April is child abuse awareness month and we will be sharing information around the state. We will be We will be joining storytimes at local libraries and reading age appropriate books during preschool story time. Nick, one of our case workers, will be there to share information.
Children’s Book Resources:
From the American Psychological Association website:
We are so excited to be a part of the 15th annual Early Childhood Festival!
Live animals from Cool Critters (10-11 a.m.)
• Jugglers & balloon artists from Cincinnati Circus Company
• Face painting
• Tales, the Library Dragon
• Specially-designed preschool STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) focused play area
• Craft stations
• Door prizes!
The Early Childhood Festival returns to the Main Library on Saturday, March 2, from 10 a.m. to noon. More than 40 vendors will be here with children’s activities and information on services for little ones and their families. Preschools, music classes, and places for sports and birthday parties will be represented, as well as organizations in our county that support early childhood development. Free developmental screenings for children from ages two months to 5 years will be offered by the Library and the Kindergarten Readiness Council. A screening will allow you to catch problems early and provide reassurance that your child is acting, playing, or speaking in ways that are expected at different ages. At the end of the screening, you will have a good understanding of what developmental milestones have been reached, what to expect next, and what activities can be done at home to support your child’s development. You will learn if your child would benefit from additional services and where to find these resources. The Lions Club will be offering free walk-in vision screenings for all ages, beginning as early as 6 months. And that’s not all! Join us for fun free activities for the entire family! Hope to see you there!