Library Littles

an early literacy newsletter from Coos Bay Public Library

2019 June

Mother Goose on the Loose: Superstar!

Babies can communicate with sign language long before they can talk. We incorporate a few signs with some of our songs and rhymes at MGOL, but Miss Hazel could teach us all much more! She is already an ASL pro. Hazel is always excited to see her friends at Mother Goose on the Loose and signs "baby" when she sees them... even those older than her! She has an infectious smile and is a joyful participant. Hazel is a MGOL Superstar!


Mother Goose on the Loose, a program for infants and toddlers, is offered twice a week at the library: Wednesdays & Thursdays at 9:30am.

Staff Picks

Summer Adventure Program Begins

Thursday, June 13th, 10am

525 Anderson Avenue

Coos Bay, OR

Come sign up for our Summer Adventure Program! We will be offering incentives for completing early literacy activities and skill-building games. You can pick up your activity log anytime during our open hours from June 13 through mid-August. Hope to see you soon!

Build Skills Every Day

Little interactions every day can add up to a BIG foundation for learning.


  • Talk: Take a walk through the farmer's market. Point out colors, name produce, describe the weather.
  • Sing: Sing some silly bathtime songs!
  • Read: Set out a basket of books and let your child choose the bedtime story. Self-selection is an important step in developing a love of reading.
  • Write: Draw simple shapes and name them while your toddler is scribbling. She will soon try to imitate you.
  • Play: Play "Simon Says". It's not only a great way to practice following instructions, but can be used to reinforce new vocabulary as well.

Go Ahead... Sing!

(Tune: Oh, My Darling Clementine)


Picked a strawberry, picked a strawberry,

that was growing in the sun.

Then I washed it and I ate it,

then I picked another one.


Picked a blueberry, picked a blueberry,

that was growing in the sun.

Then I washed it and I ate it,

then I picked another one.


What else will you pick?

1000 Books Before Kindergarten

Visit the library and ask about signing up for the 1000 Books Before Kindergarten program.The library provides reading logs and incentive prizes. Or grab the app (iphone or android) and do it on your own!