National Library Week, April 10-15

National Library Week started in the 1950’s when research showed families were buying more media materials than reading materials.

The American Library Association (ALA) created National Library Week as a means to get children and adults to read more and visit their local libraries and book mobiles. This year National LIbrary Week will be celebrated the week of the 10th through the 16th. The theme this year is “Create your own story at the library.” 

To get the children in your care motivated to visit their local libraries, collect maps and information about the libraries in your area and present them to your parents or on a special table. Here are some books about the library to encourage using the library as well about what goes on in libraries.

Click here for easy access to the books!
 

Lola at the Library by Anna Mcquinn
Lola Loves Stories by Anna Mcquinn
Library Lion by Michelle Knudsen
Bats at the Library by Bryan Lies
Dewey: There’s a Cat at the Library by Myron and Witter
That Book Woman by Heather Henson
Library Lil by Suzanne Williams
Wild About Books by Judy Siena
I.Q. Goes to the Library by MaryAnn Fraser
Library Mouse by Daniel kirk
Beverly Bilingsly Borrows a Book by Alexander Stadler
My Librarian is a Camel: How Books Are Brought to Children Around the World by Margriet Ruurs

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Summer Langille, M.A, Early Childhood Education Specializing 0-8 Years

Summer has been working with children for almost 15 years. The oldest of four she’s always seen herself as a caregiver. She started off caring for children as a nanny for many years. She received her undergraduate degree in Liberal Studies from San Francisco State University and has a Masters Degree in Early Childhood Education specializing in birth to age eight from Long Beach State. She’s worked with infants all the way up to elementary aged children in center-based care, private school care, home-based care, back-up care and afterschool care. She was a lead teacher for an infant program and more recently a two year old/preschool program. She even had a brief stint as a brownie girl scout troop leader. She’s passionate about quality care for children and thinks the environment plays a large role in how a child learns effectively. She loves art, blocks, music, fairy gardens and picture books and wants all caregivers of children to know how important their job is to the children they care for. Summer is currently home with her baby, navigating this new role as Mama. She blogs about her family at www.summerplayshouse.com.