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Rubber Ducky Club Week 1–Gardening and Print Awareness

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Rubber Ducky Club is BACK!  It was so great to see familiar faces and new friends on Monday!  Rubber Ducky Club is a 6-week long summer reading program for children ages 0 to prekindergarten.  At each meeting, we will have a storytime that highlights one of the six early literacy skills, followed by a related craft or activity and playtime.  This week, we are discussing vegetables, gardening, and print awareness.  Print awareness is simply noticing print and making the connection between the written and spoken word.  Reading together every day promotes print awareness by allowing your child to become familiar with books and the printed word.

Opening Song:  We hit our knees together [Mother Goose on the Loose]

Opening Rhyme:  Two Little Dickey Birds

008Opening Game: Plant a Little Seed.  I got this great song and activity from Nancy Stewart (see link).  We sang the song with hand motions, then I would give them a clue.  For example, “This vegetable is green and it looks like little trees”.  When they guess it, I hold up the picture and say “broccoli” then we say it and clap it together: “broc-co-li.”  I also did this for potato, carrot, corn, and lettuce.  Nancy Stewart offers printables on her website–I printed them out and pasted them onto coordinating cardstock and wrote the clues on the back.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

006Book: Jo MacDonald had a Garden, by Mary Quattlebaum and Laura J. Bryant.  The text of this book invites you to sing it to the tune of Old MacDonald Had a Farm, so that’s what we did.  It was also very easy to come up with hand motions to go with the text.  The book is quite long, but there are a few place you can cut it off without it seeming too abrupt.  (E GARDENS QUAT).

Rhyme:  Where’s the wiggly squiggly worm?  We did this fingerplay twice.

Rhyme:  Little seed in the ground

 

 

 

005Book:  Up, Down, and Around, by Katherine Ayres and Nadine Bernard Westcott.  This is a FANTASTIC group read-aloud, especially for younger kids.  I read this book with everyone standing up–when the book said “up” we jumped up, when it said “down” we squatted down, and when it said “all around” we turned around.

Closing Game:  Rhyme Cube (Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star)

Closing Rhyme:  This is Big (Mel’s Desk)

Closing Song:  My Hands Say Thank You

 

 

 

 

 

003Craft:  Since this week’s feature early literacy skill is print awareness, I made a simple book for everyone to color.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Other gardening books to enjoy at home:

From the Garden: A Counting Book About Growing Food, by Michael Dahl and Todd Ouren (E GARDEN DAHL)

Planting a Rainbow, by Lois Ehlert (E GARDENS EHLE)

My Garden, by Kevin Henkes (E GARDENS HENK)

Potato Joe, by Keith Baker (E COUNTING BAKE)

004Don’t forget to pick up your 1000 Books Before Kindergarten Log!  We need more animals on our farms!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Rubber Ducky Club meets at 10:00 a.m. on Mondays at the Leesburg Library and 10:00 a.m. on Fridays at the Oakland Library.  Sponsored by the Lee County Library, free and open to the public.  For more information, call 759-2369.

 

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Rubber Ducky #5–Good Morning, Good Night

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I can hardly believe that today was our 5th (and next-to-last) Rubber Ducky Club meeting!  I am thrilled that RDC has been so well-received!  Thank you to the families who make us a part of your child’s weekly routine.

The early literacy skill for this week was print awareness.  This is simply noticing print and learning how to handle a book and follow words on the page.  This skill is important because being familiar with printed language makes children feel more comfortable with books and reading.  Reading together every day supports print awareness by allowing your child to become familiar with books and the printed word.

Opening Song:  We hit our knees together (from Mother Goose on the Loose)

Opening Rhyme: Good Morning Mrs. Perky Bird (with bird puppet)

Opening Game:  Where is little sun?

BookHello, Day! by Anita Lobel.

Activity:  When the [ ] gets up in the morning.  This idea is from Mother Goose on the Loose.  I have a bag of puppets and take them out one at a time–“When the rooster gets up in the morning, he always says” and I pause to let the kids fill in the sound.  I usually have an assortment of puppets in the bag–cow, pig, dog, cat, horse, and rooster.

Rhyme/Song: This is the way we wash (with scarves).  We used the scarves to pretend wash our hands, arms, faces, legs, and feet.

Rhyme/Song:  Hickory Dickory Dock.  We did this as an action rhyme as suggested by Saroj Ghoting in this video.

Book: Little Bea, by Daniel Roode.

