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Thursday, June 9, 2016

Summer Reading is Almost Here!

On Your Mark, Get Set, Read!

Summer Reading starts June 20th!  We are REALLY excited about this summer.  Not only can you register and keep track of your books online but we have 18 bikes to give away at the end of the program. 

Special Programs:

June 20 at 2 PM  - Frogtown Mountain Puppeteers " The Headless Horseman of Sleepy Hollow"
July 19 at  11 AM -  Chewonki " The bugmobile"
August 5 at 11 AM - Steve Corning " Juggler and Entertainer Extraordinaire"

Weekly Programs:

Mondays @ 11 a.m.:              CRAFTING  WITH MARYANN

Tuesdays @ 11 a.m.:             Movie Extravaganza           

Wednesdays @ 10:15 a.m.:   Mother Goose with Megan!
Wednesdays @ 11 a.m.:       Tiny Tot Story Time with Megan!
Thursdays @ 11 a.m.:          DIANA’S STORY TIME

Fridays @ 11 a.m.:              GO CHEF SHANE!

Fridays @ 4 PM:                  LEGOS

Free Lunch for Children at 12 -1 PM Monday through Friday provided by The Summer food Service Program

Friday, July 24, 2015

Happy Birthday, Moon by Frank Asch

Book CoverThis classic children's book is about a bear who makes friends with the moon and gets it a birthday present. Parents and small children will enjoy the simplistic story line as they learn about friendship and the joy of gift giving.
Reserve Happy Birthday, Moon today

Monday, June 8, 2015

When Mermaids Sleep by Ann Bonwill

This whimsical, gentle, rhyming inner-connected story tells where various magical sleep. Readers will love the beautiful, rich illustrations as they see mermaids sleeping on coral beds and fairies curled up in flower blossoms. This fantastic book is a great bedtime for children of all ages
Book CoverReserve When Mermaids Sleep today.

Saturday, May 23, 2015

Summer Reading Program 2015

Grab your cape and your mask because this year's summer Reading Program is all about superheroes. 

We provide exciting books to read as well as guests, stories, songs, games, crafts and other activities. Programs are open to young people through fifth grade.  All events are free. Children may sign up as a reader or listener, or both. Registration begins June 22th.  Register at the Children’s Desk or online.

On, Monday, June 22nd @ 4 PM, the Frogtown Mountain Puppeteers will kick start our summer. Little Chucky heads to the Wild West to outwit outlaws in this cowboy adventure!  With a fistful of bananas, Chucky rides into town on his trusty goat for a showdown with Big Bad Bart and his gang of bandits.  (*please note that there are no guns in the show). “The Legend of the Banana Kid” features 20 hand-crafted glove, mouth and rod puppets, and a slew of flying and twirling Styrofoam bananas.! Length of show: approx. 45 minutes Recommended audience: ages 4 and up

Every day is filled with exciting things.
          Mondays @ 11 AM is Super Crafting with MaryAnn. Get your tool belt ready with these supercrafts by one of our favorite Super Heroes! Craft everything from shields, to puppets, to spider webs to help defend our city!
          Tuesdays @ 11 AM is Super Hero Story Time. Even the strongest super heroes need strong brains to fight crime! Get your brain trained by learning from the best super heroes in this story time filled with crafts, stories and songs!  (ages 5 and up)
          Wednesdays @ 10:15 AM is Mother Goose with Megan. Our littlest super heroes (0—2) get in on the action! This 20-minute story time will get your little one ready to be the side kick of any super hero! With books, bouncy rhymes and songs, don’t miss out on shaking the sillies out!
          Wednesdays @ 11 AM is Tiny Tots with Megan. As your super hero grows, so does the need for speed! Super stories,  songs, games, and crafts for your super toddler (ages 2—4)!
         Thursdays @ 11 AM is Meet a Read Hero and See a Superhero Movie. Hear a story from a local hero then join us as we watch a   “hero” movie with popcorn!! (List of movies available at the Children’s Desk.)
          Fridays @ 11 AM is Super Foods with Shane. It’s fudge! It’s Ice Cream! It’s SUPER FOOD!! Watch as Shane creates foods that WOW your taste buds! From super sweet to super sour and everywhere in between, you’ll have super strength from these super foods.

