April: National Poetry Month
2021 Earth Day
What is Earth day?
What can we do?
Earth Day Read Aloud
National Library Week
April 4 - 10, 2021
Libraries store the energy that fuels the imagination.
They open up windows to the world and inspire us to explore and achieve, and contribute to improving our quality of life.
Libraries change lives for the better.
- Sidney Sheldon
“Welcome to Your Library,” promotes the idea that libraries extend far beyond the four walls of a building — and that everyone is welcome to use their services.
During the pandemic libraries have been going above and beyond to adapt to our changing world by expanding their resources and continuing to meet the needs of their users. Whether people visit in person or virtually, libraries offer opportunities for everyone to explore new worlds and become their best selves through access to technology, multimedia content and educational programs.
- Share what you love about our library using the #MyLibraryIs for a chance to win a $100 Visa Giftcard
- Try the 20 book Challenge!
"20 Book Challenge" is on line and in person challenge children can do and submit for name/class recognition of completion to Ms. Braxton at LBraxto2@schools.nyc.gov.
Free School Accounts
- Engages upper elementary students with subject matter created for, and correlated to, state & national curriculum standards
- Increases understanding, regardless of reading ability with scaffolding supports:
- Authentic read-aloud audio
- Academic vocabulary words with definitions
- Images, video, and audio in each article
- Enhances instruction with critical thinking questions to encourage reflection and connection
- Fosters independence in learners with simple, consistent navigation
March: National Women's History Month
- Students can use BrainPOP Jr. and BrainPOP, Pebblego and Pebblego Next for biographies on notable women as well as other resources that will be provided.
- A Ride to Remember
- Tiara's Hat Parade
- Each Tiny Spark
- When Stars are Scattered
February: Black History Month
World Read Aloud:
Coming Up 100 Days of School:
Family Literacy Month:
Research shows that when families read together, learning happens and memories are made that last a lifetime.
While National Family Literacy Day is celebrated each year in January, family literacy is about family members enhancing reading skills with things they do together. Family literacy should incorporate a variety of tools: books with words, picture books, storytelling, dramatic play, and more.
- Use everyday activities to help kids learn
- Make the library a regular family destination
- Encourage older kids to share books
- Provide props or materials for dramatic play/storytelling
- Read to or with your child at least 15 minutes each day
November: Native American Heritage Month
November is Native American Heritage Month, or as it is commonly referred to, American Indian and Alaska Native Heritage Month.
The month is a time to celebrate rich and diverse cultures, traditions, and histories and to acknowledge the important contributions of Native people. Heritage Month is also an opportune time to educate the general public about tribes, to raise a general awareness about the unique challenges Native people have faced both historically and in the present, and the ways in which tribal citizens have worked to conquer these challenges.
Visit https://nativeamericanheritagemonth.gov/ to learn more.
Books by Indigenous Authors: https://www.powells.com/native-american-heritage-month
2020 Online Scholastic Book Fair
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September: Hispanic Heritage Month
Hispanic Heritage Month is an annual event celebrating the richness of Latino culture and honoring our heritage. Each year from September 15 through October 15, Latino heritage is recognized, along with the achievements of Latinos in history.
It’s a wonderful time to pass on the beauty of Latino culture to children of Latino descent or expose any child to learning about a diverse group of people and new cultures.
Upcoming Events at the Brooklyn Public Library (BPL)
- Agua! Cuban Dance and Percussion
- Virtual Story Time: Folk Friday with Ms. Juana and Ms. Tina
- Cuentos Virtuales Para Niños en español
For more events, visit The Brooklyn Public Library website!