Activity:  Teddy Bear, Teddy Bear, turn around.  Teddy Bear, Teddy Bear touch the ground.  Teddy Bear, Teddy Bear show your shoe.  Teddy Bear, Teddy Bear, how old are you? (hold up fingers for age).  Teddy Bear, Teddy Bear, reach up high.  Teddy Bear, Teddy Bear, blink your eyes.  Teddy Bear, Teddy Bear, turn out the lights (pretend to turn out lights).  Teddy Bear, Teddy Bear, say goodnight (lay head on hands and pretend to sleep).

Closing Game: Rhyme Cube

Closing Rhyme: This is Big Big Big (from Mel’s Desk)

Closing Song: Can you kick with two feet? (from Mother Goose on the Loose)

Craft: sun/moon paper plate mobile.  To reinforce print awareness, we made this mobile out of paper plates.  Each child got two paper plates, two slips of paper (one “day” and one “night”), crayons, glue stick, and a sheet of stars.  I stapled my paper plates together, but some families opted to glue them together.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Next week is our 6th and final Rubber Ducky Club meeting.  Be sure to bring your completed June early literacy log in for a rubber ducky.  To receive your book, turn in your completed June (if you haven’t already brought it) and July early literacy activity logs by July 13.

Rubber Ducky Club is sponsored by the Lee County Library and is free and open to the public.  For more information, call 759-2369.

Rubber Ducky #4–Moon

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The theme for this week’s Rubber Ducky Club was the moon, and the early literacy skill for the week was letter knowledge.  Letter knowledge is simply knowing that letters are different from each other and knowing their names and sounds.  At our storytime, we read alphabet books, sang the alphabet song, and played with alphabet stamps to promote letter knowledge.  Reading with your child every day supports letter knowledge by exposing your child to the written word.  There are lots of fun and interesting alphabet books to share!

Opening song:  We hit our knees together

Opening rhyme:  Two little dickey birds

Opening game:  Where is little moon? flannelboard

BookThe Sleepy Little Alphabet, by Judy Sierra.  This alphabet book is also a perfect bedtime book.  The “little” letters of the alphabet are getting ready for bed, and their sounds are used to describe what they are up to at bedtime–“q is quiet as a bunny”.  The rhyming cadence of the text makes it an excellent companion for Chicka Chicka Boom Boom (see below).

 

 

 

 

 

Activity:  Alphabet soup flannel.  This wonderful idea came from In the Children’s Room.  I recited the rhyme as I pretended to stir in the bowl.  I put the letters up in order (to eventually spell “moon”) and the kids identified them as I put them up on the flannelboard.  This is a great game that I will definitely be using again in the future.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Song:  Skinnamarink

Rhyme:  Hey Diddle Diddle.  I never recite this rhyme right away.  I ask the kids if they’ve heard about the cow and the moon and ask them what happened.  Did the cow go under the moon?  Did she dance next to the moon?  They love it, I guess because it’s so silly.  Then we recite the rhyme twice–and I use the puppets to make the cow (properly) jump over the moon.  Then, all is right with the world once again.

 

 

 

 

Chicka Chicka Boom Boom, by Bill Martin, Jr. and John Archambault.  Like most people, I completely love Chicka Chicka Boom Boom!  It is about the most fun you can have reading an alphabet book because of its rhythm and silly words (I mean really, who doesn’t love saying “skit skat skoodle doot flip flop flee”?)  And children love seeing the poor, injured letters make their way back up to the coconut tree after their big fall.  As an added bonus, the final pages of the book are a perfect lead-in to…

 

 

 

 

Song:  The Alphabet Song

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Closing game:  rhyme cube (this week it landed on “I’m a little teapot”–we pointed out that teapot starts with the letter “t”)

Closing rhyme:  This is big, big, big

Closing song:  Can you stomp with two feet?

Craft: Chicka Chicka Boom Boom coconut tree.  I got this idea on Pinterest, but regrettably I can’t remember where.  (If you want more of these activities and crafts, puh-leeze look on Pinterest.  There are great teacher and mom bloggers out there who come up with these great activities and share them with us!  It’s a fantastic resource!)  The kids had the option of either tracing their hand and coloring it in for the tree leaves (like I did, pictured left) or they could use one of the HUGE stamp pads to make hand prints (most kids ended up doing the stamped hand prints).  Then, they used the alphabet stamps to make letters falling off of the tree.  I was worried about how parents would feel about this activity because it’s probably the messiest we have undertaken.  But these parents and caretakers were very patient and attentive, and (I think) appreciative of the opportunity to do the activity.  I wish I had taken pictures of the trees, because they all turned out so cute!

