Teen Craft: Pirate Skull

Teen Craft: Pirate Skull

Teen Craft: Pirate Skull

What’s a pirate’s favorite subject? ARRRt! Dress up a skull in some pirate gear with this new Teen Craft.

Materials needed:

  • Skull
  • Tissue paper
  • Beads
  • Craft feathers
  • Paper clip
  • Sparkles
  • Glue

Teen Craft: Pirate Skull

What's a pirate's favorite subject? ARRRt! Dress up a skull in some pirate gear with this new Teen Craft. Materials needed: Skull Tissue paper Beads Craft feathers Paper clip Sparkles Glue

October TEEN Activities

TEEN ANIME CLUB   It's Halloween month so we're doing an Anime Cosplay! Dress up in a cosplay, watch some Anime, and enjoy treats with our Anime Club! Wednesday, October 13th, from 4:30-5:30pm in the Community Room. For ages 12-18. Masks encouraged but not required....

Teen Craft: Zen Doodle Pumpkin

"Hello, gourd-geous!" First Teen Craft for October will be a Zen Doodle Pumpkin. Make your own Zen design on a foam pumpkin to get you in the Halloween mood.  Materials needed: Foam pumpkin Tea light Push pin Sharpie

Teen Craft: Hanging Notepad

Make a cool hanging notepad for your locker or room by gathering these materials and following our video instructions. Materials needed: Two ribbons Piece of decorative paper  Two popsicle sticks Thread Binder clip Metal folder bracketRoll of paper (we provided you...

SEPTEMBER 16th – 30th Teen Activities

TEEN ANIME CLUB   Spin the wheel to see which Anime to watch! There will also be an awesome mod podge picture frame craft. Come Wednesday, September 22nd, from 4:30-5:30pm in the Community Room to have some fun! For ages 12-18.   TEEN DUNGEONS AND DRAGONSJoin...

Teen Craft: Sticky Note Art

Use sticky notes and your art skills to create a truly unique art piece.  The materials needed for this craft:  Paper (or a sketchbook) 2-3 different colored sticky notes Pen or pencil to draw

Teen Craft: Shadow Art

Cast a shadow with a sky backdrop! This craft allows you to create an animal silhouette to contrast the night sky you make behind it.   The materials needed for this craft:  Canvas Paints for sky Animal silhouette Paint brushes Cup of water (to clean brushes with)...

Teen Craft: Paper Firebirds

Put your origami skills to use by crafting this incredible Paper Firebird! The method used is similar to making a crane, but with fun embellishments. The materials needed for this craft: Paper  Glue stick Scissors Twist ties Optional: fox template Inspired by this...

JULY 16th – 31st Teen Activities

TEEN ANIME CLUB Monday, JULY 19th, at 4:30 p.m. in the Community Room.   Come join fellow Anime lovers and watch "My Roommate is a Cat," a fun show about the lives of Haru, a cat from the streets, who is found and adopted by Subaru, an introverted writer.  For ages 12...

Teen Craft: Cut-Paper Fox Tin

Cut paper is a unique type of art form, where the cut paper is used to create an intricate pop-out effect. Use your kit or gather the materials needed to make this amazing piece of art! The materials needed for this craft:  Paper (brown, greens, blues, orange, white,...

Kid + Tween STEAM: Catapult!

Kid + Tween STEAM: Catapult!

LOOK OUT!  This awesome catapult will send things FLYING. Here is what you will need to put this together:

 

  • 10 pencils 
  • Spoon
  • 16 rubber bands
  • Soft launching materials (pom-poms, marshmallows, etc)

Kid + Tween STEAM: Catapult!

LOOK OUT!  This awesome catapult will send things FLYING. Here is what you will need to put this together:   10 pencils  Spoon 16 rubber bands Soft launching materials (pom-poms, marshmallows, etc)

Kid + Tween STEAM: Blubber Bag & Bird Feeder

Our first Take N' Go STEAM kit for October is learning how creatures survive and thrive in cold climates. The kit comes with a super cool BLUBBER BAG, plus supplies to make a bird feeder. You will need: Crisco (from the Blubber Bag)  Pine cone String Sunflower seeds...

