2. EVENTS & ACTIVITIES
Clothes Closet: Free! Drop off Donations for All Ages at the Library!
World Cuisine Night for February.
Our Country Selection for this month’s World Cuisine Night is China. This will be held at the library February 14th, 2019 at 6:30pm. Bring an authentic Chinese dish, a recipe card, and a little history on that dish to share.
World Cuisine Night.
Your McCune Osage Township Library was established 50 years ago by caring, forward looking individuals to serve the people of the community.
1968 ~ 2018
Come and help celebrate the 50 year anniversary
Saturday, March 17, 2018
1:00 to ……..
Entertainment: Aunt B & Friends
Utilize your library & museum.
Be a part of what’s going on.
This is where it’s happening
Easter Egg Hunt Winners
I want to say thanks to our Easter Bunny you did a great job and all
the kiddos loved having you here.
Pics from Other Story Times
Upcoming Story Times
On the Farm Story Time
Today we read Duck on a Bike by David Shannon & Giggle Giggle Quack by Doreen Cronin. We created Ducks and Chickens with just our hands and some paint. Not as messy as it sounds. And for refreshments we had some more cupcakes and juice.
I Have a Dream Story Time
Today we read Martin Luther King Jr. by Marion Dane Bauer and My Big Brother Martin by Christine King-Farris. We also created our own peace symbols out of paper plates and watercolor paints. For our refreshments we had cupcakes and juice.
Frozen Movie Matinee!
We showed our first movie on our new projector for the kiddos to come and watch. The McCune Kids Library Club also sold hotdogs and chips for lunch. Thanks to all who participated.
Fun with Santa!
Santa came to visit all the good boys and girls at the annual Christmas Bazaar! He passed out a free book and treat bags and I have it on good authority that he will be back next year.
Happy Thanksgiving Story Time
During this story time we all learned why turkeys are afraid of thanksgiving! We read 10 Fat Turkeys and Turkey Trouble. We also created our own turkeys out of our hands and Froot Loops and the refreshment turkey cookies turned out wonderful thanks to the help of Nichole Smith.
2014 Halloween Party!!!!
This years Halloween Party was so much fun. Everyone had a great time. Adults included. I want to give a big thank you to Nichole Smith, Matthew Smith and Tony Gray for helping run the games for this party. Another big thank you to Martha Parsons, Zelda McColm, and Kathy Coonrod for judging the costume contest. And finally Mr. Roy Parsons for being our wonderful photographer.
Our Costume Winners were:
In 0-4 years
1st Place: Princess Ariel
2nd Place: Princess Auna
3rd Place: Cow Girl
Most Original: Cow Boy
Funniest: Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle
Best Costume: Pink Poodle (shredded her fur)
Don’t mind the moms the turtle and the poodle wouldn’t stay put
(scooby doo is photo bombing again this year)
In ages 5 to 7
1st Place: Football Player
2nd Place: Witch
3rd Place: Spider Man Ninja
Funniest: Scooby Doo Ninja (lost his mask)
Most Original: Baseball Girl
Scariest: Zombie (not present he was hungry)
Best Costume: Tooth Fairy
In the 8 and up ages
1st Place: Darth Vader
2nd Place: Mine Craft Video Game Man (not present in pic he was rebooting)
3rd Place: Middle School Math Teacher
Scariest #1: Scream
Scariest #2: Deamon
Most Original: Queen Marie of Planet Pluto
Best Costume: Eskimo
Who Sailed the Ocean Blue? Story time Pics
The Libri Foundation Books for Children Book List
Ant & Grasshopper by Luli Gray- With the coming of Winter when a cold and hungry Grasshopper turns up at Ant’s home, he gets the door slammed in his face. But Ant is troubled by his treatment of Grasshopper with a growing empathy and the realization of friendship. Ant rescues Grasshopper just before he perishes in the snow.
Bink & Gollie by Kate DiCamillo- Bink and Gollie are devoted friends despite being complete opposites.
Bink & Gollie: Best Friends Forever by Kate DiCamillo- In the first of three new stories, Gollie finding a photo of her great aunt wearing a crown, decides she is of royal blood. Unfortunately, her queenly airs are a royal pain to Bink. In story two, Bink wonders what it would be like to be tall like Gollie. While her purchase of a stretch-o-matic device doesn’t quite turn out as planned, she still finds a way to be satisfied with her purchase. In the third story, Bink and Gollie decide to get their names in a guiness-type book of record holders.
