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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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  • Preschool Fun: Autumn!

    Preschool Fun: Autumn!

    Put on your jacket, because it’s Autumn! Let’s celebrate with fall-themed stories and songs! QUESTIONS: Can you name all the seasons? What happens in Autumn? (Leaves change color, it gets a little cooler outside, Halloween…) Do you like apples? Do you like pumpkins?  READ: Read any book you may have that mentions Autumn, or related…

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  • Preschool Fun: Space!

    Preschool Fun: Space!

    Let’s journey into outer space this week! QUESTIONS: Do you want to go to outer space?  How should we get there?  What do you think we’ll see? READ: Any book on space, planets, or aliens that you may have! Or you can request a physical title such as Your Alien by Tammi Sauer or a digital one…

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  • Preschool Fun: Halloween!

    Preschool Fun: Halloween!

    What do birds say on Halloween? Trick or Tweet! That’s right, it’s Halloween time, so this month our preschool fun will be a bit…spooky! QUESTIONS: What does a ghost say?  What do we carve for Halloween?  What do you want to dress up as for Halloween?  What’s your favorite spoooooky creature?  READ: Read any book…

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  • Halloween at Home

    Halloween at Home

    If you’re like me, and many other parents, you might be wondering how to keep the excitement and fright alive during Halloween this year for your child, while observing the guidelines recommended by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC). With help from library resources, here are my suggestions on how to have a safe, responsible…

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  • Preschool Fun: Hispanic Heritage!

    Preschool Fun: Hispanic Heritage!

    Hola! September 15–October 15 is Hispanic Heritage Month, so let’s celebrate! Vamonos! QUESTIONS: What is Hispanic Heritage Month? A time when we recognize all the awesome things Hispanic Americans have done. Like what? Language, food, dance, art, movies, medicine and more!  READ: Read any book you may have that is written by a Hispanic author. Need…

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  • Preschool Fun: Wash Your Hands!

    Preschool Fun: Wash Your Hands!

    There are gross germs everywhere! Let’s wash our hands to stay healthy. QUESTIONS: Why do we wash our hands?  What are germs?  How do we wash our hands?   LEARN: What are germs? Germs are tiny organisms that can cause us to be sick. They’re so small they can’t be seen without a microscope. To…

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  • Preschool Fun: Bugs!

    Preschool Fun: Bugs!

    What’s more exciting than bugs? Let’s celebrate our creepy crawly friends today! QUESTIONS What do bugs look like? Do you like bugs? Do they crawl? Do they fly? How many legs do they have? (Obviously there are different answers to this!) READ Read any book you may have that mentions bugs. If you don’t have…

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  • Preschool Fun: Fruit!

    Preschool Fun: Fruit!

    This week, we’re celebrating fruit, and what better way to start than with a joke? What fruit is green and square? A lemon in disguise! Ha ha! With that, let’s get started. LEARN Fruits are healthy foods that you can eat! They grow on a plant, and contain seeds. QUESTIONS What is your favorite fruit? …

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  • Preschool Fun: Bubbles!

    Preschool Fun: Bubbles!

    Today we’re going to have some fun with bubbles! Don’t have any bubbles? No worries – we’ll make some in the end!   Let’s start with some questions:  Do you like blowing bubbles?  Can you show me how you blow bubbles? Can you dance in the bubbles?  What color are bubbles?    Now, let’s read…

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Presidential Preference Primary Election Early Voting at Select Library Locations

Ten OCLS Branch locations will host early voting for the 2024 Early Voting Primary Election from Monday, March 4 to Sunday, March 17 (10 a.m. – 6 p.m.): Alafaya, Chickasaw, Fairview Shores, Hiawassee, South Creek, Southeast, Southwest, Washington Park, West Oaks, and Winter Garden. Learn more about early voting at select library locations >