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The Summer Reading Program will begin on June 1, 2014 and run through July 31.  Schedule and program information will be available the first week of May.

If ou would like to bring a group to the library this summer, please make arrangements by calling or e-mailing the Children's Library Manager at 720-887-2318 or 


Family Place Simple.jpgMamie Doud Eisenhower Public Library to become Family Place Library as part of a National Leadership Grant!
The Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) has awarded the Middle Country Public Library a National Leadership Grant to support their Family Place Libraries initiative. Twenty-eight libraries in 7 states will be a part of this grant and our Children's Library is one of them! The grant money will be distributed over the next three years to fund staff training, site visits and project implementation. Middle Country Library staff will work with our library to implement and evaluate Family Place Libraries, a library-based early childhood and family support service model. This multi-phase program will focus on parents and caregivers as first teachers, will be organized around the developmental needs of the child and will link 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.  

Read more about our program in this recent article from The Enterprise:
http://www.broomfieldenterprise.com/home-life/ci_24886159/learning-is-family-affair-at-broomfield-library




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Ninja, Ninja, Never Stop - A Book Launch & Craft Party  
Sunday, April 27 at 2:00

Broomfield resident Todd Tuell has just published his first children's picture book, out on April 15!  Kids in Grades K - 2 are invited to the Library's Eisenhower Room on Sunday, April 27 at 2:00 for a very special program. Todd will be sharing his book, and there will be ninja activities, lots of cool crafts, and a martial arts demonstration. Oh, and treats too!  Registration required beginning April 1. Call 720-887-2315 for more information or to sign up.




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One Book 4 Colorado
April 7 -  21, 2014

All 4 year olds in Colorado will receive their own copy of the same book to keep!  Bring your 4 year old to the Children's Library any time between Monday, April 7th and Monday, April 21st to pick up the FREE book; there will be both English and Spanish versions available.  This year's book is Jeremy Tankard's GRUMPY BIRD.  Lt. Governor Joe Garcia is leading an early literacy initiative so that every child in Colorado is reading at grade level by third grade.  One Book 4 Colorado is a fun way to make that happen and support parents as their child's first teacher.  For more information, click here.





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Every Grandchild Ready to Read
Saturday,  April 26, 2 - 3:30 p.m.
Eisenhower Room

Grandparents are invited to this special literacy workshop based on current brain research for children age newborn through 5.  Discover six reading skills and five practices you can share with your grandchildren. Each adult who attends will receive a free children’s book!

Please note:  this program is for adults only.  Registration required, beginning March 31 at 720-887-2315.



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 In observance of National Child Abuse  Prevention Month, National Week of  the Young Child and National Library Week, a Pinwheel Garden is being  planted in Broomfield outside of the library.  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.  Pinwheel “planting” will take place at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, April 15th in front of the library. To get further involved, visit the Broomfield Early Childhood Council.


                                                                                                                                 

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 Art Stop on the Go

 Friday, May 2, 4 - 5 p.m.  (registration begins on May 1)
  For ages 6 - 12

  

The Children's Library and the Boulder Museum of Contemporary Art have teamed up to bring you several art-making workshops in 2014!  Express yourself through a variety of art media, with the emphasis on creativity and fun.
   All programs are free, but registration is required. Call 720-887-2315 to sign up.  This program is made possible by a grant from Scientific and Cultural Facilities District (SCFD).

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