Jim Gill Live – Music Play for Young Children

Award-winning musician and author, Jim Gill, will perform at the Main Library, 1786 Burlington Pike, in Burlington, on Friday, March 31 at 7 p.m. Every Jim Gill concert is an opportunity for family play!

In concert, Jim strums energetic rhythms on his banjo while everyone claps, sings, dances and even sneezes along to the silly and inspiring musical games that he creates. The concert will feature songs from his newest CD release, Vote For Jim Gill! Jim will also lead families in active favorites such as “Spin Again” and his “Silly Dance Contest!”

Jim Gill is a musician and author with unique credentials among children’s artists. He is a child development specialist, completing his graduate studies in child development at the Erikson Institute of Chicago with a special emphasis on the study of play. For this reason, each of Jim’s recordings and books is created as an opportunity for playful interactions between a child and a caring adult. Anyone who has experienced one of Jim’s family concerts knows that rather than performing for the children and parents, Jim leads them to sing and play together.

Jim has released seven award-winning CDs of music play for young children that are favorites in family rooms, classrooms and playrooms. He is also the author of two children’s books. His latest, A Soup Opera, is a sing-along opera inspired by concerts that Jim performs with symphony orchestras. The book received an American Library Association award in 2010.

Jim’s distinctive music play creates a family room experience wherever the concert is held. Come and join in the fun!

13th Annual Boone County Early Childhood Fair

Are you new to the area or looking for services for your very young child? Stop by the Early Childhood Fair at Boone County Public Library, 1786 Burlington Pike in Burlington, on Saturday, February 4 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. for a fun way to get information about local activities and services for children ages birth to five.

Over 40 vendors will be on hand to help you better understand your child’s development and how to make the most of this early period. Your child will enjoy seeing Tales the Library Dragon, Pete the Cat and live animals from the Cincinnati Zoo! You and your little one can participate in fun activities and have a chance to win door prizes. What a great way to spend quality time together!

The Kentucky Lions Club Kidsight program will provide vision screenings for children, ages one to six, during the fair. No registration is needed for vision screenings.

Boone County Community Early Childhood Council (CECC) will be sponsoring free developmental screenings for children, ages one month to five years, focusing on children’s cognitive, language, motor, and social skills. A developmental screening will help you find out if your child is experiencing challenges that could prevent him or her from reaching his full potential. A screening will not only allow you to catch problems early, but can also provide reassurance that your child is acting, playing or speaking in ways that are expected at different ages. The first five years of life lay the foundation for future learning. Sign up for a screening and ensure your child is on track for school success. Developmental screenings are available by appointment from 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Register by calling 342-BOOK, extension 8138.

Fun Free activities

  • Door prizes
  • Pete the Cat
  • Tales the Library Dragon
  • Live animals from the Cincinnati Zoo (10-11 a.m.)
  • Dale the Balloon Twister (11 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.)
  • Make and Take activities to do with your child at home
  • Specially designed preschool play area

Co-sponsored by Boone County Community Early Childhood Council, Boone County Public Library and Success By 6 Boone County.