The In-Between

Hey, everybody! I have a feeling that this is going to be a weird June. How about you?

Our Dr. Seuss party was swell! We had ten kids come to it, and each of them got a goodie bag with a bunch of neat stuff inside. We started off with me reading ‘One Fish, Two Fish’, and we played The Cat Says (Simon Says). Then we moved on to Miss Beverly’s station, where she read ‘Green Eggs and Ham’ to the kids and did a coloring craft with them. We then took pictures as a group, picked a stuffed animal to cuddle, and moved on to Miss Karen’s station, where she read ‘The Foot Book’ to the kids and then played Hokey Pokey with them. Then we ate! We had lots of good stuff, like Green (Deviled) Eggs and Ham, Lorax Snax, Truffula Treats, Pink Ink Drink, and more! We didn’t have much food left, which was great! I led the kids in a few games of Musical Chairs before letting them check out books, and then the party was over! We ran out of time faster than I thought we would, and didn’t read all the books we planned on reading, but for my first Seuss party, I think it was a success!

We may keep the party a Spring thing from now on. What are your thoughts on that? We feel that since the kids do so much with Dr. Seuss week at school, we’d be piling too much onto them with our party at the end of such a full week, and that having it in May instead would work out better. We’ve got the rest of the year to figure that out!

Board Game Night is officially our most popular club at the moment, with seven kids showing up to it in May! Unfortunately, nobody came to the second Chess Club last month, and no one came for the Writing Club last week. But it’s summer and a lot of the local kids and patrons are out and about doing other things, so I’m not too worried. We’ve still got Gym Day this week, and a Board Game Night and Chess Club for this month. There will be no clubs in the month of July, due to the Summer Reading Program, and they will resume in August.

Speaking of the Summer Reading Program, that’s starting next month already! Registration is open to children ages 4 to 12, up until the first day of the program. We will be having the programs on Tuesdays instead of Thursdays (the 2nd, 9th, 16th, and the 23rd), from 1:00 pm – 3:30 pm. The end-of-program pizza party will also be on a Tuesday, the 30th of July, and we’ll be having a special guest there to entertain everyone! This year’s theme is ‘A Universe of Stories’, and will be all about space and S.T.E.A.M. We hope to see you there!

[Remember, if you have stuff around the house that you don’t use (such as toilet paper tubes, loose beads, little rocks and shells, little boxes, stickers, paperclips, clean pop bottles to cut in half, clean popsicle sticks, toothpicks, cotton balls, foil, craft corks, small washers, nuts, screws, springs, etc, discarded/broken jewelryanything you can think of!) that could be used to make little robots, alien houses, spaceships, and other assorted crafts that we will be doing, please consider bringing it all to the library instead of throwing it away! We will be using the materials for this summer and for future events! Or if you want to come volunteer your time and help us out during the programs, talk to the kids about space and STEAM, donate snacks and/or items; anything you can think of would be a huge help to us. Thank you again!]

This is Liz the Librarian, signing off!

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It’s Gonna Be May

Hello, all! It has finally warmed up and we’ve been able to enjoy the sunshine! Just in time for school to be out, too!

This Saturday, May 18th, from 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm, is our Start-of-Summer Dr. Seuss-themed party!! We’ll have good food, games, crafts, and goodie bags for all who attend! We’ll be reading a lot, too, of course. We hope to see you there!!

We have already started receiving donations for Summer Reading!! Thank you Spartan/Smeal, Hunke Manufacturing LLC, Leona’s Place, Scribner Bank, Joe and Connie Kaup, Dairy Queen, Raising Cane’s, and Subway sooooo much for your donations!! We’re going to have an AMAZING program this year because of them!! Once again, if you have stuff around the house that you don’t use (such as toilet paper tubes, loose beads, little rocks and shells, little boxes, stickers, paperclips, clean pop bottles to cut in half, clean popsicle sticks, toothpicks, cotton balls, foil, craft corks, small washers, nuts, screws, springs, etc, discarded/broken jewelryanything you can think of!) that could be used to make little robots, alien houses, spaceships, and other assorted crafts that we will be doing, please consider bringing it all to the library instead of throwing it away! We will be using the materials for this summer and for future events! Or if you want to come volunteer your time and help us out during the programs, talk to the kids about space and STEAM, donate snacks and/or items; anything you can think of would be a huge help to us. Thank you again!

