And the winners are….the 5th Graders of Arapahoe Public School! Last week we took pictures of each class that visited the library, from Kin-8th grade. Each photo was submitted to our Facebook page and the class that received the most likes by Dr. Seuss’ birthday gets to have a cupcake-reading party at school!
This year’s winner is the 5th Grade! We’ll be on our way with a red cupcake, a blue cupcake and maybe even some green eggs and ham!
Thanks to a successful holiday bake sale, our Friends of the Library group have sponsored a yearly subscription to the Library Edition of Ancestry.com! You can now access thousands of historical records from not only here in the US, but also internationally. Patrons can create their own personal story by saving their information or using their email address to create a discovery page. If you would like to make the most of your research time, training sessions are available. Please contact your library for more details!
The Thanksgiving leftovers have dwindled down to nothing but a stray black olive and the cranberry casserole from Aunt Betty that no one was brave enough to eat. So let’s loosen our belts and soldier on to December, as brave as Clara’s Nutcracker Prince, where visions of sugar plums and other yummy things dance through our heads. Our Christmas selection of books is on display; The Gift by Richard Paul Evans, Martha Stewart’s Cookies cookbook and The Little Matchbox Girl to get you started. Or try The Best Yes: Making Wise Decisions in the Midst of Endless Demands by Lysa Terkeurst.
Don’t want to bake, but still want to have some homemade goodies for family and neighbors? Please stop by your library this Saturday, December 6th for our Holiday Bake Sale sponsored by our Friends of the Library. Beginning at 9am and running until 11:30, coffee and rolls will be served while people can pick out holiday treats to take home. The proceeds will go towards programming for both adults and young people. We’re also having a big book sale-take a bag home for a $1.
Do you want to meet Anna and Elsa from Frozen? The sisters are visiting us here at your library, also on Saturday, December 6th at 5pm. This event is only for children in the 2nd grade and younger, please. The Frozen sisters will read a story and sing a song. Parents can then take their child’s photo with the characters afterwards. Don’t be a Grinch, visit your library!
Try to find this turkey in disguise here at your library and enter for your chance to win a $25 gift card sponsored by Wagner’s Supermarket just in time for Thanksgiving. While you’re here, check out our new books and audio books.
The Boo View is back again! We had so much fun last year, that we invite everyone to join us Halloween night from 6-7pm for tricks and treats! Children of all ages are welcome to walk through our Haunted Library and visit Dr. Frankenstein’s Laboratory. Please bring in your decorated pumpkins and those that are most creative will win prizes. Nothing too scary here, just ghoul fun!
For the month of September we’ll have Indiana Jones trivia, marshmallow pyramid building and an archaeological dig in the children’s section where each explorer can take home what they dig out of our site. You may also try to guess who our celebrity mummy is before we unmask them at the end of the month. Each week we’ll provide a clue and remove another gauzy layer.
And, of course, we have books that transport you to the past both close to home and to ancient Egypt. We have true-life stories from Nebraska’s past and fictional books, such as the librarian approved Amelia Peabody series by Elizabeth Peters.
Celebrate Grandparent’s Day this Thursday September 11th at 7pm. Have your child bring a grandparent or other special person to create a keepsake craft. The group will listen to a short story and take home a bedtime snack.
Did you know that there’s now an e-reading room for just kids and teens on Nebraska Overdrive? Just click on the green box found on the right-hand side of our website’s home page. Parents and kids can now check out reading content that is geared for the younger crowd. You may search for books by Subject, Collection or Reading Level, and as always-it’s all free. You may download up to 6 audio or e-books to your e-reading device. All you need is your patron number and pin.
You may also follow the link here: http://nebraska.lib.overdrive.com/youth
Registration begins now for the 2014 Summer Reading Program-Fizz, Boom Read!
This is a free, six week program for all kids entering Pre-School and those finishing 5th grade. Please join us either May 16th from 3-6pm or May 17th from 9am-12pm for a registration open house. Children will have their picture taken and be registered for the program.
The Summer Reading Program is a great way for kids to maintain or improve their reading skills. This year the kids will get to experiment with hands-on science activities and our Friends of the Library group is sponsoring a visit from the Edgerton Explorit Center in July. The program is held on Mondays and will begin June 9th and lasts until July 14th.