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Homeschoolers get a VOTE! Texas Bluebonnet Book Award.

Pictureofthe word VOTEVoting for the best 2012-2013 Texas Bluebonnet Book has begun! Homeschoolers can vote online or come in to the Katherine Tyra Library to cast thier votes in our ballot box.  Voting will continue until January 31st. 

Detailed instructions on how to vote online are available by clicking here.
The winning book will be announced on the TBA website, Facebook and Twitter!

Soft as Snow Storytime

picture of snowmen built in Satoland, Sapporo JapanJoin Ms. Andleeb for her Soft as Snow story time.  She will be reading books about the all things soft and maybe even a few snowy ones too. This story time is intended for children 3-6 and will be at 10:30 AM Tuesday January 8th.  Make sure to grab a free ticket at the information desk.

Fotopidia CC: snowmansSato Land, Sapporo, I am a little snowman, we are little snowmen

 

Thursday is Build It! 10:30 AM

This is supposed to be showing a picture of children playing with legos!Come and join our Building program for ages 3-6. There is always a good time with a little music and mess making in our meeting room.  We have collected many different kinds of building materials, including a massive bucket of Legos to play with.  We have a children's building program every fourth Thursday of the month. Hope to see you there.  

So Funny You Should Read It.

If you are looking for a great chapter book to read with your children or to listen to on a long drive I’ve got a few you might want to check out.


The Best Christmas Pageant Ever written by Barbara Robinson.Book cover to The Pageant Ever
The Herdman kids are bad, really the worst kids you could imagine.  They have personalities and idiosyncrasies that make everyone laugh out loud.  The story goes that the Herdman kids have decidedly become interested in the school Christmas pageant. So they begin to bully their way into filling in the lead roles of Mary, Joseph, the Angel and the Wise men.  Their mission is madness but, at the end of the day there is a warm fuzzy feeling that reminds us of how special Christmas can be. I’ve recommended this to many adults with no children at home and they loved it too.
This book is available in print, CD, also in downloadable electronic audio. 

Book cover of Aliens on Vacation Aliens on Vacation written by Clete Barrett Smith
David, more commonly referred to as Scrub is a little disenchanted with his summer vacation plans. He’s staying with his grandma who runs The Intergalactic

Bed & Breakfast. This vacation gets a little more interesting with every minute.  Scrub really earns his strips after picking up the slack in unique needs of the Bed & Breakfast customers.   Unlike the Herdman’s, Scrub is a stand up guy though he does face some interesting dilemmas. ( to continue click read more below)

Crazy Eyed Turkeys Keep Loosing Their Parts!

 two girls with thanksgiving turkey craftOur preschool story time craft was a little stranger than usual.  Ms. Andleeb was reading about giving thanks and as a craft we had a fun turkey craft.  But all was not as it seemed.  It all started when one turkey lost an eye.  Then, things got really crazy.  Let me see if I can show you what  I mean.  It looked a little like what you will  see when you click HERE. 

Leaf Print Painting for Preschoolers!

Leaf print collageDo you like nature? How about paint?  Well if you do then join us for our leaf printing program this coming Thursday, November 15 at 10:30 AM to create unique artwork. This Preschool Picassos program is geared towards children 3 +.  Hope to see you there!

Flickr CC: leaf print collage: photo by Bridgman Pottery

Build It! With Legos Thursday @ 10:30 am

Build It! boy with lego truck.Tomorrow we will be enjoying a Lego building day. Join us at 10:30 am to build to your heart’s delight. We have had some pretty cool cars and buildings engineered over the past few months.  Come and flex your brain and see what you can come up with. This program is geared for children 3-7 years old.
 

This Thursday is Free Play! 10:30 AM

Rice colored yellow, green red and blueToys, toys and more toys!  Come in on October 11th to play with developmental toys for ages 0-6.  Come have a good time with a little music and mess making in our meeting room.  I’ve dyed the sensory tub rice too so it should extra delicious.  Also, don’t forget to join us for the Children’s Halloween Celebration Wednesday, 31 we will be celebrating from 3-5 PM, we invite you to dress up and come to make crafts and join in on some games.   Hope to see you there.

Thursday Infant Explorers! Spaghetti Painting.

Smart Baby with glassesTomorrow @10:30 AM we are going to play with our food.  Infant Explorers is an infant craft/activity that provides a whirl to all our senses.  One of our moms suggested spaghetti painting for our next infant craft and we are happy to oblige.  Make sure your ready for the mess; we have every intention of making a big one.  Different colors will be added to the fresh cooked pasta for the delight of children attending.   We will paint and squeeze who know what else in the name of creating a truly sensory experience.  This activity is intended children 0-18 months to enjoy and explore.  The bigger the mess the smarter they get. 

Popcorn Snack for our Preschool Storytime Tuesday, 10:30 AM

Ms. Andleeb holding her corn Storytime craft and a storytime book.It’s Fall! The weather is getting at least a little bit cooler. To celebrate, join us in our Preschool Storytime honoring our fall vegetable: Corn! Tuesday, September 18 at 10:30 AM Ms. Andleeb will be reading stories and creating a very cute corn craft, we are even going to eat delicious fresh popped popcorn.  This program is intended for children 3 -6 years old.  Free tickets for this program are at the information desk  starting at 10:00 AM.  It is going to be a lot of fun. Hope you can make it.  

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