Bink & Gollie: Two for One by Kate DiCamillo- Best friends Bink and Gollie head to the State Fair. Bink unsuccessfully to coin a prize. Gollie enters a talent contest, but suffers from stage fright. After the girls have their fortunes read, they realize that the future doesn’t matter too much as long as they have each other.
Diary of a Fly by Doreen Cronin- Fly records her first day of school, her visit to her aunt who is stuck on the wrong side of the screen door, and her adventures with pals, Spider and Worm.
Diary of a Spider by Doreen Cronin- Through diary entries, young Spider shares her life as he learns not to fall asleep in shoes and to be aware of vacuums, worries about a sleepover at Worms and tries to make Fly feel better after a thoughtless remark by Daddy Long legs.
Diary of a Worm by Doreen Cronin- In this worm’s-eye view of the world, a charming little baseball-capped earthworm describes his life, which includes playing with his friend Spider, going to school, watching out for people digging for bait, and interacting with his warm, loving parents and sister.
Extra Yarn by Mac Barnett- When young Annabelle discovers a small box filled with colorful yarn, she knits herself a sweater. There’s still yarn left over so she continues knitting sweaters for her family, her friends, her teachers and even the buildings in town. when a dastardly archduke, arrives, demanding her magical box of yarn, Annabelle refuses to give it to him.
The Extraordinary Mark Twain (According to Susy) by Barbara Kelly- According to Susy, people were just plain wrong about her papa. They though they knew Mark Twain but they didn’t really know him. And so, in secret, 13 year old Susy wrote her own biography of Mark Twain.
Mail Harry to the Moon by Robie Harris- Upset with having to share toys, Grandma etc, with baby Harry, his older brother suggest a number of ways his parents could make his life perfect again-including “Mailing Harry to the Moon.” But when it looks like his parents may have done just that, he embarks on a daring rescue mission in his laundry basket spaceship.
Max’s Words by Kate Banks- When his older brothers decide to collect stamps and coins, Max decides to become a collector too. He decides to collect words cutting them out of newspapers and magazines. He sorts them by category (size, color, type). He also arranges and rearranges them in order to create different stories.
Mercy Watson Fights Crime by Kate DiCamillo- When Mercy Watson, pig extraordinaire, hears someone in the kitchen late at night, she naturally decides to join them for a midnight snack. But instead of hot buttered toast, Mercy finds a little man in a ten-gallon hat stealing the toaster and other household items.
Mercy Watson: Princess in Disguise by Kate DiCamillo- It’s Halloween and Mercy Watson, dressed as a beautiful princess, is going trick or treating for some hot buttered toast. As usual, chaos follows in her wake, but all ends happily.
Mercy Watson: Something Wonky this Way Comes by Kate DiCamillo- Mr. and Mrs. Watson are sure Mercy will find the movie When Pigs Fly inspirational, so they all head to the drive-in in the family’s pink convertible. Mercy, However, is much more drawn to the irresistible scent of buttered popcorn wafting out of cars with their windows down. When the Watson’s realize their pig is missing, the chase is on. Even though no one gets to see the movie all ends happily, with buttered toast at home.
Mercy Watson Thinks Like a Pig by Kate DiCamillo- Mercy can’t stop herself from eating all of the petunias her elderly neighbors, Eugenia and Baby have just planted. Furious, Eugenia calls animal control. Will Officer Francine Poulet be forced to arrest mercy?
Mercy Watson to the Rescue by Kate DiCamillo- Mercy the pig, a beloved member of the Watson family, is a happy little porker, especially when she’s fed lots of her favorite food: hot toast piled with butter. Tucked into bed with a song and a kiss, Mercy is fine until the lights go out. Afraid of the dark, the scared pig crawls into bed with the Watson’s. When the bed breaks under the additional weight a series of humorous events are unleashed, concluding with Mercy being declared a heroine.
Miss Brooks Loves Books! (and I Don’t) by Barbara Bottner- Bursting with enthusiasm, Librarian Miss Brooks enthralls all her listeners-except for one, the first grade narrator. Can she find just the right book to win over a child who’s determine not to be won over?
On, No! by Candace Fleming- In this read-aloud treat, Frog falls into a deep hole and is joined by a succession of animals who fall in trying to help him. Oh, no! And what will happen when tiger come by?
