Story Time – January 14 and 15, 2020

Story Time – January 14 and 15, 2020

Story Time – January 14 and 15, 2020

10:30 am in the Community Room – ages 2 to 5

In January, we learned about the letter “S.”

This Week, We Learned About Sneezes and Sniffles.

Tip:  Teach your child what they can expect if you have to visit a doctor’s office. These places are often scary, but the library has plenty of books about seeing a doctor.

Craft Activity

Band-aids and tissues can make lovely butterflies!

Songs, Rhymes, and Fingerplays

Five Little Monkeys

Five little monkeys jumping on the bed.
Ahhh choo!
“I feel sick!” one of them said.
Momma called the doctor and the doctor said,
“Cover that sneeze, wash those hands, and put that monkey in his own bed.”

Four, three, two, one…

One little monkey jumping on the bed.
Ahhh choo!
“I feel sick and tired,” he said.
Momma called the doctor and the doctor said,
“Cover that sneeze, wash those hands, and put that monkey in his own bed.”

All the little monkeys were lying in their beds,
Resting all day when each of them said,
“We feel better. Let’s have some fun!”

Then five little monkeys hopped out of bed.

All the Little Germs

All the little germs, dirty and mean,
Hiding on your hands, (point to where they’re hiding)
Where they cannot be seen.
Wash them, (rub hands together)
Scrub them, (rub knuckles together)
Rinse them away. (whisk hands across each other)
Then we’ll have clean hands, (hold hands out palm up)
Hip, hip, hooray! (jazz hands!)
-storytimekatie.com

The Elevator Song

tune “Do Your Ears Hang Low”
Oh, the city is great, and the city is grand!
There are lots of tall buildings on a little piece of land.
Oh we live way up on the 57th floor
and this is what we do when we go out the door.
Take the elevator up, take the elevator down
(3 times)
Then we spin around!

Tops and Bottoms Handwashing song

(tune “Are you Sleeping”)
Tops and bottoms, tops and bottoms
In between, in between.
Scrub them all together, scrub them all together
Now they’re clean, squeaky clean!
-Jbrary.com

Books Presented

Pigs Make Me Sneeze!
by Mo Williams

In Pigs Make Me Sneeze!, Gerald believes he is allergic to his best friend! Will he have to stay away from Piggie forever?

Find it in our Catalog

Sneeze!
by Alexandra Sly

There’s something in the air–pollen, dust mites, mold spores, dust, goose down, cat hair, pepper, flu viruses, and bright light–that’s causing these nine kids to sneeze. 

Find it in our Catalog

Germs Are Not for Sharing
by Elizabeth Verdick

Achoo! Cough! F-L-U-S-H! What to do? In childcare, in preschool, at home, and everywhere, toddlers need to learn that germs are not for sharing.

Find it in our Catalog

Bear Feels Sick
by Karma Wilson

Autumn has come to the woods, and Bear doesn’t feel well. He sniffles and sneezes. He cannot sleep. He aches all over. Worst of all, he’s feeling too poorly to play with his friends.

Find it in our Catalog

One Cow Coughs: A Counting Book for the Sick and Miserable
by Christine Loomis

All the animals in the barnyard are sick: two mules moan, three sheep shake, four hens hold their heads that ache . . . and ten turkeys weep at the welts on their knees. No need to worry, help is in store.

Find it in our Catalog

Additional Books

Bill Nye the Science Guy’s Great Big Book of Tiny Germs
by Bill Nye

Germs, germs, everywhere! Did you know that: – Some germs are good for you, or even delicious? Find out how more about germs and how to stay healthy, with eleven cool experiments.

Find it in our Catalog

Do Not Lick This Book: It’s Full of Germs
by Idan Ben-Barak

Min is a microbe. She is small. Very small. In fact so small that you’d need to look through a microscope to see her. Or you can simply open this book.

Find it in our Catalog

A Germ’s Journey
by Thom Rooke

Where did your cold germ come from? And ACHOO! Where is it going next? A germ’s journey is filled with snuffles, sniffles, and sneezes.

Find it in our Catalog

Llama Llama Home with Mama
by Anna Dewdney

Ah-choo! Uh-oh, Llama Llama’s nose is feeling tickly, his throat is feeling scratchy, and his head is feeling stuffy. Back to bed, no school today for Llama Llama! Instead, he’s home with Mama.

Find it in our Catalog

The “Get Well Soon” Book: Good Wishes for Bad Times
by Kes Gray & Mary McQuillan

Cynthia the centipede, Harold the hamster, Tiffany the turtle, and other animals suffer from various injuries or illnesses.

Find it in our Catalog

Early Literacy Tip:

Sharing stories is a great snugly activity when children aren’t feeling well, make sure to have plenty of books at home.

On the Same Page 2020 – Island Escape

On the Same Page 2020 – Island Escape

On the Same Page 2020 – Island Escape

A Tropical Paradise

Friday, February 18, starting at 7:00 pm in the Community Room

Join us as we finish our On the Same Page celebration of Peter Pan and dispel the winter gloom!

