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Saturday, October 21 11:00 AM

If your child has already read 1,000 books, is currently reading 1,000 books, or WANTS to read 1,000 books, come for cupcakes and fun as we celebrate favorite children’s authors and illustrators. Give your child a most delightful and beneficial gift: a lifelong love of reading!

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Saturday, October 21 2:30 PM

Hour of Code is a one-hour introduction to computer science, designed to demystify “code,” to show that anybody can learn the basics of computer programming, and to broaden participation in the field of computer science. Coding helps nurture problem-solving skills, logic and creativity. No need to have attended previous sessions to join in. Hour of Code is for everyone age eight and older—including adults. No registration required.

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Friday, October 27 8:30PM

There is something hiding in the stacks… Doors open at 8:30 PM. Not for the faint of heart, this program is free and open to the public. Children under the age of 10 will not be permitted.

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Monday, October 30

Appointments are available from 9:00-12:00 PM & 3:30-7:00 PM and last about an hour.
Don’t play wait and see with your child’s development. All screenings are free and open to the public. This event is geared for children ages 2 months to 5 years of age. Screenings are provided by trained developmental screeners from Birth to 3, Lakeshore Family Resources, Manitowoc County Health Department, CESA #7 Head Start and Early Head Start, YMCA Child Care and Manitowoc Public Schools. This program is sponsored by the Healthiest Manitowoc County Investing Early Coalition. To register your child for a screening, call Terry at (920)793-7118.

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Babies Bloom at the Lester Public Library

Plant the seed to your baby’s success! Believe it or not, learning to read begins at birth. Sharing books together strengthens your baby’s foundation for learning and creates a long-lasting relationship with their favorite teacher – you! Babies Bloom at the Lester Public Library encourages parents and caregivers to read 100 books to their child before the age of 1. Babies who participate in the program will receive a special bib and a record sheet to keep track of the books they read. After each milestone of 25 books, participants will receive a free book to add to their home library. Stop by the library’s Help Desk to register for the program.

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Plant the seed to your child’s success!  Believe it or not, learning to read begins before kindergarten.  Sharing books together strengthens your child’s foundation for learning and creates a long lasting relationship with their favorite teacher-YOU! Register for the program at the Help Desk any time before your child enters 5-year-old kindergarten and receive a record sheet to keep track of the books you read. For every 100 books read you will receive a free book for your home library.