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September is national Library Card Sign-up Month! If you are reading this. . . we suspect you already have a library card. If not, now is the time to get one. For this month's "Guess the Book" calculate (with the given online calculator from ALA) how much our local libraries are worth to you! Submit your answers in the library or as a Facebook message!

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As fall creeps around the corner and it's too cold for the park. . . come by the library for a play date! The Library Bunch meets in the children's area at 9. Talk, drink coffee, enjoy the company of other adults while your kiddos play! Also new this fall is STEAMaker! Afterschool STEAM fun. We will have an engaging STEAM activity every Wednesday! Today, we will be making LEGO balloon cars and racing them.

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Fun back to school activities are going on all day today! A light hearted back to school themed storytime at 10:15, another fun filled storytime with guest author, Stepheni Curran! Free giveaways. . . a visit from the Orthopedic & Spine Therapy! So much going on today, be sure to stop by!

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We have an amazing new item available for checkout at our library! Wonderbooks, an all-in-one kids audio. We have picture books and short chapter books.

Audio versions of short chapter books are a great tool for kids with a reading level that doesn't match their interest level. Wonderbooks provide a bridge for kids to see the written words and follow along in the story with audio. Also awesome for reluctant readers, ADHD, dyslexia, and other learning challenges. 

https://www.facebook.com/clintonvillepubliclibrary/videos/2467064223350684/

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Today is Orville Wright's Birthday!

In honor of Mr. Wright, we will be reading airplane stories, looking at the first airplanes built and flying our own rocket ships!

Literacy Tip of the Week: Just like adults, kiddos like to read what they are interested in. . . a great way to get your kiddo to read for fun is reading what interests them! Airplanes, Pokemon, dragons, dogs, whatever it may be.

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We are going to be making some cool upcycled wind chimes at Adult Crafting tonight! We have some great thrift shop and garage sale finds to upcycle. If you have anything in your kitchen your not using anymore. . .bring it with you. 

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It's the anniversary of the first Model T built by Henry Ford's Company! I personally love cars, right after books of course! Model T's are the coolest, however, the first thing my mom brain thinks of when I see a Model T is how LONG trips would take when your top speed is 45mph. Also, the maintainance. First generation of anything always has bugs and extra maintenance until the kinks are worked out. 

At today's storytime we will look at the Model T's, follow a very inventive little boy and go on a long road trip. 

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Awesome, imaginative things are always happening at Library LEGO. We have a new LEGO challenge every week! This week's challenge was to build a pirate ship. There were some very cool creations! Love it!

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Today's storytime will be stories about underwear. You read that right. . . Underwear. Today is National Underwear Day and there are a surprising amount of children's books about underwear. Get ready to laugh and come on by!

Literacy Tip of the Week: Read some humorous stories to your kiddo. Puns and dad jokes help build literacy skills and a deeper understanding of our language. Additionally, kids love slapstick comedy and mishap. These themed books are certain to keep a kiddo's attention. 

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Our hard working Friends Group has a ton of books ready to come up for the book sale. Book Sale is Thursday and Friday this week!!

Thursday 4:00pm-8:00pm

Friday 9:00am-5:00pm

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