Kids Read

"Wheel Friends" Storytime

Join us for a special storytime at the Central Library next week with Ms. Wheelchair Oklahoma, Cailan Fry!

"Wheel Friends" Storytime

Tuesday, November 29

10:30 a.m.

Central Library Storytime Room

(400 Civic Center)

Ms. Wheelchair Oklahoma, Cailan Fry, will read books about friends and neighbors who might move differently! Songs, movements, and fun activities, particularly for families with children ages 2 to 5.

An Attitude of Gratitude

It is common practice for many families to share what they are grateful for, and why, at the Thanksgiving table. Who hasn't delighted in a child's simple gratitude for things like recess, Grandma's cinammon rolls, and the new puppy?

One way to continue or start this Thanksgiving tradition in a way that will support literacy development is to create "gratitude journals" where child can write or draw (or both) what they are grateful for. (By the way, a "journal" can be as simple as stapling two or three pieces of paper together.)

Reading Is a Dialogue

When is reading...MORE than reading? When it's a conversation!

Reading and literacy research supports reading books aloud to children as more than just reading the words on a page. Instead, when parents and educators use reading aloud as an entry point into talking with kids about ideas, experiences, and emotions, literacy development increases...and it can be great fun, to boot!

(You haven't lived until you've listened to a 3-year-old tell you about what you might be able to find in outer space - or an 8-year-old explain his philosophy about animals dreaming.)

Get Storytime In Your Pocket!

Now you can carry great library learning experiences...in your pocket! The Tulsa City-County Library is proud to announce the release of our Build-A-Reader app, which combines practical literacy tips, great book suggestions, and videos of library staff demonstrating brain-building (and fun!) songs, fingerplays, and activities to do with your child.

It's FREE, and you can find it in your mobile device's app store by searching "Tulsa City-County Library."

Reading and All of the Feels

The Books To Treasure program is in its 14th year of connecting children to the very best in illustration for children's literature! (For more about this exciting initiative, see the Books To Treasure web site.) This year's featured illustrator is Rafael Lopez, and Tito Puente, Mambo King is the featured book.

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