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6 by 6 Toucan

Talk Talk Talk!

We’re celebrating 10 years of 6 by 6: Six Skills by Six Years, our award-winning early literacy program. Today's skill is "Talk Talk Talk!"

We’re celebrating 10 years of 6 by 6: Six Skills by Six Years, our award-winning early literacy program. Today's skill is "Talk Talk Talk!"

This week at the library

So Much to Choose From!

Check out all the things happening at the Library this Friday and Saturday »

A Walk in the Park Friday, Sept 20, 10 am @ Meadowbrook Park

Movie and Music in the Park, Friday, Sept 20, 5 pm @ Lenexa City Center Commons and Cornerstone Park in Gardner

Johnson County Genealogical Society Meeting (10 am) DNA and Genetic Genealogy: Bringing it All Together (1 pm) Saturday, Sept 21 @ Central Resource Library

Unlocking Em-PAW-thy Saturday, Sept 21, 1 pm @ Leawood Pioneer Library

Check out all the things happening at the Library this Friday and Saturday »

A Walk in the Park Friday, Sept 20, 10 am @ Meadowbrook Park

Movie and Music in the Park, Friday, Sept 20, 5 pm @ Lenexa City Center Commons and Cornerstone Park in Gardner

Johnson County Genealogical Society Meeting (10 am) ... Continue »

6 by 6 Goat

Take Time to Rhyme!

We’re celebrating 10 years of 6 by 6: Six Skills by Six Years, our award-winning early literacy program. Today's skill is "Take Time to Rhyme!"

We’re celebrating 10 years of 6 by 6: Six Skills by Six Years, our award-winning early literacy program. Today's skill is "Take Time to Rhyme!"

6 by 6 Kangaroo

Notice Print All Around You!

We’re celebrating 10 years of 6 by 6: Six Skills by Six Years, our award-winning early literacy program. Today's skill is "Notice Print All Around You!"

We’re celebrating 10 years of 6 by 6: Six Skills by Six Years, our award-winning early literacy program. Today's skill is "Notice Print All Around You!"

Library Lets Loose 2019

Tickets Still Available!

Join us Saturday, September 28 for a grand party at the Library! 

Library Lets Loose is the JCL Foundation's annual signature fundraising event for the Library’s programs and collection. Adult Library lovers (21+ years and older) enjoy this festive fundraiser filled with unique, interactive and creative experiences, tasty local libations and scrumptious food – plus entertainment from local musicians, makers and artists.

Tickets are still available! Educators and librarians tickets are just $50 through the day of event.

Note: Central Resource Library will be closed Saturday, September 28 for this event.

 

Join us Saturday, September 28 for a grand party at the Library! 

Library Lets Loose is the JCL Foundation's annual signature fundraising event for the Library’s programs and collection. Adult Library lovers (21+ years and older) enjoy this festive fundraiser filled with unique, interactive and creative experiences, tasty local libations and scrumptious food – plus entertainment from local musicians, makers and artists.

Tickets are still available! Educators and librarians tickets are... Continue »

6 by 6 Peacock

Look for Letters Everywhere!

We’re celebrating 10 years of 6 by 6: Six Skills by Six Years, our award-winning early literacy program. Today's skill is "Look for Letters Everywhere!"

We’re celebrating 10 years of 6 by 6: Six Skills by Six Years, our award-winning early literacy program. Today's skill is "Look for Letters Everywhere!"

Latest Podcast Episode is Music to Your Ears!

In this episode of Did you hear, Dave Carson talks with Bryan Voell and local musician Lily B Moonflower. You’ll learn about her creativity and career, and even hear a couple of her songs. You'll love Lily's "I'm Takin' the Wheel" (:40) and "Midnight Song" (22:38).

Your weekly word is: bifurcate, the author quote is amazing, and don't miss our minute of Library Zen!

CREDITS:

  • Announcer: AMY FIELD
  • Host: DAVE CARSON
  • Co-host: BRYAN VOELL
  • Written by: DAVE CARSON & AMY FIELD  
  • Music & Editing: DAVE CARSON
  • Staff writer’s quote: GRACE BENTLEY
  • Word of the day: JAMAL LANG
  • Library Zen: What is the sound?
  1.  Motorized lift to install new Wi-Fi data access points
  2.  Librarians on go karts
  3.  Baby storytime
  4.  Sound of silence

In this episode of Did you hear, Dave Carson talks with Bryan Voell and local musician Lily B Moonflower. You’ll learn about her creativity and career, and even hear a couple of her songs. You'll love Lily's "I'm Takin' the Wheel" (:40) and "Midnight Song" (22:38).

Your weekly word is: bifurcate, the author quote is amazing, and don't miss our minute of Library Zen!

CREDITS:

  • Announcer: AMY FIELD
  • Host: DAVE CARSON
  • Co-host: BRYAN VOELL
  • Written by: DAVE CARSON & AMY FIELD  
  • Music & Editing: DAVE CARSON
  • Staff writer’s quote: GRACE BENTLEY
  • Word of the day: JAMAL LANG
  • Library Zen: What is the sound?
  1.  Motorized lift to install new Wi-Fi data access points
  2.  Librarians on go karts
  3.  Baby storytime
  4.  Sound of silence
  5. Continue »
Birthday 6 by 6 Monkey

Have Fun With Books!

We’re celebrating 10 years of 6 by 6: Six Skills by Six Years, our award-winning early literacy program. Today's skill is "Have Fun with Books!"

