Bookmobile & Reading Programs at the Library

City of Great Falls Montana

PRESS RELEASE

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

  
Date: August 29, 2013
  
Contact: Jude Smith, 406 453-0349 - Great Falls Library

BOOKMOBILE SCHEDULE
 

Fall-Winter-Spring 2013-2014


SEPTEMBER…4, 18     DECEMBER…11            MARCH…5, 19
OCTOBER……2, 16, 30         JANUARY……8, 22                   APRIL……2, 16, 30
NOVEMBER…13, 27       FEBRUARY……5, 19             MAY……14

9:15-10:00……………………....FORT SHAW ELEMENTARY SCHOOL

10:15-10:45…..…………………..SUN RIVER VALLEY LIBRARY

11:00-12:00……………..………..VAUGHN ELEMENTARY SCHOOL

12:30-1:15………..……………..ULM SCHOOL

1:35-2:35.……………………....FAIRHAVEN COLONY

2:55-3:30…...……………….....WEDSWORTH LIBRARY

3:45-4:15…………………….....PAM’S DAYCARE


SEPTEMBER…6, 20   DECEMBER…13   MARCH…7, 21
OCTOBER…..…4, 18  JANUARY……10, 24  APRIL……4, 18
NOVEMBER.…1, 15  FEBRUARY…..7, 21   MAY………2, 16

9:00-9:30………..…………...FALLS JUNIOR ACADEMY

9:45-10:45..………..……...…..HEADSTART

11:00-12:00………….……...….PEAK PRESCHOOL

12:15-1:00………….………....CAMBRIDGE PLACE

1:15-2:15………….………....SKYLINE SCHOOL


SEPTEMBER…11, 25  DECEMBER…4, 18  MARCH…12, 26
OCTOBER . . .9,  23   JANUARY……15, 29  APRIL…….9, 23
NOVEMBER….6, 20   FEBRUARY…12, 26   MAY………7, 21

9:30-10:00…………..…..……. CENTERVILLE SCHOOL

10:15-11:15……………………..BIG STONE COLONY

12:00-1:00.…..……………….. PLEASANT VALLEY COLONY

1:45-2:30….………….………BELT LIBRARY

3:15-4:00…...………………...MONARCH POST OFFICE

 

SEPTEMBER…13, 27  DECEMBER…6, 20  MARCH…14, 2
OCTOBER…….11, 25      JANUARY……3, 17, 31  APRIL……11, 25
NOVEMBER…..8, 22 FEBRUARY….14, 28  MAY………9, 23
                                
9:00-9:30…………..………..CENTENE CHILDREN’S CENTER

9:45-10:45……………………ST. THOMAS CHILD CENTER

10:55-11:40…………..….…….THE LODGE

11:45-12:30..…………………..EAGLES MANOR RETIREMENT HOME

12:40-1:25....…………....……BRIGHT BEGINNINGS LEARNING CENTER

  1:30-2:15………....…………BEEHIVE HOMES

2:20-2:35…...……………….BENEFIS SKILLED NURSING HOME


Great Falls Public Library Helps Every Child Get Ready To Read

Great Falls Public Library is offering workshops for parents and other caregivers, along with their children from birth to age five, to demonstrate how to use these practices to develop important language and literacy skills that facilitate learning to read and comprehension.  These free workshops will be held at the following times.


• Friday, September 20; 5:00pm to 6:30pm in the Cordingley Room

Repeated sessions:
• Tuesday, October 22; 11:00am to 12:30pm in the Cordingley Room
• Saturday, November 16; 3:00pm to 4:30pm in the Cordingley Room

Learning to read begins before children start school. Young children need to develop important language and literacy skills before they can actually learn to read.

Parents and other caregivers can start now to help their children develop these skills. Our workshops demonstrate how parents can use five familiar and easy-to-use practices to develop language and other early literacy skills in children from birth to age five.

Each of the Every Child Ready to Read® workshop explains why the skills are so important, demonstrates how to help children learn the skills, provides titles of high-interest books that are age appropriate, and sends parents and caregivers home with early literacy activities they can incorporate into their family’s daily routine.

According to Nola Huey, Youth Services Librarian, children who start kindergarten with well-developed early literacy skills have an advantage.

“Reading is essential to school success,” said Miss Huey. "Children who start school ready to learn to read have greater success throughout their school years.”

Every Child Ready to Read® @ your library® was developed by the Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC) and the Public Library Association (PLA), divisions of the American Library Association, in conjunction with national reading and education experts. The newly released second edition of Every Child Ready to Read® offers research-based practices that adults and children can enjoy together while helping children learn early literacy or pre-reading skills. The practices are talking, singing, reading, writing, and playing.
For more information, contact Nola Huey, Youth Services Librarian, 406-453-0349 ext 215.