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Food-ProgramDid you know that over 70% of Wisconsin’s families have children in child care?  At the same time, Wisconsin’s poverty rate is growing and creating financial stress – especially around food and its affordability.  There is a USDA Food Program that financially assists family child care providers in preparing healthy foods throughout the day. The program is offered at no cost to the parents or to the child care provider.  To learn more go to: http://wisconsinearlychildhood.org/programs/food-progra/for-parents/

book saleThe Friends of the Galesville Public Library will soon be having their annual Used Book Sale!  The sale is 8am to 4pm on Saturday, October 4th, during Apple Affair.  The cost of the books is up to you!  (free-will donation)  If you would like to donate books for the sale, please drop them off during library hours by October 2nd.  Thanks in advance!

9-8-14 1Come and see the wonderful display of items from the collection of Carolyn Briggs.
It’s called “Back to school . . . WAY BACK”.
Some friends tried out the little desk, and you can too—if you’re small enough!

StorytimeStorytime is right around the corner!  We will begin on Friday, September 5, at 10:15.  Storytime is lots of fun; with reading, fingerplays, songs, sometimes flannel board activities, puppets, and always a craft to make.  Storytime is intended for children 3-5 and their families or caregivers.  (Children 2 years old are welcome; give it a try and see if they’re ready.)
Early exposure to literacy is great for young minds, and will be a lifelong benefit!

IMG_0019 Check out the music page on the National Association for the Education of Youth & Children (NAEYC) website.  We learn so much when we listen to music. Music inspires creative movement. It calms at rest time. It fosters listening skills. Through music, children can learn about patterns. Through singing, children learn rhymes and new vocabulary.