experiences.

To welcome Spring and to give your new reader a positive and fun reading experience this spring, the Roosevelt Branch Library offers a New Readers Book Club, “Hop into Reading, with Spring Book Buddies”. This program is designed to strengthen new readers’ reading skills and to introduce them to the joy of reading, by paring new readers with teen volunteers in a fun read-aloud sessions. This reading club welcomes kindergardeners, first, second graders and their parents every Saturday in April and May, drop-in times: 2pm-4pm. Every child will get to record their reading leaps into a “Frog Log”. Hop into Spring with Roosevelt Branch’ s reading club!

For the younger ones (infant to 3 year-old) the Roosevelt branch offers the phenomenal story time, “Mother Goose on the Loose ” on Saturdays (April 6, 13, 20, 27) or Thursdays (April 4, 11, 18, 25), 10:30 am – 11:30 am. Registration required.

Preschoolers and caregivers, enjoy some playing, reading, and singing at the “Book Party! for Preschoolers”. Fridays(April 5, 12, 19, 26), 10:30-11:15am.

New at Roosevelt Branch: On April 20 and April 27 , 2-4pm, for those families who want to celebrate and explore Award-winning literature by Latino authors, come and joint the “Nuestros Libros Para Todos” Dia Family Book Club.

To register for this programs, stop by the the Children’s Desk at the Roosevelt Branch or call (312) 746-5656.

Enjoy the wealth of programs at Roosevelt Branch Library!

By Maria Gueret