Kids Read

LEGO-Love in February!

If your kid loves LEGOS but you're tired of stepping on them (ouch!), consider one of these LEGO-focused library programs in February. Your children will have a new place to express their passion for plastic creations AND meet other kids in a relaxed setting.

LEGO Club- Monday, Feb. 6 - 10:30-11:30 a.m., South Broken Arrow Library

Do you like to play with LEGOS? Get hands-on experience with engineering principles as you design and build with LEGOS. For ages 5-18.

Learn About Real Lives: Biography In Context

Dragons and magicians, flying carpets and talking animals - these imaginative elements all have a place in a child's reading diet. But sometimes kids just want to know about REAL people who used hard work and determination (not magical feathers) to achieve real-life accomplishments.

When your children or students get the "Who was Thomas Edison?" or "What was J.K. Rowling like when she was my age?" bug, explore the library's Biography In Context database.

Reading Aloud: Not Just for Babies

You know that reading aloud to babies and young children is crucial for their future reading and learning success.

But it's good for school-aged children, too!

Not only that, but here's a secret your independently-reading child might not share with you: many kids still like it when parents read to them at home. Even 9, 10, and 11 year olds enjoy a regular read-aloud with the adults who love them the most.

What Kids Want in Books: Laughter Rules!

You don't need to spend much time with kids to know that they dearly love to laugh. Even serious-minded children will crack a smile at "silly stuff": words, actions, or characters that just don't belong together in the real world.... for example, a chicken who interrupts, a duck on a bike, a monster named Floyd Peterson.

The Magic Ingredient in Reading: YOU.

What helps kids become dedicated readers? What are kids looking for in books that they like to read? Why do some kids naturally spend lots of time reading, while others struggle? Most of all, what is the magic ingredient that will set YOUR child up for reading success and enjoyment?

Some intriguing answers to these questions can be found in a 2014 "Kids & Families Reading Report" from Scholastic and YouGov, which surveyed U.S. children's reading habits, attitudes, and frequency.