Kids Read

"Counting Thyme": middle-grade novel explores family, emotions, illness

Book review of "Counting Thyme" by Melanie Conklin - review written by Melody Palmer, Youth Librarian at South Broken Arrow Library

*Join Miss Melody and other readers ages 9-12 every month for the "In the Middle Book Group" at the South Broken Arrow Library! The next In the Middle is Monday, September 25 from 6:30 until 7:30 p.m. "Raymie Nightingale" by Kate DiCamillo is the book discussed. Light refreshments and fun!*

Tell Your Story with Music: Hispanic Heritage Month

Hispanic Heritage Month (HHM) falls every year between September 15th and October 15th. This year, the Tulsa City-County Library is celebrating HHM with fun family programming on the theme of "Tell Your Story with Music." The Hispanic Resource Center will offer programming for all ages to enjoy.

Build A Reader: Try This at Home!

Are you ever at a loss for what to say or do with your baby or young child, especially in those moments when you suspect could be doing more? The library to the rescue!

Starting this month, you can receive great suggetsions for fun, easy activities that will build your child's brain for later reading success - and then earn a free calendar with even MORE suggestions!

There are two ways to sign up:

Baby Talk, Brain Talk

When should you start talking regularly to your baby? Many parents believe that real talk is best reserved for when children begin to talk back in words. While this makes a certain logical sense, research and practice proves that it's completely wrong. The time to start talking to your baby is the moment he or she is born - or, given that fetuses start differentiating parents' voices five months in the womb, even earlier!

Reading To Learn: Profile, Tips, & More

Children ages 5 to 12 may participate in PAWS for Reading, a program that allows them to practice reading to a great audience: therapy dogs!

This week, we look at readers who have made the switch from learning to read to "Reading To Learn."

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