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La hora de cuentos bilingües en español/ingles en el salon′ de 'Story Time' 
Spanish and English Bilingual Story Time in the Story Time Room

January 26, Thursday - 6:30 -7:00 pm
Buenas Noches, Duerma Bien! / Good Night, Sleep Tight!
Puede llevar pijama y/o traer a un osito animal de peluche / You can wear your pajamas and/or bring a stuffed animal.

February 18,Saturday - 10:00-10:30 am
¡Las Cosas Que Van! / Things That Go!

March 10, Friday - 10:30-11:00 am
Los Sonidos de los Animales en la Granja / Animal Sounds on the Farm

The Incredible Years

This free, 14-week parenting skills course is offered in the spring and fall of each year for parents of children ages 3-6. Includes free class for parents, free childcare, and dinner for the whole family! Benefits include:

Less stressful households
Positive parent-child relationships
Proven strategies to deal with children's challenging behaviors
Upgrowth of children's social skills development
Enhanced school-readiness for children
Increased self-esteem and self-confidence for both parents and children

Upcoming Session:
Monday Nights, February 13 - May 22, 2017 (no class March 27)
YWCA Boulder County
2222 14th Street, Boulder CO 80302

Get more info or register for the program here.

Online voting has started to choose the book that every 4-year-old in the state will be reading this spring, along with a little help from parents, siblings, friends and family. In its sixth year, the program provides every 4-year-old in Colorado with a free copy of the same book in English or Spanish in order to promote early literacy skills, help families serve as their child’s first and most important teachers, and foster a culture of reading.
Over the last five years, more than 350,000 books have been given to Colorado 4-year-olds across the state through public and military libraries and preschools in the Denver Preschool Program. From April 17 through May 1, 2017, the program will provide another 75,000 books to encourage Colorado families to read together.
Anyone can cast a vote for the winning book through the end of January 2017. Please join in the fun by visiting the OB4C website to watch videos of Colorado community leaders reading the book finalists aloud in both English and Spanish, and cast a vote!

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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.