Building Community with Playgroups

Angela McCaffery / West Custer County Library District For a few years now the West Custer County Library has been hosting a playgroup.  The weekly playgroup is for children ages 0-5 and their caregivers.  The playgroup was originally started by a patron.  She asked if she could use the children’s area in the Library once …

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Family Fun Activities

Let’s hear from Lauren, an early literacy librarian! She wants to share some of the activities she’s doing at home with her toddlers…

Every Child a Builder

Oh, how I love block play! As a former preschool teacher, I quickly gained a love of blocks not only as a creative outlet, but also as a…

Tape Town: An Early Literacy Playdate

In October, the Montrose Regional Library hosted an early literacy event titled Tape Town. Customers were invited to bring their toy cars and visit the children’s room where a volunteer and I had laid down roads of masking tape all over the room. While the tape was by far the most daunting task, I’d like …

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Growing Readers Through Caregiver Connections

For years I have made a point to address the adults in my storytimes by a variety of terms from “grown-ups” to “caregivers,” recognizing that many children are not cared for by their parents. I admit, however, that I had not given further thought to the significance of these caregiver relationships. Growing Readers Together has …

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