Banned Books Week, September 24 through October 6, is the perfect opportunity to exercise your freedom to read. Celebrate by reading a banned book! All three locations of the Davenport Public Library have BBW displays full of banned books ready to be checked out!
I promise you won’t regret it if you take a moment to watch the below video which includes quotes from some of the most beloved banned books. I can’t promise that you won’t get misty-eyed, though.
Kids are pretty amazing; they grow and learn at such a rapid pace, you never know what they are going to come up with next. Some kids, however, are downright mind-blowing. Take, for example, Kim Ung-Yong; he is thought to possess the highest IQ (>210) of any living person. He was conversing fluently at 6 months of age and by age 4 he could read Japanese, Korean, German, and English. At the age of 5 he was able to solve differential and integral calculus problems and was invited to the United States by NASA at age 7.
Of course the Davenport Public Library can’t promise that we’ll make your child a prodigy (which may not be the worst thing considering that Ted Kaczynski, A.K.A The Unabomber was a prodigy), but we can help you get your child on the path to literacy. Learn simple ways to help your child get ready to read with “Early Literacy Tips for Parents.” Monday, March 26 at 7:00 p.m. at the Eastern Avenue Branch and Thursday, March 29 at 7:00 p.m. at the Fairmount Branch, parents and caregivers of children aged 0-5 are invited to learn about easy to implement activities that they can do with their child to get them ready to read. Angie Hammond, a library assistant trained on the American Library Association’s Every Child Ready to Read program, will talk about the principles and practices years of studies have proven are essential to early literacy. Parents/caregivers will receive materials they can take home to aid in the promotion of literacy. This FREE program is for adults about children.
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