Library Littles

an early literacy newsletter from Coos Bay Public Library

2020 January

Mother Goose on the Loose: Superstar!

We love to hear from parents about how they incorporate MGOL songs and rhymes into everyday life. Whether it is a favorite rhyme (over and over and over again) or a toddler doing knee bounces with a stuffie-- our goal is to give parents the tools to build early literacy skills at home, every day!


Daxton's mom says, "MGOL has been such an amazing program for Daxton. He mostly observes and watches everyone else during the rhymes but when we sing them at home, he knows all the moves! It is so fun to see how quickly the kiddos catch on and retain from the program. It has become such a fundamental part of learning for us as we sing the songs and rhymes throughout the day at home. I love seeing him spark up as soon as he hears a familiar song from the program. We look forward to coming every week!"


Daxton 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.

Library Closure

The library will be closed Monday, January 20th in observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day.

Coast Guard Storytime

Join us for a fun storytime with local heroes from USCG Sector North Bend. Our special guests will be at the library Mondays at 3:30pm, with the exception of January 20th (see above). Don’t miss it!

Staff Picks

Build Skills Every Day

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


  • Talk: It's a whole new year! Spend some time looking at pictures and videos from last year with your little one. Talk about what you did together, and how they grew and changed.
  • Sing: Singing silly songs can make a challenging task, such as brushing teeth, more manageable. Try this one in a goofy voice for extra fun!
  • Read: Resolve to read aloud more often this year. Try this list of winter picture books or ask a librarian for recommendations.
  • Write: For your next shopping trip, make a list on a small notepad. Each time you find an item, show your little one where it is written and have them cross it off.
  • Play: Do you want to build a snowman? Crush a few cups of ice and put it through a food processor to make snow. Toddlers love this sensory experience!

Dolly Parton Imagination Library

Thanks to Dolly Parton and other generous donors, every child under the age of five living in Coos County is eligible to receive a free book every month in the mail! Do you have a child/children under five? Do you live in Coos County? Fill out this registration form and turn it in to your local public library. Then get your bookshelf ready ;)
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Go Ahead... Sing!

(Tune: Wheels on the Bus)


The mittens on my hands, they

Keep me warm,

Keep me warm,

Keep me warm,

The mittens on my hands, they

Keep me warm,

All winter long.


Additional verses:

The scarf 'round my neck,

The boots on my feet

The hat on my head

1000 Books Before Kindergarten

Visit the library to sign 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!
Library Littles Archive can be accessed from our Early Literacy webpage.