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Preschool (& Kids) Programs in English

Our preschool programs offer age-appropriate books, finger plays, songs, rhymes, puppets, crafts and other book-related activities. Parents or caregivers are asked to participate in our sessions.

Preschool Programs – Fall 2020

Sarah’s Shelf: A Virtual Toddler Read-Aloud from Home

ONLINE ACTIVITY

Fridays 10:00 AM on Facebook
September 25th to December 11th

New videos posted every Friday at 10 AM on our Facebook page. Join us for virtual story time!


Virtual Storytime & Crafts with Kristina

ONLINE ACTIVITY

Wednesdays 10:30 AM on Zoom
September 23rd to December 9th

Get ready for stories, crafts, and laughs with Kristina every Wednesday at 10:30 AM by Zoom invitation. To register and receive the weekly Zoom invitation, email us at mylibrary@russellbiblio.com or call us 613.445.5331.


Heure du conte et bricolages avec Emily sur notre chaîne YouTube

ONLINE ACTIVITY / FRENCH ACTIVITY

Tuesdays 10:30 AM (Unlisted YouTube videos)
September 22nd to December 8th

Join us for a French virtual story time with Emily every Tuesday at 10:30 AM! Want to be added to the list? Email us at mylibrary@russellbiblio.com or call us 613.445.5331. We will then send you the links for the unlisted videos on our YouTube channel.


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EARLY LITERACY

Learning starts at birth

Research shows that children learn the skills they need to read years before they start school. There are 6 pre-reading skills that children must acquire in order to learn to read successfully. These skills are as follows:

  • Print Awareness
  • Phonological Awareness
  • Print Motivation
  • Vocabulary
  • Narrative Skills
  • Letter Knowledge

Parents and Caregivers

Parents and caregivers play an important role in helping children get ready to read. Your children learn best by doing things and they love doing things with you! Early childhood is a magical time for learning and exploration, and there’s so much for you and your young child to discover at the Township of Russell Public Library.

You are the key to your child’s success in reading…

Read. Talk. Play.

There is a direct connection between reading aloud and later reading success. Ask your child questions as you read aloud, and talk about the pictures to involve your child in the story. Children who grow up in conversational homes – with parents who talk to them and encourage them to talk – have an edge over children who hear very little language. Have fun with word games and making up silly songs and rhymes. Children who play with sounds of words before they enter school are better prepared to learn to read.


Kids Programs in English

Kids Programs – Fall 2020

Virtual Junior Book Club

ONLINE ACTIVITY

Third Thursday of the month 4:00 PM on Zoom.
October 15
November 19
December 17

Grades 3-5
Free. New members welcome!
By Zoom invitation. To register and receive the monthly Zoom invitation, emails us at mylibrary@russellbiblio.com or call us at 613.445.5331.


Virtual Youth Book Club

ONLINE ACTIVITY

Third Thursday of the month 5:00 PM on Zoom.
October 15
November 19
December 17

Grades 6-8
Free. New members welcome!
By Zoom invitation. To register and receive the monthly Zoom invitation, emails us at mylibrary@russellbiblio.com or call us at 613.445.5331.


Kids programs and events in French »


Resources for parents

Today’s Parents
A website about pregnancy, baby and toddler advice for Canadian parents.

The Canadian Children’s Book Centre
The Canadian Children’s Book Centre (CCBC) is a national, not-for-profit organization dedicated to encouraging, promoting and supporting the reading, writing, illustrating and publishing of Canadian books for young readers.


Tech Savvy Kids

EARLY LITERACY WORKSTATIONS

Kids from the ages of 2 to 8 have access to a bilingual early literacy workstation in each library branch. This special computer, which is equipped with a colourful keyboard and LCD screen, offers a full range of English and French educational software programs.

GIANT TOUCH SCREEN COMPUTER + IPADS

Also available in the Kids Section of both library branches are a giant touchscreen computer and iPads which are equipped with educational applications in English and French.


Come enjoy the Children’s Reading Garden!

Russell Branch