Thursday, September 24, 2015

Activities for Young People to Begin Next Week

Summer is over, we're back from our vacations, and we're ready to have some fall fun!  We're bringing back some old, and introducing some new, so check out our calendar.

Our weekly programs include:

Teen Time: teens are invited to join us as we play games, watch movies and engage in all kinds of activities.  Their input is welcome.  Tuesdays from 3:00 - 5:00 pm.

Movie and Activity: those in 3rd to 5th grade will enjoy a G or PG rated movie, a snack and an activity on Wednesdays at 3:00 pm.  Someone from the library will escort those interested at the Intermediate School to the library at dismissal.  However, home schoolers and  students from other districts are invited to join us.  

Evening Story Times: students from Pre-K to 2nd grade are invited to hear some stories and unwind before bedtime.  Wednesdays at 6:30 pm

Sleepy Time Story Time:  put your kids (age 18 months - 3 years) in their pajamas and have Mrs. Dibble read them a bedtime story.  Thursdays at 6:30 pm

Minecraft Mania: twice a month the library's computers, iPads and X-box One will be made available for all to play Minecraft.  We also have Minecraft LEGOs.  Fridays from 3:30 - 4:30 p.m.  Check our calendar for exact dates.

There will be many more events and activities coming in the future.  Hope to see you here!!


Tuesday, August 25, 2015

End of Summer Reading Party!!

We had our End of Summer Reading/Rescue Hero Party last night, and what a great success!!  Firemen, EMTs and Police Officers, plus their vehicles, kids, cake, a movie and prizes!  What more could we ask for!

(for graciously volunteering their time)

Tuesday, August 18, 2015

Newbery Challenge

We had a great time at our Newbery Challenge Pizza Party this year, although we were sad that only a few of the kids who completed the challenge could actually come to the party.  These happy smiles are only a few who read six of the Newbery winner or honor books this summer.  The more we have the more we learn about some of these great books, and we put them on our "must read" lists.

Anyway, congratulations to all who met the challenge!!
Thank you Reliant Community Credit Union for providing such great food!

Friday, August 14, 2015

Hero Read

Friday morning Fire Marshal Jeremiah Shufelt read some stories to kids about firefighters, firefighting, and Curious George at the fire station.  He graciously handed out coloring books, too!

Thank you to all our local heroes who have taken time out of their hero schedules to read to our kids this summer!!

Thursday, August 13, 2015

Week 6 of Summer

This week's Adult Summer Reader:  Bill Roland!!

Tail Waggin' Tutors, Macy and Tessa, heard a lot of stories this week.


We finished up our six weeks of story times with our own "Olympic" games!

And thank you, Phil Klingler, for another fun day Geocaching.  I heard from some it was the best of the summer!!


Monday, August 10, 2015

More of Week 5

Wow!!  The fun continued in week 5.................

Local hero Jim Bush read to the kids for our "Hero Read" program.  Jim is such a hero that he wrote his own book for the story time (The Almost Amazing Bernaldo....and his very tricky friends)and handed a copy to each kid who came.  They kids then got to "illustrate" the book themselves!  How wonderful is that!!

Later that afternoon, Dan the Snakeman came to share his love of snakes and other creatures.  Young and old enjoyed them all (sorta).

And on Sunday we welcomed Open Hand Theater and their presentation of "The Secret of the Puppet's Book".  What an amazing show!!  I hope we can have them back to share more of their puppet wizardry with us.


Thursday, August 6, 2015

Week 5 of Summer

We have had a busy, fun-filled summer so far this year!  We began with more Tail Waggin' Tutors.  This was Coupar's last week to enjoy the readers, but Macy and Tessa will be back for one more week.

Minecraft Mania is continuing to fill the house

and Phil Klingler was back with his popular Bridge Building.  He's been doing this long enough that little brothers and sisters of the first class are able to build their own bridges!

Congratulations to this week's Adult Summer Reader:  Kristin Kofahl!