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  • 2023 Alafaya Bookmark Design Contest

    2023 Alafaya Bookmark Design Contest

    School’s out, and Orange County Library System is celebrating summer in a number of ways. Starting June 3, our annual summer program called Summer at Your Library will be in full swing. We’re excited about our theme this year – All Together Now: Kindness, Friendship, and Unity – and the activities we offer for all…

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  • Make Your Own Candy Science Experiments!

    Make Your Own Candy Science Experiments!

    Likely the most important development in the area of science remains the ability to make everyone’s favorite snack: candy. In this post, you will learn about three different types of candy that you can make from the comfort of your kitchen. Just be careful. These experiments will involve heating up sugar to very hot temperatures,…

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    Preschool Fun: Monkeys and Jane Goodall!

    In honor of Women’s History Month, each preschool fun blog post this month will tie in with a famous woman! Today we’ll start with Jane Goodall. These activities are based on Every Child Ready to Read, which helps our friends learn pre-reading skills. We’ll cover Reading, Writing, Talking, Singing and Playing.   TALKING: Do you…

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  • Preschool Fun: Sesame Street!

    Preschool Fun: Sesame Street

    Can you tell me how to get to Sesame Street? This week, inspired by the library’s weekly Sesame Street Storytime, we’re celebrating our favorite Muppets! These activities are based on Every Child Ready to Read, which helps our friends learn pre-reading skills. We’ll cover Reading, Writing, Talking, Singing and Playing. TALKING: Who is your favorite…

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  • Preschool Fun: Bears!

    Preschool Fun: Bears!

    I’m so excited I can bear-ly take it! For today’s theme is … bears! These activities are based on Every Child Ready to Read, which helps our friends learn pre-reading skills. We’ll cover Reading, Writing, Talking, Singing and Playing.   TALKING: What does a bear sound like?  What color are bears?   What do bears…

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    Preschool Fun: Snow!

    It rarely snows in Florida, but that doesn’t mean we can’t pretend! These activities are based on Every Child Ready to Read, which helps our friends learn pre-reading skills. We’ll cover Reading, Writing, Talking, Singing and Playing.    TALKING: What is snow? Where does it come from? What color is it?   READING: Read any…

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  • Preschool Fun: Snowmen!

    Preschool Fun: Snowmen!

    Do you want to build a snowman? I do! Let’s go have some fun! These activities are based on Every Child Ready to Read, which helps our friends learn pre-reading skills. We’ll cover Reading, Writing, Talking, Singing and Playing.   TALKING: What color are snowmen? What are they made from? What is on their heads?…

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  • Preschool Fun: Penguins!

    Preschool Fun: Penguins!

    This week let’s waddle like a penguin! These activities are based on Every Child Ready to Read, which helps our friends learn pre-reading skills. We’ll cover Reading, Writing, Talking, Singing and Playing.   TALKING: What color are penguins? Do they live in hot or cold weather? Do they swim? Do they fly? Do they waddle? Can…

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  • Preschool Fun: Turkey!

    Preschool Fun: Turkey!

    This we’re going to gobble, gobble, gobble, and wobble, wobble, wobble as we talk turkey! These activities are based on Every Child Ready to Read, which helps our friends learn pre-reading skills. We’ll cover Reading, Writing, Talking, Singing and Playing.   TALKING: What does a turkey say? What color is a turkey? What’s on a…

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  • Preschool Fun: Pumpkins!

    Preschool Fun: Pumpkins!

    You know what I love? Pumpkins! Pumpkin pie, pumpkin bread, pumpkin decorating – everything pumpkin! Let’s celebrate pumpkins this week! These activities are based on Every Child Ready to Read, which helps our friends learn pre-reading skills. We’ll cover Reading, Writing, Talking, Singing and Playing.   TALKING: What color are pumpkins? What shape are pumpkins?…

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