Kidspace

March 2017

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  • Read Across America Day
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  • Book Babies
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  • Talk & Toys
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  • Sunnyside Up
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  • Shake, Shimmy & Dance
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  • Little Picassos
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  • Kidspace Movie Matinee
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  • Talk & Toys
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  • Sunnyside Up - CANCELLED
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  • Fairy Tale Mixup - RESCHEDULED
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  • Full S.T.E.A.M. Ahead
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  • Book Babies
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  • Very Hungry Caterpillar Day
  • Talk & Toys
  • Fairy Tale Mixup
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  • Sunnyside Up
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  • Shake, Shimmy & Dance
  • Spring Pajama Storytime
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  • Tween Escape Room
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  • Book Babies
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  • Talk & Toys
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  • Sunnyside Up
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  • Book Babies
Students

Homework Help
Need help finding resources for your project or report? Access databases from home or at the library (some databases will require your Library card for access) or stop in to the library we’ll be happy to help you locate the best resources.

Overdrive
Access Overdrive and One Click Digital for e-Books and e-Audiobooks.

Kidspace Kindle
Ask at the Kidspace desk for our Kidspace Kindle loaded with a collection of the current years Nutmeg nominees for Elementary and Intermediate levels.

Exam Proctoring
As part of Windsor Public Library’s mission and in an effort to support continuing education, lifelong learning and as a public service, the library offers proctoring services for students who need to take exams. Find out more about Exam Proctoring fees and procedures by checking out more information here.

3D Printing & Makerspace
We support STEAM education in our Makerspace. We offer a variety of scheduled programs but the space may also be used by appointment. Find out more about our Makerspace and 3D printer here.

Notary
Notary services are available by appointment at both the Main Library (860) 285-1912 and Wilson Branch (860) 519-5809.

Volunteering
Get your volunteer hours in at the Library. Read about volunteering at the library here, download and fill out an application or stop in and pick one up at any of the library service desks.

Upcoming Programs

We have so much going on in Kidspace! Check out our online events calendar here or stop in to pick up our brochure of upcoming events.

1,000 Books Before Kindergarten

Why read 1,000 Books?

A parent is a child’s first teacher and as such, parents can help children acquire pre-literacy skills before they enter kindergarten.  The most effective way to get your child ready to learn is to read to them.  When you register your child for the 1,000 Before Kindergarten program, you will receive a folder which includes your first reading log, 100 stickers, milestone information, and helpful tips to make reading with your child a great activity for both of you.

Why is it important to read to your child?

Research suggests that reading to your child is the best way to help your child get ready to read.  When you read to your child, you are helping him/her to increase vocabulary and knowledge. Children who are read to will develop early literacy skills that will help them become better readers once they begin school.  Children who start kindergarten ready to read have an advantage and will have greater success in their school years.

How does it work?

• Sign up your child at the Kidspace Desk or fill out our online registration form
• Any child under five (not yet enrolled in Kindergarten) can participate in this program.
• Use your reading logs to record 100 books at a time. Visit the library each time you complete 100 books; you will receive the next reading logs and your child will receive a small prize.
• When you have reached 1,000 books, your child will receive a final prize and an invitation to the party.

What books count?

• Books read during a Storytime or any other program offered at the library.
• Books may be read more than once and recorded.
• Books you have at home.
• Books with CD.
• Books read on an iPad or e-reader.
• Books read at day care or preschool.

How long does it take to reach 1,000 books?

• 1 book per day x 3 years = 1,095 books
• 10 books per week x 2 years = 1,040 books
• 3 books per day x 1 year = 1,095 books

Music Makerspace

The Windsor Public Library Music Makerspace is a place where children and their families can come explore musical instruments, recording equipment, music apps and other materials.

Music Tools
The library offers a Music Tools collection available to check out. Borrow these items to try out with your children or have music time with your home daycare/preschool class.

Music Educators
We currently collect Music K-8 a resource magazine perfect for elementary and middle school music teachers. Contact us about utilizing this resource.

Volunteer
We’re seeking volunteers (with our without musical experience) who have a passion for encouraging kids to explore their talents and interests. Volunteers should be willing to supervise the space for 2 hours, as well as set up or clean up the space as needed. We want to be able to offer a reliable drop-in schedule and the key to this is volunteers who are committed to a regular schedule (holiday, weather or emergency permitting). If you’re interested in being a volunteer please download and fill out our volunteer application here.

Nutmeg Book Award

The Connecticut Nutmeg Book Award is given out each year to a book that is not chosen by teachers, parents or librarians, but by YOU, young Connecticut readers. Nominations are announced in May; voting takes place the following April.  You can find out more about the Nutmeg Award here.

Check out the 2017 Nutmeg Award Nominees lists here

The Windsor Public Library Kidspace has a special Nutmeg Books shelf complete with the 2016 nominees and winners as well as the 2017 nominees! 2018 nominees will be released in May!

We also have a Kidspace Kindle pre-loaded with a number of the 2017 Elementary and Intermediate Nutmeg titles that you can check out! Just ask at the Kidspace desk.

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