Our mission is to raise funds, enhance early literacy programs, and inspire community engagement so that all children can discover the wonder of books through Noyes Children’s Library.
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The Tenth Noyes StoryWalk® tells a Bilingual Tale of a Traveling Polar Bear from 1/15/22 - 2/6/22 in Kensington
The Noyes Children’s Library Foundation presents Little Polar Bear – Where are You Going Lars? by Hans de Beer, as the tenth free Noyes StoryWalk®. Families are invited to read the book in French and English on panels posted in the windows of shops and restaurants on Howard Avenue and Armory Avenue in Kensington, MD. The Little Polar Bear Noyes StoryWalk® will run from January 15 to February 6, 2022.
The StoryWalk® begins at the Town of Kensington Kiosk at M&T Bank at 3706 Howard Ave., Kensington, and winds along Kensington’s historic shopping district before finishing at Frankly … Pizza! at 10417 Armory Ave., Kensington. The Noyes Children's Library Foundation partnered with Jennifer Fulton at Bonjour Books on Howard Ave. and the Kensington business community to present this StoryWalk. . Click here for a Google Map, and HERE for the full story@
This is the future Noyes Children's Library - MORE space, MORE early literacy programming, MORE outreach, and MORE accessibility for families with physical challenges.
View our appeal HERE.
Make MORE Noyes!
The Make MORE Noyes Renovation Campaign is a major capital project that will transform the historic one-room Noyes Children's Library into three accessible floors, expanding both its space and its early literacy mission.
Help us Make MORE Noyes!
When the Make MORE Noyes project is completed, Noyes will feature a library for young children on the original main level, a flexible program space on the new lower level, and staff and training space on the upper level. All floors will be accessible through an external elevator and will welcome patrons of all abilities with universal design features. The three-story expansion honors the building's original footprint, and enables Noyes to continue to serve the public as a library, as it has since 1893.
Most importantly, the expanded Noyes Children's Library will house the Jan Jablonski Early Literacy Training Center to create, model and export best-practice early literacy training. At a time when books, literacy and language are more important than ever, Noyes will serve a critical need throughout the Washington, DC region and beyond.
Make MORE Noyes is being funded by a unique partnership between the Noyes Children's Library Foundation and Montgomery County, MD. The Foundation has committed to raising $1.6 million, with Montgomery County funding the balance of the project.
The Foundation has raised just over $800K - half of our commitment! We need to raise $800,000 NOW and get on with Making MORE Noyes. Donate today, and spread the word!
Great Reasons for Making MORE Noyes . . .
1. Check out our newsletter for great information about The Secret Power of the Children's Book, and about Children's Books that Include Characters with Disabilities.