Thursday, June 20, 2013

Free program on Tuesday for ages 8 through adult!


Tuesday, june 25
1:00-2:00 pm
In the large event room upstairs

Dr. zimmerman will share stories and slides of his experiences with mummies and with ancient Egyptian culture and burial practices. This program is in lieu of our regular meeting of the junior Egyptologists club and can accommodate 100 guests ages 8 and older. The program is free and no pre-registration is required, but you will need a ticket, which can be obtained between 12:30 and 1:00 on the day of the program. Everyone ages 8+ is welcome to attend!

Tuesday, June 18, 2013

StoryCrafts Books (6.18.13)

Hey, it's the summer "Dig Into Reading!" version of Pre/K story time, and we're still rockin' the best of our picture book collection. Check it out!

My Garden
story and illustrations by Kevin Henkes

If Henkes has ever produced a sub-par picture book I have yet to see it. This is one of his best, and it provided the inspiration for today's craft project.
The Gardener
story by Sarah Stewart
illustrations by David Small

Husband-and-wife Small and Stewart always produce books that are touching, funny, and engaging. This Depression-era epistolary story of a country girl who goes to live with her baker uncle in the big city is a charmer from start to finish.
Grandpa Green
story and illustrations by Lane Smith

Better-known for his hilarious collaborations with Jon Scieszka, like The Stinky Cheese Man and John, Paul, Ben, and George, Smith goes gentle with this story of a green-thumbed gardener told through the eyes of his loving grandson. The artwork is not to be missed.

Our art project today was to design a dream garden on paper, both above and beneath the ground, using markers and foam insects, and it produced some beautiful, creative, and zany results.

If you know someone ages 4-6 who loves stories and simple craft projects, please bring them along next Tuesday! StoryCrafts runs Tuesdays, 3:00-3:45 pm, from June 25 through August 5. Pre-registration is not required, but free tickets are, and the group size is limited to 18 participants. Tickets are available on the day of each class from 2:30 pm until they are gone or until the program begins at 3:00 pm, whichever occurs first. Children must be ages 4-6 and able to participate independently (without parents or caregivers).

Wednesday, June 12, 2013

Away From Home Gnome

We have a fun program at the library called "Away From-Home Gnome". We provide a picture of a gnome printed on cardstock. You color in the gnome and cut him (or her, are there girl gnomes?) out. When you go someplace fun like vacation, to the park, or to a friends house  take a picture of your gnome. Bring the picture back to us at the library and we will display the pictures. This is a picture of my gnome in my garden smelling my beautiful basil. I haven't gone on vacation yet so my gnome took a "staycation" in our back yard :-)
 Make sure you stop by the Children's Desk to pick up your gnome to color and look at our window of gnomes to see where they have been.

Monday, June 3, 2013

Summer Reading Lists

Dig into Summer Reading!!
Stop by the library and pick up the books on your required summer reading lists. Click the links below to find your list.

Local Schools:

Agnes Irwin Grades 5th-8th Grade

Archdiocese of Philadelphia Pre K-8th Grade

The Baldwin School 6th-8th Grade                                                   
The Episcopal Academy

Haverford School

Rosemont School of the Holy Child

Tredyffrin Easttown Middle School

Other Resources:

American Library Association