By Jan Pease
It may be due to my age, but this summer seems to speed along even more quickly than normal. We have only four more Friday mornings for children’s programming, and I’m excited about each one.
On Friday, July 27th at 10:00, we will celebrate summer festivals and fireworks with Eric Carle’s wonderful book, the Very Lonely Firefly. A patron mentioned seeing fireflies this summer, so thismight be a very timely book. We have scratch off art paper for our project and will make colorful fireflies or fireworks drawings.
On August 3, at 10:00, we are very pleased to welcome Belinda Jensen to the library. Ms. Jensen encourages children, especially girls, to get involved with science. Her book series, “Bel the Weather Girl” explains weather so children can understand. Since Minnesota weather can be scary, I recommend her series both for kids who are interested in science and for kids who need to know how weather works.
On August 10th at 10:00, the “One Vegetable, One Community” folks will visit the library to talk about this year’s vegetable, beets. They always present a fun, informative program. This story time is a lot more interesting than it sounds, in case you’re wondering about a story time about beets.
On August 17th at 10:00, the Minnesota Zoomobile will visit. I’m really looking forward to their visit. They bring interesting, small creatures. I keep hoping for visit from a Siberian tiger or Russian
bear, but will just have to have a day at the zoo for myself.
That will wrap up our children’s programming for the summer, except for Brickheads, the Lego building time, which gets together every Thursday, and Beginner Book Club, August 16th at 3 p.m. The book to read for for book club is Roald Dahl’s book, “George’s Marvelous Medicine,” and copies are available at the front desk.
Our full Story Hour program will begin again with Toddler Time on September 5th and Preschool Story Time on September 7th.
Thanks to the all of the parents, grandparents and caregivers who bring their little ones to library programs. It has been a wonderful summer.