Celebrate the magic of spring with the beautiful and fragrant gift of flowers. They suddenly seem to be popping up everywhere—in flowerbeds, on trees, all over the yard! You can plant some of your own. Just visit a lawn and garden shop and choose some lovely blooms to brighten your room or yard. All it takes is some soil, a pot, and a little tender loving care.
Older readers can try out the Flower Fairies Friends series, including the following:
Q. If April showers bring May flowers, what do May flowers bring?
KINDERGARTEN PREP SCHOOL
KiPS! THIS SUMMER
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 is held EVERY Tuesday from June 4th through August th from 9 a.m. 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, music, and writing.
To register a child for KiPS, fill out the form received at Kindergarten Round-up or pick one up at the library and return it ASAP. Deadline to register is April 30.
Tuesdays will be very active times in the children’s area at the library this summer!
Story Times in May
Mondays @ 11:15 a.m. on May 6th, 13th, and 20th.
(The library will be closed for Memorial Day on May 27th.)
Tuesdays @ 11:15 a.m. on May 7th, 14th, 21st.
Mother Goose and Me
Visit with Mother Goose herself every Thursday morning at 9:15 a.m. in our Community Room now through May 23rd.
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.
Summer Reading Program 2013 coming in June:
Dig Into READING
The theme for the children’s program this summer is about things in the ground and things growing there and dirt and mud and stuff! Look for the program to begin June 3rd and continue through July 13th. There will be lots of different programs offered during the summer. Registration forms will be available starting June 3rd. Then you can really dig in!
BENEATH THE SURFACE
The teen program will be available again this summer for students in 6th - 12th grades. The theme is all kinds of things beneath the surface! If you meet our requirements, you may participate in the final party—this year one just for you!
Crafts & Activities:
Cupcake Paper Flowers
Do try this at home!
May Special Days
1 - May Day
4 - Space Day
5 - Cinco de Mayo
12 - Florence Nightingale born, 1820
13 - Mother's Day
13 - Tulip Day
15 - International Day of Families
16 - Root Beer's birthday
20 - Flower Day
26 - Sally Ride born, 1951
28 - Memorial Day
Better Sleep Month
Correct Posture Month
National Strawberry Month
National Bike Month
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