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Today at Miami Twp. (9:45 AM)
Nursery rhymes, songs and books! For children ages 18 - 35 months with an adult …


Today at Northmont (9:45 AM)
Join us for stories, songs and other fun learning activities designed to develop…


Today at Huber Heights (10:00 AM)
Join us for an award-winning early literacy program that uses rhymes, songs, pup…


Today at Main Library (10:00 AM)
It's never too early to grow a child's love of learning. This is an early litera…


Today at Wilmington (10:00 AM)
Join us for an award-winning early literacy program that uses rhymes, songs, pu…


Today at Brookville (10:00 AM)
It's never too early to grow children's love of learning. This is an early liter…


Today at Miamisburg (10:00 AM)
Join us for stories, songs and other fun learning activities designed to develop…


Today at Main Library (10:00 AM)
MVCTC Aspire Program at the Dayton Metro LibraryBegin your preparation for the H…


Today at Madden Hills (10:30 AM)
Listen and learn with fun stories, songs and crafts on special Wednesdays. …


Today at Miami Twp. (10:45 AM)
Stories, songs and a craft, for 3-5 year olds with an adult care giver.…


Today at Northwest (11:00 AM)
Join us for stories, songs and other fun learning activities designed to develop…


Today at Wilmington (11:00 AM)
Join us for nursery rhymes, songs, fingerplays, and stories, all to encourage e…


Today at Northmont (11:00 AM)
Parents and caregivers, bring your little ones to the library for stories, songs…


Today at Brookville (11:15 AM)
J oin us for nursery rhymes, songs, fingerplays and stories, all to encourage ea…


Today at Wilmington (1:00 PM)
 Join us for stories, songs and other fun learning activities designed to …


Today at Northwest (2:00 PM)
Got homework· Friendly Homework Helpers can guide you in the right direct…


Today at Main Library (2:00 PM)
Discovering the CodeAre you ready to take your computer skills to the next level…


Today at New Lebanon (2:30 PM)
Calling all 3rd through 6th graders! Join us for Wii games, board games, crafts,…


Today at Northwest (3:00 PM)
Come during this special time set aside for ages 9-12, and play the Wii U with y…


Today at Northwest (3:00 PM)
Does your child (preschool through grade 3) need some extra guidance in reading&…


Today at Main Library (3:00 PM)
Does your child (preschool through grade 3) need some extra guidance in reading&…


Today at Vandalia (3:00 PM)
Catch-up and collaborate with friends, play games, make crafts, and get homework…


Today at Trotwood (3:30 PM)
Chat with friends, play games, enjoy a snack and collaborate on homework.…


Today at Huber Heights (3:30 PM)
Enjoy some down time playing games, doing crafts, and hanging out with friends. …


Today at Burkhardt (4:00 PM)
Play a game, make a craft, perform a science experiment, or just hang out! For a…


Today at Huber Heights (4:00 PM)
Does your child (preschool through grade 3) need some extra guidance in reading&…


Today at Northmont (4:00 PM)
The button maker is back!  Join us as we make fashionable buttons.  De…


Today at Electra Doren (4:00 PM)
Does your child (preschool through grade 3) need some extra guidance in reading&…


Today at Northwest (4:00 PM)
Have some fun learning and practicing cursive writing.  Ages 8-12…


Today at Brookville (4:00 PM)
Have a question about your computer or tablet· Would you like to learn m…

           

Tiny Lights in the Night Garden

The magic of fireflies enchants us all. Teach your child that the lights they see on these insects are not fire, but “bioluminescence.”  Fireflies create their light by combining chemicals in their bodies.  Sadly, due to habitat loss, light pollution and pesticide use, their numbers are dwindling.   To attract more to your backyard for close observation follow these tips:

  • Skip garden chemicals, they kill indiscriminately
  • Provide a variety of shrubs, high grass and low plants to shelter theme during the day
  • Plant a variety of flowers to supply pollen and nectar to feed on
  • Reduce outdoor lighting as it discourages and confuses
  • Putting fireflies in jars will also reduce their numbers

Listening and reading comprehension improves when children relate their experiences to text.  Read these books and ask your child to talk about their own observations and thoughts about fireflies.  Together you might generate some questions about these insects to do further research.  Are they actually flies?  Is their light warm like a light bulb?  Where do they go during the daylight?

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