For Parents

For Parents

 

We provide materials and programs for infants, toddlers, school-aged children, young adults, and their parents, that support the library's mission of early childhood literacy. Our AWE Early Literacy Station (ELS) is designed specifically for our youngest patrons, ages 2-8, and features over 4,000 localized learning activities. Its fun, interactive, and engaging content spans all seven curricular areas: math, science & nature, social studies & geography, reading, art & music, writing & computer skills, and reference. The ELS is available in English, Bilingual Spanish, and Bilingual French.

The library has a wide selection of DVDs for entertainment and educational purposes, all of which are rated PG-13 or general audiences.

Our digital learning tool, Brainfuse, which includes Flashbulb (which allows you to create your own flashcards for any subject), the LEAP learning program (diagnostic tests with customized study plans, lessons, and live tutoring).

Our children's librarian, Sue Teutsch, coordinates events and activities for our children's summer reading program. Throughout most of the year, on Wednesdays at 10am, she also leads a storytime session for children ages birth to five. On the second and fourth Thursdays of every month, at 4pm, the library staff hosts K-12 Lego-Mania - free play with Legos with all materials provided. Please call the library at (641) 782-2277 to confirm story times and program dates, and to inquire about other children's activities.

Our library assistant, Donna Walsh, coordinates our summer reading program for teens. If you have suggestions about events and activities for teens, call Donna at the library, (641) 782-2277, or email crestonlibrary310@gmail.com.