This year, our Summer Reading Program will be a little bit different. Since the first Thursday in July is Independence Day, we have decided to have our programs on Tuesdays instead. So the 2nd, 9th, 16th, and the 23rd will be our program days (1:00 pm – 3:30 pm), and the 30th (time to be determined), will be our end-of-program pizza party! We will be having a special guest providing entertainment during the party this year!! I can’t wait! We’re going to be learning so much about space and STEAM, and have lots of fun while doing so! I’ve got bunches of ideas; all I’ve got to do is narrow them down and construct the programs around them. We’re going to have a blast!

Our clubs are still going well, but I’ve lost the regulars who always came to Writing Club. Hopefully that will pick back up again. Last month, Chess Club has six attendees, Writing Club had none, the first Gym Day had three, and Board Game Night had eight. This month, Chess Club had six attendees, Writing Club once again had none, and today’s Gym Day had four kids coming out to play. I have a feeling that Board Game Night will end up being the top club soon (depending on next week’s numbers), with Chess Club close behind. And as summer starts, hopefully Gym Day will get more popular. I’m still holding out hope for Writing Club, though!!

I hope to have more info about the Summer Reading Programs next month but that’s all from me for now. Have a great start to your summer and we hope to see you here soon at your Snyder Public Library!!!

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Please, No April Showers!

Hey, everyone! We’ve had some beautiful weather, haven’t we?! And some not-so beautiful weather. Mother Nature can’t seem to make up her mind from one day to the next! Hopefully it’ll be nothing but clear skies and sunshine here soon!

Our weekly Wednesday clubs are doing great! In March, we had SEVEN at Chess, two at Writing, TEN at Board Game Night, and EIGHT came to the brainstorm-a-new-club/craft day. This month, we had SIX patrons come to chess, and someone finally beat me! It was a very good, very intense game, and I shook their hand afterwards. I hope that the next Chess Club will be just as entertaining and suspenseful!! We hope to start having tournaments amongst ourselves soon, and maybe someday soon we’ll have a town-wide chess tournament for anyone and everyone!

At the brainstorm/craft day, we made our own monsters/creature bags and thought up ideas for a new club, and then they voted for the ones they liked. We will now be having Gym Day! It’ll be a day to just play in the auditorium, whether it be games or sports or just running about, and our first one is THIS Wednesday, April 17th. We may vote on what to do and/or play some games as a group. Hopefully it all goes well!

Next month, on May 18th, we will finally be having our Dr. Seuss party! It will be to celebrate the Start of Summer/End of School instead of his birthday, and will no longer be a pajama party, since it’ll be later on in the year. It will still be on a Saturday (the 18th), from 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm, in the Snyder Auditorium. We will be having multiple story times, games, crafts, and snacks for everybody to enjoy! There will also be goodie bags for the kids! And I am going to try making green deviled eggs for Green Eggs and Ham! Wish me luck!

It’ll be time to start prepping for the Summer Reading Program sooner than we think! This summer’s theme is space, with the motto being ‘A Universe of Stories.’ We’re going to be learning all about space: the space station, the planets, the stars, aliens and robots, spacecraft, and so much more! We’ll also be doing STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Mathematics) crafts and experiments! It’s going to be so much fun!! I’ll be sending out letters asking for donations, planning out the programs, picking out the books, buying supplies, and all kinds of stuff within the next month!

In the meantime, I have a similar request of our patrons and community that I had last year: if you have stuff around the house that you don’t use (such as toilet paper tubes, loose beads, little rocks and shells, little boxes, stickers, paperclips, clean popsicle sticks, toothpicks, cotton balls, foil, craft corks, small washers, nuts, screws, springs, etc, discarded/broken jewelry, anything you can think of!) that could be used to make little robots, alien houses, spaceships, and other assorted crafts that we will be doing, please consider bringing it all to the library instead of throwing it away! We will be using the materials for this summer and for future events!

Vector illustration of a cartoon space scene full of planets, stars, astroids, nebulas and comets. Concept and background topics related to space, space exploration and observation and astronomy.

Thank you so much!!

This is Liz the Librarian, signing off.

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