ROCKIN’ ROBIN, TWEET, TWEET!
Have you seen your first robin yet? Sightings are taking place everywhere these days! Not sure what a robin looks like? Check out some bird books from the library and learn to recognize not just a robin, but a blue jay, cardinal (our state bird!), chickadee, and more!
Backyard Bird Watching for Kids : How to Attract, Feed, and Provide Homes for Birds by George H. Harrison (J598.07)
Starting with Nature Bird Book by Pamela Hickman (J598)
Why do Birds Sing? by Joan Holub (J598)
Feathers for Lunch by Loise Ehlert
Birds by Kevin Henkes
Bird Talk by Ann Jonas
Inch by Inch by Leo Lionni
Our Yard is Full of Birds by Anne Rockwell
This is the Sunflower by Lola M. Schaefer
What to Do? What to Do? by Toni Teevin
The cardinal is Indiana's state bird
Got it yet?
SPRING FEVER (First day of Spring is March 20th)
A feeling of restlessness, excitement, or laziness brought on by the coming of spring. (American Heritage Dictionary)
Spring Fever! by Peter Lerangis.
Spring Fever: Featuring Jim Henson's Sesame Street Muppets by Sarah Albee
March and April
Mondays & Tuesdays
March 7th & 8th, 14th & 15th, 28th & 29th
April 4th & 5th, 11th & 12th, 18th & 19th, 25th & 26th
MOTHER GOOSE & ME
Fridays at 9:30 a.m. for infants and preschoolers who come with a parent or caregiver
March 1st, 8th, 15th
AFTER SCHOOL SPECIAL
Fridays, March 4 and April 1 2:45 - 4:00 p.m.
Follow the rainbow to the March Special and refreshments, a story, and a lucky craft or two!
MIDDLE SCHOOL SPECIAL
Fridays, March 18 and April 15 3:15 - 4:30 p.m.
Craft materials provided with some ideas, music and conversation, and always food!
KINDERGARTEN PREP SCHOOL (KiPS) COMING THIS SUMMER!
Any child who will be entering kindergarten in the fall of 2011 is eligible to participate in the library’s new program to help prepare students for schools, both academically and socially.
What is KiPS? It's a nine-week program, meeting once a week for three hours, with a variety of activities, snacks, and transportation on Tuesday mornings during the summer. Plenty to keep everyone busy and learning!
Registration materials will be available at all Jay School’s Kindergarten Round-ups, and at the library beginning the first of April. Look for more information in late March here on the website and at the library, through the schools, and local preschools.
Crafts & Activities
Pine Cone Feeder
Take any size pine cone and tie a string or piece of yarn on it so it will hang up.
Slather on peanut butter, filling all the nooks & crannies.
Dip the pine cone into bird seed and hang the feeder in a tree.
Instead of a pinecone, use any of the following:
Make a Garland of Goodies:
Take a piece of yarn and string on Cheerios, pieces of stale bread, popcorn, and dried fruit pieces. Hang several pieces from a tree in the yard for the birds to enjoy.