1000 Books Before Kindergarten Early Literacy Program
Fossil Ridge Public Library wants you and your child to take the 1000 Books Before Kindergarten reading challenge! The challenge is simple: Read 1000 books with your child before he or she finishes kindergarten. Sound challenging? It really isn’t! If you read just one book a day to your child, you will read over 1000 books within three years. Up that count to three books a day, and you will complete the challenge within one year! Every book counts, including those read by Ms. Sarah in Storytime, daycare providers, Grandma and Grandpa, and even that Green Eggs and Ham book you’ve read thirty times in the last two weeks. It still counts as thirty books!
Come to the library to pick up your 1000 Books before Kindergarten welcome bag and get started on a journey to bring you and your child closer and give your child a step towards reading success! Welcome bags are available just outside of the Children’s Department office.
Programs for Kids
Lapsit | Wednesdays, 1/23 – 4/24 @ 10:30am – 11:00am | Lapsit is an interactive program for children ages birth to 3 years and their caregivers. Sing songs, do fingerplays, and enjoy reading together. Caregiver must attend with child. Registration is required.
Toddler Thursdays | 1/24 – 4/26 @ 10:00am – 11:00 am | Toddlers and their caregivers can explore and play with different toys and sensory materials each week. These activities will develop fine and gross motor skills, social interaction and language skills. Caregivers must accompany child during program. Recommended ages birth – four years. Registration is required
Everything is Awesome Lego Club | Fridays, 1/25 – 4/26 @ 3:30pm – 4:30pm | Join us each week as we build, create, and use our imaginations with Legos. Duplo blocks will be available for ages 4 and under.
Boy Scouts of America | 1/21 @ 2:00pm – 3:00pm | Scouting isn’t as much about twigs and leaves, camping or hiking as it is about the spark. The spark may be a leader’s encouraging words, achieving a merit badge for engineering or going on a high adventure rafting trip. A representative will be at Fossil ridge to answer your questions about scouting as well as help you find a troop in your area.
Club 345 | Third Monday each month @ 5:30pm | 3rd – 5th graders are encouraged to read the books then join us to view the movie and compare the two.
- Monday, 1/28 – The Jungle Book by Rudyard Kipling
- Monday, 2/18 – The House with a Clock in its Wall by John Bellairs
- Monday, 3/18 – Middle School: The Worst Years of my Life by James Patterson
No School Movie Days | All movies will begin at 1:00pm.
Enjoy a movie and refreshments with your child.
Monday, 1/7 – Christopher Robin
Monday, 2/18 – Hotel Transylvania 3
Tuesday, 3/13 – Captain Underpants
Thursday, 4/18 – Beauty and the Beast
Pajama Storytime | 2nd Monday of the month – 1/14, 2/11, 3/11, 4/8 @ 6:30pm – 7:00pm Children ages 3 to 6 are invited to come hear stories and have a bedtime snack. Wear your pajamas and bring your favorite stuffed animal friend. Registration is required.
Kids Cook | 4th Monday of the month – 1/28, 2/25, 3/25, 4/29 @ 5:00pm – 7:00pm This instructor lead program introduces children to the joys of preparing and cooking food that is both nutritious and delicious. Grades 2nd – 5th $2.00 supply fee due at registration. Registration is required, 20 children max.
Prince & Princess Tea Party | Tuesday , 3/26 @ 11:00am – 1:00pm | The Beauty bar will be here to transform your child into their favorite prince or princess including hair updo, and painted nails. We will then have a tea party with light refreshments and movies. Costumes are encouraged, but not required. Children under 9 years old must be accompanied by a caregiver. $5.00 per child due at registration. Registration is required. 15 children max.
Scales & Tales | Friday, 3/29 @ 1:00pm – 2:00pm | This educational performance is geared to the audience age level. Everyone will be encouraged to touch, pet and ask questions about the animals. Whether the audience is feeding a pig that eats like a vacuum, putting a marsupial in their pocket, or watching turtles race, everyone is sure to learn something new about these animals. Registration is required, ages 2 and up suggested.