September Kids + Tween STEAM Craft

Find out why cats' eyes glow with this craft! Materials needed: Clean can Scissors 4x4 black trash bag piece Rubber band Flashlight

Summer STEM: Animal Coding Game

Our Summer STEM from Your Library program is made possible by our sponsors: the Idaho Commission for Libraries and the Idaho STEM Action Center. A big thank you to them for their support!This fun and interactive STEM activity will teach the technique of "If-Then,"...

Summer STEM: UV Animal Challenge

Our Summer STEM from Your Library program is made possible by our sponsors: the Idaho Commission for Libraries and the Idaho STEM Action Center. A big thank you to them for their support!Make a cute little animal from pipe cleaners and beads. The kit includes beads...

Summer STEM: Exploding Soap

Our Summer STEM from Your Library program is made possible by our sponsors: the Idaho Commission for Libraries and the Idaho STEM Action Center. A big thank you to them for their support!Let's have some fun with soap and a microwave! What happens to an ordinary piece...

SUMMER STEM: Food Web Puzzle Game

Our Summer STEM from Your Library program is made possible by our sponsors: the Idaho Commission for Libraries and the Idaho STEM Action Center. A big thank you to them for their support!It's the Circle of Life... Use the supplies in the kit to learn about nature's...

JULY Kid and Tween Activities

Summer Reading Final month of Summer Reading - last day to sign-up is July 24th and program ends July 31st.  Each year, from June through July, we host Summer Reading. We have programs for all ages.  The 2021 Summer Reading Theme is “Tails and Tales.” The...

Summer STEM: Outdoor Art

Our Summer STEM from Your Library program is made possible by our sponsors: the Idaho Commission for Libraries and the Idaho STEM Action Center. A big thank you to them for their support!How tall is a giraffe? Find out with the Outdoor Kit! Have even more fun creating...

Summer STEM: Binary Code Animals

Our Summer STEM from Your Library program was made possible by our sponsors: the Idaho Commission for Libraries and the Idaho STEM Action Center. A big thank you to them for their support!Learn about binary with these code art animals! Things you will need include:...

Storytime: Hugs!

Storytime: Hugs!

Storytime: Hugs!

“You never forget the first time you hug your child. Holding them in your arms and feeling the warmth of their body is a wonderful experience. There’s nothing like it! But did you know there are scientific benefits besides feeling all warm and fuzzy? It’s true.” To discover the science behind hugging and some great activities, click here.

Join us Monday, Tuesdays, and Wednesdays at 10:30 a.m. or Tuesdays at 6:30 p.m. in the Community Room.

Ages 2-5

Sing, Talk, Read, Write, Play

Tip

Using books and stories to help children think of their own solutions to problems helps them develop develop problem solving skills. Researchers have found that having ideas for tackling problems helps children in learning new tasks and handling social situations.

Activity

Find a book that revolves around a problem-solving situation to read with your child such as Karma Wilson’s, “Bear’s New Friend.” Introduce the book by setting up the problem. Then, when you approach the problem, ask your child what she might do to solve the situation. You can also read through the whole book and go back to the problem.

Books Presented

Hug Machine by Scott Campbell

The hug machine is available to hug anyone, any time, whether they are square or long, spiky or soft.

Hug by Jez Alborough

Bobo the chimp seeks hugs among various jungle animals and their young, but he does not get what he wants until he is reunited with his own parent.

 

Don't Hug Doug (He Doesn't Like It) by Carrie Finison

Doug doesn’t like hugs. He thinks hugs are too squeezy, too squashy, too squooshy, too smooshy. He doesn’t like hello hugs or goodbye hugs, game-winning home run hugs or dropped ice cream cone hugs, and he definitely doesn’t like birthday hugs. He’d much rather give a high five—or a low five, a side five, a double five, or a spinny five. Yup, some people love hugs; other people don’t. So how can you tell if someone likes hugs or not? There’s only one way to find out: Ask! Because everybody gets to decide for themselves whether they want a hug or not.

Songs, Rhymes, and Fingerplays

Looking for a Hug!

I’m looking for something warm and snug,
You open your arms and give a great big _______________!
Bug?
Rug?
Slug?
Mug?
Doug?
(Pull out each goofy answer from the magic hat until you give the right one! (a great big HUG).

I Can Hug

I can hug, hug, hug
I can hop, hop, hop
I can kiss, kiss, kiss
I can stop, stop, stop
I can nod my head for yes,
And I can shake my head no,
And I can sit down very slow.

