Child Abuse Awareness: Storytelling at Grant County Library
Apr
18
11:00 AM11:00

Child Abuse Awareness: Storytelling at Grant County Library

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.

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Children’s Book Resources:

A Terrible Thing Happened: A Story for Children Who Have Witnessed Violence or Trauma

From the American Psychological Association website:

Sherman Smith saw the most terrible thing happen. At first he tried to forget about it, but soon something inside him started to bother him. He felt nervous for no reason. Sometimes his stomach hurt. He had bad dreams. And he started to feel angry and do mean things, which got him in trouble. Then he met Ms. Maple, who helped him talk about the terrible thing that he had tried to forget. Now Sherman is feeling much better.

This gently told and tenderly illustrated story is for children who have witnessed any kind of violent or traumatic episode, including physical abuse, school or gang violence, accidents, homicide, suicide, and natural disasters such as floods or fire. An afterword by Sasha J. Mudlaff written for parents and other caregivers offers extensive suggestions for helping traumatized children, including a list of other sources that focus on specific events.
— Magination Press
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15th Early Childhood Festival at Boone County Library
Mar
2
10:00 AM10:00

15th Early Childhood Festival at Boone County Library

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!

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From the Boone County Library Newsletter:

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!

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