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Special Events
1,000 Books Before Kindergarten Kick-Off Party
Saturday, September 3 from 12:30 to 1:30 pm
This event will kick off Greenwood's participation in a national program created to involve the entire family in building early literacy skills in young children. We invite you to participate in this free program which encourages you to read 1,000 books with your child before they start kindergarten. This event will offer information about this program, as well as a short storytime followed by snacks.


Visit from Saint Nicholas
Thursday, December 1 from 4 to 5pm

Join us in welcoming Saint Nicholas and Mrs. Claus for an afternoon of holiday cheer! Let's get cozy with a sweet snack, a reading of The Polar Express, and stick around for crafts & photos.

Art Connection
Friday from 4:00 to 5:00 pm
Children of all ages are invited to create their very own masterpieces! This program occurs the first Friday of every month.

September 2, October 7, November 4, December 2


Storytimes
Puppet Time
Mondays at 10:30 am
Join us for this all-ages program filled with puppets, stories, songs, and more puppets!

September 12 & 26    October 10 & 24
November 7 & 21       December 5 & 19

Sensory Storytime - Registration Required
Tuesday at 6:00 pm
Sensory Storytime is an all-ages program created for the families of children with special needs. Our goal each storytime is to engage the senses through interactive books, songs encouraging movement, and other exciting sensory activities.

September 13, October 11, November 8, December 13

Weekly Storytime
Wednesdays at 10:30 am
Read, sing, and play as we build your child's early literacy skills and prepare them for kindergarten!

September 28                October 5, 12, 19, 26
November 2, 9, 16, 30   December 7, 14, 21

Tooty-Tot Storytime
Thursdays at 10:30 am
Help your child get an early start with this storytime intended for young children, birth to two years old.

September 8, 15, 22, 29  October 6, 13, 20, 27
November 3, 10, 17         December 1, 8, 15

Family Storytime
Thursdays at 4:00 pm
Help your child get an early start with this storytime intended for young children, birth to two years old.

September 29                  October 6, 13, 20, 27
November 3, 10, 17         December 1, 8, 15

Storytime at Uptown Market
Saturdays at 10:30 am
Take a break from shopping and join us for an exciting storytime at the Uptown Market!

September 10, October 8, November 5, December 3
 

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1,000 Books Before Kindergarten


Why Read 1,000 Books?

Parents can help young children learn the five early literacy skills which research has determined children must know before they can learn to read. These essential skills needed for school success are:

Phonological Awareness is being able to hear and play with the smaller sounds in words.
Vocabulary is knowing the name of things and concepts.
Print Convention is noticing print, knowing how to handle a book, and knowing how to follow the words on a page.
Background Knowledge is prior knowledge, things our child has learned.
Letter Knowledge is knowing letters are different from each other, knowing their names and sounds, and recognizing letters everywhere.

 

How Does It Work?

Any child from birth to the day they enter Kindergarten is eligible for this program. You can sign your child up at any time by coming into the library or calling the Children’s Room at (864) 941-4656. Make sure to stop by the library to pick up your first reading log or print the file from our website below. You will use your reading log to record 100 books at a time. Every time you have completed 100 books, you can bring your old log to the library to receive a new log for the next 100 books. You can also print the log in a file from home on our website below.

 

How Long Does It Take To Reach 1,000 Books?

1 book per day x 3 years = 1,095 books
10 books per week x 2 years = 1,040 books
3 books per day x 1 year = 1,095 books

 

What Happens When We Finish?

When you have finished 1,000 books your child will be able to select a new picture book to add to the collection. The book will include a bookplate with the child’s name on it. Your child will then be invited to a graduation party in August of that year.

 
 
Sound like fun? Sign-up today to get started!
 
 
 
                                     Downloadable Reading Logs

                                          1 to 100

                                          101 to 200

                                          201 to 300

                                          301 to 400

                                          401 to 500

                                          501 to 600

                                          601 to 700

                                          701 to 800

                                          801 to 900

                                          901 to 1,000


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Developmental Disorders Resource Center

The Developmental Disorders Resource Center (DDRC) was developed by the Greenwood County Library with help from the Greenwood County Community Foundation. The DDRC offers a variety of materials meant to be used by children and adults with developmental disorders or distinct sensory needs.

For three weeks, you can check-out a number tactile toys, games, and flashcards to assist in working-through sensory processing challenges and developing an understanding of the world around us.

Other materials include books about a number of topics relevant to those dealing with developmental disorders, such as homeschooling for children with Autism, anger management, and diets for children with ASD.  Calming and therapeutic music is also available on CDs in the DDRC. These books and CDs are available for a full three weeks.

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Resources

Don't miss our Family Literacy Calendar.There are daily literacy activities from the South Carolina State Library and click on the link below to go to TumbleBook, where you will find online books, games, and puzzles!


 

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