March Teen Events – CANCELLED

March Teen Events – CANCELLED

We have LOTS of fun things planned for the teens in March! 

Here’s a breakdown of all the great things you’ll want to do:

TEEN ACTION COUNCIL: Monday March 2nd from 4:30 to 5:30 pm

TEEN CRAFT: Thursday, March 5th at 4:30 pm – Secret Book Boxes

YOUNG LEAGUE OF WRITERS: Monday March 9th from 4:30 to 5:30 pm–Recipe for a Mystery!

TEEN CSI PARTY:  March 13th from 7:00-9:00 pm-Crime Scene Investigator Party: Who Killed the Romance Novels?

EVERYTHING ELSE IS CANCELLED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE

TEEN ANIME CLUB: March 16th at 4:30 pm-Anime Art: Visiting Artist, “Mina Nina”

TEEN CRAFT: Thursday, March 19th at 4:30 pm – Time for Tech!

TEEN BOOK CLUB: Monday, March 23rd from 4:30 to 5:30 – Pick -n-Share! Spies, Mafia, & Mystery.

TEEN ANIME CLUB: March 30th at 4:30 pm -Assassination Classroom

For ages 12-17.

All Supplies provided.

Watch our cool CSI Party Video! Created by the Teen Action Council.

February Teen Events

February Teen Events

We have LOTS of fun things planned for the teens in February! 

Here’s a breakdown of all the great things you’ll want to do:

TEEN ACTION COUNCIL: Monday February 3rd from 4:30 to 5:30 pm

TEEN CRAFT: Thursday, February 6th at 4:30 pm – Neverland Silhouette Art .

YOUNG LEAGUE OF WRITERS: Monday February 10th from 4:30 to 5:30 pm–“Disheveled Dialogue” .

TEEN ANIME CLUB: No meeting this month.  We will be closed on February 17th for Presidents Day.

TEEN CRAFT: Thursday, February 20th at 4:30 pm – Peter’s pan pipe.

TEEN BOOK CLUB: Monday, February 24th from 4:30 to 5:30 – “Peter Pan” by J.M. Barrie

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. 

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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 – 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.

Story Time – January 7 and 8, 2020

Story Time – January 7 and 8, 2020

Story Time – January 7 and 8, 2020

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

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

This Week, We Were Introduced the Word “Snake.”

Snakes are important members in the web of life as both predators and prey. They feed on mice and other small rodents which helps to control the pest population.

Craft Activity

You can decorate a paper plate snake by cutting magazine squares into triangles. 1 square will make 2 triangles.

Songs, Rhymes, and Fingerplays

S-N-A-K-E

I had a snake
he was so green
as green as snakes can be!
S-N-A-K-E, S-N-A-K-E, S-N-A-K-E,
he is my favorite snake!

Snakes Slither

Snakes slither on the ground,
Snakes slither all around.
Some are short, some are long.
Some have fangs,
and some have none.
-1001 Rhymes and Fingerplays

I’m Being Swallowed by a Boa Constrictor

I’m being swallowed by a boa constrictor
a boa constrictor, a boa constrictor
I’m being swallowed by a boa constrictor
And I don’t like it very much!

Oh no, oh no, he swallowed my toe,
he swallowed my toe, he swallowed my toe,
Oh no, oh no, he swallowed my toe,
And I don’t like it very much!

Oh gee, oh gee, he’s up to my knee,
he’s up to my knee…

Oh fiddle, oh fiddle, he’s reached my middle,
he’s reached my middle…

Oh bleck, oh bleck, he’s up to my neck,
he’s up to my neck…

Oh dread, oh dread, he swallowed my….
Schlirppp!
-Shel Silverstein

Books Presented

Snakes
by Valerie Boden

A basic exploration of the appearance, behavior, and habitat of snakes, a family of scaly reptiles. Also included is a story from folklore explaining why snakes do not have legs.

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Can I Play Too?
by Mo Willems

In Can I Play Too? Gerald and Piggie meet a new snake friend who wants to join in a game of catch. But don’t you need arms to catch?

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Hide and Snake
by Keith Baker

A brightly colored snake challenges readers to a game of hide and seek as he hides among familiar objects.

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Additional Books

They Thought They Saw Him
by Craig Strete

A little chameleon successfully avoids a number of dangers by changing colors to match his surroundings.

Find it in our Catalog

Mouse Count
by Ellen Stoll Walsh

In this charming companion to Mouse Paint, Ellen Stoll Walsh introduces the concept of counting forward and backward in a suspenseful story that will keep young readers guessing

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The Rattlesnake Who Went to School
by Craig Strete

On his first day of school, Crowboy pretends he is a rattlesnake, but then he meets a girl in his class who wants to be a rattlesnake too.

Find it in our Catalog

Early Literacy Tip:

When your children have happy experiences, they want to repeat them. Starting kindergarten can seem as an extension of informal library “classes.” Children who have had joyful experiences in the public library often approach school with a positive attitude, ready and excited to learn.
-Megan Dowd Lambert

Reading Picture Books With Children

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.

January Teen Events

January Teen Events

Happy New Year!

We have LOTS of fun things planned for the teens in January! 

Here’s a breakdown of all the great things you’ll want to do:

TEEN CRAFT: Thursday, January 2nd at 4:30 pm – Chinese Zodiac Bracelets.

TEEN ACTION COUNCIL: Monday January 6th from 4:30 to 5:30 pm

YOUNG LEAGUE OF WRITERS: Monday January 13th from 4:30 to 5:30 pm–Guest Author Josh Allen.

TEEN CRAFT: Thursday, January 16th at 4:30 pm – Chinese Zodiac Stone Magnets.

TEEN BOOK CLUB: Monday, January 27th from 4:30 to 5:30 – “The War that Saved My Life” by Kimberly Brubaker Bradley

TEEN ANIME CLUB: Thursday, January 30th at 4:30 pm–My Hero Academia.

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