Art in April

  Fourth and fifth graders learned about Henri Matisse, Pablo Picasso, Georgia O’Keefe, and Vincent Van Gogh at the Miami Public Library during our Art in April program.  After learning each artist, children were given the opportunity to create their own works of art.  They used tissue paper to create collages, painted flowers on tiles… Continue Reading Art in April

Tumble Book Library

The Miami Public Library was recently chosen to participate in a pilot program sponsored by TumbleBookLibrary.com. Miami Public Schools have been invited by the library to be an educational partner in the program through March 31, 2016. Elementary schools will receive full access to the database free of charge. TumbleBookLibrary is an online collection of animated,… Continue Reading Tumble Book Library

Early Literacy Basics

Children who have been read to from an early age have a larger vocabulary, better language skills, and are more interested in books. And recent research indicates it is never too early to start preparing little ones for reading success. The term “early literacy” refers to everything babies and children know about reading BEFORE they… Continue Reading Early Literacy Basics

Summer Reading Program

Themed “Dig Into Reading,” this year’s SRP is full of all kinds of digging, from digging in the garden to digging into the past. From worms to ants to Prairie dogs we’re digging reading! There are programs for children of all ages from 3 – 99! Many wonderful performers will be here including Eileen Castle… Continue Reading Summer Reading Program