Johnson County Library
171 N. Adams Ave.
Buffalo, Wy 82834
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Join us for Thursday Morning Story Hour. Starting again September 
Thursdays at 10am during the school year in the library meeting room.  You and your children will enjoy puppets, stories, finger plays, crafts, and snacks.  Moms, Dads, & children under school age are welcome to attend; please accompany your children to story hour. 
Reading aloud to kids is not only a fun bonding time, but it improves their vocabulary, and develops their attention span.

Continue the reading FUN through the summer. Join us. 
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Fun family activity you can do any where!

Fill your home with books and reading materials -magazines, newspapers, comic books --that tap into your children's interests.

Be a reading role model --let your children see you reading daily.

Read aloud to your children, even after they can read by themselves.  You'll build vocabularies, show them books are fun and inspire a lifetime love of reading.

Build reading into your children's daily schedule, and the habit will grow.

Let your children read print, digital, or both, as long as they read everyday.

 August/Sept 2013, Country Woman Magazine, Raise a Reader, pg 21
Family Reading Challenge

1,000 books before kindergarten may sound daunting, but if you start reading at birth it only takes one book a day to reach 1,826 by the time your child is 5 years old.  Reading aloud to your children is not only a fun way to spend time together but will improve their vocabulary and aid in their success of reading independently as they enter school. 

"Children's author and reading advocate Mem Fox ( encourages parents to 'read at least three stories a day; it may be the same story three times.  Children need to hear a thousand stories before they can begin to learn to read.  Or the same story a thousand times!'"  

Think of all the adventures you can have with these stories! Kids love it and you will too.
Check out Mem Fox's page "for parents" for some very interesting tidbits.

Kropp, Lisa. January 2014, School Library Journal, Vivacious Vocabulary; 1,000 books before kindergarten turn little ones into strong readers, pg. 17

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Fun family activity you can do any where!

Children become readers when their parents read to them.
 It really is as simple as that. And here's the good news: It's easy to do and it's great fun. With a little practice you will be making the memories of a lifetime, memories both you and your child will cherish.

Family Reading time:  Do you like to read the paper or your own book?  Here is the perfect opportunity.  Make time to read together, even if you are both reading your own item.
A quiet time for family members to read on their own may be the only chance a busy parent gets to read the paper. For this activity you'll need your own reading materials and reading materials for your children.

What to do:
  • Both you and your child should pick out something to read.
  • Don't be concerned if your child picks materials that are easier than their school reading books. Practice with easy books (and the comics) will improve their fluency.
  • If you subscribe to a children's magazine, this is a good time to get it out. There are many good children's magazines, and youngsters often get a special thrill from receiving their own mail.
  • Relax and enjoy while you each read your own selections.
  • A family reading time shows that you like to read. Because you value reading, your children will too.