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.
Each year, the Show Me Readers Award Committee selects books for the purpose of promoting literature, literacy and reading in Missouri elementary schools for grades one through three and to recognize authors and illustrators of books that are favorites of Missouri children in these grades. The library has copies of the current nominees for check out. The 2013-2014 nominees are:
“Painter and Ugly“ by Robert Blake
Painter and Ugly, two sled dogs who are inseparable best friends, are
put on different teams for the Junior Iditarod, but they manage to find
their way back to one another for the big race.
“Willow and the Snow Day Dance“ by Denise Brennan Nelson
When Willow’s family moves to a new home, she makes friends with all
of the neighbors, even unsmiling Mr. Larch, through her letters inviting
each to be as generous as she is. Continue reading
A new addition to Summer Reading this year was a special prize drawing for kids aged 5 to 12 who completed the program by August 3. We had a large number of finishers! Congratulations to all the winners!
Folk & Fairytale Collection: