Tail Waggin' Tutors
Sims Library welcomes the Tail Waggin' Tutors on the second Saturday of every month from 12-1 PM. These special therapy dogs would love for your child to come and read to them. These special tutors will be available during the school year to encourage children in improving their reading skills.
Start your child on the path to success!
It’s open to all children from newborn to five years,
and participation is free!
Pick up your participation folder from the Children’s Desk.
Inside will be your reading log, a bookmark, a coloring page, stickers and a fun pencil.
Track your reading:
Place a sticker for each book you read with your child on your reading record. If paper isn’t your thing, you can download the free 1,000 Books Before Kindergarten app on iTunes and Google Play.
Every book counts:
If your child wants to hear the same book again and again, you can count it each time. You can also count the books your child hears at Library programs, daycare or preschool or with a friend or family member.
You did it! Come celebrate and receive a bag with prizes, a toy and a coupon for a free treat from a local restaurant. In August, you will be invited to a big graduation party because you completed the program.
Does it sound hard? If you read just one book at night, you will have read about 365 books in a year; that’s 1095 in just three years. If you read 3 books a night, you can read 1000 books in less than a YEAR!!
1000 Books before Kindergarten: 0-2
1000 Books before Kindergarten: 2-3
1000 Books before Kindergarten: 4-5
Computers are available in the Buckner Room for children under 13.
The computers are monitored by the filtering program Cyber Sitter.
In order to use the computers, children must have a library card.
Helpful Links For Students, Parents, & Teachers
Live help is available for Kindergarten – 12th grade, college introduction level students, and adult learners seven days a week from 2 PM to Midnight.
Log on, enter your grade level, then subject, and you will be connected to an expert tutor.
Sims Library Card Required.
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Homework help for parents.
Homework is an important part of learning, but sometimes parents find it hard to keep up with what needs to be done. Here is a range of resources to point you in the right direction. There are also some useful tips and help sheets to improve study skills in these areas.
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