April 25th S.O.A.R. Saturday Cancelled: Check out Books for Kids

Due to health concerns and our desire to make sure we keep everyone healthy and safe, we will be cancelling our S.O.A.R. Saturday on April 25, 2020.  The library will also cancel its extended hours on Saturday, April 25th form 10:00am – 2:0pm. Please continue to watch our blog and the Iowa Department for the Blind website, https://blind.iowa.gov/ for updates.

Books for Kids Program

During this time the Books for Kids program is a great way to keep kids reading!  It is designed to provide kids daily access to books throughout the year.  We want to motivate kids to help develop a love of reading, spark the imagination and provide tools for future success in school and beyond.

The program provides at least five Braille, print/Braille, large print and/or audio books each month to participants.  It allows for the child to choose the books they want in as many formats as they would like to receive.  The books can be sent to the child’s home, school and/or other addresses.  Check out the Books for Kids Page for more information and the registration form.

March 28th S.O.A.R. Saturday Canceled

Due to health concerns and our desire to make sure we keep everyone healthy and safe, we will be cancelling our S.O.A.R. Saturday on March 28, 2020.  The library will also cancel its extended hours on Saturday, March 28th form 10:00am – 2:0pm.  Please continue to watch our blog and the Iowa Department for the Blind website, https://blind.iowa.gov/ for updates.

January S.O.A.R. Saturday

1,000BooksLogoEditJoin us for January 26, 2019 join us for S.O.A.R. Saturday from 9:00am to 3:00pm at the Iowa Department for the Blind.  This S.O.A.R. Saturday will be held alongside our 2019 Regional Braille Challenge.

At this program, children and their families will learn about library and services that can help youth patrons become Successful, find Opportunities, develop Aspirations, and READ.

Register for January S.O.A.R. Saturday Here

During our January S.O.A.R. Saturday, we will have special activities throughout the day.  One of those activities will be The Mini Braille Challenge that will focus on the braille alphabet, tactile recognition and form words by using 2 to 3 letters. You will also get to braille your name by using the Perkins brailler and write a special note to share with a friend.

If you would like to learn more about the Braille Challenge take a look at our Braille Challenge page on this blog.

Whether you are participating in S.O.A.R. Saturday or the Braille Challenge – join us for a great day!

For more information, contact Lois Crozier at 515-281-1295 or lois.crozier@blind.state.ia.us.