Outreach programs are designed to reach out to members of the community who wish to participate in the Library's programming without attending on-site programs. Caregivers offering private home day care or individuals wishing to develop a love of reading in the children under their care may arrange with the Children's and Youth Services Department to borrow and/or make use of the Library's Outreach Programs.
What is a story kit?
A story kit contains picture books, props, DVDs, videos, cassette kits, suggested activities and craft ideas. Each kit deals with a specific topic. The Orangeville Public Library is pleased to offer these kits, free of charge, for your private use.
How do I borrow a story kit?
Story kits are available for a four week loan period. The borrower will sign a statement accepting responsibility for the kit and its contents. You may pick up the story kit at the Library or you may make arrangements to have it delivered to your home. Please allow 48 hours for preparation of the kit.
Request a story kit by calling the Children's and Youth Services Department at 519-941-0610, ext. 5230 or 5233.
What do I supply?
The kits are supplied with some of the necessary props that are required. Consumable items are the responsibility of the borrower. In some cases sample crafts or templates are included. Please do not remove them from the kit. Your attention to this will ensure an on-time delivery to the next borrower.
So why read aloud?
We read to children for the same reason we talk to children; to inform, to explain, to bond, to excite, to stimulate. Reading to your child should begin at the same time you start talking to your child. The sound of your voice and the visual contact with the book will begin the child's journey into the world of books and reading.
- Choose books that you enjoy
- Read slowly so that the child can take time to listen
- Create a sense of what is happening in the story
Read aloud suggestions
- Mother Goose Rhymes are excellent to stimulate an infant's language
- Predictable books work well with toddlers
- Use plenty of expression in your voice
- Pre-read the book and practice reading it aloud
- Make reading an every day event
It's never too early to read to your child! Improving a child's learning skills will enhance his/her chances for success.
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