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Thursday, June 13, 2013

The Art Cart

Starting today, your children (and you!) can come in to make their own art creation. Please be respectful and supervise children as they use the art supplies and clean up afterward. The Art Cart will be available whenever Jenna is in the Library (except during library events and programs).

During the Summer, Jenna will typically be in the Library every other Monday all day, Tuesdays all day, Wednesday mornings, and Thursdays all day.

Come on in! Let your imagination run free in the Library!

Items will be periodically replenished and switched out.

Find The Art Cart near the Children's DVDs!

Wednesday, June 12, 2013

Storytime Is Back with a ROAR!

Our summer edition of storytime began today with I Dig Dinosaurs!

Hello, How Are You? by Dr. Jean

A dino lies under the surface
A dino lies under the sands
A dino lies under the surface
So let's dig it up with our hands.
Dig up, dig up, dig up this dino with me, with me.
Dig up, di up, oh dig up this dino with me.

Dinosaur Vs. the Library by Bob Shea - we all roared together!

Inside Outside Dinosaurs by Roxie Munro

With instruments and dancing, we listened to Joanie Bartel's song"Dinosaur Rock n Roll" on the CD Dancin' Magic

Chorale Reading Selection: Dinosaur Roar! by Paul and Henrietta Stickland

Game: One Dinosaur Went Out to Play - we sang the song and parents/children took turns with a dinosaur puppet in the middle of the circle. Excellent sharing and patience today!
One dinosaur went out to play
Upon a grassy hill one day
(S)He had such enormous fun
That (s)he called for another dinosaur to come.
(stomping feet)

After everyone had a turn:
All the dinosaurs went out to play
upon a grassy hill one day
They had such enormous fun
and, tired, they laid down in the sun.

Stomp, Dinosaur, Stomp by Margaret Mayo

Repeat the first fingerplay

Then we read a few selections from Robert Weinstock's Can You Dig It

Next week, our theme is I Dig Getting Dirty! Come join us!

Wednesday, June 5, 2013

June Book Club Choices!

As part of our 2013 Summer Reading Program, we have started BRAND NEW book clubs! Find your age group below to learn more then contact Fall Creek Public Library to pre-register. Don't forget to order or purchase your book and read it ahead of time.

Each book club will feature age-appropriate discussions followed by snacks, activities, and games related to the book! Much fun will be had!

An adult is not required to attend, but is recommended for elementary age children.

And without further ado...

Thursday, June 13 4pm Grades 9 - 12
Unwind by Neal Shusterman

This novel is featured in many young adult lists, including YALSA's Top Ten Quick Picks for Reluctant Readers.

Tuesday, June 18 5-545pm Grades K - 3
Trouble with Trolls by Jan Brett

Enjoy this picture book as a read-aloud or have your child read it on his or her own! Mischief will be had in the library at our book club party!

Tuesday, June 25 230-330 Grades 4 - 6
Dragonbreath: Lair of the Bat Monster by Ursula Vernon

This is book 4 in a series, but you do not need to read the first three in order to appreciate this humorous and adventurous book!

Thursday, June 27 4pm Grades 6+
Holes by Louis Sachar

A highly popular book by an even more popular author! We will have WAY too much fun at our party with this one!

So there you are! Sign up today by calling 715.877.3334 or using our sign up sheets outside the Library door!