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Mini-Ponies & 1,000 Books to Kindergarten

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Tuesday, September 14, 2021by bdust

Mini-Ponies and 1,000 Books to Kindergarten Kickoff!

The Suzette Brumleve Memorial Effingham Public Library is excited to host Heartland Mini-Hoofs, Tuesday, Sept. 14 at 10 a.m. during a special Story Time held in the Workman Room.

Heartland Mini Hoofs, a non for profit organization, is ready to bring smiles to those of all ages through our mini equine visitation therapy program.  Story Time attendees will meet Jasper and Oliver, grade-A miniature horses. 

Attendees will also learn more about the library’s free 1,000 Books to Kindergarten campaign.  Numerous studies have shown that parents who expose children to early language and literacy, create a bond that teaches vocabulary, introduces the connection between pictures and words, and promotes quality time spent with the people they love the most.  This reinforces a parent or caregiver’s role as your child’s first teacher.  Parents and caregivers provide those 0 to 5 the opportunity to have a head start which strengthens their confidence to succeed.

More than 80 young readers are currently working through 1,000 Books to Kindergarten with Effingham Public Library and all of our youngest readers are encouraged to join the free program.

Registration for this free event is not required.  If you have questions, email or call 217-342-2464 x. 1.