Q: Why are magazines so sad?

A: They have too many issues!

In this issue of After-School (January 16th), we’ll be cutting up magazines to make booklets of our own design. We could spell out names/different words or come up with our own creations. In my example, I’ve spelled out the word “Happy.” It’s my own little happy booklet! Shown is one of the “p” pages.

Tuesday AfterSchool is offered in partnership with Twin Rivers YMCA and is open to all area elementary school children (under age 8 with supervision). Beginning right after school, the afternoon includes a snack, homework time, programs/activities and unstructured time for reading and play. Formal programming ends before 6 p.m.

There’s snow easy way to say it…

Tuesday, December 19th, will be the last time the After School program meets until after winter break. We will resume this weekly program when school is in session.
To kick off the students’ break a bit early, we will be having an indoor “snowball” fight! Using paper and coffee filters, the students will battle it out, throwing crumpled balls back and forth until a timer runs out—the team with less “snow” on their side wins!
Tuesday AfterSchool is offered in partnership with Twin Rivers YMCA and is open to all area elementary school children (under age 8 with supervision). Beginning right after school, the afternoon includes a snack, homework time, programs/activities and unstructured time for reading and play. Formal programming ends before 6 p.m.

Color me happy: Third Saturday Story Time

Join us Saturday, December 16th, at 10:30 for our Third Saturday Story Time, featuring colors! As always, we will have books, songs, and a snack. This month, our “craft” will be making play-dough! Your little ones can pick what color they’d like and mix their own. As a bonus, we will also try our hand at some sign language (pun intended).

What’s the deal?

Tuesday, December 12th, the After School program is breaking out the cards. We will be playing War and Garbage, and students will be able to use the cards for their own games, too.

Tuesday AfterSchool is offered in partnership with Twin Rivers YMCA and is open to all area elementary school children (under age 8 with supervision). Beginning right after school, the afternoon includes a snack, homework time, programs/activities and unstructured time for reading and play. Formal programming ends before 6 p.m.

Cookies, Cocoa and Cramming

Stressed about upcoming tests? Come to the library for cookies, hot chocolate, study/stress management tips, and resources to help you study!

Thursday, December 7th (Today) from 3:30-7:30
Friday, December 8th from 2:00-4:30
Thursday, December 14th from 3:30-7:30

Floating Legos

The library has new Legos! This week (Tuesday, December 5th), After-School students will build their own creations to be tested on water. How many “passengers” (pennies) do you think the strongest can hold before it sinks?

Tuesday AfterSchool is offered in partnership with Twin Rivers YMCA and is open to all area elementary school children (under age 8 with supervision). Beginning right after school, the afternoon includes a snack, homework time, programs/activities and unstructured time for reading and play. Formal programming ends before 6 p.m.

Compositions of Lyric Verse

Or “poetry,” in other words.
Tuesday, November 28th, After-School will explore poetry with charades, magnets, black-out poetry, and some help from Mr. Silverstein.

Tuesday AfterSchool is offered in partnership with Twin Rivers YMCA and is open to all area elementary school children (under age 8 with supervision). Beginning right after school, the afternoon includes a snack, homework time, programs/activities and unstructured time for reading and play. Formal programming ends before 6 p.m.

The above photo is part of a new magnetic collection of words located on the entrance of the Nebraska room. Feel free to come in any time during library hours to play around with these words!

After-School, November 21st

What do you call a sweating yam?

A hot potato!
This week in After-School, we’ll play this classic game, have Thanksgiving word searches and coloring sheets available, and we’ll also have our usual array of choices.

Tuesday AfterSchool is offered in partnership with Twin Rivers YMCA and is open to all area elementary school children (under age 8 with supervision). Beginning right after school, the afternoon includes a snack, homework time, programs/activities and unstructured time for reading and play. Formal programming ends before 6 p.m.

Third Saturday Story Time: Imaginary Friends

Please join us this coming Saturday, November 18th, for our monthly story time. This week, we will be reading about imaginary friends. If your little ones have their own imaginary friends, as many young children do, please bring them along and introduce them! We would love to hear about their likes and dislikes, and we would love to have the imaginary friends model for us, so that your little ones can draw pictures of them to show us what they look like.
If you don’t have an imaginary friend to bring, no worries! You can make one up when you get here, inspired by the different kinds of imaginary friends we will read about.
Third Saturday Story Times are aimed at preschool-aged children, but all families are welcome to come! Each story time also comes with a snack and a few songs.

Go Noodle

Tuesday, November 14th, the After School program will explore Go Noodle! Students may be familiar with Go Noodle through their school classrooms, and now the library will start our own “champ,” (the characters Go Noodle uses). As this is designed for groups of kids in kindergarten through fifth grade, Go Noodle will be a welcome addition to our program.
Tuesday AfterSchool is offered in partnership with Twin Rivers YMCA and is open to all area elementary school children (under age 8 with supervision). Beginning right after school, the afternoon includes a snack, homework time, programs/activities and unstructured time for reading and play. Formal programming ends before 6 p.m.