Make it a crafty summer!
There are hundreds of websites out there offering every imaginable craft! Don’t know where to look? Try these:
Family Fun This Disney website offers hundreds of simple projects for nearly every age child and interest.
Yahoo Craft Directory This is the address for Yahoo’s craft directory, which will give you a good start.
Information on hobbies from About.com This will get you to a listing of links that offer crafts in many different categories.
Books and Magazines for Do-It-Yourself Ideas
Do-it-yourself craft books can be found in the children’s craft section at J745.5. There are literally hundreds of books available that include craft ideas. The library also carries some magazines that contain craft ideas, including Family Fun, Pak-O-Fun, and Mailbox.
Many of the parenting magazines as well as most women’s magazines also contain craft ideas, usually geared to the season.
If all else fails to inspire you, come to the library during the summer reading program. There will be craft days held several times during June and July. Let us show you how!
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 2012-2013 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 5th through August 7th 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, 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 7th, 9th, 14th and 21st.
(The library will be closed for Memorial Day on May 28th.)
Tuesdays @ 11:15 a.m. on May 1st, 8th, 15th, 22nd and 29th.
Summer Reading Program 2012 coming in June:
Crafts & Activities:
An idea from pp. 94-95 in The Rainy Day Activity Book by Jennifer Rader (J745.5)
Do try this at home!
What you'll need:
What you'll do:
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
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