Storytime is BACK!

   

The storytime train is coming. Hop on board! Choo! Choo!

We are excited to begin our Fall Storytime Online series the week of September 7! Please join us for:

  • Baby/Toddler Storytime: Tuesdays, 10 a.m. (geared toward ages 0 through 2 and their caregivers)
  • Family Storytime: Wednesdays, 10 a.m. (geared toward ages 3+ and their caregivers)

Featuring stories, songs, rhymes, and more, these interactive storytimes foster of a love of reading and promote the development of early literacy skills. Storytime will take place live via Zoom—a free online and mobile video conferencing app. Registration is required. Registered participants will receive a Zoom link. During registration, participants can also choose to reserve our all-new baby/toddler storytime kit and/or family storytime kit. Each kit contains materials that will enhance your storytime experience at home. A new kit will be made available for storytime families each month during this series.

The September baby/toddler storytime kit contains a board book, scarves, bubbles, and song/rhyme sheets. The September family storytime kit contains a STEAM activity bag, scarves, and song/rhyme sheets. After you register for storytime and a kit, please contact Youth Services to arrange a kit pick-up.

It doesn’t stop there, folks! In addition to Storytime Online, we are pleased to offer Storytime OnDemand which will be available to you anytime starting Monday, September 7. You can access these videos via the Kids Page of the library website, our YouTube channel, and our Facebook page.

We look forward to connecting with you and your children during storytime this Fall! Questions? Contact Youth Services at 715-839-5007 or ysstaff@eauclaire.lib.wi.us

Go ahead! Register for storytime now!

Parent Education and Support

 

 

The Family Resource Center has been supporting local families for over 20 years through programs and services that build on family strengths. We are thrilled to partner with them to host a three-part series of Triple P (Positive Parenting Program) Virtual Seminars for all parents of children ages 0-12.

Triple P is an internationally recognized program that gives parents the skills they need to raise confident and healthy children, build strong family relationships, manage misbehavior, and prevent problems from happening in the first place.

The seminars in this series include:

The Power of Positive Parenting

  • Tuesday, September 22, 6-7:30 p.m.
  • Presented by Jennifer Eddy, MD; Family Resource Center Director
  • In this interactive discussion, we will explain the core principles of Positive Parenting and explore key strategies for parents to develop nurturing family relationships and implement calm, effective ways to manage misbehavior.

Raising Confident, Competent Children

  • Tuesday, October 20, 6-7:30 p.m.
  • Presented by Caroline Wee; YMCA of the Chippewa Valley Childcare Services Director
  • In this interactive discussion, we will introduce and explain the 6 building blocks of life-long success for children and review what parents can do to strengthen this critical foundation.

Raising Resilient Children

  • Tuesday, November 17, 6-7:30 p.m.
  • Presented by Susan Kishel; Family Resource Center Parent Educator
  • In this interactive discussion, we will introduce the building blocks of children’s resilience and explore strategies parents may choose to promote their children’s social and emotional learning, and their ability to bounce back from adversity.

Registration is required for each seminar. For more information or to register, visit https://www.ecpubliclibrary.info/kids/triple-p-seminars/ or call Youth Services at 715-839-5007.

For additional Triple P opportunities for your family, including discussion groups and primary care, visit Family Resource Center’s website at frcec.org

 

ECASD's school supply drive

ECASD’s Adopt-A-Backpack

The Eau Claire Area School District’s Adopt-A-Backpack program plays an important role in getting school supplies and backpacks to students in need each year. Though this school year will be quite different, the urgency remains to help deliver supplies to Eau Claire families in need. 

To assist the Adopt-A-Backpack program, the L.E. Phillips Memorial Public Library will be collecting school supply donations inside the library’s main entrance through mid-September. You may drop off supplies Monday – Friday, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. No appointment necessary. To help guide your donation, please see ECASD’s school supply lists: https://www.ecasd.us/District/About/2020-2021-Back-to-School

Thank you!

Storytime Fun

      

It was such a pleasure to connect with families and share the joy of reading, singing, and playing during our virtual storytime from April – July. While there will be no new storytime events in August, you and your kiddos can still enjoy recordings of both Baby Storytime and Family Storytime on our Facebook page anytime through August 30.

Youth Services staff is busily and excitedly planning a brand new series of storytime fun for the Fall which will run from September 7 – November 25. Please check back in August for more detailed information. For now, we can happily share with you that we are planning three weekly virtual storytime events: a pre-recorded storytime that will premiere every Monday and be available anytime thereafter, a live baby/todder storytime on Tuesdays at 10 AM, and a live family storytime on Wednesdays at 10 AM.

We will also have a limited number of optional storytime kits available for participating families to check out that will contain supplies for enhancing the storytime experience.

Happy reading! Happy August! And we look forward to having your family join us for storytime in September.

Virtual Performances: Science Tellers

Hey friends! I just finished watching Dragons: Return of the Ice Sorceress by the Science Tellers as part of the Summer Library Program. What a show! I’m so inspired to try out my own experiments at home now. There are so many great STEAM books in the library catalog and on Hoopla to help me get started.

 

Are you also inspired? Share your photos of your latest scientific adventures with us.