Nari Ferderer

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Play, Learn and Grow Together!
(Photo courtesy of the CA State Library and Terry Lorant Photography) Printable PDF: January 2018 | February 2018 | March 2018 | April 2018 I May 2018 I June 2018 I July 2018 I August 2018 August 2018 August 1: Read a book about your favorite animal. August 2: Build a house using pillows, blankets and chairs. August 3: Make up a song about hats. August 4: Play dress-up with old Halloween costumes. August 5: Paint outside with water and a paintbrush. August 6: Roll a ball back and forth. August 7: What happens when you put paper into a...Read more...
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Early Literacy in Everyday Places
(Photo courtesy of the CA State Library and Terry Lorant Photography) Printable PDF: January 2018 | February 2018 | March 2018 | April 2018 I May 2018 I June 2018 I July 2018 July 2018 July 1: Pick a nursery rhyme to memorize this week and practice it every day. July 2: Practice counting by 1s, 5s, 10s to get to 100. July 3: Go for a walk outside. Find 5 different kinds of flowers. July 4: LIBRARY CLOSED - Draw a picture of fireworks. July 5: Count the number of windows in your home. July 6: Make a list...Read more...
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Drag Queen Talon Marks reading a story
Celebrate Pride with us at Drag Queen "Over the Rainbow" Story Hour at SJPL. Stories will highlight inclusion, diversity and friendship.Read more...
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Text: The Great American Read
(photo courtesy of PBS.org and ALA ) Celebrating the Power of Reading: The Great American Read PBS is celebrating the power of reading with its 8-part series The Great American Read . On Tuesday night, May 22, a 2-hour special highlighted the top 100 books chosen by Americans across the country. The special highlighted books from various genres with interviews from avid readers discussing their favorite title and the impact of that particular book on their life. The series will include 5 episodes focusing on the books listed in each genre. All summer long, you can vote once per day...Read more...
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Play, Learn and Grow Together!
(Photo courtesy of the CA State Library and Terry Lorant Photography) Printable PDF: January 2018 | February 2018 | March 2018 | April 2018 I May 2018 I June 2018 June 2018 June 1: List three new things to try this summer. June 2: Sign up for our Summer Learning Challenge at your nearest branch library. June 3: Trace letters in a tray of rice or other grain. June 4: Look for different objects that start with the letter "J" June 5: How long does it take for an ice-cube to melt under the sunlight? June 6: Share a book...Read more...
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Lemur pouncing on text: Spring Into Reading at Happy Hollow Park and Zoo
During May, spring into reading with Your Library and Happy Hollow Park & Zoo. The library is coming to Happy Hollow for Storytimes, Reading Adventures, and Story Stations.Read more...
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Play, Learn and Grow Together!
(Photo courtesy of the CA State Library and Terry Lorant Photography) Printable PDF: January 2018 | February 2018 | March 2018 | April 2018 I May 2018 May 2018 May 1: Trace shapes in a tray of rice or sand. May 2: Read or sing nursery rhymes, then try to act them out. May 3: Talk about the colors of springtime. The grass, the flowers, the sky. May 4: Make up new rules to a favorite game. May 5: Count to 5 on your fingers, then sing "5 Little Monkeys Jumping on the Bed." May 6: Find something as tall...Read more...
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Screen Free Week
(Photo courtesy of Screenfree.org ) This year, National Screen Free Week takes place from April 30 to May 6, 2018. This is a chance to unplug, step outside and reconnect without a USB port. Whether you choose to unplug for 1 or more days, the intent behind Screen Free Week isn't to banish your mobile devices. Screens are a part of our everyday lives, from work to socializing to everyday research and questions to Siri and Alexa. The intent of Screen Free Week is to help us become more aware and intentional of our use of screens in and out...Read more...
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Early Education Services - San Jose Public Library (logo)
We are excited to announce our new partnership with San José's Happy Hollow Park & Zoo to further expand our shared treasures to the community. We have been working together for the last few months to bridge our shared resource and provide literacy-rich experience opportunities in one of San José most beloved parks. Happy Hollow Park & Zoo is a family-friendly zoo that also doubles as a children's amusement park. There are features to entertain and amaze children and even their adults. Sit for a show at the puppet theater , enjoy one (or all) of the many rides and...Read more...
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Play, Learn and Grow Together!
These fun and simple activities are just one way to help develop your child's pre-reading skills. Pick and choose or try them all! Visit www.sjpl.org/events to find library programs and events near you! (Photo courtesy of the CA State Library and Terry Lorant Photography) January 2018 | February 2018 | March 2018 | April 2018 April 1: Practice walking up and down the stairs April 2: Read a folk or fairytale from another country April 3: Start a journal for drawings, pictures and scribbles April 4: Clap and dance to the ABC song April 5: Read a story and talk...Read more...
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