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Algonquin library offers thanks for 2012

ALGONQUIN – The Algonquin Area Public Library District has filled its November-December newsletter with items for which it is thankful.

Included in the list are Wi-Fi in the library, book discussion groups, a summer reading program, access to photocopiers and early literacy programs.

The library will enter 2013 refreshing the services it has, according to a library news release.

A new printing system and photocopy machines have been installed and will be launched to the public this month. The new machines will provide high-quality black-and-white and color copies.

Upcoming early literacy programs are “Nursery Rhyme Time” and “Little Explorers.”

“Nursery Rhyme Time” is a special drop-in program at 10 a.m. Nov. 24 for children ages 3 months to 3 years old with a parent or caregiver. Participants will join in teaching their child language and literacy skills by sharing stories, finger play and songs.

At 10 a.m. Saturday and Dec. 8, children ages 2 to 5 years old with a parent or caregiver are invited to hear stories and participate in a hands-on project that introduces early literacy concepts at “Little Explorers.”

In January, the library invites patrons to grab their flying carpet and get ready for the trip of a lifetime with “1,001 Books Before Kindergarten.”

“1,001 Books Before Kindergarten” is a program that will begin the journey to becoming an early reader. Children, with their families, will make the commitment to read 1,001 books before they enter kindergarten and watch the magic of reading take hold in their lives.

For information, call the library at 847-458-6060.

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