I Have a Little Heart

I have a little heart (place hand over heart])
It goes thump, thump, thump (pat chest 3X)
It beats even faster when I jump, jump, jump (jump 3X)
I get a special feeling when I look at you (point to eyes, then audience)
It makes me want to give you a hug or two! (Hug yourself)

Crafts and Activities

Tigger and Winnie the Pooh love hugs!

A hugging craft ♥

Additional Books

One Hug by Katrina Moore

 A young boy discovers many different kinds of hugs and ways to show love as family members and friends gather to welcome his immigrant relatives from China.

If You're Groovy and You Know It, Hug a Friend! by Eric Litwin

Set to the rhythm of the classic children’s song, Groovy Joe invites the reader to laugh, sing, explore, and best of all, hug a friend.

Hug? by Charlene Chua

How many hugs is too many? This girl’s had enough! This humorous picture book explores compassion and the importance of setting boundaries. After coughing up a hairball, a girl’s cat doesn’t feel well. So the girl offers to give her cat a hug, which makes the cat — and the girl — feel better. More and more animals ask for hugs… How much more of this can she take? The story shows how important hugs can be to our happiness — even the most unlikely of creatures sometimes need one! — but that doesn’t mean they’re always welcome.

I Need a Hug by Aaron Blabey

A tiny porcupine just wants a cuddle. All of the other animals turn him away because of his prickly spikes. But finally the porcupine meets an animal who’s happy to hug — a snake! 

More Story Times

Storytime: Halloween!

BOO!There will be a special STORY TIME TRICK-OR-TREAT on FRIDAY, OCTOBER 29TH. Come dressed up for fun Halloween stories and trick-or-treating! Choose one time: 10:30 · 11:30 · 12:30. Join us Monday, Tuesdays, and Wednesdays at 10:30 a.m. or Tuesdays at 6:30 p.m. in...

Storytime: Horses

Clippity-clop, clippity-clop! Whoa... STOP! Children love everything about horses: they way they run, eat, and when they talk to each other. Find out a little more about these appealing creatures with these books and activities.Join us Monday, Tuesdays, and Wednesdays...

Storytime: Hugs!

"You never forget the first time you hug your child. Holding them in your arms and feeling the warmth of their body is a wonderful experience. There’s nothing like it! But did you know there are scientific benefits besides feeling all warm and fuzzy? It’s true." To...

Storytime: Hats

Let's learn about the letter "H"! There's hopping, horses, happy, hands, and... HATS! Hats are not only great for pretend play, they also have a purpose such as protection, like a bicycle helmet, or shade, like a sun visor. Some people wear hats for their job like a...

Storytime: Tiger Tales

"The wonderful thing about Tiggers... Is Tiggers are wonderful things!" Of course they are! Especially TIGERS. This week in Story Time we learned that tigers have patterns in their fur, live on the other side of the world in Asia, and and have very large paws. Try...

Storytime: Trains

Chugg chugg! Choo, choo! Off we go! Hop aboard a terrific train with these books, songs, and activities. Join us Tuesdays and Wednesdays at 10:30 a.m. or Tuesdays at 6:30 p.m. in the Community Room. Ages 2-5 Sing, Talk, Read, Write, Play Tip When your children have...

Storytime: Tools

"T" is for tools! Explore the world of tools and construction with your child using these books and activities. You can also talk with your child about what a tool is... an object that that is used, especially in your hand, to do or make something. Then try making...

SEPTEMBER Kid and Tween Activities

 FAMILY FRIENDLY FILM NIGHTS ARE BACK! Madison Library District is bringing FAMILY FRIENDLY FILM NIGHT back! Every Tuesday @ 4pm in the Community Room. SCHEDULE:September 7th: Raya and the Last DragonSeptember 14th: Peter RabbitSeptember 21st: Spirit: UntamedSeptember...

Storytime: Way Up High!

Look up in the sky - it's a bird!Join us Tuesdays and Wednesdays at 10:30 a.m. or Thursdays at 6:30 p.m. in the Community Room. Ages 2-5 Sing, Talk, Read, Write, Play Tip When you’re talking with your preschooler, look for opportunities to use different words to help...