As always, we brought out the toys and played for awhile after storytime.

 

 

 

Rubber Ducky Club WILL NOT meet next week.  Bring your completed June early literacy activity log to the Leesburg Library starting July 1 to get your rubber ducky (while supplies last).  Rubber Ducky Club WILL meet at 10:00 a.m. on Monday, July 9 and Monday, July 16.  Rubber Ducky Club is sponsored by the Lee County Library and is free and open to the public.  For more information, call 759-2369.

Rubber Ducky Club #3–Princesses and Dragons

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The early literacy skill we focused on this week was phonological awareness.  Phonological awareness is the ability to hear and play with the smaller sounds in words.  This helps children sound out words as they begin to read.  This week we read rhyming books, sang songs, and recited rhymes to promote phonological awareness.

 

 

 

 

 

Opening Song: We hit our knees together

Opening Rhyme:  Good Morning Princess Perky Bird (usually it’s Mrs. Perky Bird, but she was feeling royal with her Dixie cup crown, so I changed the words accordingly).

 

 

 

 

 

 

Opening Game:  I put the crown up first, and the kids guessed that it needed jewels.  I held up each “jewel” and we talked about the shape and color as we put it on the crown.  Then we counted how many jewels the crown had.

 

 

 

 

 

BookLullabyhullaballoo, by Mick Inkpen.  This book was a hit!  It has rhyming text and plenty of opportunities for participation.  The princess wants to go to sleep but there is too much noise going on outside the castle!  What shall we do?  We’ll tell them to SSSHHHH, that’s what we’ll do!  The kids LOVED shushing at the appropriate times.

 

 

 

 

 

Fingerplay:  Here is baby ready for her nap (given our royal theme, I replaced “baby ” with “princess” the first time around, and the second time we did it, I said “prince”)

Rhyme:  Jack and Jill

Rhyme:  Humpty Dumpty (When I do this in our Mother Goose on the Loose storytimes, I have each child come up and knock Humpty Dumpty down off the wall.  I didn’t do it this time because I was using a smaller flannelboard, though).

 

 

 

 

 

BookOne Drowsy Dragon, by Ethan Long.  This is a very cute counting book with rhyming text.  The dragon is ready to go to sleep, but his friends are still active.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Activity:  Rum Pum Pum (with toy drum).  This is an activity from Mother Goose on the Loose.  I have a toy drum and I beat the syllables “Rum Pum Pum this is my drum.  Rum Pum Pum this is my drum.  My name is Erin, what’s your name?”  Then we go around and have the kids beat the syllables of their name on the drum.  This is good for phonological awareness because it breaks their name up into smaller sounds.  Plus, they just really love that drum!

Rhyme Cube:  We got “Wheels on the Bus” again!

Closing Rhyme:  This is Big, Big, Big

Closing Song:  Can you stomp with two feet?

Craft: paper plate crown with shape jewels.  I laid out crayons, safety scissors, and glue sticks.  I cut the center of each paper plate into 8 sections and ran off a worksheet that had shapes with their names on them.  The kids colored the crowns and the jewels and glued the jewels on with glue sticks.  They were very cute and easy to do!  P.S. having the names on the shapes promotes print awareness!

 

 

 

 

Join us for Rubber Ducky Club!  June 25, July 9 and July 16 at 10:00 a.m. at the Leesburg Library!  Sponsored by the Lee County Library, free and open to the public.  For more information call 759-2369.

Rubber Ducky Club #2–Astronauts and Outer Space

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The early literacy skill for this week was vocabulary.  Vocabulary is simply knowing the names of things.  This is important because knowing lots of words helps children recognize written words and understand what they read.  At our storytime, we read books with uncommon words such as “astronaut”.  Reading together every day supports vocabulary development by exposing your child to words that are uncommon in every day spoken language.

Opening Song:  We hit our knees together

Opening Rhyme:  Two Little Dickey Birds

Opening Game:  Where is Little Moon?

Book I Want to be an Astronaut, by Byron Barton.  This book clearly illustrates uncommon words and phrases such as “crew”, “shuttle”, and “outer space.”

Flannel:  If You’re Going to the Moon.  Sung to the tune of “If  You’re Happy and You Know It”.

