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Pinwheels for Prevention
Thursday, April 14, 11 a.m. 
In front of the library


In observance of National Child Abuse Prevention Month, National Week of the Young Child and National Library Week, a Pinwheel Garden was planted outside of the library on April 14. These whimsical toys are to remind the community of happy childhood days and to encourage positive parenting. The Pinwheels for Prevention campaign focuses on community activities and public policies that  prioritize the healthy development of children in recognition that healthy children are an essential building block for community and economic development. Shining in the sun, the pinwheels represent a bright future for our children and our community. To get further involved visit the Broomfield Early Childhood Council's website.
Check out the planting video too!




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Saturday, April 30

Ages 10+ recommended
Registration is required, for more info or to  register contact the Reference Desk at 720.887.2350

1:30-2:30 p.m.:  Quipo
Who needs pencils when you have knots? The Incas developed a complex communication system called Quipu that used knot-tying to communicate, count, and record history.

3-4 p.m. :  Aztec Calendar
Discover the secrets and magic of the Aztec Sun Stone, 
better known as the Aztec Calendar! Learn how the Aztecs understood the cosmos and used the Sun Stone to narrate history. You’ll also create your own Sun Stone. 

(Led by Museo de las Americas)   
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Parent Toddler Workshop - Spring 2016
A Family Place Library program

Ages: Toddlers 18 - 35 months with attending adult. Registration required.
As an extension of our Family Place Center, the Parent Toddler Workshop is designed to give you special time with your toddler for playing, reading and spending interactive quality time together. Create a craft with your child and meet new people in an educational and fun environment. Community resource professionals are on hand to discuss early literacy, speech and hearing, physical fitness, nutrition and behavior. The Parent Toddler Workshop is a 5 week long program for toddlers 18 - 35 months and their parents or caregivers. 

The next workshop will take place in the fall. Check back in August for registration details.



Group.of.friends.diversity.1.jpgConfident Parenting: Speaker Series  
FREE!

For parents, caregivers and adults who work with children    

Parenting today is not easy or simple. Since the early years of a child’s life are the most important for their development, parents want to do the best they can for their children but they may not always know how to do that. This introductory lecture series is the first stop for parents to get an understanding of best practices for parenting young children. Presented in an engaging manner by professionals who really care about kids and families.
 
Monday, May 23, 7 - 8:30 p.m.
In the Eisenhower Room.  Adults only.  No registration required

I’m Hungry! - Food for Newborns through Age Five
Do you have a picky eater in your household? Stuck in a food rut and want to increase the types of foods your child will eat? Join registered dietitian and mother of two, Juliette Britton, as she explains best practices for feeding infants through age five with special assistance from Certified Lactacian Educator Jennie Harrison to guide through breastfeeding those first few months and beyond. Learn how to help your child establish a lifelong healthy relationship with food.
Juliette Britton, MS, RD and Jennifer Harrison, MS, CIMI, CLE



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Mamie Doud Eisenhower Public Library to become Family Place Library as part of a National Leadership Grant!

Read more about our program in the Broomfield Enterprise article.

In 2012 The Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) awarded the Middle Country Public Library a National Leadership Grant to support their Family Place Libraries initiative. Twenty-eight libraries in 7 states were selected be a part of this grant and our Children's Library was one of them! The grant money was distributed over  the next three years to fund staff training, site visits and project implementation. Middle Country Library staff worked with our library to implement and evaluate Family Place Libraries, a library-based early childhood and family support service model. This multi-phase program focuses on parents and caregivers as first teachers, is organized around the developmental needs of the child, and links library services with other regional and local family support agencies. The program emphasizes libraries as key institutions within the early childhood and family support community and partners in the promotion of healthy child and family development. The goal is to develop lifelong learners while fostering home/library/community connections to provide community support for families with very young children.

Our Family Place Center 
Children discover and practice new skills through purposeful play, and toys are their tools. The Family Place Center in the Children’s Library at Mamie Doud Eisenhower Public Library is a safe, fun environment where you and your young child can read, play and learn. This specially-designed space features materials for children and parents including board books, picture books, toys, puzzles, blocks and writing activities, all creating opportunities for little ones to explore. As your child’s first and most important teacher, these activities will help you build your child’s early literacy skills.