We have been busy crafting the past few weeks for our summer reading program. The kids have made wind spinners by repurchasing water bottles, shopping bags from old t-shirts, and have worked on writing stories. It has been so much fun watching them create.
We’ve been busy so far this summer! Check out what we’ve been up to:
Justin Gehrts from KCRG’s weather lab came to speak to the kids about clouds and rain. They really enjoyed seeing his presentation!
Our first craft was to make quilt squares for lap quilts for the nursing home. The kiddos did a great job creating cheerful, colorful designs. We are currently working on getting the quilts all sewn and ready. We had enough squares to make 5 quilts!
The Grout Museum came and shared some fun science experiments with the kids. They had a blast watching her and hearing the science behind the reactions.
Maryann from Reha Greenhouse came out and read a story to the kids and shared some plants. She brought in some colorful plants for them to look at, some fragrant herbs for them to smell, and some soft plants for them to touch. At the end they made a “rain storm” to “water the plants.” It was so much fun!
Today, we painted Tin Can Planters. It was so fun seeing the bright designs the kids created. Hopefully soon, they’ll be filled with beautiful plants.
Did you know you can share a book review with us online? We are excited to start gathering and sharing book reviews from our patrons on our blog and would love to hear what you thought of your latest read! Good, bad, happy or sad, pop on over to our Book Review page and let us know.
The warm weather of late got us dreaming out summer again. We are excited to get this year’s Summer Reading Program going and already have eight weeks of fun presenters, great crafts, and games lined up!
To help out our program, we are asking for donations of items we’d like to recycle/up-cycle during our program this summer. We appreciate donations of:
12-Pack Pop Boxes
Gently Used T-Shirts
Scrap Cotton Fabric
Please clean items before donating. Thanks!!
We had SO much fun ringing in the New Year with all the kiddos who came to our first annual Noon Years Eve Party!
The kids started the party with a yummy snack and watched “The Secret Life of Pets.”
Then it was off for some fun crafts. The Mid-Prairie FCCLA led the children through making party hats, snowflakes, and wands.
We librarians helped them make some fun confetti poppers.
At the end, we had a sparkling toast of ginger ale to wish everyone a happy and healthy new year.
A big thank you to everyone who came out and made our party a success! It was such a pleasure celebrating with you all!
Congratulations to this year’s winners and heartfelt thank you to all who participated!!!
1st Place: Abby Kraus
2nd Place: The Clark Family
3rd Place: The Overy Family
Visit our Library Events page for rules and entry form.