As a kick-off to National Library Week/School Library Month activities, Providence Public Library will showcase its early literacy services and programs. Mayor Taveras will visit Library Cradle to Crayons programs and meet participants, guest read to a visiting Providence Feinstein School kindergarten class, and hear from librarians and education staff about the Library’s unique early literacy resources available to teachers, students and parents city- and statewide.
WHERE: Providence Public Library – 150 Empire Street, Providence (Children’s & Teen Rooms– Ground Level)
WHEN: Tuesday, April 5
9:45 – 10:45 am (Mayor’s scheduled visit time)
With the state’s largest children’s collection (60,000-plus items), a professional collection for teachers — including curriculum development, classroom materials and specialized learning & reading kits, professional librarian and early childhood educators, and nationally-recognized early learning programs, Providence Public Library is uniquely able to provide critical education support, not only to the City of Providence, but to schools and early childhood educators statewide. Supporting the foundation of pre-reading and language enrichment skills so crucial to young children’s cognitive and social development, Providence Public Library’s early literacy learning services and programs have been developed over decades in conjunction with early learning and literacy experts.
PROVIDENCE PUBLIC LIBRARY
Scheduled Activities on Tuesday, April 5, 2011:
Young Children’s Room
9:45 – 10:45 am Cradle to Crayons I Program (1 – 3 year olds)
10:45 – 11:45 am Cradle to Crayons II Program (1 – 3 year olds)
11:45 am – 12:15 pm Lapsit Story Time (Birth – 18 mos)
9:45 – 10:45 am Pre-School/K Story Time (Feinstein School Visit)
(Mayor Taveras to read)