Melville Library

Today we are at the Library celebrating National Read a long day which is tomorrow.

Why read aloud :

Reading aloud is one of the most important things parents and teachers can do with children. Reading aloud builds many important foundational skills, introduces vocabulary, provides a model of fluent, expressive reading, and helps children recognize what reading for pleasure is all about.

Here are seven important benefits of reading aloud with children:

  • Develops stronger vocabulary. …
  • Builds connections between the spoken and written word. …
  • Provides enjoyment. …
  • Increases attention span. …
  • Strengthens cognition. …
  • Provides a safe way of exploring strong emotions. …
  • Promotes bonding.

Our Book : Full Full of Love


Trish Cooke is a Top 100 Bestselling Author Making Our List 4 Times

Trish Cooke is the author of numerous books for children, including the award-winning So Much, illustrated by Helen Oxenbury, and The Grandad Tree, illustrated by Sharon Wilson. Of Full, Full, Full of Love, she says;

“Sunday dinner is just another excuse for my family to party. And believe me, we do! On Sunday Mom’s house is always full. It’s like musical chairs sometimes because you can guarantee that if you get up from your chair, someone else will have filled it by the time you get back! The best thing is there are always lots of hugs to go around!”

Learn more at Trish Cooke’s official website

Library event( online) :

On the town page join our Mayor Ms. Velma Hendrix a retired school teacher as she reads a loud one of her favorite books. Join us tomorrow at 3pm.

February is Black History Month . Also ❤ heart healthy month.

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