Libby N's blog

Caldecott and Newbery Award Winners

e          The Newbery and Caldecott Award winning books were announced last week.  West University Library has both titles available.  Dead End in Norvelt won the Newbery Award and A Ball for Daisy won the Caldecott Award for best illustrations.  We also have a display of former Caldecott Award winners to check out.

 

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Cookie Decorating Program

  40 children had a great time decorating round and square sugar cookies.  Different colors of frosting was offered in addition to a wide variety of colored sprinkles.  Some friends shared sprinkles to spread a variety on their cookies.  It was a nice activity on a chilly winter afternoon. 

 

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Princess Party

  31 little princesses joined Princess Susie for some royal magic, a craft, frog toss and sparkly cookies. Everyone wore a paper tiara and helped chant the magic words "Bippity boppity boo" to make magic happen.

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Craft program August 10

         If you missed doing some of the crafts we created this summer, you have another chance to decorate a hummingbird feeder or wand, plant a seed, practice origami, make a macaroni necklace and more.  We will have a "leftover" craft program Wednesday August 10  at 3 PM.  Supplies are limited to what is on hand. 

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Science Quest

    65 children and 44 adults were entertained by Jon Bartell of Science Quest at the final children's event of the summer reading program.  Mr. Jon amazed the audience with all kinds of fun science facts and experiments utilizing everyday household items.  He brought along several of his rescued animals, such as a ferret, hedgehog, parrotlet, tortoise, chichilla and several reptiles.  Children were able to pet the animals and ask questions.

Mr. Jon emphasized that science is all around us and can be fun if we use our imaginations.  He has all sorts of fact sheets, coloring pages and simple experiments on his website www.science-quest.com

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