Breakfast with the Easter Bunny
Please join us for Breakfast with the Easter Bunny at the Barco Library on Saturday, April 1, 2017 from 9:00 to 10:30AM. We'll have Easter nibbles, games and crafts, fun Easter photo props and a special visit fromt the bunny himself.
Be sure to bring your camera!
This Currituck County Public Library program is free and open to the public, and reservations are not required. However, your donation of a non-perishable food item to the Lower Currituck Food Pantry is appreciated.
For more information call 252-453-8345.
Digital Resources Available Through Your Currituck County Public Library
The following digitial resources are available free of charge to all Currituck County Public Library patrons with active library accounts. Click a link to access, learn about and register for a Digitial Resource:
The cloudLibrary allows you to borrow and read eBooks from your local public library for free. Navigation and personalization makes it easier than ever to find eBooks from your local public library. This app includes a fully functional reader allowing the user to read their eBook directly in the app, as well as bookmark and save the positon of their book across devices.
Zinio is the ultimate app for magazine lovers, with digital magazines for iPad, iPhone, Android, Mac and PC. News may break elsewhere - stories live on Zinio.
A video-based how-to training resource, Atomic Training opens up unlimited access to thousands of short videos covering more than 500 of today's most popular applications on both PCs and Macs.
NC Live gives you the power of your library, online! We give you free access to ebooks, audiobooks, videos, online magazines, newspapers, journals and more.
The NC LIVE Home Grown eBook Collection is a pilot project which pulls together more than 1200 fiction and nonfiction eBook titles from eight North Carolina publishers and makes them available to all NC LIVE libraries across the state.
Pronunciator provides interative, self-paced language learning for 80 languages and ESL for 50 non-English languages. This resource includes audio lessons, interative textbooks, quizzes, intelligent flashcards, phrasebooks and pronunciation analysis.
Kids Read Their Way to Free Circus Tickets Reading with Ringling Bros.!
Kids ages 2 - 12, step right up! Read your way to free tickets for the final tour of the Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey circus!
Pick up a Reading with Ringling Bros. Rewards Club card at the Barco or Moyock Library. Read 5 books, get your card stamped by a library staff person and redeem it for a FREE kid's ticket at the box office with the purchase of a full-price adult ticket, up to three free kid's ticket vouchers.
Circus Extreme comes to town at Norfolk Scope March 23 - 26 and Hampton Coliseum March 29 - April 2, 2017.
Library Story Times Help Every Child Get Ready to Read
Learning to read begins before children start school. Young children need to develop important language and literacy skills before they can actually learn to read.
Parents and other caregivers can start now to help their children develop these skills. Children’s Story Times from the Currituck County Library demonstrate how parents can use five familiar and easy-to-use practices to develop language and other early literacy skills in children from birth to age five.
Each of the Every Child Ready to Read® programs explains why the skills are so important, demonstrates how to help children learn the skills, provides titles of high-interest books that are age appropriate, and sends parents and caregivers home with early literacy activities they can incorporate into their family’s daily routine.
The programs are based on research about language, early literacy skills, and how children learn. “We know that children from birth to age five learn primarily through interactions with their parents and other important adults in their lives as well as from their environment,” said Laura Salmons, Currituck County Librarian. “Every Child Ready to Read® gives parents and other caregivers simple but powerful ways to help children develop the language and other skills they need to learn to read.”
According to the Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC) and the Public Library Association (PLA), the divisions of the American Library Association that developed Every Child Ready to Read® @ your library®, parents and other caregivers are in the best position to help young children learn these skills because:
Parents can give children a tremendous advantage in school and in life by helping prepare them for reading success. Children’s spring Story Times begin on March 7, 2017 at the Currituck County Library in Barco and at the Moyock Branch Library. Four programs are scheduled: Toddler Story Time for children 18 months to three years, Preschool Story Time for children three to five years, Family Story Time for families with children up the second grade and a six-week Babygarten program for children infant to 18 months. Please see the calendar for specific dates and times.
For more information about upcoming Every Child Ready to Read® Story Times being offered by the Currituck County Library, as well as other materials and resources for parents and caregivers, contact the Barco or Moyock libraries at 252-453-8345 or 252-435-6419.