Children's Programming

Programs


READ Fur MeLearning to read is often less about intellectual limitation than about overcoming fears.  Animals are ideal reading companions because they:
    • · Help increase relaxation and lower blood pressure.
    • · Listen attentively.
    • · Do not judge, laugh or criticize.
    • · Allow children to proceed at their own pace.
    • · Are less intimidating than peers.
 When a dog is listening, the environment is transformed, a child's dread is replaced by eager anticipation, and learning occurs.  The handler shifts performance pressure off the child and provides support, while the child gets supervised reading practice necessary to build vocabulary, increase understanding of the material, and gain fluency as a reader. 

Anubis loves to come to the library and listen to people read.  So if your child would like to read to her give us a call at 574-896-2841 and we can schedule an appointment between 4 p.m. and 7 p.m. on Tuesdays or Thursdays or on a convenient Saturday.  As part of  the READ program we will keep track of each twenty minute session with Anubis.  After ten sessions the child can choose something from the goodie drawer; and after twenty sessions they get a special gift.


12/6/2014 Parent's Night Out

posted Nov 5, 2014, 10:14 AM by North Judson Public Library   [ updated Nov 5, 2014, 10:28 AM ]


A special event for the kids so mom & dad can do some Christmas shopping.  From 1 p.m. to 6 p.m. there will be movies, crafts, games and snacks provided in the library activities room.  YOU MUST SIGNUP IN ADVANCE.

For more information or to sign up please contact Kelsie Purcell at 574-896-2841, email her at purcellkelsienjwt@gmail.com, or stop in at the library.


Trick Or Treat in the Library, 2014

posted Oct 30, 2014, 4:48 PM by North Judson Public Library

Halloween came a few days early at the North Judson-Wayne Township Library. After Tot-Time, on Tuesday, and Story Hour, on Wednesday, the children traveled around the library where staff and patrons were waiting with goodies to hand out.  Do you think that they enjoyed themselves?

     
     
     
     
     
   
       

     

Stuffed Animal Overnight September 2014

posted Oct 1, 2014, 4:42 PM by North Judson Public Library

   Sitting in a circle and getting to know each other.
 Then we went downstairs for craft time.  
.  We had lots of fun.
       
     
  Then it was snack time so we made some popcorn.  
  Clifford read us a story while they got the movie ready for us.
  Movie Time!
We had a short sing-a-long after that.   
    Then we went upstairs for a tour of the library.
 Miss Anna was really glad to see us. 
  We searched for some good books to read...
                                           did a little research...
                                                                    and then checked out some books.
Miss Anna thought we might want to play with the puzzles.    
I really liked this puzzle.
  Then we played a board game.     Can you guess who is winning?
  After that we made a pizza call...
 and while we were waiting we played hide and seek.  
  Bet you can't find me.  
   Shhh, don't tell them I'm up here!
  We tested the copier to see how it worked…  
  rode on the book cart...
and built a blanket tent.   
  Don't think Miss Anna was too happy with us.
When the pizza arrived we had a picnic.  
  It was very good pizza.
Then we settled on the couch to hear another story.   

  We were very tired by then.
  Goodnight, everyone.

11/26 to 12/17 Cozy Corner Story Hour (Final Session of 2014)

posted Sep 2, 2014, 12:08 PM by North Judson Public Library   [ updated Nov 20, 2014, 9:52 AM ]

You have your choice of two times for our last session of Story Hour for the year; the first session will be from 11 a.m. to 12 noon and the second will be from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. on Wednesday’s from November 26th to December 17th. 

To sign up please contact Kelsie Purcell at 574-896-2841, email at purcellkelsienjwt@gmail.com, or stop in at the library.

11/25 to 12/16 Cozy Corner Tot-Time (Final Session of 2014)

posted Sep 2, 2014, 12:06 PM by North Judson Public Library   [ updated Nov 7, 2014, 9:42 AM ]

Our last session of Tot-Time for the year will be from 11:30-12 noon on Tuesdays from November 25th to December 16th. 

To sign up please contact Kelsie Purcell at 574-896-2841, email her at purcellkelsienjwt@gmail.com, or stop in at the library..

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