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Seeking Volunteers for Porch Deliveries

What is the porch delivery service? Porch Delivery is one of our Book It! services that we offer to library patrons who live in the city of Taylor. Patrons can contact the library and ask that their requested books be delivered directly to their home. Why are volunteers needed? We are recruiting adult volunteers to deliver library items to patrons who request this service. What do volunteers need to do? Volunteers will pick up prepackaged bags of library items from the library and deliver them to the porches of specific library patrons who reside within the city of Taylor. How…

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Hair Love Reads

After attending our Hair Love 101 program be sure to check out some of these amazing books that help you teach your little one to love their hair and themselves. Hair Love It's up to Daddy to give his daughter an extra-special hairstyle. I Like Myself Exuberant rhymes and wild illustrations celebrate self-acceptance. Happy to be Nappy Celebration of the beauty and joy of nappy hair. My Hair is a Garden A young girl learns the best way to care for her hair to keep it beautiful and healthy is to treat it like a garden. Crown: An Ode…

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Learning to Read at Home

School looks really different this year, but the fact still remains: children who are not reading at grade level by 3rd grade have a more difficult time catching up. This can effect kids long after 3rd grade. We're here to help shed some light on what goes in to helping a child learn to read, so no matter where your children are learning this year, you are prepared to help them grow their reading skills. Write & Draw Together Squiggles are fine! No matter what your children are writing and drawing, the act itself is preparing them for…

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Summer Reading 2020 Staff Picks

Summer is winding down, and, although this hasn't been a normal summer by any stretch of the imagination, we still found time for a few sweet summer reads. Here are our staff favorites of Summer 2020. Saga "My husband and I read the whole series together during the first few weeks of quarantine. Following along as a young family flees across the universe, enduring impossible odds, was a good way to escape and put our own lives in perspective. It's also wildly entertaining." -- Shauna The Sword in the Stone "This tale of Wart and Merlin can be…

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Support for Educators in Uncertain Times

With kids heading back to school both in-person and online, educators and parents face new and unique challenges this school year. Taylor Community Library is offering a series of new workshops to assist educators and their students. Our online workshops are presented online and range from storytimes for lower elementary to a writer's workshop with a local author for older kids. Below are our programs for the 2020-2021 school year: KidWrites Workshop: Poetry Edition Need a fun explanation for simple poetry forms? The basics of writing poetry can be hard to start for students, but there are some fun…

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Take the Pledge & Read 1000 Books Before Kindergarten

Looking to give your little one a head start for Kindergarten, even if it's years away? A love of reading doesn’t have to wait until your child steps through the doors of their Kindergarten room. The ability to read has been linked with academic success in school, and even reading to your newborn has long term benefits. It can be a bonding experience for your family. It also teaches children the building blocks of language-- the alphabet and their shapes. Reading to your child prepares your little one for their first year of school with confidence. …

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