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Thursday, March 29, 2012

National Library Week

Come on in Sunday, April 1 - NO FOOLIN' YA! :) We'll help you find that book you're looking for.

We will be open 1 to 5pm !

Check back soon or visit our website for more National Library Week events EVERY day April 1 - April 7.

Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Spring Break Underway @ Fall Creek!

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!

Call 715.877.3334 for more information.

Fall Creek Public Library hours are:

Monday 10am-6pm
Tuesday 10am-6pm
Wednesday 10am-6pm
Thursday 10am-6pm
Friday 10am-4pm
Saturday 10am-1pm

See you @ the Library!

Monday, March 26, 2012

Butterflies Storytime & What's That Smell Storytime

Here is what we did on March 12 at Storytime:

Sign of the day: Butterfly
Hello Song
In My Flower by Sara Gillingham

Sock puppet acting out The Very Hungry Caterpillar The photo is similar to what we did. This photo is from Record-Journal.

10 Little Caterpillars by Bill Martin, Jr.

The Butterfly by Dr. Jean
Butterflies by Fran Howard

"Buzz, Buzz, Buzz," Went the BumbleBee by Colin West

Feltboard - Counting Butterfly
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10
Butterflies sitting on flowers.
10 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1
Butterfly hiding from a rain shower.
1 2 3 4 5 Once I caught a butterfly alive.
6 7 8 9 10 Then I let him go again.
5 Little Butterflies by Johnette Downing on her CD Boogie Woogie Bugs

What's That Smell was on March 21
Sign of the Day: Nose
Hello, How are You by Dr. Jean
We shared some of our favorite smells: grass, flowers, cereal, shampoo, and...COOKIES!
Who Stole the Cookies? by Judith Moffatt

Ch-Ch-CHo Chocolate Chip Cookies on CD Rockin' Reading Readiness. We danced around with ribbons, making circles and fun movements!

Mucky Moose by Jonathon Allen. Anytime I said "Mucky," the children plugged their noses and hollered "PPPEE EWWW!!"

Head, Shoulders, Knees, and Toes. We started out super slow and whispering, then faster and louder, faster and louder until we were out of breath and couldn't go any faster!
A Pet for Petunua by Paul Schmid

3 Little Smelly Skunks by Colleen and Uncle Squaty with felt skunks scarves.
Goodbye Songs

(We ran out of time for Mr. Blewitt's Nose by Alastair Taylor.)

Next Week, March 28, I will be out of town for a training. Storytime is cancelled. Join us on April 4 and the theme: Color My World! :)

Thursday, March 15, 2012

Lego Club Successful

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!

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Construction Update!

From Alyson, our Director:

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.

Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Down on the Farm

Here is the set-list from last week!

Sign of the day: barn
Hello Song
Counting Rope
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.

Monday, March 5, 2012


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