Idaho Family Reading Week

Geronimo Stilton was on hand to greet at take pictures with children at the Idaho Family Reading Celebration week on November 14, 2018. Thanks to all who attended the event!

Idaho Family Reading Week, a statewide program encouraging families to read together, will be the second week of November.  This year’s theme, “Find It at Your Library,” will be celebrated at public and school libraries across the Gem State.

The AF Library has collaborated with Hillcrest Elementary School to bring Idaho Family Reading Week to the community through an open house Wednesday, November 14, from 5:30 – 7:00 p.m. at the AF Library.

Geronimo Stilton, a popular children’s book character, will greet participants and pose for pictures.  The open house will include a scavenger hunt as participants learn about various sections of the library.  Every child will receive a book courtesy of the Idaho Commission for Libraries.  The Elementary School class that has the greatest number of students attending the program will be treated to and ice cream party in their classroom and their teacher (if in attendance at the event) will receive a $30 Amazon Gift Certificate.

Library Director Kindra Munk said, “We are excited to participate in Idaho Family Reading Week because it reminds parents, grandparents, and all caregivers of the importance of reading with the child in their life. Reading is the foundation of a child’s entire education.”  Munk added, “And it’s never too early to start reading — and re-reading — to your little one. Children need repetition for information to be stored in their long-term memories.”

Anyone who would like to apply for a library card will need to bring his or her Driver’s License with current address or another form of picture ID and proof of current address such as a utility bill or bank statement.  Children can get a library card by coming in with a parent or guardian who has a library card.

 

 

 

Thanks to all who attended as we celebrated Idaho Family Reading Week 2017 at the American Falls Library  November 16th

Special guest speaker, School Superintendent Randy Jensen, spoke

on the importance of family reading.  

Library Directer Kindra Munk talked about the origin of “Tall Tales”.

Children also enjoyed several stories presented by the Library staff.