Services and Programs  for  Kids

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STEAM Club:

Making Kinetic Sand

When? 

Sat. May 14th,11am - 12pm in Pleasant Plains and Tues., May 17th, 6-7 pm in Ashland

 

What? Playing with Kinetic Sand
helps kids explore their
senses, build fine motor
skills and engage their imagination!

STEAM Club is geared toward 2nd-5th graders. Younger children are welcome with adult supervision.

Tabletop
Gaming Club

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All Ages Welcome 
Upcoming Meeting Dates:
May 5th & May 19th
Meets 1st & 3rd Thursdays
@ Pleasant Plains
5:30 - 7pm.

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"Busy Boxes" for
Busy Bodies!

Bust boredom and enjoy  "together time" with your little one with our NEW Literacy Kits!

These theme-based "busy boxes" are full of books, games, and activities designed to help your child learn through play!

 

Literacy Kits are available for checkout at both locations through the

generous support

of West Central

Childcare

Connections.

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Support for Learning: At School and At Home  

Your library staff can help you find resources to support your child's learning, whether they are learning at home, at school, or exploring special interests or hobbies. 

 

Time for a study break?  We have a large selection of DVDs at both locations! You may place your own holds through our online catalog, or we will be glad to assist you. 

Learning at Home: Helpful Websites

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Storylineonline.net showcases celebrity readers sharing favorite stories.

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Vooks.com provides a kid-safe, add-free streaming library of read-along, animated storybooks.

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Learnathome.scholastic.com offers learning activities and parent resources supporting learners ages 4 to 10 (monthly subscription required).

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Looking for something NEW?

Check-out our children's Book Bundles! Each "grab and go" bag includes a selection of books on popular topics, seasonal themes, favorite characters, or best-loved authors. Our librarians can also create a book bundle for you based on reading level, favorite topics, or characters of your choice. 

 

New! Book Bundles are available in both library locations. Grab one today and get reading! 

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PRESCHOOL STORYTIME

In-person storytime begins on September 13th. Storytimes are geared toward our youngest patrons: ages 0 to pre-K and their caregivers. Join us for stories, songs, play and more each Monday at 10 in Plains and Wednesday at 10 am in Ashland. We plan to enjoy story times outside; weather permitting, so please bring a blanket or chair. Please be aware that masking is required inside the library for patrons 2 and up regardless of vaccination status. 

1000 Books Before Kindergarten

This is a FREE, self-guided program that encourages you and your child to read 1000 books before he or she starts Kindergarten! For each "100" books listed as read to your child, he or she is eligible to choose a prize from the library to encourage and reward both their efforts and yours!  When the 1000 Books level is reached, your child will receive a T-shirt gift from Prairie Skies Public Library that they may wear to Kindergarten, or we are told...everywhere including for pj's!!

 

We currently have over 100 children and their families reading their way to 1,000 books and their T-shirt prize! If you are interested in learning more or signing up, please contact Deb at 476-3417.

Congratulations to our T-shirt winners!  More coming soon!

 Gabe 12/5/2016

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  Maycee 9/6/2018

 Ethan 3/2022

Elise 2/13/2017

Emily 7/31/2017

Everett 6/23/2017

Devlin 8/12/2017

Alaina 1/13/2018

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Addison 2/8/2019

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Elsie 8/13/2019
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Lydia 6/8/2020
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Briley 6/9/2020
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Rowan 9/2/2021

Who will be next?

Remember...if your child participates in the Summer Reading program and 1000 Books, you may count time spent/and book titles for both programs! Many of you are close to reaching your goals!  Your picture could be here before you know it!!  Keep reading!