Oh! What a Surprise by Suzanne Bloom- Goose and Bear are making surprise gifts for one another. Little fox is hoping beyond hope that one of the gifts is for her. But even though she isn’t sure she’s getting a gift, she gets into the spirit and makes a surprise gift for her friends.
Slowly, Slowly, Slowly, “Said the Sloth” by Eric Carle- As a sloth slowly makes his way through his leisurely day, a multitude of other rain-forest inhabitants observe him as they go about their business.
A Splendid Friend, Indeed by Suzanne Bloom- A touching friendship blossoms between a quiet, contemplative, and very patient polar bear and an exuberant, talkative, inquisitive goose.
Journey by Aaron Becker- A lonely girl draws a magic door on her bedroom wall and through it escapes into a world where wonder, adventure and danger abound. Red Marker in hand, she creates a boat, a balloon and a flying carpet that carry her on a spectacular journey toward an uncertain destiny.
Juvenile Fiction and Young Adults
Al Capone Does My Homework by Gennifer Choldenko- When the family apartment burns down after his father’s promotion to associate warden, Moose Flanagan has a mystery to solve: Who did it?
Al Capone Does My Shirts by Gennifer Choldenko- In 1935, 12-year-old Moose Flanagan’s father takes a job as an electrician on Alcatraz Island. Moose soon finds his life full of family drama, as well as humorous moments and memorable characters, including the island’s most famous resident, Al Capone.
Al Capone Shines My Shoes by Gennifer Choldenko- In this worthy sequal, 12-year-old Moose Flanagan receives terse messages in his laundry from Inmate#85 (Al Capone), who helped get Natalie, Moose’s beloved developmentally disabled older sister, into a special school. Now, Al is expecting a favor in return.
The Case of the Peculiar Pink Fan: An Enola Holmes Mystery by Nancy Springer- Enola Holmes faces her toughest case yet when she tries to save Lady Cecily Alistair from an arranged marriage. Her only clue is half a message written in invisible ink on a pink paper fan.
Caught by Margaret Peterson Haddix- Sent back to 1902 to return Albert Einstein’s daughter, Lieserl, to her rightful place in history, Jonah and Katherine run into trouble with Mieva, Einstein’s wife, who seems to know entirely too much about time travel.
Counting by 7s by Holly Goldberg Sloan- When her adoptive parents are killed, “highly gifted” 12-year-old Willow Chase, who is obsessed with plants, medical conditions, and the number 7, must find a “new normal.”
The Crowfield Curse by Pat Walsh- Sent 1347 England, 14-year-old William has been living as a servant at the local monastery since his parents death 18 months earlier. When he finds a strange creature caught in a trap, he saves its life. The creature claims to be a hobgoblin- visible only to those with the sight. Shortly thereafter, when two strangers appear at the abbey intent upon finding an angel said to be buried in the nearby woodlands, Will finds himself drawn into the dangerous world of Old Magic.
The Crowfield Demon by Pat Walsh- William continues struggling to harness his new-found powers (the ability to see into the spirit world) while he and his friends (a monk, hobgoblin, and a warrior fay from another world) are drawn into another battle between good and evil.
Darth Paper Strikes Back: An Origami Yoda Book by Tom Angleberger- Now in 7th grade, Dwight finds himself in danger of being kicked out of school for good. He blames Harvey and his rival finger puppet, Darth Paper, for his predicament. Origami Yoda’s last bit of advice to Tommy, Dwight’s best friend, is that he should build a supporting file to present to the school board on Dwight’s behalf.
Dead End in Norvelt by Jack Gantos- In this semi-autobiographical tale, it’s the summer of 1962 and 12-year-old Jack is “grounded for Life,” until his mother decides he should help his elderly neighbor, who just happens to write the obituaries for the local newspaper. Jack gets caught up in the stories she has to tell about their historic, utopian town (it was founded by Eleanor Roosevelt on the principles of sustainable farming) and the people who live there.
Found by Margaret Peterson Haddix- A plane appears out of nowhere, filled with 36 babies and no crew. After the babies are deplaned the craft disappears. 13 years later, adoptee Jonah’s new friend Chip, also adopted, starts receiving letters. The first says, “You are one of the missing.” The second says, “Beware! They’re coming back to get you.” Who’s coming back to get them? And why is the FBI involved? And why is the FBI involved? And what happens when you’re faced with two alternatives and both are horrifying?