Never say goodbye because goodbye means going away and going away means forgetting.

A Host of Activities

We’ve got fun activities for all ages. Spend an evening on the beach enjoying the waves. Be sure to wear your Hawaiian shirt! We’ll have all the tropical sounds, food and fun that you could wish for, including drinks with umbrellas. 

Besides having a great time while ignoring the outside snow, participating will give you a chance at the night’s drawing for ultimate relaxation, a massage from Urban Massage. (Must be present and an adult to win, though there will be a drawing prize for the youngsters as well.)

Jane is now a common grown-up, with a daughter called Margaret; and every spring cleaning time, except when he forgets, Peter comes for Margaret and takes her to the Neverland, where she tells him stories about himself, to which he listens eagerly. When Margaret grows up she will have a daughter, who is to be Peter’s mother in turn; and thus it will go on, so long as children are gay and innocent and heartless.

On the Same Page 2020 – Open Book Discussion

On the Same Page 2020 – Open Book Discussion

On the Same Page 2020 – Open Book Discussion

As Part of the Library Book Club

Wednesday, February 26, at 1:30 pm in the Entry Foyer
and
Thursday, February 27, at 6:00 pm in the Entry Foyer

Children, Tweens, Teens and Adults are welcome to join this On the Same Page discussion about Peter Pan, the mischievous boy who refuses to grow up.

“Listen, then,” said Wendy, settling down to her story, with Michael at her feet and seven boys in the bed. “There was once a gentleman—”

A Story for the Ages

Our story starts as Peter Pan lands in the Darling’s proper middle-class home to look for his shadow. He befriends Wendy, John and Michael and teaches them to fly over the rooftops of London (with a little help from fairy dust). He and Tinker Bell whisk them off to Never-land, the island where lost boys play, mermaids splash and fairies make mischief. But a villainous-looking gang of pirates lurk in the docks, led by the terrifying Captain James Hook. Magic and excitement are in the air, but if Captain Hook has his way, before long, someone will be walking the plank and swimming with the crocodiles…

“It’s awfully sad,” the first twin said cheerfully.
“I don’t see how it can have a happy ending,” said the second twin. “Do you, Nibs?”
“I’m frightfully anxious.”
“If you knew how great is a mother’s love,” Wendy told them triumphantly, “you would have no fear.”

On the Same Page 2020 – An Awfully Big Adventure

On the Same Page 2020 – An Awfully Big Adventure

On the Same Page 2020 – An Awfully Big Adventure

The Illustrations of J.M. Barrie’s Peter Pan

Wednesday, February 12, starting at 7:00 PM IN THE COMMUNITY ROOM

For this On the Same Page event, we’re pleased to have guest speaker and BYU-Idaho English Professor, Jacqueline Harris, who will present a fascinating discussion.

“Would you like an adventure now,” Peter said casually to John, “or would you like to have your tea first?”

Capturing Barrie’s Neverland

2nd and 4th Thursday’s at 4:00-4:30 pm in the Community Room

Professor Harris will share how famous artists and illustrators have been captivated by Barrie’s Neverland and the boy who wouldn’t grow up. The artwork discussion will feature the pen-and-ink illustrations of F.D. Bedford, the full-page color renditions by Mabel Lucie Attwell, and the fairy watercolors prints by Arthur Rackham.

(And in the spirit of let’s not go home empty handed, there may be a small token given at the end of the evening to offset library forgetfulness, if you know what I mean. .)

F. D. Bedford

Mabel Lucie Attwell

Arthur Rackham

[Peter Pan] became a bestseller, and rightly so, as it was to be thumbed to loving death in nurseries, generation after generation. In her role as an illustrator for children it is the most successful of her books, as it touched most enjoyably on the areas of that marvelous story in a way that children can understand and remember forever.

Chris Beetles about Mabel Lucie Atwell’s illustrated version of Peter Pan

On the Same Page 2020 – Fairy and Mermaid Crafts

On the Same Page 2020 – Fairy and Mermaid Crafts

On the Same Page 2020 – Fairy and Mermaid Crafts

Fairy and Mermaid Crafts

Saturday, February 1, starting at 2:00 pm in the Community Room

We’ll kick off this year’s On the Same Page activities with
fairy and mermaid crafts for all skill levels.

When the first baby laughed for the first time, its laugh broke into a thousand pieces, and they all went skipping about, and that was the beginning of fairies.

Choose Your Level and Choose Your Craft!

For the younger or less nimble fingered, we’ll make mermaid tails from craft sticks and bright papers. Intermediate crafters can decorate a fairy house. More advanced hands may choose the luminary jar with a fairy, mermaid, or Peter Pan design.

Mermaid Tails

Your kids can’t get enough of mermaids? Come make mermaid tails! Super easy to make and you can even glue on some magnets and put on your fridge! Click Here to see how to make them. This is the easiest of the crafts we’ll be doing tonight.

