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Parenting can be both rewarding and challenging.
The Library District has resources to give you fresh perspectives, practical tips, and peace of mind.

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The Parenting CollectionLocated in the Children’s Room at Adriance Memorial Library, it includes books and DVDs about child-rearing, pregnancy, nursing, and parenting children with special needs.

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Preschooler Learning CenterThe PLC offers early literacy learning, exploratory play and social emotional development in a classroom-like setting.

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Early Literacy ProgramsToddler Time, Toot & Scoot, and Baby Rhyme and Play Time are just a few of the high-quality programs the Library District offers!

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Join our 1000 Books Before Kindergarten Challenge! Read 1,000 books together, and help your child get ready for kindergarten.

Books in Spanish!The library has many bilingual and Spanish books.

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Kindergarten Readiness StationLocated in the Adriance Memorial Library Children’s Room, these fun, hands-on activities support early literacy development of pre-kindergarten children.
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Early Literacy Backpacks– Specially curated backpacks containing 5 – 6 books, an early literacy toy, and an early literacy tip! Available to borrow in three age levels: infant, toddler, and preschool.

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Borrow a Nature Exploration Backpack! Backpacks are stocked with books, a selection of materials designed to encourage children and their families to explore the natural world.

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AWE Bilingual Early Literacy Tablets Loaded with educational games and early literacy activities. Available for checkout at the children’s desk at Adriance Memorial Library branch.

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Museum Passes! Passes to nearby museums that can be checked out with your library card that offer free or reduced admission.

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Homework/Reading Helpers During the school year, Teen Volunteers can help your child in grades K – 6 with homework or reading. Please call the Library for schedule and availability. 845-485-3445 x 3320

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ABC Mouse and More! – Each library has computers available for free use with a valid library card.

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DayByDayNYA fun, daily online calendar featuring books, songs, and activities to develop a love for books and learning.

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Free Events! – Concerts, story-times, shows, and activities are planned throughout the year – perfect for families to enjoy!