Forget what you used to know about Bogota, Colombia. Fifteen years ago it was considered one of the world's worst cities. Today, thanks to several remarkable mayors who thought way outside the box, Bogota is a city transformed. The changes have been dramatic and inspiring. Our library is featuring a display on this transformation through October 15.
Cooler days are coming, and what better time of year to sit and enjoy reading in the lush greenery of our Reading Garden? If you haven't tried it yet, give yourself a little treat. Come, sit and read a while!
This year the summer reading theme centered around water. Every month, when children reached their goals they got to design a "splasher" and put their name on it. Each month the shape of the "splasher changed; the three shapes were shell, starfish and fish. As you can see, we had a lot of people contribute to the wall, and the goals ranged from five books a month to 120 books per month! Well done everyone who made this a success.
This Saturday September 4th starting at 10 AM the Chevy Chase Library will be having a party to celebrate the end of the Summer reading program. This years theme was "Make a Splash", and we will be having games, prizes and fun!
How we read to children is as important as how frequently we read to them. With school beginning very soon, here are some helpful suggestions to use with pre-schoolers as well as even younger children, as we begin to reinforce those early literacy skills.
Purple and black origami cranes mark the new entrance to the expanded Teen Zone at the Chevy Chase Library. Within the new space, one of the additions is a study table and chairs. Just to the right of the new burgundy curtain, there is a cork board for Teens to post reviews, make recommendations or even post a poem. The space is warm and cozy, but has a large window so it still feels open. We invite you to come on in and see how your library is changing.