1,000 Books Before Kindergarten

Welcome to the Cushing Library’s 1,00 Books before Kindergarten program!

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 bigger vocabulary, and building background knowledge– all important skills that help prepare your child for learning to read and entering kindergarten.

The Cushing Library’s 1,000 Books Before Kindergarten program is a fun, exciting, and free way to start your child on the path to success! Any child ages birth to 5 years can participate. Just follow these steps:

  1. Register:  Sign up at the Cushing Library
  2. Track your Reading: Write down each book you read with your child in a lined notebook or keep track on your phone with the Apple or Android app.
  3. Every Book Counts: Even if your child wants to hear the same book again and again, you can count it each time. You can also count the books your child hears in story time, in daycare or preschool, or with a friend or family member, as long as your child listens to the entire book.
  4. 100- Book Milestones: Each time you read 100 books, celebrate! Download and print out your 100-book Milestone sign or make your own and take a picture of your child with it to tell your friends and family your child’s progress! Share the pictures on Facebook* , Instagram*, or Twitter* and talk about what you and your child are doing. Don’t forget to email your picture to us at cushing1000books@gmail.com with their name so we can share your child’s achievement on our website.
  5. 1,000 Books: You did it! Print out your certificate and take a picture to share on your social media to tell the world about your child’s accomplishments. Come celebrate at the library and see your child’s name placed on the 1,000 Book Wall of Fame.
  6. Keep on Reading: Don’t stop at 1,000! Keep on reading together; there’s more learning ahead!

Singing songs, saying rhymes, telling stories, and playing with your child are all great ways to build their literacy skills. Visit the Cushing Library often for free programs that are fun and educational for your little one and to find great books to share with your child.

One thousand books may seem like a lot, but if you read just one book a night, you’ll meet your goal in less than 3 years. If you read three books a night, you could reach your goal in just one year! Visit the Cushing Library for a wide selection of books to check out to help you on your journey to 1,000 Books Before Kindergarten!

 

*The Cushing Public Library has no Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram account as of this time.

Harry Potter night photos are here!

Harry Potter Book Night photos can now be found here.

To save photos of your night, Click the photo you want to save and then right click it and tell it to ‘save photo’.

Pokemon Go is here!

WHAT IS POKEMON GO?

Pokemon Go is a smart phone app game that released July 7th here in the US. People who have downloaded this game travel their towns and thanks to Google Maps and this game, can encounter pokemon in the real world to catch. Pokemon has been a popular series for almost 20 years and continues to entertain people of all ages with the show, games, and now on smartphones.

The Cushing Library is happy to learn that we were selected as a Pokemon Stop! This means that anyone who plays the game can stop by to rest on their pokemon journey and stock up on Pokeballs and other items. All you have to do is tap the Pokestop when you’re here and spin our icon to get items. We are also next door to a pokemon gym, so come relax here while keeping an eye on who’s the top trainer!

For more information as to what Pokemon Go is or how it works there is a great article that can be found here.

 

Adult coloring

Coloring isn’t just for kids any more!

Are you on board with the adult coloring book movement? Do you find it soothing to color? Want to find out if you want to buy your own coloring book?

Then join us on the 3rd Thursday of every month at 6:30pm for adult coloring!

You can bring your own coloring book, zen doodles, or connect the dots and coloring supplies or use ours we provide and just sit back and relax with other adults as you take some much deserved ‘ME’ time.

This is an adult activity so we ask that you don’t bring your children to color with you.

 

We hope to see you there!

Reading Quest Reading Club

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Reading Quest Reading Club

For ages 6 to 10 – Wednesday afternoons at 3:30 during the Cushing school year.

Children learn about interesting books, do crafts, and literacy related activities to boost their reading skills. Children must be accompanied by an adult.

Reading Quest Reading Club follows the Cushing Public School Calendar. Reading Quest will not be held on holidays or during school vacation periods. Reading Quest will be cancelled if Cushing Schools are closed for adverse weather.

For more information call the library at 918.225.4188

Needle Craft Group

Like to work on your needle crafts and socialize?
Want to learn?

Bring your crochet, knitting, embroidery, lap quilting or other needlework project and join the needle craft group at the library. The group is open to all ages and free free.
Meets Mondays at 6:30pm

 

Don’t know how do do something? Free lessons are available, call for information.
918-225-1488

LEGO Club

We have lots of fun at Lego Club! Lego Club is for ages 5-15 and meets the First Tuesday of each month from 6:00-7:15pm. Children 9 and under must be accompanied by an adult!

Story Time

Book Buddies Story Time for ages 3 to 5 is every Wednesday morning at 10am, during the Cushing Public School year. If school is out for summer, holidays, breaks, conferences, etc, including inclement weather, we do not have Story Time.

Book Babies Story Time for ages 9 months to 2 years is every Thursday morning at 10am, during the Cushing Public School year. If school is out for summer, holidays, breaks, conferences, etc, including inclement weather, we do not have Story Time.

Book Bites Book Club

Book Bites Book Club meets the 4th Thursday of every month at 6:30pm. Read what you like to read. Come prepared to talk about a book you have read, and enjoy a bite of something yummy!

At Book Bites there isn’t a reading list. Everyone reads what they want and shares about what they’ve read. It’s a great way to learn about new books.
For more information call 918-225-4188

Anime Club

Anime Club is free and open to people ages 13+ on the 3rd Thursday of every month from 5-6 pm. We welcome long time fans and those that want to find out more to come join us.

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Join the Anime club for an evening of watching various anime’s, snacks, and conversations about what they are watching or manga (graphic novels). Feel free to bring your drawings, coloring, or other portable projects to work on while enjoying yourself.

Snacks are often provided at meetings.

What is anime?

Anime is short for animation, most commonly Japanese animation. It was made popular in America through series such as Yu-Gi-Oh, Pokemon, Sailor Moon, Yu Yu Hakasho and Dragon Ball Z.
Anime is not just for kids. There is a diverse market for it in Japan. You can find series and movies for various age groups and interest.

Give these a try!

Want to check out some titles for yourself in your own home? Give these titles a try from your favorite TV watching site or checking your local library for one of these DVD’s or graphic novels.

  • Action: Bleach, Rurouni Kenshin, Tiger & Bunny
  • Adventure: Fullmetal Alchemist, Trigun, Black Cat
  • Comedy: School Rumble, Full Metal Panic
  • Drama: Fruits Basket, Death Note, Bakuman
  • Family: Ponyo, Spirited Away
  • Fantasy: Mushi-shi, Claymore, The Slayers
  • Horror: Shiki, Ghost Hunt
  • Magical Girl: Puella Magi Madoka Magica, Princess Tutu
  • Mecha: Gundam Wing, Code Geass
  • Mystery: Gosick, Case Closed
  • Romance: Clannad, Ouran Highschool Host Club, Vampire Knight
  • Sci-Fi: Cowboy Bebop, Darker than Black
  • Sports: Slam Dunk, Free!