Moniteau County Library @ Wood Place has a variety of materials, resources and programs for our youngest patrons.
Due to the dissolution of the Library District by Court order and being unable to accept a grant for summer programming, we are sad to announce there will be NO summer reading program in 2017. However, we encourage parents and caregivers to bring their children to the library to checkout books, use computers, and enjoy the Early Literacy Center all summer long.
Early Literacy Activity Center
The partnership between the library and Head Start has created an inviting space for young children and parents to interact and learn. The room is open during library hours for anyone in Moniteau county to use for free. All you have to do is register. It is also being used for babies and toddlers during Storytimes and Summer Reading Club.
The library promotes early literacy by promoting interaction between young children and parents or caregivers. The goal is to help prepare him or her to be ready to read when they are ready for school. This is based on the “Racing to Read” Early Literacy 5 main AREAS OF EMPHASIS:
1. LOVE BOOKS—Build print awareness, build vocabulary & learn letters
2. SING & RHYME—Play with sounds, songs, & rhymes
3. TELL STORIES– Build narrative skills by creating stories & play make believe. Your child is the storyteller.
4. TALK & READ– Explore lots of words and encourage talking
5. PLAY with LETTERS– Find print everywhere. Trace letters.
Watching others enjoy reading, taking your child to the library to choose books, and spending time reading together will help your child to develop a positive attitude about learning.
Children’s Collections: Our Children’s books are divided into several categories to help you find the perfect book. The Easy (E) picture book collection (yellow circles) is for children up to third grade. It is further divided to help you select the perfect book at the right age and reading level. There are board books (EBB) for toddlers, (ER) for beginning readers, and (ENF) are easy information books.
We have the 2016 BUILDING BLOCK nominated books for preschoolers- Kindergarten which are selected by the Missouri Library Association. These books will be featured in the fall story time sessions.
The Juvenile (JF) chapter book collection (blue circles) is for children in grades 3-6 or whoever reads at that level. It is further divided into (JR) for easy chapter books and (JNF) for non-fiction or information books.
We have the 2016-2017 SHOW ME (Grades 1-3) and MARK TWAIN Award (Grades 4-6) nominated books available in the Easy (Show Me) and Juvenile (Mark Twain) sections of the library. Missouri School Librarians have nominated these books for students to read and vote for their favorite in March 2017.
Media Collections: Titles of interest to children in CD, DVD and VHS formats are housed in the general media collection. There is a small collection of audio books with a printed book in the easy department.
The library has 4 early literacy stations that provide educational games appropriate for pre-readers and beginning readers. One of the stations is bi-lingual (English and Spanish) and all are located in the children’s area. It's a popular spot!
Listen to a Story:
Listen to an actor or actress read a story while you watch the pictures.
ABCmouse.com: With 3,500+ Interactive books, educational games, puzzles and other learning activities, ABCmouse.com's award winning online curriculum is an invaluable resource for young learners (ages 2-6+) from Age of Learning, Inc.
Explore new ways to keep learning. Anytime. Anywhere. Click link here for PBS KIDS
If you don’t find what you need here, check the ‘Resources’ tab on the bar at the top of the page.
Our program takes place June 14th - July 14th for preschoolers-teens. This is a self-paced reading incentive program for your children to help them maintain their reading skills during the summer. Stop by the Library and join the fun! There is no cost to participate.
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WOOD PLACE LIBRARY New Hours: M-W-F 10 A.M.-2 P.M. T-TH 3 P.M.-7 P.M. CLOSED SATURDAY-SUNDAY
The Wood Place Library is operated by The Elia Wood Foundation. The board recently voted to provide FREE library cards to anyone residing in Moniteau County that wishes to use the library. We encourage those who have never used the library to apply for a library card and begin exploring the collections for check-out, 14 public computers, free WiFi, e-Books, Copy/Faxing services, and programs. The Foundation is reaching out to residents to assist them in making an informed decision when considering a future levy campaign.
In the meantime, the Foundation will be fundraising to assist with operating costs until pubic support is voted into existence and tax funds are received. The projected goal is to be open part-time in 2017, and full time beginning January 2, 2018.
Once a levy has been passed, the library will be eligible for MO State Library programs and grants. These grants provide funding for the Summer Reading Program, Interlibrary Loan Courier Service, the Rural Electronic Assess for Libraries (REAL) program, and other beneficial programs.
We are excited about the future of the library and appreciate your support and understanding during this most difficult time for the library.
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