The Library has subscribed to four Scholastic reading programs that
you and your child can access from home using your JTL library card.
They will also be available on patron computers at the Library. You will
need to use ear buds to listen to the programs while at the Library. You
may bring your own, or you can purchase a pair from the Library for a
small fee. We hope you enjoy these programs.
is an online literacy resource that pairs classic video storybooks from
Weston Woods with related nonfiction eBooks from Scholastic to build a
love of reading and learning. This engaging resource for children in
grades Pre-K – 3 will help early readers develop and practice essential
reading skills and introduces students to a world of knowledge and
allows students to graduate from “learning to read” to “reading to
learn” and master content area knowledge in science and social studies.
FreedomFlix features dynamic e-books of the
Children’s Press best-selling Cornerstones of Freedom series that
include embedded popup features such as maps, timelines, virtual tour
clips, primary source videos and audio clips that makes history come to
ScienceFlix is transforming the way students access science topics,
acquire scientific knowledge, and build a lasting interest in science,
technology and engineering. Curriculum-driven leveled content is
integrated with interactive features and intuitive navigation in this
highly engaging mobile-ready science resource. With its emphasis on the
latest STEM thinking and the Next Generation Science Standards,
ScienceFlix provides students with a better understanding of science
concepts and ideas through hands-on projects, videos, multiple text
types and so much more.
Calendar of Events
June 1, 22 & 29
TIME FOR STORIES
Twos & Threes
Time for Stories is an early literacy program which offers
age-appropriate activities for participants, many of whom are
transitioning from our Read, Rock and Rhyme program. The five practices
of Every Child Read to Read @ your library, Talking, Singing, Reading,
Writing & Playing, are integrated into each session. These five
practices help children learn important pre-reading skills that are
suitable for their ages and interests. Please join us for stories,
rhymes, finger plays, music and more.
June 3 & 24
READ, ROCK & RHYME
Birth to 24 months
Read, Rock and Rhyme is fashioned after the Mother Goose on the Loose
program that integrates the latest research in early literacy and infant
brain development with traditional story time elements. It helps
children acquire a rich vocabulary and strengthens foundational reading
skills. RRR gives children opportunities to practice turn-taking,
direction following, paying attention and showing appreciation to
others. The age-appropriate listening, moving, and singing that takes
place in RRR exercises fine and gross motor skills, fosters speech
development, keeps children’s interest for an extended period of time,
gives children opportunities to make scientific observations regarding
cause and effect, and provides a joyful introduction to the world of
books and reading.
HOME SCHOOL BUILDING CLUB
This program is open to all ages. Building bricks will be available for
your kids to create with while you network with other families.
BENDING GRAVITY: A SUPER YO-YO SHOW WITH ERIC GIRARDI
provide a one-of-a-kind breathtaking performance of
object manipulation choreographed to music...
Back by popular demand!
Tuesday, June 30
SUPER HERO CARTOONING WITH DEBI HAMUKA-FALKENHAM
In Debi’s own words:
Most of the cartoon superheroes have overcome some type of tragedy or
disability in their life and turned it into a positive. If you read the
stories behind Batman, Superman, The Hulk, Iron Man, etc. you can see
why they became a superhero and how they used it to help mankind.
Kids will have fun learning how to draw
superhero cartoons, but an added benefit woven throughout the session
will be sharing ways participants can be more empathetic to the
feelings of others. Program Includes: A
Superhero Cartoon Presentation followed by a "Hands- on" Workshop where
participants will complete a Superhero Poster to take home with them.
In this original collection of slightly twisted tales, all the teachers
at school are suspected to have superpowers!
Join us on a hilarious new adventure where, just like in science, things
aren't always quite what they seem. We will launch things through the
air, send them plummeting toward the ground, and even make things
transform and disappear right before your eyes!
Throw on your labcoat and get ready to experience forces and reactions
through several exciting, hands-on experiments that will have the
audience laughing, learning and having fun! Enjoy this spectacular
adventure and be swept away to a place where truly 'super' heroes really
SPARKY’S PUPPETS EVERY HERO HAS A
You never know who will save the day.
It's not always the biggest and strongest!
Watch a tiny mouse rescue a huge lion.
And find out who is "greatest of all!"
Two additional stories will also be performed for your entertainment.
TODD BRODEUR'S FRISBEE SHOW
Two-time Freestyle Frisbee Champion, Todd Brodeur,
educates, entertains and motivates his audience with captivating Frisbee
shows and interactive playshops. He promotes staying active throughout
your life by playing disc sports. He focuses on healthy lifestyles,
creativity, flexibility and balance, all aimed at improving self-esteem
and confidence. World Class Frisbee Shows and Playshops teaches the next
generation new ways to learn Frisbee skills that increase hand-eye
coordination and all will have fun and success while exercising.
Frisbee flipping has been part of American pop culture for over
50 years. Across the globe, the popularity of Frisbee sports has never
been greater. Now you can watch a master of the craft and also learn and
improve your freestyle skills. This simple space age object will bring
fun and excitement to your life. Participants will be inspired to play
more Frisbee, be active, be self-aware and continue to discover.
a.k.a. Rich Rothstein, is a Norwich attorney by day and master of
illusions by night!
This exciting evening will reveal magic ranging from the ancient to
today's more recent illusions.
will entertain you with an evening filled with mesmerizing spectacles
and spell-binding entertainment.
World class performers Joe Murray and Susan Kirby have travelled the
globe entertaining audiences for over 20 years. Highlights of their
professional career include performances in Japan, Europe, The Bahamas,
Aruba, and The Cayman Islands. Appearances at: The Kennedy Center, Los
Angeles Olympics, Special Olympics World Games and entertaining U.S.
Military Troops at home and abroad.
Here at home they have entertained in 43 of the 50
states at every type of event you can imagine. Joe and Susan have shared
the stage with Robin Williams, Jerry Seinfeld, Tim Allen, John
Mellencamp, Larry the Cable Guy, Jeff Foxworthy and Billy Gardell just
to name a few.
Designed for ages five and up.
ANIMAL EMBASSY'S HEROES
OF THE ANIMAL KINGDOM
With this interactive, educational and entertaining
program, library patrons will meet a diversity of animals who lead
heroic lives! While firefighters, doctors, librarians and police
officers are heroes who work to enrich our lives and support us, animals
too are heroes that help us as well as each other. We’ll explore how a
variety of animals keep us healthy by eating disease-carrying insects.
Learn how some tortoises dig burrows that provide homes for hundreds of
other species during at least one stage of their lifecycle. Discover how
some animals dig trenches for their offspring, while others adopt
orphaned babies. We’ll also discuss how animals help to plant forests as
well as fruit trees! Meet Animal Ambassadors such as a Solomon Islands
Monkey-tailed skink, a Red-foot or Sulcata tortoise, Green Tree frogs or
Red-eyed Tree frogs, an African bullfrog, a Bull snake, Chinchillas, a
Chilean Rose Hair tarantula and perhaps an Eclectus parrot or an Owl!