Storytime: Cool, Cool Water

When you talk with your child about the water, it's also fun to show them concept terms of "over" and "under." Ask them what lives over the water... like ducks and other water fowl. Then ask them what lives under the water... perhaps fish and tadpoles. Finally, it's...

Teen Craft: Zen Doodle Pumpkin

Teen Craft: Zen Doodle Pumpkin

Teen Craft: Zen Doodle Pumpkin

“Hello, gourd-geous!”

First Teen Craft for October will be a Zen Doodle Pumpkin. Make your own Zen design on a foam pumpkin to get you in the Halloween mood. 

Materials needed:

  • Foam pumpkin
  • Tea light
  • Push pin
  • Sharpie

Teen Craft: Pirate Skull

What's a pirate's favorite subject? ARRRt! Dress up a skull in some pirate gear with this new Teen Craft. Materials needed: Skull Tissue paper Beads Craft feathers Paper clip Sparkles Glue

October TEEN Activities

TEEN ANIME CLUB   It's Halloween month so we're doing an Anime Cosplay! Dress up in a cosplay, watch some Anime, and enjoy treats with our Anime Club! Wednesday, October 13th, from 4:30-5:30pm in the Community Room. For ages 12-18. Masks encouraged but not required....

Teen Craft: Zen Doodle Pumpkin

"Hello, gourd-geous!" First Teen Craft for October will be a Zen Doodle Pumpkin. Make your own Zen design on a foam pumpkin to get you in the Halloween mood.  Materials needed: Foam pumpkin Tea light Push pin Sharpie

Teen Craft: Hanging Notepad

Make a cool hanging notepad for your locker or room by gathering these materials and following our video instructions. Materials needed: Two ribbons Piece of decorative paper  Two popsicle sticks Thread Binder clip Metal folder bracketRoll of paper (we provided you...

SEPTEMBER 16th – 30th Teen Activities

TEEN ANIME CLUB   Spin the wheel to see which Anime to watch! There will also be an awesome mod podge picture frame craft. Come Wednesday, September 22nd, from 4:30-5:30pm in the Community Room to have some fun! For ages 12-18.   TEEN DUNGEONS AND DRAGONSJoin...

Teen Craft: Sticky Note Art

Use sticky notes and your art skills to create a truly unique art piece.  The materials needed for this craft:  Paper (or a sketchbook) 2-3 different colored sticky notes Pen or pencil to draw

Teen Craft: Shadow Art

Cast a shadow with a sky backdrop! This craft allows you to create an animal silhouette to contrast the night sky you make behind it.   The materials needed for this craft:  Canvas Paints for sky Animal silhouette Paint brushes Cup of water (to clean brushes with)...

Teen Craft: Paper Firebirds

Put your origami skills to use by crafting this incredible Paper Firebird! The method used is similar to making a crane, but with fun embellishments. The materials needed for this craft: Paper  Glue stick Scissors Twist ties Optional: fox template Inspired by this...

JULY 16th – 31st Teen Activities

TEEN ANIME CLUB Monday, JULY 19th, at 4:30 p.m. in the Community Room.   Come join fellow Anime lovers and watch "My Roommate is a Cat," a fun show about the lives of Haru, a cat from the streets, who is found and adopted by Subaru, an introverted writer.  For ages 12...

Teen Craft: Cut-Paper Fox Tin

Cut paper is a unique type of art form, where the cut paper is used to create an intricate pop-out effect. Use your kit or gather the materials needed to make this amazing piece of art! The materials needed for this craft:  Paper (brown, greens, blues, orange, white,...

Kid + Tween STEAM: Blubber Bag & Bird Feeder

Kid + Tween STEAM: Blubber Bag & Bird Feeder

Our first Take N’ Go STEAM kit for October is learning how creatures survive and thrive in cold climates. The kit comes with a super cool BLUBBER BAG, plus supplies to make a bird feeder.

You will need:

  • Crisco (from the Blubber Bag) 
  • Pine cone
  • String
  • Sunflower seeds (or any seeds approved for bird feed)
  • Scissors
  • Optional: paper towels for cleanup 

Kid + Tween STEAM: Catapult!

