Children and families are welcome to our many Spring Break activities! Try your hand at weaving yarn on a loom. All ages can try it out! Come in every day to see how it looks and add on to the creation. Let's work together to make it grow!
Today through Thursday we are offering new crafts and activities to choose from: 3D flowers, mustache matching, make your own Dr. Seuss book, and more!
Today, Tuesday, we have the Wii Out 330-5pm! MANY ATTACHMENTS AND GAMES TO CHOOSE FROM!
Come back on Thursday 330-5pm for another shot at Wii games!
We have had two months of Lego Club - complete with scavenger hunts, building challenges, take-homes, teambuilding, and solo building. Ages 5 and older are welcome to register for our once a month club. Please remember to leave your personal toys and LEGOs at home.
Next month we'll have a building challenge of grand proportions!
Construction at FCPL is complete! After five months of tearing down and building back up, FCPL has added several hundred square feet of public space. We removed the wall between the former police department and the library, fixed the floor, walls, and ceiling, painted, and moved storage and staff rooms to a new private area. As a result, the children/youth section has expanded dramatically. A special thanks to the many volunteers who shared their enthusiasm and expertise in order to help us accomplish all of this work!
The new space will allow us to comfortably implement new activities, such as our grant-funded plan to provide services to young children on the autism spectrum and their caregivers. Thank you for your patience while we remodeled, and stay tuned for additional reorganization as we settle in.
Please join us on Saturday, April 7 10:00-noon for an Open House. Details to follow.
Sign of the day: barn
A Farmyard Song: A Traditional Song illustrated by Robin Mudie
I Know a Chicken by Laurie Berkner on her CD The Best of The Laurie Berkner Band- we danced around and shook our eggs!
Chickens to the Rescue by John Himmelman
Old MacDonald had a Barn - we used the newly learned sign for "barn" and felt pieces
Farm Flu by Theresa Bateman
5 Clean Pigs felt
(to the tune of 5 Green and Speckled Frogs)
5 pigs so squeaky clean,
Cleanest pigs you've ever seen,
Wanted to go outside and play (shout:) IN THE MUD!
1 jumped into the mud,
landed with a great big THUD (clap or stomp)!
Now there are 4 pigs squeaky clean (oink oink)
On the Farm by Johnette Downing on her CD Wild and Wooolly Wiggle Songs - I handed out cards with one item from the song. We stood in a circle. When our animal or item was mentioned, we bounced up and down. Boy did my legs get some good exercise! (I had the first two: hill and farm.)
Goodbye Songs: Big Books, Little Books AND The Other Day.
Next Storytime: Butterflies!
FYI - due to low attendance at our Afternoon Storytimes, they are all cancelled for the future.
Reminder - Storytime is cancelled on March 28 as Jenna will be at a training from 9-3:30pm.
Due to winter conditions, this Wednesday storytime was cancelled. Tomorrow's Storytime theme is Down on the Farm!
Head's Up: Jenna will be attending an all-day training on March 28. Storytime will be cancelled on March 28. The training concerns how libraries can assist children with special needs and their families. I look forward to learning how we can improve our physical space, provide more programs that promote inclusion, and to implement these standards and ideas. If you have any questions or would like to learn more, do not hesitate to contact me. My e-mail is firstname.lastname@example.org