Thursday, April 26, 2007

Begin With Books

Yesterday at Lapsit Story Time, Blythe the children's librarian talked about the Library's "Begin With Books" boxes. They are plastic boxes with collections of themed material available for check-out. The Library describes them this way:
Seattle Public Library's specialists have developed a series of kits
specifically designed for parents and care givers to share with their children,
birth to three years of age. Each kit contains six to ten picture/board books,
an adult resource, a music tape, and tips on how and why we need to read to very
young children. Finger plays and action songs are included for each theme.

The boxes are stored at the Central Library, but can be placed on hold online and sent to your neighborhood branch. Searching for these online can be confusing. Here's what to do:

From the
Library's home page, enter "Begin With Books Baby" into the keyword search box. You should get a results list of the available boxes by theme for babies. (If you want preschool books, type in "Begin With Books Preschool," and the same for bilingual (Spanish or Vietnamese). Those are the three categories.)

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