From Norvelt to Nowhere by Jack Gantos- Following an explosion and a new crime by an old murderer, 12-year-old Jack finds himself on a havoc-ridden road trip with elderly Miss Volker as they chase the oddest of outlaws in this story of roots, revenge and the power of friendship.
Gathering Blue by Lois Lowry- In an alternative society, crippled Kira is chosen, against the wishes of many, for the highly regarded job of repairing and restoring the embroidered robe worn by the Singer during the annual Gathering. After her friends return from gathering plants that make the blue dye Kira needs for the robe and tells of the world beyond the village, Kira realizes the Guardians have lied to the villagers in order to exploit them. Kira’s next decision may alter the lives of everyone and everything she knows.
The Girl Who Could Fly by Victoria Forester- Born to plain farm folks, Piper is a surprise to her conformity-loving parents when she shows a talent for flying. Isolated and lonely Piper is thrilled when her homeschooling parents relent and take her to the community picnic. But when Piper flies up to catch a ball during a game, her world comes crashing down as her dreams of acceptance are dashed. Then empathetic Dr. Hellion arrives and offers Piper a chance to go to school with other children who have special talents. But all is not what it seems.
The Giver by Lois Lowry- Young Jonas learns all is not what it seems in his utopian society of the future. Selected to be the Receiver of Memories, Jonas discovers both the dark side of human life and unknown joys.
King of the Mound: My Summer with Satchel Paige by Wes Tooke- It’s 1935 and Nick, who used to be his youth league’s best pitcher, returns home from a year spent in the polio ward of the Mayo Clinic. His Father, a catcher for the Bismark Churchills, a semipro team, considers his leg-brace wearing son a cripple who will never amount to anything. Fortunately for Nick, Satchel Paige joins the team for the summer. As he talks to Paige and watches him endure the injustice of racial prejudice, he realizes that Paige is right: the only thing holding him back is his own fear of failure.
Lawn Boy by Gary Paulsen- In this tall tale of entrepreneurship, the narrator’s grandmother gives him an old riding lawn mower for his 12th birthday. Wanting to earn enough money to buy an inner tube for his bike, he gets his first job mowing a lawn. The next day, he has 8 jobs. Soon he has a dozen employees, a stock portfolio worth thousands, sponsorship of a rising prizefighters and has attracted the attention of a least one unsavory character.
The Lost Hero by Rick Riordan- Teens Jason, Piper and Leo must quickly come to terms with not only the new-found knowledge that they are demigods, each having a parent who is either a Roman god or goddess, but also with their own unique abilities. They only have 3 days to rescue Hera, Queen of the Gods, which means battling wits against Medea, King Midas, and a giant cannibal, all while crossing the country, sometimes flying on a mechanical 60-foot dragon.
The Magician’s Elephant by Kate DiCamillo- When 10-year-old orphan Peter Augustus Duchene asks a fortune teller if his sister is alive, her answer sends him on a remarkable series of adventures.
The Mark of Athena by Rick Riordan- As Annabeth prepares to join Percy after an absence of 6 months, she worries that he might have changed. What if he was now attached to Roman ways? And who will join her in her quest to avenge her mother which requires 7 demigods to find-and then close- the Doors of Death?
Messenger by Lois Lowry-Once Village welcomed newcomers especially those who were disabled. Now a sinister force is at work and the villagers have decided to close their community to outsiders. Matty must risk everything to travel Forest and deliver the message of Village’s closing to Kira. He must also decide whether or not to sacrifice himself to save all that he has known and loved.
Mudshark by Gary Paulsen- 12-year-old Lyle Williams, aka Mudshark, loves reading, observing the work, and is know for his ability to find lost articles. So when all the erasers disappear from the classrooms, he’s asked to solve the mystery by the school’s principal. And, with a little help from a wacky assortment of classmates a psychic parrot, he does.
My One Hundred Adventures by Polly Horvath- Jane and her family spend every summer at a beach house on the coast of Massachusetts. But the 12-year-old is tired of every summer beingÂ exactly the same and she longs adventure-100 of them to be exact. Although she falls short of her goal, each new adventure she does experience brings her closer to understanding herself.
The Mysterious Benedict Society by Trenton Lee Stewart- After responding to an ad recruiting “gifted children looking for special opportunities,” 11-year-old orphan Reynie Muldoon and 3 other children find themselves trying to save the world from master criminal, Mr. Curtain, and his young trainees.
