Research shows that the more children ages 0-5 hear books read to them, the more prepared they will be to learn to read once they enter school. APL challenges you to help your child succeed by reading 1,000 books to them before they enter kindergarten.
Sign up your child at the library or bookmobile and receive a book bag, lists of recommended books, and the reading log for the first 100 books. When your child reaches the 1,000 books level they will receive a certificate and a book!
APL wants to recognize new readers for their accomplishment of reading a book on their own for the first time. We invite new readers to come to the library to sign their name in a book (our “Registry of Readers”) and ring our Reading Bell to the applause of staff and customers in the library. The children will also receive a certificate of achievement and a coupon from a local fast food restaurant.
Sick Kits are available from the Youth Services Department for children under the age of 12 who are unable to go to school or daycare because they are sick. This is a box of books, magazines, DVDs, and audiobooks chosen especially for your sick child. To request a Sick Kit, call the library at 838-3286 and tell us your child’s age and interests. Give us at least 2 hours to get the kit ready. Then you can pick it up and check it out for 7 days.