Literacy

Great Authors Reading Great Books to You

A Bad Case of Stripes

The Screen Actors Guild has some of its stars reading some great kids books. See Sean Asten (Sam Gamgee of “The Lord of the Rings”) read A Bad Case of Stripes by David Shannon, see Golden Girl Betty White read Harry the Dirty Dog, by Gene Zion, and many more.
See all the readings at: http://www.storylineonline.net/

 

Extend your lessons with adult learners

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Is your adult learner eager to meet more often than you are able? Do they have a goal with a fast approaching deadline? Literacy computer programs can be a great way for learners to study independently. Many of these programs can be accessed from home or at any library. Call Alisa at 918-549-7400 to set up a computer appointment with you and your adult learner!

Miller Kids Workshop: Jewish Life and Folk Tales

Miller Museum of Jewish Art

The Sherman Miller Museum of Jewish Art will offer a special kids program, "Jewish Life and Folk Tales", on Sunday, August 4, from 1-2pm.
Join them for an hour of exploring the Alexander Kanchik exhibit in this interactive workshop for children. A quest through the exhibit will put the children’s minds to work as they explore the world of Kanchik’s art.
The Sherwin Miller Museum of Jewish Art is at 2021 East 71st Street Tulsa.
For more information call 918.492.1818.
See more at: http://jewishmuseum.net

Great Database for Families!

American Heritage Children's Dictionary

Not everything on the web is free and available to everyone! Here's a great database for families with young children, and it is free with your Tulsa City-County Library card. Access full-text popular school magazines and research sources, American Heritage Children's Dictionary and an image collection of 107,135 photos, maps and flags. All full-text articles are assigned a reading level indicator (Lexile). Go to: http://www.tulsalibrary.org/databases and choose "Primary Search".

July Book Club Selection: Mr. Tucket by Gary Paulsen

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The book for July’s Book Club meeting is Mr. Tucket by Gary Paulsen. Join us for an action-packed Western read with galloping horses, shooting rifles, heroes (and the inevitable scoundrels), fur trapping (and one kidnapping), settlers, Indians and prairie ethics.  This is a rollicking tale told by a Newberry Honor award winning master storyteller whose stories often appeal to reluctant readers.

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