Literacy

African American Read-In Chain

The Jackson District Library and the Jackson Branch of the NAACP will host the first African American Read-In Chain for Jackson County on February 23, 2019. During the month of February, schools, churches, libraries, community and professional organizations are urged to make literacy a significant part of African American History Month by displaying and promoting the works of African American authors.

Jackson County residents, inclusive of all ages and nationalities, may sign-up to read a selection from a book, recite a poem or choose a portion from a book all written by an African American author during this Community Read-In.

The finale will feature Kevin Collins and his Kuungana African Drum and Dance Company of Flint, MI. Their energetic dance moves and the vibrant sounds of African drums will weave together the excitement of literacy and cultural. Be a part of this celebratory event as Jackson County joins the “chain” of over 6 million participants reading works by African American authors.

Originated through the Black Caucus of the National Council of Teachers of English in 1989, the event is now supported by the National Council of Teachers of English and endorsed by the International Reading Association.

Contact the Community Engagement Department of the Jackson District Library for more information. Call at 517-788-4099 ext. 1317 or email at CEdepartment@myjdl.com.

StoryWalk® at Hanover

Calling families, students, teachers, and the Hanover Community! Join us at Hanover Elementary and Finish at the Hanover Branch!

Promote reading and wellness in a fun new way with a story walk! Stroll around the community and read a book.

You are invited to join the Hanover Branch for a special Hanover Community StoryWalk featuring the book, Mighty, Mighty Construction Site by Sherri Duskey Rinker. Image result for mighty mighty construction site

Take a walk from Hanover Elementary to the Hanover Branch Library as you read the pages of the book. Enjoy discussing the delightful story with others along the way. Participate in a group book discussion and activities when you reach the library. Activities and crafts will remain in the library all week during open hours.

StoryWalk is a great opportunity to join the community, library, school, and families together to encourage literacy in a fun, interactive way.

Contact the Hanover Branch at (517) 905-1399 for more information.

The StoryWalk® Project was created by Anne Ferguson of Montpelier, VT and developed in collaboration with the Kellogg Hubbard Library. StoryWalk® is a registered service owned by Mrs. Ferguson. This resource is supported in part by the Institute of Museum and Library Services administered by the Library of Michigan.

Preschool Storytime at Brooklyn

It’s never too soon to start exploring and learning with your child! JDL storytimes offer age-appropriate books, music, and activities for babies, toddlers, families, and young children. Most importantly, they develop everyone’s imaginations!

Thursdays at 10:30 a.m.

No Storytime November 22nd due to holiday.

Little Owl’s Storytime

Swoop on down to the Concord Branch every Wednesday at 10:30 a.m. for Little Owl’s Storytime! Enjoy stories, music, sign language, activities, crafts, and more.

Intended for ages 0 to 5 year.

Preschool Storytime at Carnegie

It’s never too soon to start exploring and learning with your child! JDL storytimes offer age-appropriate books, music, and activities for babies, toddlers, families, and young children. Most importantly, they develop everyone’s imaginations!

StoryWalk® at Concord

TODAY’S STORYWALK HAS BEEN CANCELED DUE TO THE WEATHER!

Calling families, students, teachers, and the Concord Community! Join us at Concord Elementary and Finish at the Concord Branch!

Promote reading and wellness in a fun new way with a story walk! Stroll around the community and read a book.

You are invited to join the Concord Branch for a special Concord Community StoryWalk featuring the book, Mighty, Mighty Construction Site by Sherri Duskey Rinker. Image result for mighty mighty construction site

Take a walk from Concord Elementary to the Concord Branch Library as you read the pages of the book. Enjoy discussing the delightful story with others along the way. Participate in a group book discussion and activities when you reach the library. Activities and crafts will remain in the library all week during open hours.

StoryWalk is a great opportunity to join the community, library, school, and families together to encourage literacy in a fun, interactive way.

Contact the Concord Branch at (517) 905-1379 for more information.

The StoryWalk® Project was created by Anne Ferguson of Montpelier, VT and developed in collaboration with the Kellogg Hubbard Library. StoryWalk® is a registered service owned by Mrs. Ferguson. This resource is supported in part by the Institute of Museum and Library Services administered by the Library of Michigan.

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