KIDS

STORY-TIME

Last TUESDAY of the month

10:30-11:30 am

StoryTime

Preschool story-time is on the last Tuesday of the month at 09:300 AM, for children ages 3-5, older and their parents, including stories, crafts, and more!

Bring a friend and enjoy the good company!

READ TO YOUR BUNNY

An at-home reading program for little kids brought to our community by Tenney Library

Our Philosophy

What helps the children of Newbury develop skills for success in school and beyond benefits everyone. Good health, early learning, parental involvement and supportive communities play a critical role in your children’s growth and development. We recognize that parents are a child’s first and most important teachers; we want to support parents in this role, not supplant them. Building on positive behaviors, modeling effective reading and interaction, and respecting the parents’ position is essential for both in-library and outreach contact. The education of our children is a partnership between school, families and our community; we all want Newbury children ready to learn and reading is on the most important keys.

How Read to Your Bunny Works?

The program coordinator matches families with volunteers. Together, parents and volunteers determine how often and when the volunteer will visit but will be every week or two. Volunteers select 6-10 books for their little reading partner, depending on age and interests.

Each home visits will be 30-45 minutes at a time when at least one parent is at home.

There is no cost or obligations to families, except to be home at the agreed time and to return books.

Volunteers have regular meeting to discuss best practices in early literacy and learn about new books. Parents and community members are welcome at all meetings. The privacy of families will be respected.

How You Can Help

Do you have a young child? Call the library and sign up!

Become a volunteer reader. Even as a home visitor you get the same benefits as parents who read to their children-touching a young mind through the wisdom, fun and joy of a shared book.

Donate money. Books, book bags, art, supplies, program expenses, CD’s – they make the library a lively, appealing place for children and their families.

Donate your time. Volunteers are needed for in-library children’s services- Story hour, displays, art, projects, publicity.

Thanks to the Winnie Belle Learned Fund of the Vermont Public Library Foundation for funding this project.

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