LOOK OUT!  This awesome catapult will send things FLYING. Here is what you will need to put this together:   10 pencils  Spoon 16 rubber bands Soft launching materials (pom-poms, marshmallows, etc)

Kid + Tween STEAM: Blubber Bag & Bird Feeder

Our first Take N' Go STEAM kit for October is learning how creatures survive and thrive in cold climates. The kit comes with a super cool BLUBBER BAG, plus supplies to make a bird feeder. You will need: Crisco (from the Blubber Bag)  Pine cone String Sunflower seeds...

September Kids + Tween STEAM Craft

Find out why cats' eyes glow with this craft! Materials needed: Clean can Scissors 4x4 black trash bag piece Rubber band Flashlight

Summer STEM: Animal Coding Game

Our Summer STEM from Your Library program is made possible by our sponsors: the Idaho Commission for Libraries and the Idaho STEM Action Center. A big thank you to them for their support!This fun and interactive STEM activity will teach the technique of "If-Then,"...

Summer STEM: UV Animal Challenge

Our Summer STEM from Your Library program is made possible by our sponsors: the Idaho Commission for Libraries and the Idaho STEM Action Center. A big thank you to them for their support!Make a cute little animal from pipe cleaners and beads. The kit includes beads...

Summer STEM: Exploding Soap

Our Summer STEM from Your Library program is made possible by our sponsors: the Idaho Commission for Libraries and the Idaho STEM Action Center. A big thank you to them for their support!Let's have some fun with soap and a microwave! What happens to an ordinary piece...

SUMMER STEM: Food Web Puzzle Game

Our Summer STEM from Your Library program is made possible by our sponsors: the Idaho Commission for Libraries and the Idaho STEM Action Center. A big thank you to them for their support!It's the Circle of Life... Use the supplies in the kit to learn about nature's...

JULY Kid and Tween Activities

Summer Reading Final month of Summer Reading - last day to sign-up is July 24th and program ends July 31st.  Each year, from June through July, we host Summer Reading. We have programs for all ages.  The 2021 Summer Reading Theme is “Tails and Tales.” The...

Summer STEM: Outdoor Art

Our Summer STEM from Your Library program is made possible by our sponsors: the Idaho Commission for Libraries and the Idaho STEM Action Center. A big thank you to them for their support!How tall is a giraffe? Find out with the Outdoor Kit! Have even more fun creating...

Summer STEM: Binary Code Animals

Our Summer STEM from Your Library program was made possible by our sponsors: the Idaho Commission for Libraries and the Idaho STEM Action Center. A big thank you to them for their support!Learn about binary with these code art animals! Things you will need include:...

Teen Craft: Hanging Notepad

Teen Craft: Hanging Notepad

Teen Craft: Hanging Notepad

Make a cool hanging notepad for your locker or room by gathering these materials and following our video instructions.

Materials needed:

  • Two ribbons
  • Piece of decorative paper 
  • Two popsicle sticks
  • Thread
  • Binder clip
  • Metal folder bracket
    Roll of paper (we provided you with a receipt roll)
  • Square piece of wood (holes drilled to hold metal piece at bottom)

Teen Craft: Pirate Skull

What's a pirate's favorite subject? ARRRt! Dress up a skull in some pirate gear with this new Teen Craft. Materials needed: Skull Tissue paper Beads Craft feathers Paper clip Sparkles Glue

October TEEN Activities

TEEN ANIME CLUB   It's Halloween month so we're doing an Anime Cosplay! Dress up in a cosplay, watch some Anime, and enjoy treats with our Anime Club! Wednesday, October 13th, from 4:30-5:30pm in the Community Room. For ages 12-18. Masks encouraged but not required....

Teen Craft: Zen Doodle Pumpkin

"Hello, gourd-geous!" First Teen Craft for October will be a Zen Doodle Pumpkin. Make your own Zen design on a foam pumpkin to get you in the Halloween mood.  Materials needed: Foam pumpkin Tea light Push pin Sharpie

Teen Craft: Hanging Notepad

Make a cool hanging notepad for your locker or room by gathering these materials and following our video instructions. Materials needed: Two ribbons Piece of decorative paper  Two popsicle sticks Thread Binder clip Metal folder bracketRoll of paper (we provided you...

SEPTEMBER 16th – 30th Teen Activities

TEEN ANIME CLUB   Spin the wheel to see which Anime to watch! There will also be an awesome mod podge picture frame craft. Come Wednesday, September 22nd, from 4:30-5:30pm in the Community Room to have some fun! For ages 12-18.   TEEN DUNGEONS AND DRAGONSJoin...

