Warm up on a cold night with stories, songs and friends!
Join us for weekly storytimes filled with rhymes, songs, dancing and, of course, fun-filled stories . Children can come dressed in their pajamas and bring a stuffed animal if they would like.
The fun begins January 12 and runs through March 2. Storytime is free to attend, though registration is required. Sign up today in person or over the phone. Families welcome!
Join us for stories, songs, and activities all revolving around a new theme each week.
Even if it’s cold outside, it will be warm and cozy inside the library during storytime! Come and enjoy weekly storytimes filled with rhymes, silly songs, dancing and, of course, fun stories specially designed for preschoolers ages 2-4 years old. This session begins January 11 and runs through March 1.
Storytime is free to attend, though Registration is required. Sign up today in person or over the phone.
Talking to Children about traumatic events: https://bit.ly/3oPw7Ur
Helping Kids Grieve: https://bit.ly/32d7PMv
How to Help the Healing Process-Grief: https://nyl.co/3oO8rjr
Resources for Children and Family Support
- After a Crisis: How Young Children Heal from the Early Trauma Treatment Network, National Child Traumatic Stress Network
- When Bad Things are Happening from Learning for Justice
- What to say to kids when the news is scary from National Public Radio
Library Specific Resources Through BadgerLink, resources such as Novelist, Novelist K-8, and TeachingBooks are accessible for Wisconsin library staff, while performing subject searches to find books to start these conversations. TeachingBooks also curates accompanying resources such as discussion questions, activities, and lessons designed to further the discussion. See the Department of Public Instructions’ (DPI) recent Resource Highlights for more information on how to use these resources:
- Novelist: https://badgerlink.dpi.wi.gov/bulletin/2021/09/resource-highlight-novelist-and-novelist-k-8
- Teaching Books: https://badgerlink.dpi.wi.gov/bulletin/2021/09/resource-highlight-teachingbooks
In addition, the Children’s Cooperative Book Center (CCBC), a DPI partner, maintains its own Recommended Book Search that can surface books hand-selected as high quality resources. A subject search is available through the CCBC website. Also, library staff interested in obtaining additional physical materials should use WISCAT, Wisconsin’s statewide resource sharing platform, if such materials are not available through a local, shared consortium.
Crisis Support Lines
- For support through text message, text HOPELINE to 741741.
- For YouthLine, call 877-968-8491 or text TEEN2TEEN to 839863.
- For the National Parent Hotline, call 1-855- 4A PARENT (1-855-427-2736).
- For Disaster Distress Line, call 1-800-985-5990.
Santa Claus is coming…to the library!
Get into the holiday spirit and join us in singing some Christmas carols and completing a craft project.
Santa will be dropping in to visit so don’t forget your wish list and camera!
This event is free to attend. Families welcome! We look forward to seeing you at the library!
Have you tried the new MONARCH2GO app?
This new platform allows you to access all your favorite items and libraries from your device.
Our FREE app gives you quick 24/7 access to your library account.
Current users of our old app using iOS will have an update for the new version; Android users will need to delete the old and download the new app.
New users for each platform can find the app on the:
App Store: https://www.apple.com/app-store/
Google Play!: https://play.google.com/store/apps
Try Monarch2Go today!
GOT QUESTIONS? let us know next time you visit us.
Every week new books get added to our collections for your enjoyment. This week, Miss Julie is happy to share her book shelf, full of books that have just hit our shelves. To see them and request them, click/tap the following link: BOOKSHELF and click/tap on each title to learn more about them. Check it out!
The newest issue of our newsletter, The Librarians Bedside Table, is available now for you to browse through.See what your friendly librarians have been reading, what programs are coming up and some other news and recommendations from your library.
Visit https://issuu.com/oscargradypubliclibrary/docs/lbt-february16 to access the latest and all of our past publications and enjoy.
The benefits of having a library card keep getting bigger and greater!
Now you can access over 3,000 magazine titles from your Libby app, including top titles like:
- US Weekly
- National Geographic
- Good Housekeeping
- Vanity Fair
- Rolling Stones
For a full listing of all the magazines you can access now through the Libby App, please visit the following link:
All magazines are available as simultaneous use without circulation caps.