Monday August 17, 2015 The Chinook Winds came to the Library with special guests Strings and Things from Shelby, MT.
It was a wonderful performance with about 100 people attending. If you missed it here re some pictures!
From Wednesday April 8th to Saturday April 11 Debbie and I attended the Montana Library Association Conference held in Bozeman. The theme this year was Access for All: A Montana Value.
There was a ton of great education. We learned a lot! Days were long but there was so much fun to be had in all the classes. My only complained was the chairs were hard. :) We were also notified that we were selected to join the Montana Shared Catalog. YAY! We are so excited! Debbie won a HUGE box of Legos that will boost our collection for Lego Club. I is super excited about that!
Some of my favorite classes were: Looking at Summer Reading: The Big Picture, Play and Exploration at Imagine IF: Toys, Inter-actives, and Experiences for children, Best Practices for Engaging Girls in STEM.
I love conferences! They seem to energize and renew ideas. You also get to meet some really nice people working in some of the same areas you may work in. So look for some new and fresh things happening at the library.
Once a month the Prairie Tots preschool comes to visit the library and Ms. Debbie reads to them. This month we had our little visitors on the 23rd and 24th. They were great as usual!
Ms. Debbie read three stories: The Cow Loves Cookies by Karma Wilson, Badger’s Fancy Meal by Keiko Kasza, and The Little Red Hen (makes a pizza) by Philemon Sturges.
It was so cute to hear the kids laughing through out these books. They are very cute books. After listening to the stories they get to color a picture. The picture they colored this time was of a cow and Ms. Debbie told them to add their favorite food to the picture just like they were reading about.
We can’t wait to see the little ones next month!
The story time theme this week was Spring. We read four book about spring; Cold Little Duck, Duck, Duck by Lisa Westberg Peters, My Spring Robin by Anne Rockwell, Mouse’s First Spring by Lauren Thompson, and Spring by Tanya Thayer.
We made zip lock bag butterflies with tissue paper and confetti. Thank you Ms. Debbie for punching all those holes!
We had 8 children and 7 moms! Such a great turn out!
We played Where’s Miss Mousey? This is a game where we hide a little mouse behind a colored house, but we used pumpkins, and the kids get to find the mouse after telling us the color of the pumpkin. I love this game and it gets the kids up and moving. They really seem to like getting up in the middle. I know i have a hard time staying seated so they must too. :)
Story Time next week March 26 and we will be doing gardens. Hope to see you there!
We had a great time last night at Lego Club! We had 19 kids and 3 volunteers! This weeks project was to build an animal and we had some fantastic animals! We had snakes and zebra, dogs and alligators and everything in between. These kids are so creative! We had a camera malfunction, well I forgot it upstairs malfunction. :( So, no pictures this week of the actual build but here are some of the creations.
Wanted to remind everyone that the Books are Fun display will be here until Tuesday morning. If you want to pick up a few gifts while supporting your local library please stop by before Tuesday morning.
Also, we are holding our Get Lucky at your Local Library Book Sale Tuesday March 17 from 9 am to 4 pm. It will be a Buck O’ Bag so come by and find some amazing treasures.
Today’s story time theme was St. Patrick’s Day since Tuesday will be the day to wear green.
We read four books: Ten Lucky Leprechauns by Kathryn Heling and Deborah Hembrook ; The night before St. Patrick’s Day by Natasha Wing ; The luckiest St. Patrick’s Day Ever! by Teddy Slater; and There was an Old Lady Who Swallowed a Clover! by Lucille Colandro.
While we read Ten Lucky Leprechauns all the children were able to put up a number up on the white board counting the leprechauns. We had five children today so it was perfect each child was able to put up two numbers.
The craft was a leprechaun face made out of a paper plate.
Above is the website i found the craft on if you wanted to do it with your little ones. Here at the Library we did not use paint because we are limited on time. We used Orange markers instead.
All in all think they had a fun time. Following will be pictures of story time.
On March 4, 2015 we held our third Lego Club build. We had an amazing turn out 24 kids! This weeks project was to build your dream job. We had some amazing creations! From Construction workers to art studios. We have some great builders there that night.
This was a fun night thanks for everyone that came and built some fabulous creations! Please check out the facebook page to see all the pictures!
Yesterday’s dream to provide library service for county residents in a central location.
Today’s mission to serve county residents as an accessible center of reliable information.
Tomorrow’s committment to maintain a high standard of service for future generations of county residents.