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Kids Vote.pngThe results are in! 352 kids voted in the Children's Library for their favorite book character of 2016!

And the winner is...
Pigeon from the books by Mo Willems.

Pigeon received 233 votes, while Pete the Cat (from the books by Eric Litwin and James Dean) received 119 votes.

The results for favorite cause are being tallied by Dr. Seuss Enterprises and Random House and the winning cause will be announced after December 1. Thanks to all who participated!

Spanish through Music.jpgLearn Spanish through Music!
Saturday, December 10

Learn Spanish through music, movement, storytelling and art! Music Lingua Spanish classes engage different parts of the brain while introducing language to promote retention of new vocabulary. Free demo classes will be presented by Angie Guerricabeitia Luke. The theme for the classes is “On the Farm”. A class for early learners from infant to age 4 and their parent/caregiver will be from 10 - 10:30 and a second for ages 5 - 8 from 10:45 - 11:15. Take home a fun craft! 
Registration required. Click here for the program for younger children or here for the one for ages 5 - 8. You may also call the Children's Library at 720-887-2315. 

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Cool Kids Winter Reading Program

Sunday, December 11—January 8

For children newborn to age 12.
Kids, read 3 books between December 11 and January 8. Fill out an entry form in the Children’s Library or download one starting    December 12 from the 
Children’s Library website. Put the form in the box on the Children’s Desk. Be sure to choose books that are at your reading level. Non-readers may be read to. 
Enter as many times as you like. Winners will be chosen at random to receive a special prize!

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Young Inventors

Tuesday, December 27 from 2 - 3 p.m., for Grades K - 3

Pre-register to guarantee your spot!
Calling all problem solvers! Be an inventor as you observe, research, design, build, and test your own creation to take home. Your engineering challenge is to assemble various materials to  create a device to reach an object that is above your reach. Presented by the WOW! Children’s Museum with support from LEAP into Science, the Free Library of Philadelphia and the National Science Foundation. Kids in Kindergarten - Grade 3 can register here or call 720.887.2315.

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Rompin’ Stompin’ Dinosaurs

Wednesday, December 28. Drop-in any time between 2 - 4 p.m.
Hold Spike, our baby Stegosaurus. Compare your foot to big and small dinosaur tracks. Pack a dinosaur’s lunchbox and make a dinosaur fossil craft! Little learners practice counting and comparing as they play, while older students explore fossils to compare and contrast classic dinosaurs with modern animals. All ages are welcome in this drop-in program presented by the WOW! Children’s Museum.

Muggle Magic.jpgMuggle Magic: The Science of Harry Potter

Thursday, December 29, 3 - 4 p.m., for ages 8 - 12
Pre-register to guarantee your spot!
Welcome to Hogwarts! Budding witches and wizards will explore the magic that surrounds us every day. Join your fellow wizards-in-training as we learn the science behind Hogwarts charms and     potions. We’ll learn how to make different liquids change color, make things disappear and reappear, and make troll boogers, quicksand and boo bubbles! Don’t miss this opportunity to explore the science behind Harry’s wizarding feats – it’s sure to be a magical time. Presented by CU Science Discovery. Kids 8-12 can register online here or call 720.887.2315.

peter-davison.jpgHappy Noon Year!

Saturday, December 31

2 showtimes!

Up in the Air with Peter Davison
The award-winning “poet of motion”, Peter Davison brings together juggling, dance, physical theatre, music and humor for a show unlike anything you’ve seen before! Fun for all ages!

11 a.m. - 12 Noon
Countdown with hats and blowers at noon. 
*Free tickets available in the Auditorium Lobby beginning at 10 a.m.

2 - 3 p.m.
Countdown with hats and blowers at 3 p.m.
*Free tickets available in the Auditorium Lobby beginning at 1 p.m.

In the Broomfield Auditorium. For more information contact the Children's Library at 720.887.2315.

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Mamie Doud Eisenhower Public Library to become Family Place Library as part of a National Leadership Grant!

Read more about our program in the Broomfield Enterprise article.

In 2012 The Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) awarded the Middle Country Public Library a National Leadership Grant to support their Family Place Libraries initiative. Twenty-eight libraries in 7 states were selected be a part of this grant and our Children's Library was one of them! The grant money was distributed over  the next three years to fund staff training, site visits and project implementation. Middle Country Library staff worked with our library to implement and evaluate Family Place Libraries, a library-based early childhood and family support service model. This multi-phase program focuses on parents and caregivers as first teachers, is organized around the developmental needs of the child, and links library services with other regional and local family support agencies. The program emphasizes libraries as key institutions within the early childhood and family support community and partners in the promotion of healthy child and family development. The goal is to develop lifelong learners while fostering home/library/community connections to provide community support for families with very young children.

Our Family Place Center 
Children discover and practice new skills through purposeful play, and toys are their tools. The Family Place Center in the Children’s Library at Mamie Doud Eisenhower Public Library is a safe, fun environment where you and your young child can read, play and learn. This specially-designed space features materials for children and parents including board books, picture books, toys, puzzles, blocks and writing activities, all creating opportunities for little ones to explore. As your child’s first and most important teacher, these activities will help you build your child’s early literacy skills.