March 2016 ushers in 3 exciting events sponsored by the Friends and Volunteers of the Ocean City Free Public Library.
First up, on March 2, 2016 Volunteers from the Ocean City Community will celebrate Dr. Seuss’ Birthday and will read to students in the Ocean City Primary School. Supporting the Friends and Volunteers’ goal of literacy, each student will receive the gift of a book to read, to cherish, and to share. Happy Reading!
Friends and Volunteers assemble bags with a book for each student!
The Monthly Meeting of the Friends and Volunteers of the Ocean City Free Public Library will be held on March 14, 2016, 10 AM in the Chris Maloney Lecture Hall. ALL are most welcomed to attend!
Last but, of course, not least…
Shake off the winter and get ready to purchase specially priced books at our 1 Day winter book sale! All proceeds support the Projects and Programs designed, developed, and delivered by the Friends and Volunteers of the Ocean City Free Public Library.
FIRST DAY OF KINDERGARTEN
Annually, The Friends and Volunteers present a gift bag to each kindergarten child in the Ocean City School system. The Friends and Volunteers purchase the materials, assemble the bags, and deliver them to the primary school at the beginning of each school year. Each bag contains an age-appropriate book, a box of crayons, a pencil, a sketch or note pad, a bookmark, and tissues. Our goal is to encourage young students to enjoy reading. What better way than to have a book of their own!
FAMILY CREATIVE LEARNING
NEW THIS YEAR—The Friends and Volunteers of the Ocean City Free Public Library in collaboration with the Ocean City Public School District and the Ocean City Free Public Library will work with families in a 5 week workshop series designed by the Lifelong Kindergarten Group at the MIT Media Lab.
In Family Creative Learning, we engage parents and children [ages 6 to 12] in workshops to design and learn together with creative technologies, like the Scratch programming language and the MaKey MaKey invention kit. Just as children’s literacy can be supported by parents reading with them, children’s creativity can be supported by parents creating with them.
Look for more information and follow the learning journey mid-September.