The Mysterious Benedict Society and the Perilous Journey by Trenton Lee Stewart- Reunited for a celebratory scavenger hunt, Reynie, Kate, Sticky and Constance are forced to go on an unexpected search- to find Mr. Benedict, who’s been captured by his evil twin, Mr. Curtain.
The Mysterious Benedict Society and the Prisoner’s Dilemma by Trenton Lee Stewart- In the 3rd and perhaps final book, Reynie, Constance, Kate and Sticky try to figure out the conundrum known as the Prisoner’s Dilemma. It becomes more than an academic exercise as the foursome find their lives in danger once again.
No Talking by Andrew Clements- Known as “The Unshushables” because of their constant talking and boisterous behavior, 5th grader Dave and his classmates are the bane of their teachers’ existence. But after Dave reads a book about Mahatma Gandi and his practice of keeping silent one day a week, he and the other boys challenge Dave’s nemesis, Lynsey and the other girls to keep silent for 48 hours. When their principal gets involved, Dave and Lynsey’s game suddenly has serious consequences.
Okay for Now by Gary Schmidt- After his abusive dad loses another job, Doug has to say goodbye to his friends, his school, and the life he knew as the family moves to yet another town. His older brother is fighting in Vietnam, his middle brother is a hoodlum and his mother is quiet and enduring. The two bright spots in his life are his weekly visits to the library, where the librarian is teaching him to draw using Audubon Birds of America as the model and Lil, the grocer’s daughter.
The Red Pyramid by Rick Riordan-Carter Kane, age 14 and resembling their African American father and his sister Sadie, age 12 and resembling their Caucasian mother, are more like distant relatives than siblings. Since their mother’s death, Sadie only sees her brother and father 2 times a year. she lives a normal life in London with her grandparents. Carter lives a vagabond life as he follows his brilliant Egyptologist father around the world while he studies ancient Egyptian artifacts. The story, which is told from Sadie and Carter’s point of view in alternating chapters, begins during 1 of Sadie’s visits. The action starts immediately with astounding displays of magic and the disappearance of their father. Together, Carter and Sadie must find their father and rescue the world from evil forces he unwittingly released from the Rosetta Stone.
Risked by Margaret Peterson Haddix- Jonah and Katherine journey to 1918 to return Alexei and Anastasia Romanov to history and then save them from the Russian Revolution. But what hope do they have of saving Alexis and Anastasia’s lives when the 21st century has DNA proof of their deaths?
Sabotaged by Margaret Peterson Haddix- Jonah and Katherine are whisked away to the ill-fated Roanoke Colony, along with Andrea, who is really Virginia Dare, the first English Child to have been born there. Along the way, they lose the Elucidator so they aren’t really sure where or when they are and what they’ve been sent back to do.
The Secret of the Fortune Wookiee: An Origami Yoda Book- With Dwight attending Tippett Academy for the semester, the kids McQuarrie Middle School are on their own. Then Sara says she received a gift from Dwight-a paper fortune teller in the form of Chewbacca.
The Seer of Shadows by Avi- In 1872 New York City, 14-year-old Horace is apprenticed to a photographer who decides to enhance his reputation by becoming a “spirit photographer.” Of course, he;s faking the ghostly images. But what happens when one of the ghosts not only turns out to be real but is intent on revenge and murder?
Sent by Margaret Peterson Haddix- Snatched from their current 21st century lives, Alix and Chip have been sent back to their rightful place in 15th century England. Turns out Chip is really Edward V, King of England, and Alex is his younger brother. Will knowing their future help them avoid becoming “The Princess in the Tower,” who were imprisoned and killed by their Uncle Richard. And what about their friends Jonah and Katherine, who were accidentally sent back to 1483 with them? Will they be able to help the boys “fix time” and return home?
Son by Lois Lowry- 14-year-old Claire is a birth-mother. Her only job is to have babies. But after the birth of her son, someone forgets to give Claire the pills that everyone in the community takes-the ones that suppress feelings and individuality. Without the pills, Claire begins to long for her son and takes every opportunity to see him. When he disappears, she realizes that she must risk everything to find him.
Storm Runners by Roland Smith- As the son of a disaster responder, Chase, 13, knows how to take care of himself. He always carries a “go Bag” that contains supplies to keep him warm, dry and fed for 3 days. He has a satellite phone instead of a cell phone. He knows which rooms are the safest in case a storm hits. But when a hurricane unexpectedly changes course and the bus Chase and his friends are riding in is suddenly thrown in an alligator infested lake, Chase will need all his skills to keep himself and his friends safe.
