Thursday, October 16, 2014

After School Program Update

I am so proud of the kids who come over from the Intermediate School on Wednesday afternoons!  This week we were unable to use the community room because of the book sale set up, and we had to relocate to the teen section in the back of the library.  I explained the situation and ask that they be on their best behavior and use only quiet voices.  And, although they had been in classes all day, they exceeded my expectations on decibel level and politeness.  Thank you kids!  All 40 of you!

We tried something new this week - Jeopardy!  Stacey told me the kids would love it, and they did.  With a little modification (always learning) we are going to have to try this again in the near future.  So much fun!

In keeping with our Halloween theme, our movie on October 22 is Casper.   Movie Poster

Monday, October 13, 2014

Columbus Day Visitors

Wildlife Defenders visited us today!  It was a wonderful program where we learned how many animals defend themselves in the wild.  They were also lots of fun just to watch.  Many thanks to the Macedon Town Court for allowing us to use their courtroom for this special show.

 Don't forget, after school Wednesday, we are showing Spooky Buddies.  And Friday we will be meeting live tarantulas and learning spider facts in Amazing Spiders!, also at the Town Hall at 3:30 p.m.

Thursday, October 2, 2014

More kid stuff

We are continuing to have a great turn out and great fun with our Wednesday after school movie and activity! Our regular story times are also going well, but there is always room for more.

There will be no after school program next Wednesday, as there is only a half day of school.  But the following week promises to be quite busy here.  Mark your calendars:

Wildlife DefendersWe are having a special Columbus Day program to give you and the kids something to do on their day off.  Wildlife Defenders has a new fall show featuring a unique line-up of animals: "How do animals protect themselves?"  It will include a new line-up of animals, including an African crested porcupine, a dwarf mongoose, a toucan and others.  That will be Monday, October 13 at 1:00 p.m. in the Town Hall.

On Friday, October 17, we will host Amazing Spiders!, at 3:30 p.m. also at the Town Hall.  You will see live tarantulas and find out interesting facts about creepy, crawly spiders and be amazed as someone from the audience is transformed into an arachnid!

Spooky BuddiesAnd we will start a trio of Halloween movies after school on Wednesday, October 15, with Spooky Buddies.  In a race against a no good hound, the Buddies and their new friends, Pip, Zelda, Rodney, and Skip, must stop Warwick the Warlock and save the world from his dastardly deeds. Rated G, 88 minutes.


All this, and our semi-annual book sale, too!  October 16, 17 & 18, regular library hours.  

Thursday, September 25, 2014

After School Wednesdays

WOW!  What a great turn out when I went to pick the kids up from the Intermediate School!  I had so much fun with them, once we figured out how it was all going to work.

Just a reminder, we'll pick them up from school and walk them to the library, give them some popcorn (which we'll start making earlier since there was such a delay), read a book, watch a movie and do a short activity.  The children must be picked up by 6:00 p.m., although there is no formal dismissal time.  Also, we only give them 1/2 lunch bag of popcorn.  Please feel free to pack an additional snack and drink box for them.
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Next week, October 1, we'll be watching The Muppets Most Wanted!

Thursday, September 18, 2014

Wednesday After School Movie & Activity

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I am so excited to start our after school Wednesday program for the kids in the Intermediate School!  We'll pick them up from school and show a movie, feed them popcorn, and have another fun activity! 3rd through 5th graders from other districts and home schoolers are invited, too. The possibilities are endless!

Our first week, October 24th, we will be showing the very popular, original Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory.  Rated G  98 min.

Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Exciting Fall News!

Wow!  That was a busy summer! Between children, teens and adults we had 95 activities with an attendance of 1,223 people!  I never had a chance to sit down and write on this blog, but I have made promises to myself that this fall I will be better.

As you know, we have a new Director at the Macedon Public Library.  Stacey Wicksall has come in and made some exciting changes.  Please check out our calendar for all of the upcoming events this fall!

We start next week with a new story time schedule and format:
Mondays:  Little Sprouts (ages 2-3) meet with Ms. Dibble at 10:30 a.m.
Tuesdays:  Seedlings (up to 18 months) meet with Miss Nina at 10:30 a.m.
                   Big Sprouts (ages 4-5) meet with Mrs. K at 2:00 p.m.

On Wednesdays we are having an after school program for kids in grades 3-5 starting at 3:00 p.m.  Mrs. K will read a book then we'll watch a movie, have a snack and do an activity or craft.  Kids must be picked up by 6:00 p.m.  There is information available at the Pal-Mac Intermediate School about this program, however children in these grades from other school districts and home schoolers are also invited.

Choo-Choo Saturdays is for children in Kindergarten to 2nd grade starting at 1:00 p.m.  A story will be read while the kids play with our extensive train collection in the Community Room.  This is a great opportunity for the kids to socialize through themed, unstructured play in a relaxed, safe environment!

At 10:30 Saturday mornings we are offering "Whimsical Arts and Crafts" for children ages 5-12, where children can flex their creative muscles making some fun projects.  Registration is required.

And we haven't forgotten the teens!  Monday afternoons they can meet from 3:00 to 6:00 p.m., where they will do a variety of fun activities, including watching movies, making movies being crafty.  Also, one Thursday night a month we will host "Bad Movie Night".  Teens and adults will enjoy a delightfully bad movie while snacking on Mark's pizza.  Bring your cell phones and tablets because you can text your comments to the screen!

Thursday, July 17, 2014

2nd Week of Fizz Boom Read!

We are continuing the fun................
Our annual Bridge Building class thanks to Phil Klingler, where bridges were made, both large and small

and "Balloon Crazy" where some of us learned to make balloon dogs, and others built a house!