1,000 BOOKS BEFORE KINDERGARTEN
Learning to read begins before your children start school. It is never too early to read, sing, and play with your little ones. The 1,000 Books Before Kindergarten reading program encourages you to read 1,000 books to your child before he or she begins Kindergarten. Understanding that letters make sounds, sounds make words, and words make stories and songs will help your child gain important pre-reading skills.
Hamilton East Public Library wants to make sure all children are prepared for a lifetime of reading, but we can't do it without you. You can follow the link here or below to register or ask a staff member about "1000 Books Before Kindergarten" today!"
BARKS & BOOKS — For all ages. No registration required. Would you like to read to a dog or just pet a dog and get doggie kisses? Love on a Leash will have local volunteers here with their registered therapy dogs. Reading to dogs helps kids build self-esteem and confidence. We also offer a Waggin' Tales and Paws to Read Program each month. Please check our program calendar for dates and times.
SATURDAY FAMILY MOVIE — For all ages. Parent or caregiver should remain in the movie with children 8 yrs. and younger. Parents or caregivers of children age 9 yr. and up should remain in the building. Bring a pillow and get comfy while watching family favorites on the big screen. Free popcorn! Ask at the Noblesville Youth Services desk or call 770-3216 for dates and movie titles. No registration required
BUNNY HOP PLAYTIME -- Birth to 24 months. A parent or caregiver is required to attend. Programs consist of stories, nursery rhymes, songs, and fun activities.
TODDLER TIME — For 2s and 3s. A parent or caregiver is required to attend. Programs consist of a few stories, a simple craft, and other activities such as finger plays and songs.
STORY TIME— For preschool through age 6. Programs consist of stories, a simple craft, and other activities such as finger plays and songs. Parents are welcome, but not required to attend.
READ OUT LOUD -- For active 2-4 yr. olds. Children will participate in stories and songs then spend time playing at learning centers! We'll have fun with art, music, science, and much more as we work on cognitive, motor and emotional skills.
READY TO READ -- is a Reading Readiness Program for four and five year olds. Parents will learn about the six skills children need to be ready to learn how to read.
SCHOOL AGE PROGRAMS -- are for primary school age students (K-4th) and intermediate age students (4th-6th).