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Summer Reading Program

Enhance your child’s reading experience and prevent the “summer slide!” Research has shown that public library summer reading programs help children maintain their reading skills during summer vacation. We invite children entering first through sixth grade to join our Summer Reading program, Build a Better World. Participation is easy! Members keep track of the suggested activities and books they have read at home. Program begins July 5 and ends August 10. Here's how to participate: · Read a book or complete an activity at home or in the library (see below for list of activities.) · Come to the library to log your books and activities on your Summer Reading Card. Be prepared to answer questions about the books you’ve read. · You may enter our weekly raffle ONCE per day by reporting on a book or activity. · Program ends on Thursday, August 10th. If you’ve read 5 books or more, you will receive an invitation to our Summe...
 

June 15, 2017
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Calling all 5th and 6th Graders!!

Win a chance to be the very first to visit the new Children’s Library for an after hours party with a fun evening of events! Tell us why you are excited about the new Children’s Library in a 150 to 200 word essay. All participants must complete the 2017 Summer Reading Program. Submit entries by Friday, August 11th. Judges include Port Washington Public Librarians and School Media Specialists. Party date will be determined based on completion of the Jackie and Harold Spielman Children’s Library.  
 

June 12, 2017
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Introducing Miss Humblebee’s Academy

Miss Humblebee’s Academy is an award-winning, online curriculum for children preschool through kindergarten.The curriculum lays the foundation for a lifetime of learning success, providing strength in core subject areas: math, science and social studies, language and literacy, art, and music. If you are accessing Miss Humblebee's Academy while somewhere other than the library, you will need to provide your Port Washington library card number. Click here to begin.
 

May 13, 2017
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Introducing ABCmouse.com

ABCmouse.com:  An award-winning curriculum  designed to help young children (ages 2–7+) build a strong foundation for academic success. ABCmouse.com is 100% educational, with more than 4,000 learning activities across all major subject areas-reading, math, science, social studies, art, and music. Best of all, kids love it. Free for use in our library. At this time, ABCmouse.com can only be accessed for free from the library.  You can enjoy ABCmouse.com from any of our PCs or use the app on any of our iPads.  
 

May 10, 2017
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Great Library Card Adventure Results!

It was a close game, but 1st grade won the 15th annual GLCA! Congratulations to everyone who played! Hold on to your bookmarks and check for additional challenges. FINAL RESULTS BELOW: GRADE:                              TOTALS: Kindergarten:                       54 1st Grade:                           87 2nd Grade:                          84 3rd Grade:                           71 4th Grade:                           72 5th Grade:                           43 TOTAL:                               411
 

May 5, 2017
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Come visit us in our temporary home!

The Children's Room is now in its temporary home, right down the hall from our usual location.  We'll be here for the duration of the Children's Library construction project. When you get to the bottom of the stairs, or step out of the elevator, just make a right instead of a left.  It's the room that used to house our media (DVD and CD) collections, which are now upstairs.
 

August 29, 2016
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Early Literacy Kits

The Children’s Room is happy to announce that  we have Early Literacy Kits to borrow. The different themed kits are; Transportation, ABC, New Baby, Counting, Colors, Down on the Farm, and Frog & Friends. These kits include themed picture books, audio CDs, interactive DVDs, lyrics to finger-plays and rhymes and more! Here are some guidelines for borrowing the kits: Kits may only be checked out and returned to the Children’s Services Desk Do not use Book Drop. Do not return to other libraries. Borrowers must be Port Washington Residents. The kits may be borrowed for 14 days, and may not be renewed.
 

February 27, 2015
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