A set of eight bright and colorful picture books for Pre-K – Grade 3 children, “Story Time with Signs and Rhymes,” is a brand new addition at the Abington Community Library. The books offer a variety of rhythmic, playful stories for read-aloud fun. American Sign Language (ASL) signs are incorporated into the book design, inviting children to sign along with the story. The result is a literacy-based, finger-play experience that not only engages children but teaches elementary signing. Reviewers have noted that, “The signs are well chosen for the target audience and the structure of the stories provides a great way to introduce and reinforce basic ASL vocabulary for hearing children.” The stories are complemented with several ideas for activities and games to play with children, plus a full page of the alphabet handshapes used by ASL. The series was written by Dawn Babb Prochovnic and illustrated by Stephanie Bauer.
Look for the following titles in the children’s picture book area:
“A to Z Sign with Me: Sign Language for the Alphabet;” “Four Seasons! Five Senses! – Sign Language for the Seasons and Senses;” “Hip, Hip, Hooray! It’s Family Day! – Sign Language for Family;” “One Trick for One Treat: Sign Language for Numbers;” “Opposites Everywhere: Sign Language for Opposites;” “Shape Detective: Sign Language for Shapes;” “So Many Feelings: Sign Language for Feelings and Emotions;” “There’s a Story in My Head: Sign Language for Body Parts.”
NOTE: The library just received a copy of the IRS publication, “Reproducible Copies for Federal Forms and Instructions.” The library’s copy machines are available to patrons; copies are 10 cents each. Ask for the binder at the Circulation Desk. Forms can also be accessed online at www.irs.gov either on library computers for 15 cents each or at home.
The Abington Community Library is located at 1200 W. Grove St., Clarks Summit. Visit our website, www.lclshome.org/abington to register online for events or call the library at (570)587-3440. Don’t have a library card? Register for one at http://www.lclshome/libraryinfo/library_card_reg.asp.