Library Littles

an early literacy newsletter from Coos Bay Public Library

2020 May

Library Updates

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Mother Goose on the Loose: Superstar Gallary!

Thank you to all of you who submitted photos of your superstar babies! Since we can't see our friends in person, this is the next best thing!

Looking Ahead: Summer Reading Program

Avid library users may be wondering what Summer Reading is going to look like this year. While it will undoubtedly be different, FEAR NOT-- we have an awesome Plan B in the works. We have contracted with ZooBean to offer you, our wonderful patrons, an absolutely delightful online book tracking experience through Beanstack. We've even set up an early literacy program within Beanstack for our "library littles". Stay tuned for a launch date and more information!

Staff Picks

Build Skills Every Day

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


  • Talk: Put apps like Facetime and Zoom to good use. Invite your toddler's friends to a virtual playdate. Have a tea party, play playdough, or build legos together!
  • Sing: There's no better time to dive into the world of the orchestra with your little one. Check out the Seattle Symphony's new series, 'Tiny Clips for Tiny Tots'.
  • Read: If you miss connecting at Mother Goose on the Loose and Preschool Storytime, join us Wednesdays at 10:00am for virtual Storytime on Zoom! You can find more read alouds, Flannel Fridays, and STEAM Storytime on the library's Youtube channel.
  • Write: Write a short sentence at the top of a sheet of paper, read it to your little one, and then draw the illustration together. This will help your child relate text to meaning.
  • Play: Create a mountain to climb at home! Gather pillows, laundry baskets, even sturdy furniture like an ottoman or couch. Pile them high, remove breakables from the room, and join your children on an expedition.

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!

One Bright Scarf

One bright scarf waiting for the wind to blow

(hold in hand)

Wiggle it high

(Wave scarf above head)

Wiggle it low

(Wave scarf by knees)

Shake it fast!

(Wave scarf quickly)

Shake it slow!

(Wave scarf slowly)

Where did it go?

(Put scarf behind back)


Click here to see a video of this song.

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.