Collage with crayons, children and caregivers listening to books, and children playing with parachute.
Storytime moves outdoors in warmer months!

Each day in May is a new Lego Challenge! Pick up a Lego kit and a copy of the calendar at the library. Follow along with the daily challenge. Take a photo of the creation and email it to alfred@stls.org. Each photo submitted throughout the month is a chance to win a grand prize, drawn June 1.

Limit 1 kit per family. If you have multiple children participating, send a photo of each creation with the child’s name.

1 photo per day per child.

Only 10 Lego Kits available!

Wiggles & Giggles Storytime Wednesday at 11:00am.

Storytime is for children ages birth and up and their caregivers.  This is a great way to foster early literacy, an early love of libraries, parent interaction, and socialization. Wiggles & Giggles is designed to focus on early literacy and incorporates music, puppetry, picture books, nursery rhymes, art, play, and language.

Kids Classics Book Club Information

To register to participate in the Kids Classics Book Club, please complete this form: https://forms.gle/Bf3uvhHjRot5pPYS6 or you can email alfred@stls.org.

Each month, kids and their parents can read along. Then meet to discuss the book. During the meeting, we will have hands on activities to reinforce learning, engage with the text, and more!

Tentative Schedule:
My Side of the Mountain– April 20
The Crossover-May 18
Anne of Green Gables– June 22
Treasure Island– July 20
Charlotte’s Web– August 24
Peter Pan– September 21
Roll of Thunder Hear My Cry– October 19
Esperanza Rising– November 23

This project is funded by the American Rescue Plan: Humanities Grant for Libraries, an initiative of the American Library Association with funding from the National Endowment for the Humanities through the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021.

Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library is available in Allegany County. https://imaginationlibrary.com/ If you have questions regarding the program, contact Robin Fuller at Ardent Network at 585-648-6022.

Online Storytime & Learning Resources

Day By Day NY Family Literacy Calendar
https://daybydayny.org

Storytime Online: Celebrities read children’s books aloud.
https://www.storylineonline.net/library/

Storytime from Space: Astronauts read children’s books while aboard the International Space Station. https://storytimefromspace.com/

Summer Reading Program

Each year, the Box of Books participates in the collaborative summer reading program.  This is a way to keep kids reading throughout the summer.  Summer Reading Program offers fun activities, games and programs to engage young readers in literacy activities

Difficult Topics

We have put together a list of books to help parents and caregivers talk to children about difficult topics such as death, divorce and bullying.  This is just a small list of a few titles we have to help you discuss hard topics with kids.

Books on Difficult Topics for Small Children

Reluctant Readers

One of the most common questions we receive from parents is suggestions for books for boys- particularly between the ages of 7-12.  We have put together a small list to get parents and caregivers started.  We have included information such as the recommended age range and AR level.

Books For Boys