What’s a Turnip?

At Whiz Kid Wednesday, we tasted 6 different root vegetables and rated them on how crunchy, moist and tasty they were. Have you eaten a raw parsnip?  Thanks to Rachel from the County Extension Office for presenting again today!veg 2 veg 3 veg 1

Get Ready for Karate Night!

karate-clip-art-free-martial-arts-karate-clipartWear some comfortable clothes and come to the library Tuesday night at 6:30 to learn some self-defense and karate moves.  Lynn Lofshult from the American School of Karate and Judo in Elkhorn will lead our class.

Author Visit on July 9

sneaky sock flyerWhat happens to the socks that go missing in the laundry?  Two ladies from Omaha have found out and together wrote and illustrated The Sneaky Sock Gremlin.  Join us on Saturday July 9 at 10:30 when they read the story, lead some activities for the kids, and autograph their books.  Maybe you’re interested in self-publishing your own book and you’d like to talk with them about their experience??

Thank you Knights of Columbus!

k of cThe Library would like to thank the Valley council of the Knights of Columbus for their donation to the Summer Reading Program.  These funds will be used to bring a karate instructor and a Zumba instructor to two of our Events for Everyone programs on Tuesday nights.  Thank you so much!

Library Partners with DC West Family Facilitator and Preschool

On Monday, June 6, Valley toddlers and preschoolers gathered for the first “Read With Me: Stories and Activities” event with staff from DC West.  Sue Guerrero, Family Facilitator, and Barbara Young, Early Childhood Specialist, led a program using the book Chicka Chicka Boom Boom as their theme.  After listening to the book, children created their own coconut trees, their own books, and some bracelets and necklaces.  You can view more photos on our Facebook page.chicka 4 chicka 3 chicka 2 chicka 1.