Our Summer Reading Finale will be on Friday, August 7th @ 11 AM. Are you ready for some SUPER SCIENCE?!?!?! We have our lab cape on and are ready to show off some super-cool super hero science! Outrunning bullet trains...super sped-up senses….robotic exoskeletons...telekinesis….we’ve got the coolest super powers covered! Join us for the Summer Reading Finale, as we welcome Mad Science of Maine as they experiment with some cool tools from their utility belt! Witness the Mad Scientist morphing into Magneto and attract metal objects to their lab coat! They even demonstrate their own jet pack to jump start your super power daydream!! (Disclaimer: they do not actually leave the ground with the jet pack.) Behind every super power, there is SCIENCE!  

Come back for another special event on Monday, August 10th @ 11 AM for Chewonki-Hero Adaptations. Many of the world's most beloved superheroes are inspired by animals living in your backyard! Ever wonder if their powers and abilities could actually exist in the natural world? We will present two of these iconic figures and draw connections between their powers and the adaptations of their animal counterparts. The fun concludes with a close-up look at a third live animal and the opportunity for participants to enter into a statewide contest to create their own owl-inspired superhero.

Thursday, March 26, 2015

April Vacation Fun at the Library

No plans for April Vacation? Then join the fun at the Library!

April 21, 2015@ 11:00-11:45 AM
Test out your singing voice on the library’s karaoke machine.  You can sing along to some great classic children’s songs or rock out to some catchy pop songs.

April 22, 2015 @11:00-11:45 AM
Plant your own fresh herbs to bring home and watch grow. Then, learn how to make some great food using the herbs you’ll be growing.

April 23, 2015, @11:00-11:45 AM
Celebrate Barbara Park’s birthday with games and treats taken from her Junie B. Jones books.

April 24, 2015 @11:00-11:45 AM
 Who loves Shel Silverstein? We love Shel Silverstein! Join the dynamic duo of Maryann and Mary as they bring Shel’s poetry to life!

Monday, December 1, 2014

December Fun at the Library!

Want to take a break from the holiday shopping and decorating? Then join us in the Youth Services Departments for some December Fun!

Monday, December 15 @ 4 p.m.
It's gonna be AWESOME! If you are a Lego-maniac you won't want to miss this!
 Come have some bricky fun!! (Ages 4 - 10)

             Tuesday, December 16 @ 4 p.m.         
Join us to make your own grass skirt, learn some hula moves, get down with LIMBO
 and enjoy "ono" luau snacks!

      PIRATE DAY!  
             Wednesday, December 17 @ 4 p.m.            
ARRRRR! Ready to chase away the winter blues?? Come have a swashbuckling good time with
 stories, crafts, and snacks! (Ages 4 -10).

Holiday FELT Ornaments
Thursday, December 18 @ 4 p.m.     
Create the perfect gift for someone special! Make an owl or bird out of colorful felt and decorate
 a bag to bring home your creation (Ages 3 - 10).

Gingerbread Workshop!
                Friday, December 19 @ 3 & 4 p.m.             
Everyone's favorite returns! Decorate your dream candy home with gumdrops and frosting! Fun for the whole family!
 This year we are offering two sessions! Please sign up by Friday, December 12.

Registration is required, call youth services at 947-8336 x 111, stop by the desk, or register online.

Monday, September 15, 2014

Fall Fun at the Library

Come celebrate fall with us at the Library! 

           Saturday, September 27 @ 2:30 p.m. It's an APPLE of a Party! You have been PICKED to help us celebrate the tasty apple! Join us for an afternoon of FUN! Games, crafts and snacks all to recognize this favorite fall treat!

Saturday, October 25 @ 2:30 p.m. PUMPKIN HARVEST!  You can come for the day, You can come for a flash, But come to have FUN, Pumpkin BASH! We are celebrating all things PUMPKIN! Yummy treats, a fun craft to take home, and games!

Saturday, November 15 @ 2:30 p.m. 50 YEARS of WONKA!  Charlie and the Chocolate Factory turns 50!! We're having a CHOC-TACULAR birthday party to celebrate Willy Wonka himself! Chocolate will flow from fountains! The wallpaper is edible! Candy, fun, games and more!