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.
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!
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.
On this very raining day, come into your local library for something good to read!
Chouteau County Library
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.