Library Littles

an early literacy newsletter from Coos Bay Public Library

2020 June

Library Updates

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Summer Reading 2020: Imagine Your Story

Summer Reading is going virtual this year! Coos Bay Library has been hard at work implementing new ways to serve our community. During a summer of social distancing, we are excited to announce our online summer reading challenges through Beanstack! Reading programs, activities, and literacy challenges for infants and toddlers, adults, and everyone in between are just a click away. You'll earn prizes, incentives, and enter grand prize drawings without the hassle of paper reading logs. There is even an app available for added convenience. Visit or call 541-269-1101 for more information.

Click here to register!

Staff Picks

We are mailing items to patrons with 97420 or 97407 zip codes. To receive these staff picks or any other books/media in the mail, place holds through your library account. Don't have a library account? Call us! We can help: 541-269-1101.

Build Skills Every Day

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

  • Talk: Try stopping in the middle of a picture book, and ask your toddler, “What do you think will happen next?” You may be surprised by his answer!
  • Sing: Try singing the same song in a high voice, and then a low voice together. Then try soft, loud, and just right!
  • Read: Track the books you read together on Beanstack. Use Beanstack’s review feature to record your little one’s experience of her favorite picture books. Create lasting memories to look back on later!
  • Write: Is your little one showing interest in numbers? Write the digits 1-9 in bubble letters, then put the correct number of dots inside. Practice counting them together!
  • Play: Play Hide and Seek with stuffed animals or dolls. Hide them all around the house and look for them together!
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Online Storytime is happening every Wednesday at 10:00! Find the Zoom link on the library's event calendar.

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 ;)

Go Ahead... Sing!

See the Sunflowers

(Tune: Down by the Station)

Out in the garden, early in the springtime,
See the little sunflowers standing in a row.
See the happy farmer giving them some water,
Slurp, slurp, slurp, slurp, weed and hoe!

Out in the garden, later in the summer,
See the giant sunflowers standing in a row.
See the happy farmer giving them some water,
Slurp, slurp, slurp, slurp, watch them grow!

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!
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