Youth Services

Summer Library Club is here!

The Summer Library Club at Fremont Public Library is gearing up! Visit the library six times between June 16 and July 27 and receive a free book, courtesy of the Friends of the Library, and coupons. This is for ages birth-6th grade and all children are welcome to participate. This is a great incentive to visit the library this summer so stop on by!

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Pokemon League Sets Up at Fremont

Join us every Saturday from 1:00pm-4:00pm for your chance to catch 'em all!

A Pokémon League is a fun and casual environment where people can meet to play the Pokémon Trading Card Game/Video Game and trade cards.  Players earn rewards for the games they play, usually exclusive Pokémon cards and badges.  Because fun and participation are the focus of a Pokémon League, players earn the same awards no matter whether they win or lose the games they play.

Pokémon games encourage people to learn.  Reading skills are required in most Pokémon games, as are math skills, strategic thinking and problem solving.   Through collecting and trading, Pokémon games also encourage sharing.  It’s a game than can be played by children as young as five (with some help), but can also be challenging for adults.  It’s a great game for family members to play together.  It doesn’t take up much space, so it’s great to pack for family trips.  It also emphasizes character development through the focus on sportsmanship and personal improvement.

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Non-Fiction Finder: Amazing Animals

The Long, Long Journey by Sandra Markle

E 598.33 MAR

 

Readers will find out about the growth and development of the tiny Godwit which is capable of flying from Cape Avinof Alaska to New Zealand non-stop.  Learn how this amazing bird prepares for the journey, fights off predators and then does what the Godwit does best: fly, fly, fly!  Muted illustrations and approachable text make this an easy read-aloud to share with preschoolers. 

 

Shimmer & Splash: The Sparkling World of Sea Life by Jim Arnosky

J 591.77

Another great animal nonfiction book by the renowned Jim Arnosky, giant fold-out spreads introduce readers to a variety of ocean dwellers.  Ideal for people who just want to browse through the beautiful illustrations as well as those that want accurate information about sea life. While preschoolers will certainly enjoy the illustrations, the reading level of the text is better suited for grades 3 and up.

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Dinosaurs at the Library!

Last Saturday, November 23, the library was overcome with dinosaurs! Fossilized dinosaurs, that is. Janet Riehecky renowned dinosaur hunter, author, and teacher brought along fossils and museum-style replicas of a wide array of dinosaurs, including a five-foot, seven-inch Apatosaurus femur and a complete T-Rex foot. Her vast knowledge of dinosaur facts was complimented by the young audience's enthusiasm and awareness of all things dinosaur. Miss Riehecky was quite impressed by their large dinosaur vocabulary! A fun time was had by all.

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Librarians Review Apps

**You've used your librarians to help you find books, movies, CDs, research articles, and magazines--now you can come to us for app suggestions!  We'll be reviewing apps that you can play for free on our Early Literacy iPads. Try 'em before you buy 'em and help your child learn & grow in a fun and new way.**

Fire Station by JumpSeeWow

Device: iOS 5.0 or later

Cost: Free at your library, $2.99 elsewhere

Age: 2+

Explore the fire station with real footage of firefighters and ambulance drivers--and even a town baker--in action. Also included are valuable fire safety tips. A great starting point for discussing the day-to-day activities of firefighters and ambulance drivers. Supplement with our Firehouse Collection books. Because there are parts of the video without narration, talk with your child about what the firefighters are doing and point out things that interest you in the videos. They'll catch on to your enthusiasm! 

Rounds: Parker Penguin

Device: iOS 4.3 or later

Cost: Free at your library, $4.99 elsewhere

Age: 3-6 years

Awards: USA Today's Top 10 iPad Kids Apps for 2012

Parker Penguin is one adorable and informative penguin. A great nonfiction app with game-like features for exploring the wide world of a penguin including habitat, diet, abilities, mating (“would you like to start a family?”), and child-rearing. My favorite part was sliding around the ice! Can be read independently or have it read to you with highlighted words. This is a great app to explore together. Take turns hunting for krill, read the e-book outloud to your child, and, if you can't answer a question, go together to find more about penguins in our book collection!

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