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16th Annual Families Reading Together

Each year one picture book is chosen for all preschool through first grade children to read with their families. This year’s book is “What a Treasure!,” written by Jane Hillenbrand and illustrated by Will Hillenbrand. Celebrate this special book throughout the month of November!

Reading together is the single most important way to help young children get ready to read. It helps children develop an interest in reading, as well as increases their vocabulary and general knowledge. Children who enjoy being read to are more likely to want to read on their own.

Join Us for the Kickoff Event

Sat, Nov 02, 10:00 am - 1:00 pm

We are hosting a special event with our friends at the Norton Museum of Art. Children presenting a valid library card from any library in Palm Beach County will receive a book (while supplies last). There will be activities and fun for all. Don’t miss it!

Norton Museum of Art
1450 S. Dixie Highway
West Palm Beach, FL 33401

Follow-up Activities:

  • Take time to look at the illustrations. Count how many animals Mole was able to help.
  • When outside, look for twigs, flowers or seeds. What animals would consider them treasures and why?
  • Talk about the qualities that make a good friend.

Suzy Hammer’s Bookworm

Celebrate Families Reading Together with this enthusiastic reading superhero! All ages. (45 min.) Preregister.

Special Branch Events

E.g., 11/20/2019
E.g., 11/20/2019

Boogie Woogie Time!

Loula V. York Branch
Thu, Nov 21, 10:00 am
I'm Thankful for ... I.

Music and movement, simple stories and creative activities for children and their parents. Ages 3-5. (45 min.) Call (561) 924-5928 to preregister.

About this Series

Music and movement, simple stories and creative activities for children and their parents. Ages 3-5. (45 min.) Call (561) 924-5928 to preregister.

11/14Happy Families Reading Together II!
11/21I'm Thankful for ... I.

Super Saturday Story Time!

Loula V. York Branch
Sat, Nov 23, 11:00 am
I'm Thankful for ... I.

Fun, interactive story times and creative activities for children and their parents! Ages 2-8. (45 min.) Call (561) 924-5928 to preregister.

About this Series

Fun, interactive story times and creative activities for children and their parents! Ages 2-8. (45 min.) Call (561) 924-5928 to preregister.

11/02Happy Families Reading Together I!
11/09Happy Families Reading Together I!
11/16Happy Families Reading Together II!
11/23I'm Thankful for ... I.
11/30I'm Thankful for ... II.

Toddler Story Time!

Loula V. York Branch
Tue, Nov 26, 10:00 am
I'm Grateful for ... II.

Simple stories and creative activities for our youngest members and their parents! Ages 1-2. (45 min.) Call (561) 924-5928 to preregister.

About this Series

Simple stories and creative activities for our youngest members and their parents! Ages 1-2. (45 min.) Call (561) 924-5928 to preregister.

11/05Happy Families Reading Together I!
11/19I'm Thankful for ... I.
11/26I'm Grateful for ... II.

Families Reading Together Pajama Story Time

Greenacres Branch
Tue, Nov 26, 6:30 pm

Join us for books, music and a craft as we celebrate the season of giving with this year’s story, "What a Treasure!," by Jane Hillenbrand. Wear your PJs! Ages 4-7. (45 min.) Call (561) 641-9100 to preregister.

About this Series

Join us for books, music and a craft as we celebrate the season of giving with this year’s story, "What a Treasure!," by Jane Hillenbrand. Wear your PJs! Ages 4-7. (45 min.) Call (561) 641-9100 to preregister.

11/26

Super Saturday Story Time!

Loula V. York Branch
Sat, Nov 30, 11:00 am
I'm Thankful for ... II.

Fun, interactive story times and creative activities for children and their parents! Ages 2-8. (45 min.) Call (561) 924-5928 to preregister.

About this Series

Fun, interactive story times and creative activities for children and their parents! Ages 2-8. (45 min.) Call (561) 924-5928 to preregister.

11/02Happy Families Reading Together I!
11/09Happy Families Reading Together I!
11/16Happy Families Reading Together II!
11/23I'm Thankful for ... I.
11/30I'm Thankful for ... II.