Moniteau County Library @ Wood Place has a variety of materials, resources and programs for our youngest patrons.
Story Time Each Wednesday at 10:30 a.m. in Heyssel Hall
Don't miss gathering each Wednesday morning for enjoyable stories and activities that are geared for Toddlers and Preschoolers. The target audience is 2-4 year olds. Programing will center on a different theme each week. An adult is expected to accompany the child. Check the home page for current information. Summer Reading Story Times begin May 22 and end July 24. No Story Time on July 3.
Summer Reading Club: As is our tradition, Wood Place Library has planned a summer reading program for our young readers starting with two year olds up to entering 4th grade in the fall.
These are divided into Family Readers and Independent Readers. Parents do the bulk of the reading with the children age 2 to entering 1st grade. These children keep track of the books they read. Independent Readers keep track of the time they spend reading. Complete directions are included in the booklets that you receive when you register.
Children earn tickets for the books they listen to or the time they read. They get tickets for checking out books and attending programs. Children will spend their tickets at the Under the Deep Blue Sea Party on August 1 @ UCC.
Programs for those entering Kindergarten to entering 4th Grade are invited to attend special programs on Thursday evenings @ 6:30 p.m. upstairs in Heyssel Hall at the library. (There will be no program on July 4) The theme each week centers around the slogan, "Dig into Reading". The Story Time programs on Wednesday mornings use the same general theme.
The themes are: May 22-23 - Under Water May 29-30 - Under the Earth - Let's Rock! June 5-6 - Digging Up Bones - Dinosaurs & Fossils June 12-13 - Just Dig It - Earth Movers June 19-20 - Dig into the Past (Archaeology) June 26-27 - Dig in the Dirt - Gardening NO PROGRAMS July 3-4 July 10-11 - Saving the Environment July 17-18 - I Dig Underground Animals July 24-25 - Under the Earth Caves August 1 -Under the Deep Blue Sea Party
PHOTOS FROM SUMMER READING CLUB 2013
Preschoolers assemble dump trucks and graders after listening to stories about big equipment.
Children enjoy seeing big street equipment up close and sitting in the cabs. Thanks to Vic Mauer, Supervisor of the City Street Department in California for bringing the trucks to the library.
Preschoolers make dinosaur village with playdough and plastic animals.
Elementary students create dinosaur skeletons with penne pasta.
Elementary students listen to geology presentation by the Osage Rock & Mineral Club.
Elementary students listen to story about coral reefs and then cooperatively to make a mural.
Woody, the libary mascot, makes appearances at local parades and special events at the library.
Listen to a story:
Listen to an actor or actress read a story while you watch the pictures.
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Children’s Collections: Our Children’s books are divided into several categories to help you find the perfect book. The Easy (E) picture book collection (yellow circles) is for children up to third grade. It is further divided to help you select the perfect book at the right age and reading level. There are board books (EBB) for toddlers, (ER) for beginning readers, and (ENF) are easy information books.
We have the 2013 BUILDING BLOCK nominated books for preschoolers- Kindergarten which are selected by the Missouri Library Association. These books will be featured in the fall story time sessions.
The Juvenile (JF) chapter book collection (blue circles) is for children in grades 3-6 or whoever reads at that level. It is further divided into (JR) for easy chapter books and (JNF) for non-fiction or information books.
We have the 2013-2014 SHOW ME (Grades 1-3) and MARK TWAIN Award (Grades 4-6) nominated books available in the Easy (Show Me) and Juvenile (Mark Twain) sections of the library. Missouri School Librarians have nominated these books for students to read and vote for their favorite in March 2014.
Media Collections: Titles of interest to children in CD, DVD and VHS formats are housed in the general media collection. There is a small collection of audio books with a printed book in the easy department.
Children’s Computers: The library has 4 early literacy stations that provide educational games appropriate for pre-readers and beginning readers. One of the stations is bi-lingual (English and Spanish) and all are located in the children’s area.
FREE eREADER TRAINING FOR PATRONS
Both day and evening classes will be offered to people needing help with the ebook and digital audiobook service that we offer. If you want to learn more about how to check out books from Overdrive to your eReader, click here for more information.
Click on this LINK to hear more about "Dig into Reading". Enjoy reading all summer long.
Story Time for preschoolers each Wednesday @ 10:30 a.m. upstairs @ the library.
Special programming for those entering Kindergarten-4th Grade each Thursday @ 6:30 p.m. upstairs @ the library.Special Tween Programs for those entering grades 5-8 begin on Tuesday, May 28 @ 6:30 p.m. upstairs at the library. They meet every other Tuesday.
Library Book Club Meets July 17, 2013
The July selection for the Wood Place Book Club is by . The group meets to discuss the featured selection on Wednesday, July 17. All readers are invited to join the group.