Library Littles

an early literacy newsletter from Coos Bay Public Library

2021 May

Farmers Market Booth

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The 2021 season of Farmers Market kicks of Wednesday, May 5th. While you are enjoying the sights, sounds, and smells of the market, don't forget to visit the library booth! We will have updated information about library services as well as free books for children and their grown ups. Look for us May 5th and throughout the summer. Can't wait to see you there!

Staff Picks

Gearing up for Summer Reading!

Summer Reading challenges launch June 14th! Head over to Beanstack to update your account, or register, if this is your first time participating in an online reading challenge. We have challenges for everyone-- from infants to ancients-- so get the whole family ready to participate. The first 100 kids to sign up get a free gift from The Pottery Co.!

Build Skills Every Day

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


  • Talk: Observe the plant life in your yard or on a walk. Talk about what you see and how the plants are changing with the changing of seasons.
  • Sing: Blow bubbles and sing a popping song while your child POPS! Make up your own, or sing the song below. (Bonus: the song we've provided includes colors and counting!)
  • Read: Choose a favorite book and ask your child to "read" it to you this time! Encourage her by talking about the pictures.
  • Write: Farmer's Market is back! Make a list with your child and have him cross off each item as you shop.
  • Play: Find a "toy" outside! Roll a pinecone back and forth or dig in the dirt with a stick. Count rocks and then place them in order from smallest to largest.



Go Ahead... Sing!

Bubble, Bubble, Bubble, Bubble, POP!


One little red fish swimming in the water,

Swimming in the water, swimming in the water.

One little red fish swimming in the water,

Bubble, bubble, bubble, bubble, POP!


Add in hand motions!

Additional verses: Two little blue fish, three little yellow fish

Not Just Books!

Looking for something new to add to the toy rotation? In addition to our Play & Learn Boxes, we have a growing collection of early learning toys and games. For more information, email rwestmark@coosbaylibrary.org or check out the list in our online catalog.

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!
Library Littles Archive can be accessed from our Early Literacy webpage.