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Parent Book Jam “Parenting in the Age of Attention Snatchers”


How much screen time is too much? How can adults guide children and teens to take control of their technology use? Palladino’s book offers answers and tools. Vernon Area Library’s Heather Blake and Community Parent Network members review the book and lead a discussion. A limited number of copies are available for checkout beginning October 3; ask at the Vernon Area Library Youth Desk. Read the book before you attend or just come to listen to the discussion.


Intended audience: Parents of preschool thru high school children
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Gail Lovely “Tech Keys: Opening Doors to Literacy”

Snazzy tech toys to teach reading skills? You bet! Widely used to engage kids in science and math instruction, technology such as robots, coding, and augmented reality apps are gaining traction as early literacy teaching tools, too. Educational technology expert Gail Lovely shares the latest research-based knowledge on this subject and suggests specific, developmentally-appropriate gadgets and apps for your little learners. From flashcards that function a whole lot like Pokémon Go to kid-friendly robots that teach sequencing and symbolic thinking, you’ll come away with a great list of tech tools for building literacy skills that you can start using right away in the classroom or at home.

Lovely, a former teacher and administrator, works with school systems and educational institutions to integrate technology into their learning environments. Her clients include PBS and Houghton Mifflin Harcourt.

Registration recommended HERE, by telephone at 224-543-1486, or in person at any public service desk in the library.

Intended audience: ADULTS ONLY – parents, teachers, child advocates and care practitioners, no library card required.

Important Location Information: This program is in Stevenson High School’s WEST AUDITORIUM on the 2nd floor of the West Building above the Forum/West Commons. From Route 22 entrance, park in LOT B and enter at “The Point” on the West side of the parking lot; from Port Clinton entrance, park in LOT E and enter at the Sports Center.
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Gail Lovely “Tech Tools for Early Learning”

Literacy, learning, laps and laughter! Bring your tot and your touchscreen (or use ours) for an hour of hands-on fun using technology as a powerful early learning tool. Active, engaged co-play on an iPad can reveal your child’s hidden aptitudes, boost your child’s confidence, and even instill a love of self-directed learning. Together, we will swipe, tap, and co-play under the guidance of education expert Gail Lovely. As we do, she’ll illustrate how appropriate use of technology can enhance your child’s learning and create shared experiences. We’ll talk about selecting apps that match your child’s developmental needs and suggest lots of great ways to use your tablet with your child.Lovely works with school systems and educational institutions around the country to integrate technology into their learning environments. Her clients include PBS and Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. Bring your lunch starting at 11:30 a.m.; we’ll provide coffee and dessert.

REGISTRATION REQUIRED HERE, by telephone at 224-543-1486 or in person at any public service desk in the library.

Intended audience: This program is free and open to all adults and families with children, no library card required. All ages, children welcome.
Important Location Information: This program is in the Vernon Area Library’s ANNEX (orange building behind the main library). Program starts at 12:00 p.m., but doors open at 11:30 a.m. for lunch.
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