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Saturday, January 28, 2012

The Howard County Library System and Howard County Schools Partner on the A+ Programs at the Library

Howard County Schools have partnered with the Howard County Library on a number of programs to make learning fun.  These programs are all part of the Library's A+ program. If you know of kids in a Howard County School encourage them to participate in one of these programs.
BumbleBee Awards Ceremony 
Join us for the sixth annual BumbleBee Celebration. A companion to the HCLS Spelling Bee, the BumbleBee inspires first through third grade students to build vocabularies, learn spelling tips, and gain confidence in front of an audience.
HCLS, Miller Branch
Monday, March 5
7 pm
Sponsored by The Columbia Rotary Club, Rotary Club of Columbia-Patuxent, Columbia Town Center Rotary Club, Elkridge Rotary Club, Ellicott City Rotary Club, Rotary Club of Clarksville at Maple Lawn, and Rotary Club of Ellicott City-Sunrise.
HCLS Spelling Bee 
Cheer on the county’s outstanding spellers (fourth through eighth grade students) as they compete for the county crown. Winners from 64 public and private schools and homeschool association bees will spell off for the chance to advance to the National Spelling Bee! 
Reservoir High School
Friday, March 9
7 pm
BB&T, Title Sponsor
Friends of Howard County Library, Queen Bee Sponsor

DEAR Graduation 
Congratulate third grade students who improved their reading skills by reading to a therapy dog in Dogs Educating and Assisting Readers (DEAR).

HCLS, East Columbia Branch (50+ Center)
Saturday, March 24
11 am
Sponsored by Friends of Howard County Library.

Money Matters Fair 

Kick off Financial Education month with a fun-filled line-up of activities to learn smart ways to stretch your money! The fair includes free shredding by Incred-A-Shred, Mind Your Pennies with Buck for kids, Y-Fi interactive activities for teens, free credit reports, tax advice, and information about personal finance and financial aid for college.
HCLS, East Columbia Branch
Saturday, March 31
10 am - 1 pm
Cosponsored by Howard County Council member Calvin Ball, Howard Community College, Howard County Public School System, makingCHANGE: A Financial Wellness Center, and Friends of Howard County Library.  

Mark Your Calendars 

April 14
Children's Discovery Fair
HCLS, East Columbia Branch
April 20
Battle of the Books
Atholton, Long Reach, and Oakland Mills High Schools
May 8
Rube Goldberg Challenge Awards Ceremony

HCLS, Miller Branch

June 2
Summer Reading Kickoff
HCLS, Miller Branch

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