Storm Runners: Eruption by Roland Smith- Reunited with his father, Chase discovers life isn’t going to get any easier. While they’ve been concentrating on saving themselves from Hurricane Emily, Nicole’s mother and sister as well as the rest of the Rossi Brothers Circus are in Mexico, Where a volcano is about to erupt after a massive earthquake. With no time to even take a breath, Chase, his father and Nicole are off to Mexico to find the missing circus family and their animals.
Storm Runners: The Surge by Roland Smith- Chase and his new friends, Nicole and Rashawn, have survived Hurricane Emily and made it to Nicole’s family farm, the winter home of the Rossi Brother’s Circus. But the floodwater’s are rising, a dangerous and unpredictable Leopard is on the loose, the pregnant elephant is about to give birth and Chase still hasn’t been reunited with his father.
The Strange Case of Origami Yoda by Tom Angelburger- When Dwight shows up at school one day with a funny, little origami Yoda finger puppet, it just seems like loser Dwight being his usual weird self. Then Origami Yoda begins to dispense bits of wisdom that clueless Dwight wouldn’t know. Is Yoda fake or is he real? Is Yoda fake or is he real? Can Tommy trust his advice, especially when it comes to the affairs of the heart and making a fool of yourself over a girl?
The Surprise Attack of Jabba the Puppet: An Origami Yoda Book by Tom Angleberger- Dwight’s back and not a moment too soon. The students have lost art, music, LEGO classes and their field trip in order to study the obnoxious videos of Professor Fun Time so they can raise their standardized test scores. It’s all hands on deck as they unite for the greater good and learn to stand up for their beliefs.
Torn by Margaret Peterson Haddix- In this suspenseful historical thriller, Jonah and Katherine arrive in Kell only moments before a mutiny on Henry Hudson’s ship in the icy waters of James Bay. It looks like they have found the fabled Northwest Passage, but it doesn’t exist, does it? and if it does exist, doesn’t that change the future and everything Jonah and Katherine know?
Woods Runner by Gary Paulsen- It’s 1776 and 13-year-old Samuel returns from hunting in the woods to find his home burned down, his neighbors slaughtered and his parents missing.
Nonfiction Math & Science Books
Alex the Parrot by Stephanie Spinner
Ancient Medicine by Andrew Langley
Arctic Tern Migration by Rebecca Hirsch
Baseball: Math at the Ball Park by Tom Robinson
Cameleon by Kathleen Conners
Computer Science and IT by Anne Rooney
Great Estimations by Bruce Goldstone
Life at a Polar Research Station by Arthur K Britton
Make an Animation! by Sarah Levette
Ocean Sunlight by Molly Bang
The Plant Hunters by Anita Silvey
Saving Animals from Hurricanes by Stephen Person
Seabird in the Forest by Joan Dunning
The Secret Cave by Emily Arnold McCully
Stronger than Steel by Bridget Heos
That’s A Possiblility by Bruce Gladstone
Their Skeletone Speak by Sally M. Walker
Where The Wild Things Are Story TIme Pics
We read the wonderful classic story Where the Wild Things Are by Maurice Sendak and made our own versions of the wild things monsters.
About the Weather! Story Time Pics
Our featured stories were Cloudette and Maisy’s Wonderful Weather Book. Surprisingly enough the wind painting was not as big of a mess as i thought it was going to be. The Cloud Jello did not turn out quite like i had hoped but the kids enjoyed it.
Under the Sea! Story Time Pics
We read Peanut Butter & Jellyfishes and had a visit with the Tickly Octopus. We also made our very own pet Jellyfish with Octopus Cupcakes for dessert
Back to School Story Time Pics
We read two fantastic stories that the kids really enjoyed and a big thanks goes to Becky Godsell for the refreshments they turned out great!
This summer I had 33 kids participate in our Summer Reading Program. We had 15 of them turn in their reading logs and 11 of those 15 actually reached their goals. Those kids are Norma Buchanan, Tayten Hopkins, Micah Godsell, Hannah Godsell, A.J. Gray, Timothy Godsell, Jackson Schulz, Lexi Gray, Paityn Edwards, Emma Shouse & Faith Godsell. There was also three special young ladies who went above and beyond expectations. We had Faith Godsell in ages 3 & up who read 75 books, Hannah Godsell in ages 8 & up who read 60 books and Kassidy Fox who had the best reading log. And by that i mean this kid actually wrote book reports for all the books she read. That’s amazing!!!!. Each kid who did participate but was unable to be here today to claim their prize please stop by the library and receive your gift.
