NEW PROGRAMS @ JCPL
In March, it will be EXPLORE FIBER @ JCPL, and will be held on the 5th and 19th. Join us as we experiment, design, create, and generally just have fun with the topic. No registration necessary.
Caregivers and their infants, toddlers, and preschoolers can drop in anytime between 8:30 and 10:00 a.m. for a beverage, light snack, and conversation. There will be toys, puzzles, music, and books available for your enjoyment. This is a good opportunity to network with other parents in your community!
STORY TIME offerings have expanded! In addition to the usual Story Time on Wednesdays at 11:30 a.m., Story Time is being offered on Wednesday afternoon at 4:45 p.m. and on Thursday evening at 6:30 p.m. Children up through elementary-age are welcome to attend. Both are held in the Story Corner.
Have you tried the fairly new MAKER CLUB program held monthly on the 2nd Friday of the month? Last month we built straw towers and pompom launchers and January saw us making cup stacks and creating snowflakes.
March promises to be just as much fun with its challenges, especially since it’s to be held on such an unlucky day, just before Pi Day! Drop in anytime between 2:30 and 4:00 p.m. on Friday, March 13th.
MAKING IT ON MY OWN is a do-it-yourself craft program held on the fourth Saturday of each month in the children’s area from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Directions and supplies are provided for 3 - 4 crafts, and coloring and activity papers are available as well.
Look for this program on March 28th.
Going nowhere for Spring Break? Join us at the library for some fun activities each day of break.
Materials and suggestions will be available for kids of all ages to help yourself from 9:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. each day. Granted, it’s not oceans and sunshine, but it’s better than sitting at home!
Monday: Turn an old DVD into something else—only limit is your imagination.
Tuesday: Lego Day! All sizes of bricks available!
Wednesday: Puppet-mania. Make a puppet and/or use ours to put on a show. Scripts provided and stories suggested.
Thursday: Puzzle It Out. Puzzles available all day to put together. Make your own puzzle with cardboard and a picture (we’ll provide both). Make puzzle piece jewelry.
Friday: Build-a-thon. Use the blocks and other supplies available to make all kinds of stuff!
Best stay-cation ever!
11:30 am & 4:45 pm
March 4th, 11th, 18th
Children are welcome to attend with a parent or caregiver.
Mother Goose & Me
Infants, toddlers, and preschoolers can explore rhymes, music, fun, learning, and more with Mother Goose
Visit with her on Friday mornings at 10:00 am
March 6th, 13th, 20th (Mother Goose is on spring break March 27th!)
TRAVEL KITS CAN TAKE YOU PLACES!
Planning a trip for Spring Break? Call the library before you go and request a travel kit! These kits are available for any child under 18 years of age and you must call at least 3 days in advance.
Let us know your destination, how long it will take you to get there, and with a few other details, we can tailor-make a kit to suit your needs! Kits typically include books, stories on CD, and paper games and puzzles.
We can provide background information about the location where you will be visiting, or it can all be just for fun. DVDs can also be checked out by vacationers. If you need an extended check-out, ask at the desk to see if we can make it work for you!
Have a great trip!!
American Library Association
BOOK AWARDS 2014
CALDECOTT for most distinguished American Picture Book:
The Adventures of Beekle: The Unimaginary Friend by Dan Santat
NEWBERY for most outstanding contribution to children’s lit.:
The Crossover by Kwame Alexander (JF)
PRINTZ for excellence in literature written for young adults:
ODYSSEY for the production of the best audiobook for children or young adults available in English in the US
H.O.R.S.E. A Game of Basketball and Imagination by Christopher Myers
GEISEL for the most distinguished beginning reader book
You Are (Not) Small by Anna Kang
Other Awards granted that are noted with a cover sticker at JCPL:
Coretta Scott King Author and Illustrator Book Award
For a complete list, visit the American Library Association website