Morning of activities bring together learning and play

GLAR Spanish logoThe Newcastle Public Library continues its series of bilingual story times and activities with the next edition of Family Play Time/La Hora de jugar en familia, at 12:15 p.m. Friday, May 12.

Activities are geared to ages 5 and under and their caregivers and are a chance for children to learn and develop their brains through simple play. 

The program is part of the Pioneer Library System’s Growing Like a Read initiative and were made possible from a contribution from an anonymous donor to PLS in 2015.

Registration is not required to attend.

Our library has therapy dogs that will listen to your children read

ReadingDogThe Newcastle Public Library welcomes young readers to the library for weekly time to read with therapy dog friends at the library on numerous dates during April.

Read a Story to Maggie takes place from 10 a.m. to noon on Tuesdays, April 4, 11, 18 and 25. And the library also will have dogs at the library for Share a Story With a Therapy Dog from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Fridays, April 7, 14, 21 and 28.

Young readers may bring their own books or pick from the many that are part of the library's collection.

The goal of the program is to provide young readers a place to practice their reading in a non-threatening, non-judgmental environment.

Parents or caregivers are asked to set up a time slot in advance for their children to read.