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Wee Read West Year 2 Kickoff

Cat in the Hat with West Boulevard Library's Location Manager, Alecia Mitchell

Cat in the Hat with West Boulevard Library’s Location Manager, Alecia Mitchell

Wee Read West Year 2 Kickoff

We had a great time yesterday at the Wee Read West Year 2 Kickoff. Children between the ages of 0-5 visited West Boulevard Library with their parents and caregivers to hear stories, engage in literacy activities, and meet Cat in the Hat! If your child hasn’t signed up for Wee Read West yet, stop by West Boulevard Library to register. If you’re already signed up, keep reading!

Wee Read West is a year round reading program for babies, toddlers and preschoolers from birth to age 5. 

Your child reading to you or you reading to your child counts as time spent reading.  Reading does not have to be done in one sitting at bedtime but can take place in small amounts of time throughout the day.  Reading can be done all together as a family or one-on-one. We suggest that you read with your child at least 20-30 minutes a day, but no time is too short! 

Bring your reading record to West Blvd. Library each week that you have read to receive a small prize.

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Summer Reading Prize Winners

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Thank you to all the summer reading participants. You guys did an awesome job this summer!

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Summer Programs @ WBL

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Although CML‘s summer reading has ended, we have some great memories from this summer’s programs at West Boulevard Library. During the last week of the summer reading program we had visits from Ronald McDonald, Paul Marks’ Over The Counter Improv, Levine Museum of the New South, Schiele Museum, programs celebrating National Ice Cream Month, Tent Tales, A Walk in the Woods, and more. Take at the slideshow above for some of the pictures from the past month.

We had so much fun in all of our programs this summer. Check the following links for pictures from other children’s events:

If you missed our programs during the summer, don’t worry! We have programs scheduled for you during the school year. Visit the library’s Events page, to find out more information.

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Take a ride back to school with the Magic School Bus!

Take a ride back to school with the Magic School Bus!

Visit West Boulevard Library’s circulation desk, and check out one of the books from our Magic School Bus display.

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Young Adult Books for Gamers

Our new Young Adult book display for August! Love playing video games? Then try one of these books.

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YA Books for Gamers

YA Books for Gamers

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Gus the Bus & Buster Visit WBL!

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The attendees at yesterday’s preschool storytime got a visit from Gus the Bus and Buster. Buster and his friends taught us about bus safety, and then everybody got a chance to show off what they learned when they boarded Gus the Bus. With school starting in a few weeks, these preschoolers will know how to ride the bus safely.

We won’t have preschool storytime during the month of August, but please join us for the Wee Read Finale on Tuesday, August 13, 2013 at 10:15 a.m. If you have babies or toddlers, please visit our Baby Storytime on Monday, August 26, 2013 at 10:15 a.m.

And remember, Summer Reading is still going on. Track your reading progress by visiting cmlibrary.org/summerread. We want you to retain what you learned in school last year while giving you the chance to win some awesome prizes! Summer reading ends August 9.

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Thomas Tillman, African Drumming

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Thomas Tillman, African Drumming

West Boulevard Library has had some great programs this summer! During the African Drumming program, Thomas Tillman taught us some of the history of African drumming, how the drums were used as communication tools, and how African instruments were created in the past. He also asked for audience participation, and attendees learned how to play various African drums.

Keep checking our blog for more pictures of West Boulevard Library’s programs. If you’re interested in attending a program, visit Charlotte Mecklenburg Library’s Events page. And remember, summer reading doesn’t end until August 9th. Keep logging your reading at cmlibrary.org/summerread.

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Life-Sized Game of Clue

Life-Sized Game of Clue

We dug into a mystery today with a life-sized game of clue. Thanks to our teen volunteer, Khalia, for helping set up the game. And thanks to two of our players, Quavon and Demetrius, for testing it out. If you want to find out about more programs and events at West Boulevard Library visit http://www.cmlibrary.org/programs/

And don’t forget about the summer reading club. You can sign up at cmlibrary.org/summerread and start logging your hours today!

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Children’s Summer Reading Kickoff @ WBL

Children's Summer Reading Kickoff @ WBL

We kicked off summer reading with treasure relay races, making edible dirt, and enjoying magic beans. Most importantly, we got people signed up for summer reading. If you haven’t signed up, visit cmlibrary.org/summerread for your chance to win prizes. If you’ve already signed up, keep logging your hours. We want your name to be entered in the drawing for an iPad mini or 4 tickets to Carowinds!

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Teen Summer Reading Kickoff Party

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