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10 tips to encourage early literacy

10 tips to encourage early literacy

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1. Share books from infancy. Introduce books to your child and they will grow up loving them.

2. Show your child how a book works. Point out the front cover, and teach your child to turn pages.

3. Let your children see you read. They will want to do what you do.

4. Make book-sharing fun, whether you cuddle up together at bedtime or read for a few moments during playtime.

5. Talk about what you see in a book. Look at the pictures and let your child describe what they see.

6. Have fun with language. Say nursery rhymes and repeat them often.

7. Sing together. Music encourages an understanding of the sounds in words.

8. Talk about your day and ask about your child's day.

9. Read longer stories or tell imaginative stories to your children. Choose stories that have a beginning, middle, and an end to encourage reading comprehension.

10. Point out print all around us. Show your child the text in the books, on sings, and on cereal boxes.

BONUS TIP: Remember to get a FREE Library card for your child today.

Studies reveal our brain prefers paper over screen

Studies reveal our brain prefers paper over screen

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Although E-readers are becoming very popular, there might be a strong reason to keep reading paper books. According to an article published by the Scientific American Magazine, studies show that people are more likely to remember what they read on paper better than on a screen.

 

The human brain may perceive a text in its entirety as a kind of physical landscape. When we read, we construct a mental representation of the text that is likely similar to the mental maps we create of tarrain and indoor spaces.

 

You can find the article in the November edition of the Scientific American Magazine. Will you prefer to read it on paper or on your tablet?

Your library card gives you access to read free magazines on your computer, tablet or smartphone. Visit our E-library to read magazines online anytime >>

Storytime anytime

Storytime anytime

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We all know that reading books, singing nursery rhymes, and telling stories to your children helps them develop strong language and reading skills before school starts.

If you and your child can't join us for storytimes at the library, don't worry!

Your child can now watch stories on our website here >>

Are you done with your holiday party dress?

Are you done with your holiday party dress?

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The Calgary Public Library is excited to present the 5th Annual Prom Dress Extravaganza.

This program is to help girls that may not be able to afford their own prom dress. With your donation, many girls can find the perfect dress, and talented volunteer designers will be on hand to help them resize it at the following locations and dates:

Forest Lawn Library

Saturday, March 1

1:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.

Southwood Library

Saturday, March 8

2:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Village Square Library

Saturday, March 15

1 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.

Donate your used dresses and other formal wear at the Saddletowne Library or at any Calgary Public Library branch before March 13.

Resume development class

Resume development class

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Learn how to create a profesional resume to put your best foot forward.

This class is led by proffesional career practitioners from Bow Valley College's Career Connection

When: Monday, Feb. 3
Time: 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Where: Saddletowne Library

Register today!

Storytime at Saddletowne!

Storytime at Saddletowne!

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Honk, clikety, clack, toot!

Bring your children and enjoy stories and rhymes about cars, trains and things that go! For ages 3 to 5 independent of a parent/caregiver.

Thursday, Jan. 30.

From 2:15 to 2:45 p.m.

Saddletowne Library.

New friends and neighbourhood groups for women program

New friends and neighbourhood groups for women program

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Join other women as you improve English skills, share experiences and learn about community resources. Free childcare.

This is a program presented by the Calgary Immigrant Women's Association.

Where: Saddletowne library

When: Every Wednesday from January 15 to April 30.

Time: 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.

Books hitting the big screen in 2014

Books hitting the big screen in 2014

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Do you want to know which books are brought to the big screen in 2014?

Don't miss this article: 16 books to read before they hit the theaters this year.

Holiday library hours

Holiday library hours

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If you are wondering about the library hours for this holiday season, here they are:

December 24: Close at 4 p.m.

December 25: Closed

December 26: Closed

December 31: Close at 4 p.m.

January 1: Closed

For complete hours of operation, and other holidays please follow this link >>

Remember, our E-Library is open 24/7!!!

Happy Holidays!

Free library programs from January to April 2014

Free library programs from January to April 2014

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Here is what you were waiting for! The Winter program guides.

Your library card gives you free access to great programs for children, teens, and adults. Visit us at Saddletowne to pick up a program guide or check them out on our website.

These are some of the most popular programs at Saddletowne:

For kids and teens: For adults:
  • Storytimes
  • Computer buddies
  • Reading buddies
  • Lego contest
  • ESL Teen Talk
  • Chess in the library
  • Career basics: Interview skills
  • Career basics: Resume development
  • CyberSeniors connect
  • ESL conversation club
  • Citizenship preparation workshop

Find programs or register here >>

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