children's

Jenkins Elementary School wins once again!

Once again, Jenkins Elementary School has won the drawing on December 16th for our educational box tops.  Two brothers, Elijah (3rd grade) and Judah (1st grade) shared the 583 box tops that were collected during this time period.  The Friends of the Baldwin Boettcher Library also donated juice boxes and popcorn so the classes could have a popcorn party to celebrate their success.

If you want to help your community, this is an easy way to do it.  Just cut out the box tops you see on various products and bring them into the Baldwin Boettcher Library.  We are now taking nominations of schools to be entered in our next drawing on March 16, 2014.  The lucky school will receive all the box tops brought into the library from now until March 16th.

Turtle Transition

Aquatic TurtleOur Turtles are transitioning to a new home the Friday, May 10th. We love Big Mike and Raphael but they have grown too much to keep in the small tank we have here at Northwest.  Our space for tanks is limited at the library so they will be going home with me at the end of this week.

Big Mike is already in his new home and Raphael will be joining him on Friday. I know we'll all miss them at the library but they are more comfortable in a larger environment with more space to swim and move freely. 

Be sure to stop in and say goodbye to Raphael before he joins Big Mike in their new home! 

 

Diary of a Wimpy Kid Party

Do you love the Diary of a Wimpy Kid series? Come to the Diary of a Wimpy Kid party at the Baldwin Boettcher Branch Library. Play a Wimpy Kid game, and take a cool picture with cut-outs of Greg and Rawley! Meet other fans. Learn to draw Greg and Rawley, and start your own Wimpy journal! The party is from 2 to 3:30 PM on Saturday, May 18th. It is for everyone who loves the series.

Fancy Nancy Photos

Did you attend the Fancy Nancy Party?  Want to see pictures of the event?  Click here.

Let's Get Ready to Yoga!

Are you one of the many parents who have children that watch hours of t.v., play non stop on their video games, or zone out like zombies in front of the computer? Well Northwest library is here to help. Starting Saturday January 5, 2013 we will be hosting the iPad Kid's Yoga Journey. Get in shape with your child in mind and body. The session will be from 2:00 p.m - 2:40 p.m. Make sure to wear comfortable clothes and get here 30 minutes early to get a free ticket. Space is limited to 24 children ages 4 years old and up. If you can't make it to this session, we will be having another one on Saturday January 19th also from 2:00 p.m. - 2:40 p.m. Save the date! We'll see you here!

Sessions:

Saturday January 5, 2013
2:00 p.m. - 2:40 p.m.

Saturday January 19, 2013
2:00 p.m. - 2:40 p.m.

 

Remember Halloween?

We do! And we have the pictures to prove it.

Go to our branch's Flickr page to view the photos of our trick-or-treaters. We had princesses, super heroes, and more! Children listened to a Halloween story, made a craft, and enjoyed Halloween goodies with Maggie, the Children's Librarian.

If you weren't able to make it to our Halloween celebration, then do not despair. This Saturday, we will have our Holiday Open House from 1 PM to 3 PM. Santa will be in attendance from 1:30-2:30, so make sure to bring your cameras!

Decoupage Art Program

Decoupage the Easy WayThis month’s Family Art program features decoupage art boxes.  You and your family can learn to make these unique boxes for free and for fun!   Every family will leave with at least one decorated box.  The Friends of Maud Marks Library are providing all supplies.  All  you need to do is join us on Friday, September 30th at 1:15 in the meeting room .   Since KISD schools have early release that afternoon this is an ideal activity for family or friends!

Gingerbread Fun!

Join us for two festive programs in the Children's Department this month.  Tickets are required.  They are free and available at the Kids Information Desk starting 30 minutes before each program.

1)  Wednesday, December 15, 4:30 pm - We'll be making gingerbread people ornaments using paper cutouts of gingerbread people.   There will be glitter, markers, stickers and other goodies to decorate them.  To add a seasonal touch, we'll have cinnamon and ginger spices on hand to give the ornaments a holiday aroma.

Freeman Pumpkin Patch

 

Get in a festive mood this weekend by visiting the Freeman Library Pumpkin Patch in the Children’s Department.  Library staff have decorated pumpkins generously donated by Kroger Store #300 at 1950 El Dorado Blvd.  You will see an artistic impression of Edvard Munch’s painting “The Scream,” a bat pumpkin, a Mardi Gras pumpkin, “Big Blue Marble” pumpkin and several other decorated pumpkins.  The pumpkins will be on view through Sunday, October 31.

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