By Jan Pease
So many things are happening this week at the library that my head is spinning. Wednesday, the 7th of May is our last Toddler Time until June 11th. I don’t know where the time has gone. Toddler Time has been so much fun this winter. Babies and toddlers through age two, plus older brothers and sisters, sing songs, do silly dances, and listen to a simple book. We are very good at playing with the bean bags, singing, and dancing. Listening to a story is a challenge at this age, but sometimes it happens.
Friday, May 9th is also our last Preschool Story Hour until June 13. Children ages 3-5, along with older and younger siblings, come to sing, dance, hear a story, and work on a project. I love to watch them work so seriously as they practice those small motor skills that become so important as they get older.
On Saturday, May 10, at 10:00, we’ll have “Once Upon a Time Story Time.” Our fairy tale will be Jack and the Beanstalk. We’ll have a good time having a circle time, reading the story, and working on an art project. Please practice saying Fee, Fie, Foe, Fum. By the way, does anyone know what that means?
That same Saturday, May 10, GOAT, the Group of Advising Teens, will have their meeting at 2:00. If you’re a teen, and would like to tell the library what to do, come to the meeting. We want to hear your ideas. Help us with more summer plans; get involved in the Murder Mystery Book Club, tell us what you are reading or would like to read.
On Monday May 12th, the book to movie club will be watching Ramona and Beezus at 3:15. If you’ve read any of the Ramona books you will enjoy this movie. This club is for students in grades 4 through 8.
The next meeting of the Brickheads Club is May 22 at 6:30 p.m. The Brickheads area a group of very creative young people, ages 8-14, who like to build with LEGOS. Some of their creations are displayed in the cabinet near the front desk.
For most of May, we’re clearing the daytime calendar so teachers may schedule their spring field trips for their classes. The spring field trips are a great time to visit the library and get students excited about summer reading. The theme for summer is “Paws to Read.” We are planning programs for everyone from babies and toddlers to teens. Watch for more information, and expect to hear about animals. Lots of animals.
I’m a little sad to have our story hour programs end for the spring. I had it in my mind that we had at least two more weeks. But June and July are just around the corner, and we have so many things planned for summer. We’ll publish the complete information later in May. See you at the library!