Teen Craft: Sticky Note Art

Use sticky notes and your art skills to create a truly unique art piece.  The materials needed for this craft:  Paper (or a sketchbook) 2-3 different colored sticky notes Pen or pencil to draw

Teen Craft: Shadow Art

Cast a shadow with a sky backdrop! This craft allows you to create an animal silhouette to contrast the night sky you make behind it.   The materials needed for this craft:  Canvas Paints for sky Animal silhouette Paint brushes Cup of water (to clean brushes with)...

Teen Craft: Paper Firebirds

Put your origami skills to use by crafting this incredible Paper Firebird! The method used is similar to making a crane, but with fun embellishments. The materials needed for this craft: Paper  Glue stick Scissors Twist ties Optional: fox template Inspired by this...

JULY 16th – 31st Teen Activities

TEEN ANIME CLUB Monday, JULY 19th, at 4:30 p.m. in the Community Room.   Come join fellow Anime lovers and watch "My Roommate is a Cat," a fun show about the lives of Haru, a cat from the streets, who is found and adopted by Subaru, an introverted writer.  For ages 12...

Teen Craft: Cut-Paper Fox Tin

Cut paper is a unique type of art form, where the cut paper is used to create an intricate pop-out effect. Use your kit or gather the materials needed to make this amazing piece of art! The materials needed for this craft:  Paper (brown, greens, blues, orange, white,...

Adult Makers: Inspirational Tile Magnets

Adult Makers: Inspirational Tile Magnets

Adult Makers: Inspirational Tile Magnets

Inspirational tile magnets to help give you the motivation you need!

Materials needed:

  • tiles (from a mini tumbling tower or your own choice)
  • inspirational messages
    mod podge
  • magnets
  • pieces of paper (for the backing)
  • scissors
  • glue stick (optional)

 

 

OCTOBER Adult Activities

Family Friendly Film NightsCome watch a movie at the library! Every Tuesday at 4pm in the Community Room. Oct 5th: Boss Baby: Family BusinessOct 12th: Scooby-Doo: Straight Outta NowhereOct 19th: Space Jam: A New LegacyOct 26th: Hocus Pocus Children under 12 must be...

Adult Makers: Inspirational Tile Magnets

Inspirational tile magnets to help give you the motivation you need! Materials needed: tiles (from a mini tumbling tower or your own choice) inspirational messagesmod podge magnets pieces of paper (for the backing) scissors glue stick (optional)    

SEPTEMBER Adult Activities

September Adult Book Club The Library Book Club will be meeting on Thursday, September 16th, at 6:30pm in the Community Room. There has been a change of book; the book for September is Sold by Patricia McCormick. Lakshmi is a thirteen-year-old girl who lives with her...

JULY Adult Activities

Adult Summer Reading Explore Tails and Tales at the Library this summer by researching animals in all their habitats. Each time you complete a “Research Area” by reading 1000 pages of your choice, bring your log into the Library for a small reward.   If you...

Adult Makers: Waste Canvas Critters

Time to learn how to make waste canvas cross stitch critters! Materials needed are:   - Waste canvas/mesh, 6x6" - Animal patterns - Needle - 5 safety pins - Embroidery floss, 5 colors w/3 strands  (white, black, warm brown, bright pink, and dark red)  - Material to...

June Adult Activities

Adult Summer Reading Explore Tails and Tales at the Library this summer by researching animals in all their habitats. Each time you complete a “Research Area” by reading 1000 pages of your choice, bring your log into the Library for a small reward. If you successfully...

Adult Makers: Macrame Earrings

Learn how to make macrame earrings. You will need: 12 lengths of cord 2 keyrings 2 ear wires 6 beads 2 pins scissors a soft workstation    

April Adult Activities

Come join your fellow community members on Thursday, April 15th at 6:30 p.m. for a lively discussion of both classic works and modern masterpieces.    Our book for April is The Enchanted April by Elizabeth Von Arnim: A recipe for happiness: four women, one...

Adult Makers: Diamond Painting

Learn how to do diamond painting with Cathy's simple video.    

