The Seward Community Library & Museum is excited to present the 1,000 Books Before Kindergarten program. It’s as simple as it sounds—make a goal to read 1,000 books to your child before Kindergarten. This program has been launched in libraries across the country as an effort to increase the development of early literacy skills in young children. Reading aloud helps develop children’s language skills and imaginations. 1,000 Books Before Kindergarten is a fun, free way to start your child on the path to success. 1,000 books may seem like a lot, but if you read one book each night, you’ll reach your goal in less than 3 years. Children from birth to 5 years old can participate. Stop by the library front desk to register and pick up a reading log to start your first 100 books with your child. Every book counts! Happy reading.
For more information, contact email@example.com or (907) 224-4082.
Stop by the Seward Community Library & Museum on Friday, December 9th and Saturday, December 10th between noon and 4:00PM for a wintertime craft at the museum kitchen table. We will be making paper snowflakes. For more information, contact firstname.lastname@example.org or (907) 224-4082.
This September, The Friends of the Seward Library mailed out 257 pounds of used children’s books to five remote villages.
Two years ago, after the used book sale, the Friends put out the call for a need for children’s books. We received a message from Marci Treadwell, a Seward small business owner (Starbird Studio) by summer and a teacher during the school year in Fort Yukon.
Marci expressed a need for children’s books. Many of her first grade students could use a book to have for their own, to take home and practice reading and share with siblings. No community library and no school library was available to her students. A sponsor came forward to pay for that first mailing of used children’s books and it started our ‘Books to the Bush’ program.
All our used children’s books that are retired from the library shelves or donated by community are available for free during the year and again for free at our annual used book sale, held in April. The remaining books after the sale go into storage. Rather than have used books sitting, the Friends of the Library looked for a way to put the used books into children’s hands. Marci’s need provided that.
This September, Marci carried our message to other teachers from remote locations that also have a need for books to give to their students and have in their class rooms. Five boxes weighing 50+ pounds each were mailed, book rate, to Fort Yukon, Venetie, Circle, Beaver and Chalkyitsik.
If you know of a family, school, teacher, pre-school, community center near or far, that has a need for children’s books, let us know.
Email: email@example.com or call 907-362-1225
Photo provided by Marci Treadwell, Fort Yukon children opening their box of books.
Photo by SCLA of the note from students.
Our librarian friends made a display to celebrate Friends Week! Stop by and take a look. While you are there, check out the used books on sale all year long, view our display about the Friends of the Library and pick up a form. Supporting the library through membership helps support the library programs!
Super turn out for the Family Story Time with Roger Fuson. Two pots of chili were consumed and great stories were told!
Friends of the Seward Library want to thank Roger for coming, it was a great time. Thank you for the awesome support by the members, remember September is renewal month. You can find our form on this site under memberships, or stop by the library and pick up our form.
Library Winter Hours
Start Sept. 19, 2016
Mon: 11am - 6pm
Tues, Wed, Thu: 11am - 8pm
Fri, Sat: 11am - 6pm
Closed on Sunday
STORY TIME FRIDAYS
Age 5 and under
Museum Winter Hours
Start Sep 19, 2016
Tue-Th: By App
Fri-Sat 12pm - 5pm
shown by request
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