24 August 2007

Teen Summer Readers!

Johanna and Naomi won $50 Target Gift Cards in the drawing from all the entries and books read by the teens taking part in the TEEN READ summer reading program.

Reader Svea read the most books- 69!
She was awarded with the book Wandmaker Guidebook.

44 kids ages 11-17 read a total of 786 books!

11 kids read 30 books or more. WOW! Great job!

18 August 2007

Volunteers Needed

First Steps Early Literacy Center is a parent or caregiver-directed activity center where toddlers and preschoolers are surrounded by alphabet manipulatives, concept books, board books and puzzles, all designed to be a fun learning experience. Adults are to be accompanied by a child to enter.

We need volunteers to be in the First Steps
room when the center is open.
Volunteers need to be 16 or older,

like to play and or sing with children.
Please call 645-1804 or email
Kathy Ness if interested

First Steps is open:
Mondays 10 am-12 pm
Fridays 10 am– 12 pm
Saturdays 10 am –12 pm

17 August 2007

Bill Walsh entertained for Books & Stars at the Hospital

It was a small crowd but they all had fun!

11 August 2007

Cannon Valley Orchestra Winds Books & Stars finale Wed. Aug. 15th

It was a lovely evening for the finale of the 2007 Books & Stars season.

The Cannon Valley Orchestra and barbershop quartet performed.

09 August 2007

Fun with the ALPHABITS! Books & Stars Aug. 8th

click here to see a short movie of the event!
Northfield's Early Childhood Initiative Coalition gave books to the kids present!

07 August 2007

BOOKS & STARS Wednesday 8/8

Wed. Aug 8 at Oddfellows Park
Alpha Bits

A fun-filled show for kids who like to sing & dance and laugh & shout. Grown-up kids will love the show, too. Special early childhood event! Northfield's Early Childhood Initative Coalition will be on hand with free books to encourage reading to young children and development of early reading skills.

Booker and the NECIC will be open at 6, the show starts at 7 pm.