March Adult Activities

Come join your fellow community members on Thursday, March 18th at 6:30 p.m. for a lively discussion of both classic works and modern masterpieces.    Our book for March is Station Eleven by Emily St. John Mandel:   An audacious, darkly glittering novel set...

Teen Craft: Sticky Note Art

Teen Craft: Sticky Note Art

Teen Craft: Sticky Note Art

Use sticky notes and your art skills to create a truly unique art piece. 

The materials needed for this craft: 

  • Paper (or a sketchbook)
  • 2-3 different colored sticky notes
  • Pen or pencil to draw

Teen Craft: Pirate Skull

What's a pirate's favorite subject? ARRRt! Dress up a skull in some pirate gear with this new Teen Craft. Materials needed: Skull Tissue paper Beads Craft feathers Paper clip Sparkles Glue

October TEEN Activities

TEEN ANIME CLUB   It's Halloween month so we're doing an Anime Cosplay! Dress up in a cosplay, watch some Anime, and enjoy treats with our Anime Club! Wednesday, October 13th, from 4:30-5:30pm in the Community Room. For ages 12-18. Masks encouraged but not required....

Teen Craft: Zen Doodle Pumpkin

"Hello, gourd-geous!" First Teen Craft for October will be a Zen Doodle Pumpkin. Make your own Zen design on a foam pumpkin to get you in the Halloween mood.  Materials needed: Foam pumpkin Tea light Push pin Sharpie

Teen Craft: Hanging Notepad

Make a cool hanging notepad for your locker or room by gathering these materials and following our video instructions. Materials needed: Two ribbons Piece of decorative paper  Two popsicle sticks Thread Binder clip Metal folder bracketRoll of paper (we provided you...

SEPTEMBER 16th – 30th Teen Activities

TEEN ANIME CLUB   Spin the wheel to see which Anime to watch! There will also be an awesome mod podge picture frame craft. Come Wednesday, September 22nd, from 4:30-5:30pm in the Community Room to have some fun! For ages 12-18.   TEEN DUNGEONS AND DRAGONSJoin...

Teen Craft: Sticky Note Art

Use sticky notes and your art skills to create a truly unique art piece.  The materials needed for this craft:  Paper (or a sketchbook) 2-3 different colored sticky notes Pen or pencil to draw

Teen Craft: Shadow Art

Cast a shadow with a sky backdrop! This craft allows you to create an animal silhouette to contrast the night sky you make behind it.   The materials needed for this craft:  Canvas Paints for sky Animal silhouette Paint brushes Cup of water (to clean brushes with)...

Teen Craft: Paper Firebirds

Put your origami skills to use by crafting this incredible Paper Firebird! The method used is similar to making a crane, but with fun embellishments. The materials needed for this craft: Paper  Glue stick Scissors Twist ties Optional: fox template Inspired by this...

JULY 16th – 31st Teen Activities

TEEN ANIME CLUB Monday, JULY 19th, at 4:30 p.m. in the Community Room.   Come join fellow Anime lovers and watch "My Roommate is a Cat," a fun show about the lives of Haru, a cat from the streets, who is found and adopted by Subaru, an introverted writer.  For ages 12...

Teen Craft: Cut-Paper Fox Tin

Cut paper is a unique type of art form, where the cut paper is used to create an intricate pop-out effect. Use your kit or gather the materials needed to make this amazing piece of art! The materials needed for this craft:  Paper (brown, greens, blues, orange, white,...

Book Babies + Toddler Time: Construction Site

Book Babies + Toddler Time: Construction Site

Book Babies + Toddler Time: Construction Site

Having fun and learning in the construction zone!

Book Babies: Wednesday @ 9:45am in Community Room

Ages 0 – 10 months

Toddler Time: Monday & Tuesday @ 9:45am in Community Room

Ages 11 – 23 months

Welcome Songs

Here We Are Together

Here we are together, together, together! Oh, here we are together in our library. There’s (sing names)… Here we are together in our library!

Hello Everybody

Hello everybody let’s clap our hands*, clap our hands, clap our hands. Hello everybody let’s clap our hands today! *pat our head, stretch up high, wiggle our fingers, tickle our knees, kick our feet, bounce up high!

S, T, R, W, P

(Sing while pointing to each finger on your child’s hand.) Sing, talk, read, write, play! Sing, talk, read write, play! Sing, talk, read, write, play! Sing, talk, read, write, play each day!

