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Library Hours

  • Monday 10am - 5pm
  • Tuesday to Thursday 10am - 8pm
  • Friday 10am - 5pm
  • Saturday 10am - 4pm
  • Sunday Closed
  • The Library is closed on statutory holidays and holiday weekends
  • 1051 Victoria Street
  • Trail, British Columbia V1R 3T3
  • Located in the Trail Memorial Centre
  • Phone: (250) 364-1731
  • Fax: (250) 364-2176
  • Email: director@traillibrary.com
Friday
Feb222013

Creative ABCs!

Creative ABCs! is for children ages 3 to 5.

Visit the library for singing, rhyming, storytelling, snacks, and building new friendships. Help your child develop the six skills of Early Literacy needed for Kindergarten and school.

Session Format

  1. Welcome song
  2. Circle time
  3. Arts & crafts
  4. Snack
  5. Story

New Schedule!

  • Wednesday mornings 10-11am
  • Wednesday afternoons 1-2pm
  • Register by calling or visiting the library 250-364-1731

Creative ABCs will run mornings only over Spring Break on Wednesdays from 10-11 am

Spring Break Programming

  • March 15: Over and Under the Rainbow
  • March 22: Flower Power

Regular Spring Programming

  • March 29: Wacky Wind Chimes
  • April 5: The Bugs are Back!
  • April 12: Puddle Ducks
  • April 19: Galaxy Goop
  • April 26: Jungle Boogey
  • May 3: Dinosaur Stomp
  • May 10: Marvelous Moms & Groovy Grandmas
  • May 17: Bees go Buzz
  • May 24: Elephants and Mice
  • May 31: Spring Fling

Please note: Creative Pea’s and ABC’s takes place at the library.

  • When: Wednesdays & Thursdays from 10 - 11:15 am
  • Where: Trail and District Public Library
  • Who: Children 3 to 5 years
  • Snack for children is provided
  • Register by calling or visiting the library 250-364-1731

So what are the 6 Early Literacy Skills?

  • Print Motivation | Having fun with books
  • Children who enjoy books will want to learn to read.
  • Print Awareness | Learn about print
  • Being familiar with printed language helps children feel comfortable with books and understand that print is useful.
  • Phonological Awareness | Learn about the sounds of speech
  • Being able to hear the small sounds in words helps children sound out words they see and learn to speak new words.
  • Letter Knowledge | Learn your ABCs
  • Knowing the names and sounds of letters helps children sound out words they see.
  • Vocabulary | Learn your words
  • Knowing many different words helps children understand what they hear and read.
  • Narrative Skills | Tell a story
  • Learning to tell a story helps children develop thinking and comprehension skills.