Do you wonder whether or not your child is developing within the normal range for his or her age? Parents as Teachers (PAT) is an organization that provides the support and encouragement parents need to help their children develop optimally during the crucial early years of life. A PAT representative will be signing up children for screenings during story times at the Columbia Public Library on these dates:
- Thursday, March 20
- Friday, April 11
- Monday, April 21
- Friday, May 2
- Monday, May 5
Join us for story time and sign your little one up for a screening!
We are installing a colorful early learning activity area at the Columbia Public Library thanks to two generous and anonymous donations totaling $60,000. The area includes interactive panels that let kids practice fine motor skills, letter recognition and creative play. Join us as we unveil the new area Friday, November 1 with a ribbon-cutting at noon.
Don’t miss out as the celebration contiunes on Saturday, November 2, with two concerts by Jim Cosgrove and The Hiccups at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m.
Each year, the Mark Twain Award Committee selects books for the purpose of providing Missouri children in grades four through six with a recommended reading list of life-enriching literature. The library has copies of the current nominees for check out. Below is a list of this year’s nominees, along with their publishers’ descriptions.
“Close to Famous“ by Joan Bauer
Twelve-year-old Foster McFee and her mother escape from her mother’s abusive boyfriend and end up in the small town of Culpepper, West Virginia, where they challenge themselves to build a new life.
“Missing on Superstition Mountain” by Elise Broach
When brothers Simon, Henry and Jack move with their parents to Arizona, they are irresistibly drawn to explore Superstition Mountain, in spite of warnings that it is not safe.
A Way With Words & Numbers offers free tutoring at the Columbia Public Library in the children’s area on a first-come, first-served basis. Tutoring is available during most of MU’s fall and winter semesters (September through early December and late January through early May).
Ages Served: Students in kindergarten through 7th grade
Hours: Monday-Thursday: 3:30-7:30 p.m (tutoring not available on Saturdays at this time)
A Way With Words & Numbers is a tutoring program that utilizes the skills and resources of graduate and undergraduate students at Mizzou to help local elementary and middle school students master the basic skills of literacy and math. Teams of tutors consist of volunteers, service learning, work study and grant-funded students.