If you’re going to the moon, wear your boots (stomp feet). 

If you’re going to the moon, wear your boots.

If you’re going to the moon, this is what you’ve got to do, if you’re going to the moon, wear your boots.

If you’re going to the moon, wear your gloves (clap hands)

If you’re going to the moon, wear your helmet (pat head)

If you’re going to the moon, wear all three (stomp feet, clap hands, pat head)

Thanks to Mel’s Desk!

Rhyme:  Hey Diddle Diddle.  I printed out coloring pages of a cow and moon, colored and laminated them, then stuck them on craft sticks with tape.  I asked the kids questions like “Does the cow go under the moon?  No!  Does the cow go beside the moon?  No!  She jumps over the moon!  Let’s recite the rhyme together.”

Action rhymeHere we go up, up, up.  The link shows it being sung, but I just recited it while we went up, down, forward, backward, and round and round!

BookRoaring Rockets, by Tony Mitton and Ant Parker.  (E SPACES MITT) This rhyming book is easy to listen to but it has very good informative content.  “Rockets carry astronauts with cool white suits, oxygen helmets, and gravity boots.”  It also has a countdown, which is fun to read aloud.  While this is one of my favorites to read aloud for a space themed storytime, I think it would be even better to read it one-on-one.  There are lots of unfamiliar words and concepts that could make for great discussion.

Action RhymeZoom zoom zoom!  We’re going to the moon!  The mom in this video does an excellent job of reciting this rhyme with her baby.  However, since we had mostly toddlers in our group, we all stood up and I just recited  the rhyme rhythmically while clapping.  I also added a line about climbing into the rocket ship (we pretended to climb in) and buckling our seatbelts (we pretended to buckle our seatbelts).  Then we crouched down, counted down from five and yelled “Blast off!” as we jumped up.

Closing Game:  Rhyme cube.  This week we landed on “The Wheels on the Bus”

Closing Rhyme:  This is big, big, big

Activity:  Space play dough.  This recipe is super easy and smells good because it uses Kool-Aid packets for the coloring.  I also like it because it uses common ingredients that I usually have on hand AND you don’t have to cook it!  I made 5 batches (pink, orange, red, purple, yellow) and divided each batch into four balls.  I put each ball into a snack size ziplock bag.  I put the bags on the table, along with various play dough toys.  As is mentioned in the link above, play dough is a good activity for very young children because it “builds fine motor skills and strengthens their hands and fingers to prepare them for writing later.”

Of course, we ended with pulling out the toys and having playtime!

Rubber Ducky Club is sponsored by the Lee County Library and is free and open to the public.  For more information, please call 759-2369.  Our next Rubber Ducky Club storytime is scheduled for Monday, June 18 at 10:00 a.m. at the Leesburg Library.

Rubber Ducky Club #1

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Wow!  What a great turn out for our very first-ever Rubber Ducky Club storytime!  I got to see some familiar faces from baby and preschool time, but I also got to meet some new friends!

Since summer reading is usually aimed at school-age children, the idea behind RDC is to include younger children in the fun and excitement by slightly changing the focus of the activities.  Instead of keeping track of the number of books read (something that you’re still welcome to do if you’d like), we will be tracking the completion of early literacy activities.

What is early literacy?  It’s not about trying to teach a child to learn to read independently before he or she is ready!  Research has identified six pre-reading skills that children must learn before they are ready to read.  These skills are the focus of the RDC:

1.  Narrative skills–“I can tell stories”

2.  Vocabulary–“I know words”

3.  Letter Knowledge–“I know letters”

4.  Print Awareness–“I see words”

5.  Print Motivation–“I like books”

6.  Phonological Awareness–“I hear words”

The booklet you’ll receive when you register for RDC includes six activities for June and six activities for July.  Each of these activities promotes one of the six pre-reading skills listed above.  In addition, at our semi-weekly RDC storytimes, we will highlight one of the skills.

Skill:  Narrative Skills, or “I can tell stories.”  This is exactly as it sounds–the ability to describe things and events and to tell stories.

Theme:  Time for Bed

Opening Song:  We hit our knees together

Opening Rhyme:  Two Little Dickey Birds

Opening Game:  Flannelboard Where is little moon?  Inspiration came from So Tomorrow.

