This week marks the 50th anniversary of the Week of the Young Child (WOYC)! Sponsored by the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC), the WOYC is held annually in early to mid-April.
The NAEYC site explains that “the purpose of the Week of the Young Child is to focus public attention on the needs of young children and their families and to recognize the early childhood programs and services that meet those needs.
NAEYC first established the WOYC in 1971, recognizing that the early childhood years (birth through age 8) lay the foundation for children’s success in school and later life. The WOYC is a time to plan how we—as citizens of a community, of a state, and of a nation—will better meet the needs of all young children and their families.”
This year’s themes are Music Monday, Tasty Tuesday, Work Together Wednesday, Artsy Thursday, and Family Friday. For more information, to check out some activity resources, and to see how your family can celebrate, visit the official WOYC site here.
Today — Tuesday, March 2 — is the annual Read Across America Day! This year’s program focuses on celebrating a nation of diverse readers and diverse books. Are you ready to read?
We have lots of new children’s titles, old favorites, and interesting books just waiting to be chosen. You can pick up materials inside the library, at the window, or on the curbside table.
Come in and find some new selections, or call us at 330.653.6658, and we will help you choose.
You can find more information about Read Across America at NEA’s Read Across America site.
Inauguration Day has arrived! In celebration, we have created a list of a dozen kid-friendly, fun, and educational resources all about the presidency and the United States government. You will find resources for children of all ages, from pre-Kindergarten through grade 12.
Here is a link to check out some of our library’s children’s books and materials about the US presidency and presidents.
Here is a link to check out some of our library’s children’s books and materials about the US government.
Here are a dozen related websites:
If you would like help finding further information or books about Inauguration Day, the United States government, or any topic for kids and teens, please call our Children’s Library at 330.653.6658, ext 1020. We look forward to hearing from you!
Can you believe that June is almost here? Each month ushers in a variety of annual celebrations that are great ways to get the family together and have some fun or learn something new. For example, did you know that June is both National Candy Month and National Fresh Fruit & Vegetable Month?
On June 1, you can celebrate Say Something Nice Day. And the first Friday of June is always National Donut Day.
At the library, we love that June is Audiobook Appreciation Month. Want to listen to an audiobook? Check out our online services.
Here are some official special days in June this year:
- June 1: Trails Day
- June 4: Cheese Day
- June 5: Hot Air Balloon Day
- June 6: Yo-Yo Day
- June 7: Frozen Yogurt Day
- June 8: Best Friends Day
- June 11: Corn on the Cob Day
- June 12: Flip Flop Day
- June 14: Flag Day and Monkey Around Day
- June 15: Nature Photography Day
- June 18: Go Fishing Day and International Picnic Day
- June 19: Take a Road Trip Day
- June 20: Ice Cream Soda Day and World Juggler’s Day
- June 21: Father’s Day and Selfie Day
- June 23: Pink Day
- June 24: International Fairy Day and Swim a Lap Day
- June 26: National Canoe Day
- June 27: Sunglasses Day
- June 29: Hug Day
- June 30: Meteor Day
Here are several other fun annual celebrations in June:
- Accordion Awareness Month
- Adopt a Cat Month
- Camping Month
- Children’s Awareness Month
- Foster A Pet Month
- LGBTQ Pride Month
- Ocean Month
- Potty Training Awareness Month
- Safety Month
- Smile Month
- Sports America Kids Month
- Zoo and Aquarium Month
June is a great month for family fun! How can your family engage and celebrate together during this first month of summer? We’d love to hear about it!
May is right around the corner! And every month brings something to look forward to. For example, did you know that May is both National Bike Month and National Hamburger Month?
At the library, we love that it is also Get Caught Reading Month! Where do you like to read?
Check out these other fun annual celebrations in May:
- National Pet Month
- National Smile Month
- Home Schooling Awareness Month
- National Comfort Month
- National Community Action Month
- National Inventors Month
- National Strawberry Month
- National Youth Traffic Safety Month
How can your family engage and celebrate together this month? We’d love to hear about the fun things you do!