Tuesday, February 17, 2015

Early Closing Tuesday February 17th

The library will close early at 5:30pm on Tuesday February 17th and the evening program is cancelled.

Sunday, February 15, 2015

1,000 Books Before Kindergarten at VH Library

Book by book, step by step, help your child get ready for school and start a lifelong love of reading and learning!

Did you know that by reading, writing, talking, singing, and playing with your child that you can help foster their reading development? 1,000 Books Before Kindergarten is a program that encourages all families and caregivers to read 1,000 books with their young children before they enter kindergarten.

When you register your child for “1,000 Books Before Kindergarten” at Vineyard Haven Public Library, you will receive a log to record your child’s progress. In the log, there are lots of tips to help parents and caregivers to read, write, talk, sing, and play with their children in meaningful ways that will help them to be ready to read when they enter kindergarten!

Studies have shown that families who start reading aloud to their children at birth help to strengthen their language skills and build their vocabulary – two important tools for beginning to learn to read when they enter kindergarten. By participating in 1,000 Books Before Kindergarten, you will be introduced to the Association for Library Service program called Every Child Ready to Read. Every Child Ready to Read has targeted pre-literacy skills and identified five practices, or activities, that can help children enter school ready to learn to read.
How the Program Works:
  • Visit the library to register your child, at any age before they enter kindergarten, for this free do-it-at-home program
  • Your child will receive a reading log to record the books you read together
  • For every 100 books you read, your family will receive fun rewards
Frequently Asked Questions:

Who can sign up for this program? Any child from birth until kindergarten.

Do I have to read books from the library?

You can read books from anywhere, not just library books.

Can I count books that are read to my child in school, or by a nanny or day care provider?

Yes! Any and every book your child hears counts for this program.

What if my child wants to read the same book over and over?

Repetition is key to learning. Each time you read the book, it counts.

My child likes to listen to books on the computer/iPad/eReader/etc. Can I count them?

As long as your child listens to the whole book, it counts.

Will I have time to read 1,000 books with my child?
It's easy! 3 books a day for 1 year = 1,095 books. 1 book a day for 3 years = 1,095 books

1,000 Books Before Kindergarten was started by the 1,000 Books Foundation, whose objectives are to promote reading to newborns, infants, and toddlers and to encourage parent and child bonding through reading. The 1,000 Books Before Kindergarten program at the Vineyard Haven Public Library has been funded by a grant to the Friends of the Vineyard Haven Public Library from the Permanent Endowment for Martha’s Vineyard.

Saturday, February 14, 2015

Library Closed Sunday February 15th and Monday February 16th

Vineyard Haven Public Library will be closed on Sunday February 15th and Monday February 16th, reopening at 10am on Tuesday February 17th.

Due to the anticipated storm a parking ban on public streets in Tisbury will be in effect from10pm Saturday until 7am Monday.

Monday, February 2, 2015

Town Vision Planning Meeting Rescheduled for February 12, 7pm

The Tisbury Planning Board and the Board of Selectmen will host a public meeting to review the findings of the vision planning, present action strategies based on the findings and seek community input on near and long-term actions. This meeting will identify projects and set a working agenda for elected officials, town committees and community groups.

The meeting will be held on Thursday, February 12th at 7:00 pm at the Tisbury Senior Center, 34 Pine Tree Rd.  Community members are encouraged to attend this important meeting.  For more information see the vision planning web page on the Town’s website or email the board at visionplan@tisburyma.gov.

Take the Tisbury Vision Planning Survey:

Visit the Tisbury Vision Planning webpage: