Nari Ferderer

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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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Wee Play Early Education friends: Conroy Cougar, Sixbot Robot, Emilia Puppy, Kato Kitty, and Bolt Bird
These fun & simple activities are just one way to help develop your child’s pre-reading skills for March. Pick and choose or try them all!Read more...
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Wee Play Early Education friends: Conroy Cougar, Sixbot Robot, Emilia Puppy, Kato Kitty, and Bolt Bird
These fun & simple activities are just one way to help develop your child’s pre-reading skills. Pick and choose or try them all! Visit events.sjpl.org to find library programs and events near you! JANUARY | FEBRUARY February 2018 Activities February 1: Practice fine motor skills by cutting up paper by hand February 2: Look for your shadow when you go outside today. Did you find it? February 3: Count to 20 using fingers and toes February 4: Tell a story about your favorite toy February 5: Make a list of words that begin with the letter F February 6: Line...Read more...
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Wee Play Early Education friends: Conroy Cougar, Sixbot Robot, Emilia Puppy, Kato Kitty, and Bolt Bird
These fun and simple activities to do at home are just one way to help develop your child's pre-reading skills for January. Pick and choose or try them all!Read more...
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Knitting Nature, book cover
For most of my adulthood, I would either knit or read. When I'm working on a project, I don't read until I've weaved in all my loose stitches. When I'm reading, I don't knit anything, although I will amass a small collection of patterns and yarns that usually end up collecting dust in a corner of my closet. I'm pretty sure buying craft supplies and using craft supplies are two separate hobbies. Although it took me far longer than I'd like to admit, I think I figured out the solution to fix this imbalance between my two favorite wintertime hobbies...Read more...
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San Jose Public Library Bridge Collection icon
The Bridge Library provides books, library staff assistance, and library resources for families using the Family Resource Center and serves as a “bridge” between the Family Resource Center (FRC) and the full range of library services offered at San José Public Library branches.Read more...
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