BookFive in the Bed

 

 

 

 

 

 

Activity:  Put the blanket on….–Originally I was going to hand out scarves and we were going to pretend that they were blankets and put them on various body parts (feet, head, arms, etc).  However, I had more kids than scarves so I just used a scarf and asked them for suggestions about where I should put my blanket.  We decided that I just needed a bigger blanket 🙂

Rhyme/Song:  Five Little Monkeys.  We sang this one together while I used my monkey mitt.  When all the monkeys had fallen off the bed, we kissed their boo-boos and sang them a lullaby (Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star)

 

 

 

 

 

FingerplayBaby’s Nap

BookTuck Me In!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Activity:  Puppet Tuck-in.  Since today’s focus was narrative skills, I decided to use a few of my puppets to retell Tuck Me In!  I held up my elephant puppet and said “who needs to be tucked in?”  The kids responded that baby elephant did.  Then I had one of the kids come up and put a scarf over elephant.  We did that with my zebra and elephant puppets, too.  The puppets and scarves were also available during playtime.

Closing Game:  Song cube.  I made a song cube much like the one made by Mel at Mel’s Desk.  Today’s song was “I’m a Little Teapot.”

Closing Rhyme:  This is Big, Big, Big.

Closing Song:  Can you stomp with two feet?

Craft/Activity:  I printed out these figures from Tuck Me In! onto cardstock and cut them out.  The kids colored them and I taped a craft stick on the back to make a puppet.  Then they used the scarves to tuck their puppet in, just like in the story.  This activity was good to reinforce narrative skills because the kids used the puppets to retell the story.  They also got to use their fine motor skills (important foundation for learning to write!) by coloring with the crayons.

As the kids were finishing up their puppets, I pulled out my cart-o-toys and everybody played!

The next meeting of Rubber Ducky Club is Monday, June 11 at 10:00 at the Leesburg Library.  Rubber Ducky Club is sponsored by the Lee County Library and is free and open to the public.  For more information, call (229)759-2369.

What IS summer reading, anyway?

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It seems that lately all I can talk about is what’s coming up for summer reading!  It occurred to me that maybe I should explain in a little more detail what summer reading is all about, at least from my own perspective.

1.  What is summer reading, anyway?  Summer reading is an initiative that takes place during summer break to encourage children to read for pleasure.

2.  Are there any benefits to summer reading?  Studies have shown that children who read during the summer are much less likely to experience the “summer slide” effect–that is, losing the skills that they gained during the previous school year.  Add to this the general benefits of reading–increased vocabulary, more active imagination–need I go on?

3.  How do I sign my child up?  Registration begins Friday, June 1 at any of our three branches.  Just tell a library staff member that you would like to register for summer reading, and you will be provided with a reading log.

4.  What do we have to do?  Keep track of the books your child reads (or the books you read together) in the reading log.  Once your child completes a log, bring it in and we will give you another one!  Be sure to have all reading logs in by July 13!

5.  Are there any particular books my child has to read?  No.  The purpose of summer reading is to encourage reading for pleasure.  However, if you or your child would like suggestions, library staff would be happy to assist.  We will also provide displays of books that are related to this summer’s theme and activities.

6.  What happens at the end of the summer?  We will have an indoor “campfire” party, where certificates will be awarded for participation in the summer reading program.

7.  What about the events I keep seeing?  This summer we will have plenty of fun events related to our theme, Dream Big–READ!  Your child is not required to attend events to participate in summer reading, but they are a fun and free way to get out of the house on a hot summer day!  To see the calendar, check out our website, our Facebook page, our Pinterest page, or pick up a hard copy at any of the three branches.  These events are all sponsored by the Lee County Library and are free and open to the public.

8.  What about children who cannot read independently?  Any child can participate in summer reading, including those who are not yet reading independently.  Simply take a reading log and document the books that you read with your child.  For children under 3 years of age, ask about registering for our Rubber Ducky Club, an early literacy summer reading program that documents completion of early literacy activities instead of the number of books read.

9.  Is there anything we can do to help?  We are still in need of LEGO blocks for our LEGO club!  Please support us with a cash donation or a donation of new or used LEGO blocks.

10.  Is there anything else I need to know?  I have to let you know about a great opportunity that the Path2College 529 Plan and Georgia Public Library Service provides for registered summer readers!  Once your child (or grandchild) is registered for summer reading, you are eligible to enter the Think Big! Save for College! sweepstakes.  The winner of the sweepstakes receives $5,529 for future education expenses.  An extra incentive is that the winner’s home library will receive $1,529 for children’s/teens materials and services!  Prizes of $1,529 for materials and services are also awarded to the libraries who have the most entries and the greatest percentage of registered users entered in the sweepstakes.  The sweepstakes is free and easy to enter!  Visit www.path2college529.com for more information.