We’re celebrating 10 years of 6 by 6: Six Skills by Six Years, our award-winning early literacy program. Today's skill is "Have Fun with Books!"

This Week at the Library

This Week at the Library

Check out what's happening this week at Johnson County Library »

6 by 6: Ready to Read, our award-winning early literacy program, turns 10 years old! See how we're celebrating »

Voter Registration multiple times & locations 

Beginners Night in the MakerSpace, Monday Sept 16, 6 pm @ Central Resource Library

One-on-one Genealogy Help and Johnson County Genealogical Society Meeting and DNA and Genetic Genealogy, multiple days

Now Presenting: Risking Well Tuesday Sept 17, 6:30 pm @ Central Resource Library

Unlock your mind with Fuel Your BodyA Walk in the ParkUnlocking Em-PAW-thy

Movie and Music in the Park Friday, Sept 20, 5 pm @ Lenexa City Center Commons and Cornerstone Park

See all of our events »

Check out what's happening this week at Johnson County Library »

6 by 6: Ready to Read, our award-winning early literacy program, turns 10 years old! See how we're celebrating »

Voter Registration multiple times & locations 

Beginners Night in the MakerSpace, Monday Sept 16, 6 pm @ Central Resource Library

... Continue »

Make Your Own 6 by 6 Happy Birthday Video

Help Celebrate the 10th Birthday of 6 by 6!

That’s right, Johnson County Library’s award-winning early literacy program is turning 10!

We want YOU to participate with a short, simple, video! Grab your smart phone, or record from your tablet or laptop!

How? There are 2 easy options!

1) Happy Birthday Message
Script: (feel free to improvise)
“Hi! I’m (insert name here). I want to wish 6 by 6 a Happy Birthday!”
Then, upload it to your favorite social media site: (Facebook, twitter, YouTube) and use the hashtag #6by6

2) Act out one of the 6 by 6 Activities
Script: (again, please feel free to improvise)
“Hi! I’m (insert name here). To help celebrate the 10 birthday of 6 by 6, I encourage you to Have Fun with Books (or substitute the underlined with any of the other 6 by 6 skills numbered below)”
Then, pick one of the suggested actions to demonstrate/act out. For instance, if you choose the skill: Have Fun with Books, you could hold up your Library card and maybe say, “This isn’t just a Library Card. It’s a passport to unimaginable realms!”
OR
Flip through the pages of a wordless picture book and narrate it.
OR
Give a book as a gift to a friend.

Just be sure to take a video of whatever you do.

Then, upload it to your favorite social media site: (Facebook, twitter, YouTube) and use the hashtag #6by6      

1. Have Fun with Books
Suggestions:

  • Get a library card
  • Visit a library.
  • Let a child help you select books
  • Check-out books
  • “Read” a picture book
  • Take books wherever you go: doctor’s office, in the car, at the grocery store, in the park
  • Give books as gifts

2. Look for Letters Everywhere
Suggestions:

  • Look at the picture of the 6 by 6 peacock and find the letters
  • Cut sandpaper letters to use for rubbings. Put printer paper on top of the letters and rub over it with the long side of a crayon
  • Hold up a letter and point to an object that begins with that letter - “D” point to toy dinosaur
  • Point out shapes that look like letters
  • Make a letter collage
  • Say a sentence with words that all begin with the same letter sound (alliteration) like: the baby bounced bravely by broadway boulevard by Boddington Bay
  • Make “alphabet soup” by gluing letters on to paper
  • Make letter shapes and letters out of clay, in shaving cream, in fingerpaint

3. Notice Print All Around You
Suggestions:

  • Put together a puzzle that has pictures and letters or words
  • Let a child help you make a shopping list
  • Write, and announce what letter you’re creating
  • Have children help read a recipe
  • Identify print on t-shirts, boxes and signs
  • Hand a book to your child upside down, and see if she turns it around

4. Take Time to Rhyme
Suggestions:

  • Name as many words that rhyme with “goat” as you can.
  • Sing a rhyming song
  • Make silly words that sound alike: Michael Motorcycle, Emily Bemily
  • Use these word endings to create rhymes: _ed (red, bed, fed) _at (bat, cat, mat) _ing (bring, sing, ring) _ight (sight, light, fight)

5. Talk, Talk, Talk
Suggestions:

  • Talk about the pictures in a book
  • Find a real-life item of of something depicted in a book
  • Label items in your home or car: doors, chairs, windows, etc. (use sticky notes?)
  • Have a child describe the illustrations in a book
  • Pick a word and give it’s definition

6. Tell Stories About Everything
Suggestions:

  • Put your day into a story!
  • Sort items (buttons, blocks, etc.) by size, shape and color
  • Ask a child to tell you about his or her day
  • Have your child draw a picture. Then let them tell you what is happening in the picture.
  • Count common things you see (like clouds)

Help Celebrate the 10th Birthday of 6 by 6!

That’s right, Johnson County Library’s award-winning early literacy program is turning 10!

We want YOU to participate with a short, simple, video! Grab your smart phone, or record from your tablet or laptop!
Upload it to your favorite social media site: (Facebook, twitter, YouTube) and use the hashtag #6by6

How? There are 2 easy options:

  1. Happy Birthday Message 
  2. Act out one of the 6 by 6 Activities

Click continue to get all of the specifics! Continue »

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