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OB4CO_Logo_small.jpg  One Book 4 Colorado
April 13 - 27
Every four-year-old in Colorado will receive their own copy of the same book to keep! Bring your 4 year old to the Children's Library any time between April 13 and April 27 to pick up the FREE book; there will be both English and Spanish  versions available.  This year’s book will be announced on Monday April 13. Lt. Governor Joe Garcia is leading an early literacy initiative so that every child in Colorado is reading at grade level by third grade.  One Book 4 Colorado is a fun way to make that happen and support parents as their child's first teacher.

If your 4-year-old is in a preschool program and does not receive this book at school, be sure to come to the library to get one.  More information about this program can be found at the One Book website

 Pinwheels.jpg Pinwheels for Prevention 
In observance of National Child Abuse  Prevention Month, National Week of the Young Child and National Library Week, a Pinwheel Garden was planted in Broomfield outside of the library on April 14.  These whimsical toys are to remind the community of happy childhood days and to encourage positive parenting.  The Pinwheels for Prevention campaign focuses on community activities and public policies that prioritize the healthy development of children in recognition that healthy children are an essential building block for community and economic development Shining in the sun, the pinwheels represent a bright future for our children and our community.  To get further involved, visit the Broomfield Early Childhood Council. Click here to watch a video of this year’s pinwheel planting. 

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Junior Book Club
Wednesday, May 13, 4 - 5 p.m.
Do you love to read?  Would you like to meet with other kids your age to talk about books?!  Then sign up for our new Junior Book Club program for kids in grades 4 to 5. Join us for a book discussion, snacks and fun! Come in to the library to sign up and get your copy of the book, then make sure you have read it and are prepared to talk about it at our meeting.  For more information, please call 720-887-2315.
Registration and book pick up begins April 8


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Mamie Doud Eisenhower Public Library to become Family Place Library as part of a National Leadership Grant!

The Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) has awarded the Middle Country Public Library a National Leadership Grant to support their Family Place Libraries initiative. Twenty-eight libraries in 7 states will be a part of this grant and our Children's Library is one of them! The grant money will be distributed over the next three years to fund staff training, site visits and project implementation. Middle Country Library staff will work with our library to implement and evaluate Family Place Libraries, a library-based early childhood and family support service model. This multi-phase program will focus on parents and caregivers as first teachers, will be organized around the developmental needs of the child and will link library services with other regional and local family support agencies. The program emphasizes libraries as key institutions within the early childhood and family support community and partners in the promotion of healthy child and family development. The goal is to develop lifelong learners while fostering home/library/community connections to provide community support for families with very young children.  

Read more about our program in this recent article from The Enterprise: