Youth Blog content
One library's creative progam has become a nationwide sensation - read one thousand books before kindergarten!
We gerbils know that sounds like a lot, but if you read one book to or with your child every day for a year, you are already over a third of the way there! You can even repeat books - repetition is the key to learning and it's always fun to listen to a loved story again. Every book your child listens to counts - ones heard in storytime, ones listened to on the computer, iPad or ereader, library books or books you own at home.
"How old you have to be to get a library card?"
Some grown-ups remember a time when you had to be able to write your name (legibly!) to get a library card. One of our librarians' parents said she could get a library card when she could ask for it on her own... and she was so shy it took until she was about seven years old to get her first library card!
We are Yankee Doodle, & Dandy
We're Library Gerbils do or die,
We're real live nephews of our Uncle Sam -
We were born around the 4th of July...
We've got a Yankee Doodle (& Dandy) Sweet Tooth
Food's our Yankee Doodle (& Dandy) Joy
Yankee Doodle (& Dandy) came to the Library just to read the book-ys
We are your Yankee Doodle (& Dandy) boys!