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Early Literacy Calendar

early literacy caterpillar.jpegA monthly calendar with interesting and educational suggestions for families with younger children with activities, suggested books, and more in each calendar. Download a PDF of the Calendar Here!

1,000 BOOKS Before Kindergarten

Did you know that reading to your child is one of the most powerful ways to boost his or her brain power? The simple and enjoyable act of sharing books helps your child learn pre-reading skills such as understanding the sounds letters make, developing a richer vocabulary, and building background knowledge - all important skills that help prepare your child for learning to read and entering kindergarten.

Begin the Dripping Springs Community Library's 1,000 Books before Kindergarten early literacy program at any time! 1,000 Books is a fun, exciting, and free way to start your child on the path to success! Any child, ages birth to five years, can participate. Families who are interested in taking part in this program can ask for an introductory information packet at the front desk. Registered families then simply share and read books with their children and track the titles. Special rewards are in place at each 100 book milestone. Each 100 books earns the reader a LEAF that they add to the library’s 1,000 Books tree, plus a special READsquared video story time that is optional. Other reading rewards vary, but can include stickers, bags, small toys, and even books for special milestones. An annual “graduation” party takes place once a year to recognize those who have reached the 1,000 book goal during the past year.
We are using READsquared to track our 1,000 Books Program Online!

Click Here to learn more about READsquared and Sign Up!

Read to Me gift bags

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Read to Me gift bags are available for our patrons who are 6 months old and younger.
Parents may ask for a Read to Me bag when they bring their little one to visit the library.
The gift bags include a book, a Read to Me informational brochure for the parents, a library card application and a small gift.
Materials are available in English and Spanish, so come by and pick one up!

Story Times

For Babies to age 3.
Every Tuesday - 9:30 - 10:00am
Every Wednesday, September - May - 10:00-10:30am (this is a repeat of Tuesday's theme)

Mother Goose on the Loose, a nationally recognized early learning library program, is the primary program for our Tykes and Tots crowd at the library.
Come and enjoy Mother Goose on the Loose which runs from September through May and takes a break in June, July and August and from December 25 - January 1st.This story time is filled with music, activities and of course, stories that are great fun and move quickly from one segment to another while they address early literacy goals for this young age group.
Check the library calendar for special summer time stories and programs!
For more information contact Ms. Marie at marie@dscl.org or call 512-858-7825

Friday Discovery Time


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Especially for Older Preschoolers

The Preschool set, ages 4 and up:

Each Friday at 10:30 – 11:30 am



Discovery times are always filled with great books and stories, fun songs and movement or even a bit of dramatic play for the older preschoolers. Activities or special craft times follow at your option.  

Our great Friday story time presenters include: Lisa Baker, Gary Rose, Linda Woodward, Judy Johnson, and Marie Kimbrough. Visit the “online events calendar” for more information about specific Fridays.
Click Here for more information about Discovery Times for the month.

For more information just ask Marie: marie@dscl.org or call 512-858-7825.

Chess Meet & Play Group is not meeting in November

Chess Meet & Play Group at the Library!
1st & 3rd Saturdays!

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Enjoy a fun time to meet and play and help each other gain skills and experience in the game of Chess.
A Meet and Play Group at the Library

First and third Saturdays, 3:00-4:30pm

To voice your interest or if you have questions, please Email or Phone: marie@dscl.org  512-858-7825

Legos at the Library

Meeting on the  3rd Saturday of the Month

Time:  1:30pm -2:45pm

Legos at the Library meets monthly for free-choice building time. Join us and Create. All ages welcome, 7 years and younger need to have their adult assistant on hand.

Meeting on the 1st and 3rd Wednesday of the month.

4:30 - 6:00pm

DSCL Meeting Room

Instructors from The Sated Sheep will be here to help you discover knitting, get started, solve knitting problems, and show you how to turn a skein of yarn into something beautiful!  Stay the whole time or come when you can.   Bring a friend or make some new ones. A selection of yarn and knitting needles provided!
To best ensure their safety and enjoyment, children under the age of ten should be accompanied by an adult caregiver.

Select Reads

Looking for something to read, but you're not quite sure what?

Our Select Reads section has many categories, subjects and topics to choose from.
Browsing online is a breeze with detailed descriptions, cover images, reviews and more!

World Book Web

World Book Web

Students! Checkout the online features of World Book!

If your here at the library, click a logo to get started.
If you are at home, first login with your library card.

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