Welcome to October!!
October is always a fun month in the library. Spooky story contest, candy corn contest and reading in the dark with flashlights during Halloween week.
Library Card Sign-up Month
Children's Magazine Month
Computer Learning Month
National Arts and Humanities Month
National Book Month
National Pizza Month
National Bullying Prevention Month
Fire Prevention Week Begins October 6th!!!
National Grandparent's Day is September 8th!!!
Yom Kippur Begins at Sunset on October 8th!!!
Sukkot Begins at Sunset on October 13th!!!
Columbus Day is October 14th!!!
National Grouch Day is October 15th!!!
Dictionary Day is October 16th!!!
United Nations Day is October 24th!!!
Make a Difference Day is October 26th!!!
Diwali Begins on October 27th!!!
Halloween is October 31st!!!
OCTOBER AUTHOR BIRTHDAYS:Paul Yee - October 1David Shannon - October 5Mike Thaler - October 8Katherine Applegate - October 9Johanna Hurwitz - October 9James Marshall - October 10Ed Emberley - October 19Dan Gutman - October 19Crockett Johnson - October 20Gennifer Choldenko - October 20Ursula LaGuin - October 21Gordon Korman - October 23Steven Kellogg - October 26Eric A. Kimmel - October 30Henry Winkler - October 30Katherine Paterson - October 31
"Picture books are the soul and foundation
for who we become. Reading them with a
child on our lap is one of the best ways to
share our values. Every picture book is an
opportunity." --- Marc Brown, author of the
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CENTERS IN THE LIBRARY
An important part of your child's library class is listening to a story. Listening to a story promotes literacy by focusing on the art of listening. The Harrington library promotes both printed text and audiobooks; as well as movies and videotaped author visits. Students are encouraged to access Tumblebooks, the free ebook reader provided by the Chelmsford Public Library when they are using the library ipads during their weekly classroom visit to the library. Listening to rich literature will promote discussion and critical thinking skills, which is really what the Common Core State Standards are all about.
Always bring a positive attitude to the library! It will open your mind to learning new things!