I had a great summer with all of you and hope you will join me for next years summer reading which i am told is about super hero’s’!
Well the program portion of our Summer Reading has officially ended.
June 17th it was all about color and light at the library. Kathy Shouse provided us with our stories which were Oscar and the Moth a Book about Light and Dark by Geoff Waring and A Penquin Story by Antoinette Portis. Our craft project was watercolor sprinkles. the kids were suppose to arrange the sprinkles on a piece of card stock paper and then lightly spray them with water and watch the colors run but unfortunately it did not work out that way. I don’t know if we just had some heavy duty rainbow sprinkles or if it was the water but it just didn’t work. I thought about it afterwards though and I think if you used hot water it might have made the colors run better. Afterward we had cupcakes and juice provided by Carol Best.
On June 19th we used our imaginations and made our own boats out of recycled house hold items. We were able to test our boats thanks to Kim Sterling who lent us her wadding pool and I am happy to say that all of these kids were able to build boats that float. Putting an object on them to see if they still float well that is a different story. Our refreshments were provided by Becky Godsell who did an amazing job coming up with that idea.
June 24th was a Grossology day and the kids made their very own fake barf! Eww!. Sorry about the number of pics I forgot to take pictures while they were making it and caught these two after they were done. Here is how you do the project though if you want to try this at home. All you need it felt pieces, Play dough, small ziploc bags, a little glue and food coloring mix it all together in the bag and place on a piece of wax paper when it dries then it can be cut out in its shape and played with. Unfortunately we were not able to watch the video today due to conflicting issues. We still had very delicious cookies and kool-aid provided by Louita Carter.Â
June 26th was a pretty good day to make paper airplanes! The kids colored their own designs on their paper and learned how to make an airplane. We did have a contest on who’s flew the farthest and Nathaneal Godsell won (his plane actually hit the wall on the other side of the room). Way to go Nate!. We had our snacks of cracker jacks, Teddy Grahams and Juice along with mini mm rockets provided by Becky Cooper and the kids ended the day with the movie UP.
I want to say thank you to everyone who helped this past month with summer reading It wouldn’t have went so well without you ladies! Also i want to continue to encourage the kids to read through the month of July in order to receive their prize for meeting their reading goals in August. I would like to have all the reading goals turned in by July 31 even if you did not make it to your goal. Everyone will be receiving something for their effort. We will be having our awards and prize ceremony on August 7th I will have more details on that later. I hope all you kiddos enjoyed this last month as much as I did please continue to come to the library and check out any future programs we may have.
Our Summer Reading Program has had its first two weeks of programs!!!!
On June 3rd we kicked off with Plants & Animals. Our activity was Leaf Rubbings and Carol Best provided us with Animal Sugar Cookies and Juice. We also made our own reading tree with our hand prints. Our Story time was read by Kathy Shouse and she read The Tiny Seed by Eric Carle and Fall Leaves Fall by Zoe Hall.
On June 5th the theme was Get the Scoop on Gloop! The kids created their own Gloop and had to decide if it was a liquid or a solid which I have to say was a tough decision. To make the Gloop you mix a 1/2 cup of cornstarch with 1/4 cup of water add some food coloring to make it pretty and TADA!Â you have yourself some Gloop.Â And the best part is it is really easy to clean up. Becky Godsell provided our refreshments which I like to call them the Applesauce Robots.
June 10th the theme was Starry Night and the kids were able to be Vincent Van Gogh for a day!. Kathy Shouse provided us with story time again and read The Starry Night by Neil Waldman and The Art Lesson by Tommie DePaola. The Kids created their own version of Vincent Van Gogh’s Starry Night painting but with crayons instead. (Less messy) Our refreshment were cookies and Kool-Aid provided by Louita Carter.
On June 12th it was a great day to Launch Liquid!!! We demonstrated what happens when you put a whole role of Mentos into Diet Coke and the kids had a lot of fun making Alka-Seltzer Rockets. Going with the Rocket theme afterwards the kids made their alien cupcakes that were provided by Becky Cooper.