If you have any questions about summer reading that were not answered here, drop in any branch or call (229)759-2369 for more information.  We can’t wait to see you at the library this summer!

5 things I’m really excited about for summer reading!

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I can’t believe that in a few short weeks we will be kicking off Dream Big–READ!  I am  SO excited to get started!  This year’s theme encompasses nighttime, sleeping, dreams, and wishes, as well as nocturnal animals, outer space and more.  We have some great events and activities planned–you can see our calendars for June and July on Facebook and Pinterest, or pick up a hard copy at any of our branches.  Without further ado, here are the things I’m really excited about:

5.  Rubber Ducky Club–This is a brand-new offering for summer reading!  Even though young children cannot read, they are equipped with everything they need to develop skills that they will use later in school.  This is called early literacy, and promoting it is as easy as making the commitment to read aloud with your child every day.  Registration begins June 1 and is required.  At registration, participants will receive a packet of information that includes a June log with six early literacy activities and a July log with six early literacy activities.  Those who complete the first six activities will receive a rubber ducky (while supplies last), and those who complete all twelve activities will receive a book of their very own.  We will also have a storytime and playgroup at the Leesburg Library on most Monday mornings at 10:00 a.m.  For more details about Rubber Ducky Club see this post.

4.  Critter Campout–Bring your favorite stuffed friend for a campout themed storytime, then leave them with us to “rough it” at the library!  Pick up your friend the next day and find out what they did when the lights went out!  Storytime and campout begins at 3:30 p.m. on June 6 at Smithville, and 10:00 a.m. on June 7 at Redbone.

3.  LEGO Club–In the second week of July, we will have a LEGO club at each of the three branches!  The great thing about this event is that it won’t end with the summer!  When school starts back in the fall, we are planning a reoccurring LEGO Club!  We have already received a few generous donations, but we still need more.  Please help us “build” our LEGO Club with a cash donation or a donation of new/used LEGO or DUPLO blocks.

2.  Todd Key’s Flying Debris–Juggler Todd Key is coming to the Leesburg Library for our kickoff event on Tuesday, June 5 at 10:00 a.m.!  The Flying Debris Show combines juggling, circus skills, a little magic, and just the right mix of comedy and reading encouragement for kids of all ages!  For more information about Todd Key and the Flying Debris Show, check out his website.

1.  Think Big! Save for College! Sweepstakes–This is an AMAZING opportunity!  Parents (or grandparents) sign their children up for summer reading, then visit www.path2college529.com for a chance to win $5,529 for the child’s future education.  As an added bonus, the home library of the winner will receive $1,529 for children’s and teen’s materials and programming!  Awards of $1,529 each will also be given to the library that has the greatest number of entries and the library system with the greatest percentage of registered users entered into the sweepstakes–this means that EVERY ENTRY COUNTS!

All summer reading program events are sponsored by the Lee County Library and are free and open to the public.  For more information call (229)759-2369.  Registration begins June 1.

Coming June 1–BRAND NEW Rubber Ducky Club!

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The not-so-great news:  This Monday is our last Baby Storytime of the season!  😦

The GREAT news: Registration for your brand new Rubber Ducky Club begins on June 1!  Why should young children be left out of the fun and excitement of summer reading?  They shouldn’t!  The Rubber Ducky Club is a summer reading program designed specially for children ages 0 to 36 months, and it focuses on early literacy skills that have been connected to future success in school.

How it works:  When you register, you will receive a Rubber Ducky Club packet.  This packet includes an early literacy activity log for June and one for July.  Complete all six early literacy activities on the June log during the month of June, then turn in the log at the library for a rubber ducky (while supplies last).  Complete all six early literacy activities on the July log (for a total of twelve completed activities).  Turn in the July log at the library by July 13 for your very own book (while supplies last).  Books will be awarded at our last meeting, the Indoor Campout, on July 16.

Registration:  Required, begins Friday, June 1.

Events:  Storytime and playtime for Rubber Ducky Club members at 10:00 a.m. at the Leesburg Library on the following dates:  June 4, June 11, June 25, July 9, and July 16.

Sponsored by the Lee County Library.  Free and open to the public.

F/M/I call (229)759-2369