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Monday, January 30, 2012

Pre-Super Bowl Silent Auction Items

Place your bets! Place your bets! Shhhhh! Silently....during Library Hours, place your bids on numerous items in our Pre-Super Bowl Silent Auction. All proceeds will help fund our programming and services for the public. The auction ends on Saturday, February 4th. Please only call the Library to place bids if you are physically unable to get to the Library.

Thank you for your support! (and good luck!)

Opposite Day

This week Storytime was at both Little Lambs and the Library. Storytime at Little Lambs consists of 20 minutes of stories, songs, and games. This week's game at Little Lambs was playing follow the leader with multi-cultural puppets. I sang a song about opposites and they copied what I did (jump high, crouch low, run in place, stand still, etc.). The children got a big kick out of that! Now for the set-list:

Signs of the day were up and down.
"Hello, How are You" by Dr. Jean
Counting Rope
Here a Chick, There Chick by Bruce McMillan

Turn-Around by Hap Palmer on his CD, Getting to Know Myself

Black? White! Day? Night! by Laura Vaccaro Seeger

A quick Opposites Poem I made up. We acted it out with puppets they chose from the puppet tree.
Up, down, turn around.
In, out, turn about.
Here, there, everywhere.
Stand, sit. That's it.

I'm Big: A fun book of opposites by Neil Morris

Opposites by Greg & Steve on their CD, Fun & Games

Build it Up & Knock it Down by Tom Hunter

But Not the Hippopotumus by Sandra Boynton

We reviewed the signs of the day.
Goodbye Songs: "Big Book, Little Books" and "The Other Day"

Next week our theme is My Family. Storytime will NOW be at the Library at 9:30 am every Wednesday and repeated the 1st and 3rd Wednesdays at 330pm.

Don't forget about our spring reading-for-fun "Star Readers" program. Attend any storytime to earn your stars! Once the group reads 200 books we will have a party!

Thursday, January 26, 2012

Pre-Super Bowl Silent Auction - Come Support Fall Creek Library

Fall Creek Public Library holds a number of fundraising events during the year, and we are always looking for new and different ways to appeal to the community.  To “kick off” our efforts we will hold a Super Bowl fundraiser and silent auction.  We anticipate that public interest will be high and are gearing up for an enthusiastic response.
The silent auction will begin on January 30. Bids will be accepted during regular business hours: Monday-Thursday 10am -6pm; Friday 10am-4pm; Saturday 10am-noon. Auction items include Eau Claire Crush season passes, a For the Baby Gift Basket, a Super Bowl Party Treats Basket, Wisconsin Teams Basket, and an autographed Packer Football. For detailed items, please contact Jenna at . A special thanks to Scheel’s, Eau Claire Crush, Fall Creek Corner Store, Action City, and anonymous donors for providing auction items.

We will announce highest bidders during a Family Fun Sports Day on February 4, 2012. The public is invited to this free event to post final bids, meet with local football players, and participate in family-friendly crafts and games. Snacks and refreshments will be provided. This event will be in the Fall Creek Library from 10am-noon. Fall Creek Public Library is located at 122 East Lincoln Ave in Fall Creek.

Monday, January 23, 2012

Today is National Pie Day!

Today we celebrated National Pie Day with a cele-taste-ion!

We talked about easy microwavable pies for after-school snacks. You can find one recipe here:

Tasters tried Andes Mint, Pumpkin Cream, Dutch Apple, and Chocolate Cream pies. Most people said the Andes Mint was there favorite. As for least favorite, it was a tie between Chocolate Cream and Pumpkin Cream.

(My favorite is the Andes Mint!)

Come visit the Library to see our display of "My dream pie" made by a few of the tasters!

Friday, January 20, 2012

Thesaurus Day - January 18

Today we discovered words that mean the same, such as happy and glad, sad and blue, big and huge. Due to the weather, attendance was low and we had a very young audience. We didn't get to everything on the setlist due to the age group shift. They really enjoyed all the songs, though!

Hello Song: Hello, How Are You by Dr. Jean
Counting Rope: 2 storytimes
Sign of the Day: Star
Big, Bigger, Biggest by Nancy Coffelt

If You're Happy and You Know
Sing the song, replacing each stanza with the following:
1. If you're happy and you know it clap your hands.
2. If you're glad and you know it stomp your feet.
3. If you're jubilant and you know it hug yourself.
4. If you're cheerful and you know it turn around.
5. If you're thrilled and you know it jump up and down.
6. If you're delighted and you know it touch your toes.
7. If you're happy and you know it sit back down.

The Pickle is Dilly, Cool, and Chi;lly! by Tracy Kompelien

Feltstory Napping House by Audrey Wood

Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star
Sing the song normally, then replace twinkle with:
Glimmer, Glimmer
Sparkle, Sparkle
Shine, Shine
What else can we think of?

Chicken Cheeks by Michael Ian Black

Review sign of the Day: Star
Wave Goodbye by Colleen and Uncle Squaty. From their CD Shake It Down

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Winter Puppet Show Clip

Many thanks to Angie for setting up the videocamera and putting together this YouTube clip. Enjoy part of our Winter Puppet Show:

Many thanks to Angie, Anne, Irene, and Violet: our wonderful puppeteers!

More clips to come!

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Storytime Resumes!

Storytime began again today! A big Happy New Year to our Library families. Do not forget: starting in February, we will now offer an afternoon Storytime on the 1st and 3rd Wednesday of the month. Storytime will begin at 3:30pm. All afternoon storytimes will be a repeat of the morning storytime's activities. If you are busy in the morning, stop by in the afternoon! School-aged children are welcome.

January 11 Storytime: Clothing

Everybody wears clothing! There are clothes for your feet, your seat, your toes and nose! Clothes for outdoor play, work, and sleeping! Some animals even wear clothes! This is what we did today:

Counting Rope
Sign of the day: clothes
Hello Song: We have a new one! Hello, How are You by Dr. Jean
Max's New Suit by Rosemary Wells

Song: Head, Shoulders, Knees, and Toes by Diane Taraz
This version adds a fun new verse (ankles, elbows, feet and seat..) that was fun and amusing!

Joseph Had a Little Overcoat by Simms Taback. First we read Taback's story. Then, using Indianhead Federated Library System's Joseph doll, we acted out the story. Children took turns changing Joseph's clothes as they got "old and worn." What a hit!

Song: Goofy Hat Dance by Greg & Steve. I brought in various hats. We danced around, wearing hats and making goofy faces!

Blue hat, Green hat by Sandra Boynton. Each time the turkey appeared, the children gobble gobbled.

Animals Should Definetely NOT Wear Clothing by Judi Barret

Goodbye Songs: Big Books then The Other Day I Read a Book

Next Week: January 18 is National Thesaurus Day. We'll take a look at different words that mean the same thing!

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Winter Puppet Show

 A hearty thank you and a great big high five to our volunteers for helping put on a successful and entertaining puppet show back in December! Check out the photos! Coming soon: links to watch pieces of our puppet show!

Old MacDonald had a Farm .... with a donkey!

Storybook characters look for work... including this little pig.

Polar Bear, Polar Bear What do you Hear? by Eric Carle

Three Little Frogs and the Big, Bad Shark