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.
Come join us in the Children’s Room for a four week series of children’s films appropriate for ages three and up. All movies are free and will be shown on Wednesday afternoons beginning at 1:30.Wednesday, July 28, 2010 – The Little MermaidWednesday, August 4, 2010 – Finding NemoWednesday, August 11, 2010 – Atlantis: the Lost EmpireWednesday, August 18, 2010 – The Magic School Bus Catches A Wave
On July 26, at 1 p.m. when the doors opened to the Chevy Chase Library, people poured in to escape the heat. Even though the temperature had not hit the 100 mark, much of the community had suffered power outage from the weekend's storm. As time passed, more and more new faces were seen, and these first-time users learned how to get a library card, access the computer and even check out materials.