Sing, Talk, Read, Write, Play

Tip: Singing to your children is very important, and it doesn’t matter if you sing in English or another language. In one scientific study, babies as young as one week could distinguish their mother’s voice from a group of other female voices. Children love being sung to by their parents, and such singing helps to trigger their speech development. So, sing aloud to your children at home in any language you like.

- Lambert

Activity

Create a “Favorites” or core nursery song list to sing with your child every day, then you can add other songs that match with books you like to read together.

Books Presented

Construction by Sally Sutton

Hoist the wood. Hoist the wood. Chain and hook and strap. Swing it round, then lower it down. Thonk! Clonk! Clap! Build the frame. Build the frame. Hammer all day long. Make the stairs and floors and walls. Bing! Bang! Bong!

Goodnight, Goodnight, Construction Site by Sherri Duskey Rinker

As the sun sets behind the big construction site, all the hardworking trucks get ready to say goodnight. One by one, Crane Truck, Cement Mixer, Dump Truck, Bulldozer, and Excavator finish their work and lie down to rest—so they’ll be ready for another day of rough and tough construction play!

I'm Dirty by Kate and Jim McMullan

A busy backhoe loader describes all the items it hauls off a lot and all the fun it has getting dirty while doing so.

Five Trucks by Brian Floca

Five different trucks do five different jobs to get an airplane ready for takeoff.

Songs, Rhymes, and Fingerplays

Bumpity Bumpity Goes the Dump Truck

Bumpity, bumpity goes the dump truck
Bumpity, bumpity goes the dump truck
bBumpity, bumpity goes the dump truck
Dump out the load.

Dump Truck

Dump truck, dump truck
Bumping down the road,
bounce baby on lap
Spilling gravel with our heavy load!
rock baby back & forth on lap
Dump truck, dump truck
Bumping down the road,
bounce baby on lap
Spilling gravel,
rock baby back & forth on lap
And now it’s time to DUMP!
tip baby backward, or lift in air

Scoop and Dump

Tune to “Skip to My Lou”

Scoop! Goes ditch digger in the dirt.
(Bend low, raise arms high)
Scoop! Goes ditch digger in the dirt.
Scoop! Goes ditch digger in the dirt.
Scoop up all the dirt!
Reach up high with the crane.
(Cup hands, hold high)
Reach up high with the crane.
Reach up high with the crane.
Hold the dirt up high!
Dump the dirt into the truck.
(Reach high, drop hands to knees)
Dump the dirt into the truck.
Dump the dirt into the truck.
Haul it all away!

Hello Bubbles

Hello bubbles, hello bubbles
come and land, come and land
right in the middle, right in the middle
of my hand, of my hand.
Goodbye bubbles, goodbye bubbles
time to go, time to go
I will help you, I will help you
with a blow, with a blow.

Rainbows in My Bubbles

Tune to “She’ll Be Coming ‘Round the Mountain “

I’ve got rainbows in my bubbles, yes I do.
I’ve got rainbows in my bubbles, yes I so.
When I blow up towards the sun,
They have rainbows, every one.
I’ve got rainbows in my bubbles, yes I do

Baby Sign Language

“More”

“All Done”

Additional Books

Vroom, Vroom, Trucks! by Karen Katz

 

In this book “little ones can lift the flaps at the construction site to reveal bulldozers, dump trucks, and more things that build!”

Construction: a Lift the Flap Book by Roger Priddy

There’s a lot of building going on in Playtown! There is so much to explore, learn, and discover inside this busy, busy book – diggers are digging holes, materials are being delivered, and roads are being laid. On every page there are fun flaps to lift which tell children more about the picture above, and at the back of the book is a big page to fold out that reveals a bustling construction scene

Roadword by Sally Sutton

Rhyming text and illustrations show how a road is made, from planning to moving dirt, laying asphalt, putting up signs, and landscaping.

Where Do Diggers Sleep at Night? by Brianna Caplan Sayres

Discover what bedtime looks like for the snowplows, dump trucks, giant cranes, and more that dot the pages of this irresistible construction story. Just like you and me, the vehicles in this story get tuckered out after a long day of hard work and need to quiet down and settle in for sweet dreams. Young readers will surely identify as these trucks ask for one more story while their parents sing them a goodnight song and send them off to bed

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