Wednesday, May 21, 2014

South Sioux City Public Library Named Read a Loud Community for 2014-2015

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South Sioux City Public Library Named Read a Loud Community for 2014-2015
South Sioux City Public Library joins several communities across the state that has earned the designation of “Read Aloud Community” for 2014-2015. Read Aloud Communities are required to promote November as “Read Aloud to a Child Month” among citizens throughout the community as well as to engage in a variety of read-aloud activities throughout the year. “South Sioux City has made the commitment to promote reading aloud to children as one of the most important things adults do to help children improve their vocabulary, enhance listening skills and develop positive attitudes toward reading and learning,” says Mark Claussen, chairman of Read Aloud Nebraska. “We are proud to support “Read Aloud Communities” throughout Nebraska as they share the joy of reading with people of all ages.”
The South Sioux City Public Library offers many read-a-loud opportunities for parents and children each week.  These include Preschool Story Time, Pat-a-Cake Pals, and Toddler Time.  The library facility offers parents and teachers a place in which to choose books and read-a-loud to their children independently of library programs.  The Youth Library staff has promoted Read Aloud to Child Month activities for several years.  We are proud to receive this recognition.
Ready or Not Summer’s Here:  Ready or not summer’s first long weekend is upon us.  The South Sioux City Public Library is the perfect place to get that first weekend off to a great start.
Technology Classes: Monday May 19 E-book Reader is at 3:00 p.m., Microsoft Windows 2 at 5:30 p.m., E-book Reader at 6:00 p.m.; Tuesday May 20th E-book Reader class is at 12:30 p.m., Microsoft Word 1 at 2:00 p.m., Keyboard Mouse Skills 3:00 p.m., Job and Career Accelerator at 4:00 p.m.; Wednesday May 21st Know Your Computer 5:30 p.m., Pinterest 6:30 p.m.; Thursday May 22nd Microsoft Word 1 at 10:00 a.m., Setting up an Email Account 11:00 a.m., Facebook Basics 2:00 p.m. Publisher 3 at 3:30 p.m., Tech Thursday at 5:00 p.m., and E-Book Reader at 6:30 p.m.
 SSC Scribes will meet on Monday May 19th at 6:30 p.m. in the library meeting room.  Gather together with other writers to encourage and practice the craft of writing.
Tangled Yarns group will meet on Tuesday May 20th at 6:30 p.m.  Bring your current sewing project and be prepared for a great time.
Real to Reel Movie:  Discover the source of the magic of Walt Disney’s Mary Poppins in this biographical dramatization on Tuesday May 20th at 6:30 p.m.
Children’s Activities:  May 22nd is the last day of school, so the library is gearing up with some great summer programs. The Monday Movie is at 4:00 p.m.; Tuesday we have Night of FUN at 6:30 p.m.  Wednesday is Preschool Story Time 9:30 a.m. & 4:30 p.m., and Mad Science club for grates 3 through 6 at 6:30 p.m.  Thursday is Pat-a-Cake Pals at 10:00 a.m.  Friday we have Toddler Time at 10:00 a.m.  Winding up the week we have with the Saturday Movie at 11:00 a.m. 
Books on the Go:  If you are traveling during the Memorial Day weekend, you may want to choose one of these books on CD available at the library: Inferno by Dan Brown, Low Pressure by Sandra Brown, The Chance by Karen Kingsbury, First Born CD Collection by Karen Kingsbury, and The Next Always by Nora Roberts.
Music for the Road:  Good music makes the miles fly by.  The following are a few of the popular titles you can use as a sound track for your summer weekend:  Up All Night by One Direction, Taylor Swift by Taylor Swift, Move Along by the All-American Rejects, Unorthodox Jukebox by Bruno Mars, and Fearless by Taylor Swift.
Summer Cooking:  Summer is a time for picnics, barbecues, and parties.  These books will give you splendid ways to enjoy your summertime events.
Gastro Grilling:  Fired-up Recipes to Grill Great Everyday Meals by Ted Reader is a compilation of 135 simple-to-follow recipes.
Pairing Food and Wine for Dummies by John Szabo offers tips on making good wine choices for any meal on the fly.  No one-size-fits-all list here. 
Paula Deen’s Cookbook for the Lunch-box Set is filled with ideas for parties, picnics, and summer holidays.

Have a happy reading week.

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