Friday, June 21, 2013

Dig into Reading-July Programming

Here are some programs that will happening next month in the Children's Dept at the Central Library. Please visit Library Events for information and to register.The last day to turn in books for  the Summer Reading Program is July 27.

Due to the 4th of July holiday, we will be closing at 5 pm on Wednesday, July 3. We will resume normal business hours on Friday, July 5 (9am-6 pm).

Mother Goose on the Loose - Tuesdays, July 2 and 16 at 10 am or 11:30 am
Audience: Infants 6-23 Months and caregiver.

Story Time for 2 and 3 yr Olds- Mondays at 10am or 11:30 am
July 1-Big Truck Fun!
July 15- Dino Stomp!
Audience:2 and 3 year olds and caregivers.

Story Time for 4 and 5 yr Olds- Tuesdays at 10 am or Wednesday at  6:30 pm
July 9 or 10-Buried Treasure!
July 23 or 24-We Dig Dino!
Audience: 4 and 5 year olds.

School-Age-Thursdays at 4pm.
July 11-Walk like an Egyptian
Audience: K to 5th grade and families

Family Movie Day ( Wednesday at noon)
Patrons can bring a lunch or snack. No red or dark colored drinks!
July 3-Goonies
July 17-Wreck it Ralph
July 24-We're Back: A Dinosaur Tale
Audience: All Ages.  Children under the age of 7 must be accompanied by an adult age 18 or older.

Other Programs:
Lego Club-Monday, July 15 at 4pm-Audience: Grades 2-6
Gaming Night-Wednesday, July 17 at 6pm-Audience: Teens 12-17
Board Game Fun- Wednesday, July 3 at 4pm-Audience: Grades 2-6
Ronald McDonald-Wednesday, July 10 at 2pm-Audience: All Ages
Down Under at the National Lakeshore-Thursday, July 18 at 2:30 pm-Audience: K-5
Book Exchange-Monday, July 22 at 10 am-Audience: All Ages
Silly Safari-Thursday, July 25 at 10 am-Audience: All Ages
Hope see everyone soon. Happy Summer!!

Monday, June 17, 2013

Storytime for 2 and 3 yr olds-Funny Bunnies

For today's 2 and 3 yr old story time, some funny bunnies came to the garden. We heard two stories ( You're Finally Here by Melanie Watt and When the World is Ready for Bed by Gillian Shields) and made a Funny Bunny paper bag puppet. We also did a few bunny activities, like the Bunny Pokey ( which is the Hokey Pokey, but with bunny actions).

Here are some of the songs we did today-

I’m a Little Tiny Bunny
Adapted by Sarah Northshield
(Sung to the tune of “I’ve Been Working on the Railroad”)
I’m a little tiny bunny (Form a fist and raise fore and middle fingers for bunny ears)
Digging underground (Imitate motion of dig­ging)
I’m a little tiny bunny
And I hardly make a sound (Pause and Shh!)

I’m so soft and cute and little (Pet “bunny” with other hand)
Digging like a mole (Imitate motion of digging)
Watch me scamper, scoot, and skittle and
Pop out of my hole! (Imitate motion of bunny jumping, or lift infant into the air)

Bunny Pokey added 3-18-01 Original Author Unknown
Sung to: "Hokey Pokey"

You put your bunny ears in
(Place hands on head to make ears)
You put your bunny ears out.
You put your bunny ears in.
And you shake them all about.
You do the Bunny Pokey
And hop yourself around,
That's what it's all about!

Additional verses: "You put your bunny nose in, You put your bunny tail in, You put your bunny paws in"


Our next Stortytimes for 2 and 3 yr olds will be:( Please register at Library Events  .)
Monday, July 1 at 10 and 11:30 am-Big Truck Fun!!
Monday, July 15 at 10 and 11:30 am-Dino Stomp!

This Wednesday at noon, we will be showing  Gnomeo and Juliet. Patrons can bring a lunch or snack. No red or dark colored drinks! It is open to all ages (children under the age of 7 must be accompanied by an adult age 18 or older) Please register at Library Events  .

See You Soon!

Saturday, June 15, 2013

Book Review-Crankee Doodle-Tom Angleberger


Once about a time, there was a man named Yankee Doodle, who went to town on a pony to stick a feather in his hat and call it "macaroni". But what if after 200 yrs, Yankee became Crankee, and did not want to go to town because it was full of crowds that run around ringing bells and eating pies, and did not want to shop because everything is junk or call his feather "macaroni" but instead call it "lasagna" because it is a much fancier word (and noodle)? What if he doesn't want to ride Pony because... he smells?

This is a very funny and laugh out loud take on "Yankee Doodle" , with very vibrant and bright illustrations ( plus big cartoon bubbles!!!). We also get a very funny historical note explaining the meaning behind the song. A perfect read for the 4th of July ( or any time of the year!)

Crankee Doodle by Tom Angleberger
Age Range: 4-9
Rating: ***** ( 5 stars)

Friday, June 7, 2013

Bookworm List: Summertime!!

A big shout out of thanks to all who came to yesterday's Summer Reading Kick-off. We had a really good turn out, and everyone had fun with the crafts, stories, and games ( including Twister!!!). It's been a good first week, and there's more to come.  Our Family Movie Days start this Wednesday at noon (please register at Library Events ) , and is open to all ages ( children under 7 must be accompanied by an adult 18 yrs or older) and you can bring a lunch or a snack ( No red or dark colored drinks!!)

It's summertime ( or when I was little " Summer Break-out")! The weather's good ( somewhat colder than what  it should be) and it's time for lazy days and lemonade. Why not check out some books about summer? Here are some recommended titles:

  • F is for fireflies : God's summertime alphabet by Wargin, Kathy-jo
  • Dog Days( Diary of a Wimpy Kid # 4)  by Jeff Kinney
  • Sun Dance, Water Dance by Johnathan London
  •  A Couple of Boys have The Best Week Ever by Marlee Franzee
  • Scaredy Squirrel at the Beach  by Melanie Watt
These and more books( including some books celebrating dads) can be found on display in the Children's Department.

Looking for more reads?Here are some suggested keywords:
Summer-Juvenile fiction
Summer-Juvenile literature
Beaches-Juvenile fiction
Vacations-Juvenile fiction
Ocean-Juvenile Fiction

Happy summer! Keep reading!!

Monday, June 3, 2013

Storytime for 2 and 3-How does Your Garden Grow?

This week begins our Summer Reading Program, Dig into Reading. For our first 2 and 3 of the summer, we spent time in the garden with two books (Fran's Flower by Lisa Bruce and Follow Me by Tricia Tusa) and made a craft where the children trace their hand and turned into a flowerpot. We also counted some speckled frogs and waltzed with Walter the Waltzing Worm.

Here is a video for the Five Little Speckled Frogs song, enjoy!

Our next storytime for 2 and 3 is Monday, June 17 at 10am and 11:30 am ( yes, during the summer, we do TWO sessions). Some funny bunnies will be visiting us.

 This Thursday, we have our Summer Reading Kick-off, from 2 -4 pm. It is open for ages 2-12 ( please register at Library Events ). We will celebrating the summer with games, crafts, and more!

See you soon!!