Fairy Houses

Let your imagination grow and create a house for those magical fairies to rest. Use things you have at home and come enjoy making these cute fairy houses. This craft is the intermediate level activity.

Fairy / Mermaid Lanterns

Upcycle mason jars and turn them into a set of lanterns with magical silhouettes of mermaids and fairies set against the luminescent background of the sea or a luscious green forest. These charming fairy / mermaid lanterns are not only easy to make, but look adorable in a garden or when used as a night light. They’ll be sure to spark your child’s imagination or your childish imagination. Click Here to see how to make them. This is the most difficult of the three crafts.

There was another light in the room now, A thousand times brighter than the night-lights…. It was not really a light; it made this light by flshing about so quickly but when it came to rest for a second you saw it was a fairy, no longer than your hand, but still growing. It was a girl called Tinker Bell, exquisitely gowned in a skeleton leaf, cut low and square, through which her figure could be seen to the best advantage. She was slightly inclined to embonpoint…. The loveliest tinkle as of golden bells… It is the fairy language. You ordinary children can never hear it, but if you were to hear it you would know that you had heard it before.

On the Same Page 2020 – Book Release Party!

On the Same Page 2020 – Book Release Party!

On the Same Page 2020 – Book Release Party!

All Things Pirate with Peter Pan!

Friday, January 17, from 7:00 to 8:30 pm in the Community Room

This is the night! We’ll start giving away free copies of J. M. Barrie’s Peter Pan.* This is our book for our annual February community reading series On the Same Page.

*One per household, please.

Captain Hook’s eyes were the blue of the forget-me-not, and of a profound melancholy, save when he was plunging his hook into you, at which time two red spots appeared in them and lit them up horribly. 

Loads of Fun for All Ages!

We will have treats, a craft, a few games, sneak peeks at the upcoming activities which will take place all through the month of February. Feel free to dress as a pirate (we will) to make the most of this arrrrrsome experience!

Come eat and enjoy some exotic sharks, fish and chips, mini cannonballs and ginger ale as we dress up as a pirate from making hooks to eyepatches and even get a tattoo! We will be walking the plank, playing Loot and ring toss using swords, we even have pirate coloring pages for your little ones!

All children, except one, grow up. They soon know that they will grow up, and the way Wendy knew was this. One day when she was two years old she was playing in a garden, and she plucked another flower and ran with it to her mother. I suppose she must have looked rather delightful, for Mrs Darling put her hand to her heart and cried, ‘Oh, why can’t you remain like this for ever!’ This was all that passed between them on the subject, but henceforth Wendy knew that she must grow up. You always know after you are two. Two is the beginning of the end.

“The Rose Legacy” by Jessica Day George

“The Rose Legacy” by Jessica Day George

“The Rose Legacy” by Jessica Day George

Anthea is a poor orphan girl who has grown up being passed from relative to relative. When she is forced to move one last time to family she has never heard of, she finds an uncle and cousin who welcome her with open arms. She also discovers a world of wonderful creatures. She also finds that she has a special gift and is able to communicate with the horses in a wonderful Way- they can speak with each other using their minds.

All is not well, though, and when the King discovers that horses still exist, and in order to save them all, Anthea and her cousin Jilly journey to appeal to the Queen.

Full of danger, a cast of well-written characters, a fluffy little owl, and of course horses, this book will be perfect for fans of George’s other middle grade works and any one who loves horses and wishes they could talk.

“Will delight readers who love a classic-feeling fantasy, as well as those who absolutely love horses . . . This thought-provoking fantasy with relatable characters is clever and heartfelt.” – Booklist

Join Us for a Winter Retreat!

Join Us for a Winter Retreat!

Friday, December 28

1:00 to 5:00 PM

Christmas is over. You got caught up on all the dish washing. You made the returns and exchanges. Now it’s time for some low key relaxation. We’ll have a stop by or hang out all day event on Friday without pressure or expectations. We’ll have table dedicated to anyone who would like to just sit and visit and work on a stitching project or perhaps color. We’ll have a table with a jigsaw puzzle. Maybe two, one for the big people and one for the smaller folk. We’ll have a table with book art folding supplies. We’ll have a table with simple journals that you can take as is or add a few embellishments. We might have some mellow munchies. Nothing fancy. Nothing extravagant. Just a pleasant afternoon’s worth of possibilities. Hope you’ll come by.
For all ages!
November STEAM Fun for Kids and Tweens

November STEAM Fun for Kids and Tweens

STEAM Fun for Kids and Tweens

The Second Thursday at 4:00 pm in the Community Room

November 8:  Marbled Mini Pumpkins and Origami Bookmarks 

  

No Crafts on November 22.  Enjoy your Thanksgiving!

Both the Kids (ages 6 to 8) and the Tweens (ages 9 to 11) are welcome to attend!

All supplies are provided by the library.

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