Closed for Statutory Holiday

Lac La Biche County Libraries will be closed on Friday Sept 30th 2022 in observance of Truth and Reconciliation Day. We will reopen on Saturday Oct 1st at 11 am. Lac La Biche County Libraries will be closed on Monday October 10th 2022 for Thanksgiving and will reopen at 9 am Tuesday October 11th 2022.

Creating Young Readers

Early Literacy

Cartoon showing children and books

It's never too early to think about literacy. Research on infant brain development shows that a child’s experience in the early years directly impacts later development and learning. With strong literacy skills, children can go further and succeed in school, find employment, obtain a higher income and live a happier life. Early literacy is everything children know about reading and writing before they can do it themselves.

Daily activities that increase literacy include:

  1. Reading - Read once a day even if it is only for a few minutes and reading a families title that will deep your child's understanding.
  2. Talking - Speak using your home language as this will be foundation needed to learn other languages and do not forget to speak slowly so your child can hear all the sounds.
  3. Play - Play can help children understand written words, develop language skills and gives them the opportunity to act out real life situations.
  4. Singing - Singing not only can sooth your child but develops listening skills, allows one to hear different parts of the word and your child will love hearing your voice.
  5. Write - When your child writes of draw or form letters ask them questions and ensure to make the task easy by providing thicker markers and paper. Explore other avenues to create letters such as sidewalk chalk, playing in the sand and even ketchup on a plate.

Current Activity Calendars:

Early Literacy Activities

Children's Activities

 

Rhyme Time

This free partner program between the Lac La Biche County Libraries and FCSS Young Family Connections is designed for ages 0 to 5 and they must be accompanied by a caregiver. Sessions are held on Thursdays from 10:30-11:30am in the Wild Rose Room.

2022-2023 Dates:
  • Sep 15-Dec 15
  • Jan 19-Jun 8 (no sessions on Feb 16, Mar 9, or Apr 6)
Call 780-623-7467 for more details. No registration required.

Read and Roll

 
This 7 week partner program between the Lac La Biche County Libraries, FCSS Young Family Connections and Alberta Health Services specially designed for children aged 3 & 4. Read books and then roll with activities to explore the story concepts. This program will be held in the Wild Rose Room on Thursdays from 1:00-2:00pm.

2022-2023 Dates:

  • Session #1 – Sep 15-Oct 27
  • Session #2 – Nov 3-Dec 15
  • Session #3 - Feb 2-Mar 30 (no sessions Feb 16 or Mar 9)
  • Session #4 - Apr 13-May 25
Note: Take home kits include the activity & books which need to be return to the main branch.
Call 780-623-7467 for more details and you will need to register online for each session at http://short.llbcl.ca/ReadandRoll

Rattle and Chat

This free partner program between Lac La Biche County Libraries and FCSS Young Family Connections is especially designed for ages 0-17 months. This program will be held in the library & the Wild Rose Room on Wednesdays from 1:00pm and will be followed by a craft/activity, plus social time.

2022-2023 Dates:

  • Sep 14-Dec 14
  • Jan 18-Jun 7 (no session Feb 15 or Apr 5)

Call 780-623-7467 for more details. No registration required.

Chicka Chicka Book Club

Chicka Chicka Book Club logo slide

Registration for this partner program between the Lac Biche County Libraries, FCSS Young Family Connections and Alberta Health Services is required for each 10-week session. This program is designed for ages 18-35 months featuring stories and interactive play activities. This program will be held in the Wild Rose Room on Wednesdays from 10:30-11:15pm.

2022-2023 Dates:

  • Book Club #1 – Oct 5–Dec 7
  • Book Club #2 – Feb 22–May 3 (no session Apr 5)

Note: Take home kits include the activity & books which need to be return to the main branch.

Call 780-623-7467 for more details and you will need to register online for each session at http://short.llbcl.ca/CCBCR

 

 

RighT at Home

Join Joanne for this virtual preschool program featuring:

Songs, Stories, Rhymes and Craft using common household items.

 

Videos available on our YouTube Channel.

 

Follow along with the corresponding activity sheet:

Love Extension Activities

Veggies Activity Sheet

Good Day Activity Sheet

Drop Drop Activity Sheet

Winter Extension Activities

Holiday Extension Activities

Move It Extension Activities

Blanket Extension Activities

BOO Extension Activities

Thanksgiving Extension Activities

Bugs Extension Activities

Bunnies Extension Activities

Flying Bird Puppet Instructions (Spring Birds)

Growing Things Extension Activities

Happy Birthday Extension Activities

On The Water Extension Activities

Sound And Music Extension Activities

Spring Days Extension Activities

Superhero Extension Activities

Trees Extension Activities

Wheels Extension Activities

PD Storytelling Workshop Registration

To register for this free Educators Workshop click the link :  short.llbcl.ca/3RkI2py