During this week, you can
When you visit the library look for
Programs Books Music DVDs
Mother Goose and Me
Visit with Mother Goose herself every Thursday morning at 9:15 a.m. in our Community Room. Mother Goose shares nursery rhymes and reading and singing and creates a general feel of fun and movement.
Children must be accompanied by a caregiver for the program.
Mondays @ 11:15 a.m.
April 1st, 8th, 15th, 22nd, 29th
Tuesdays @ 11:15 a.m.
April 2nd, 9th, 16th, 23rd, 30th
EVERY Tuesday from 2:30 to 4:30 p.m. join us in the children’s area for some building fun! Everyone is welcome and there’s no need to sign up, just come and have fun.
Children under the age of 7 years must be accompanied by an adult or another child over the age of 13 years. DUPLO blocks are also available for building.
KINDERGARTEN PREP SCHOOL (KiPS)
What is KiPS? Kindergarten Prep School is a program designed to provide academic and social skills over the summer to children who will be entering kindergarten in the fall.
Any child who is eligible for kindergarten in the Jay Schools for the 2013-2014 school year may register for the program. The program is free of charge and will last for 10 weeks over the summer. It will be held EVERY Tuesday from June 4th through August 6th from 9 am to noon.
Transportation may be provided by the Jay Schools or parents can drop children off at the library.
Children spend time in small groups learning such skills as how to stand in line, how to raise their hands to ask questions, how to participate in group activities, how to walk from one area to another. They also practice academics in math, reading, art, gym, small motor skills, and writing.
To register a child for KiPS, fill out the form received at Kindergarten Round-up or pick one up at the library starting April 8th. Deadline to register is April 30.
CRAFTS & ACTIVITIES:
Cloud and Raindrop Mobile
Do try this at home!
Cut a big cloud shape out of thin cardboard. Use a hole punch to punch three holes in the bottom of the cloud. Cut three pieces of string and tie a piece of string to each hole. The raindrops will hang down from these strings.
Cover the cardboard with white glue and stick on cotton balls until the whole surface is covered. Cut a red smile out of construction paper and glue it and two large googly eyes to the cloud. Set it aside to dry.
Make three raindrops on blue paper. Cut out the inside leaving a 1/2 inch border. Cut a piece of contact paper that is bigger than the raindrop. Peel off the back and stick the template to it.
Cut blue tissue paper into small squares (1"x1") and stick to the contact paper. Overlap the squares. Cut a second piece of contact paper, peel the back off and carefully stick it on top of the first, covering the tissue paper filled raindrop. Cut out the raindrop. Repeat for all the raindrops.
Tape the raindrops to the strings hanging off the cloud. Hang your finished craft in the window!
APRIL 2013 SPECIAL DAYS
1 April Fool’s Day
8 World Health Day
8 Astronomy Day
14 Titanic hits an iceberg, 1912
14 - 20 National Library Week
15 National Librarian Day
18 Paul Revere Day
22 Earth Day
23 Take Your Daughters and Sons to Work Day
24 Arbor Day
24 National Pigs-in-a-Blanket Day
America Beautiful Month
International Guitar Month
National Gardening Month
National Frog Month
DID YOU KNOW?
Frogs don’t have to drink water! Their skin absorbs the water, making it unnecessary to drink it!