dinosaurs storytime- stomping, songs and old favorites

Looking for a good dino read? Sometimes an oldie goes well with the newbies. We’ve read a few dinosaur books in the library this year, and enjoyed them all.  Dinosaur vs the Library was a hit with first and second grade. We roared, sang, and stomped to some dinomusic while reading it!  The dinosaur learned he was not allowed to roar during storytime, but he enjoyed his visit to the library anyway. For a quiet ending to our dino-roaring we practiced signing dinosaur in ASL.  First and second grades revisited dinosaurs with a rhyming book, Dinosaurs Galore. It was the perfect book to wrap up poetry month and give us an excuse for a dino craft. The last dino book in our favorites list helped us think about research and good sources for information. How Big Were the Dinosaurs? isn’t a new book, but it’s a great read to show us size and comparison of extinct creatures to everyday objects.  We can now say dinosaur three ways! Dinosaur/dinosaurio and ASL are all the ways we communicate about dinosaurs in the library.
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lego wall, if you build it they will make

Our lego wall is up and running and the friends using it have created some interesting items putting it to use.  There are not enough hours in the day to play legos according to many of these hard working builders.  Need inspiration? You can always visit the lego site for some amazing ideas and motivation. We also have a few books with lego inspiration stored around the lego shelves.  Our lego wall has been great for community building and a relaxation destination, but it has also helped us express what we know about what we are reading! Studying insects? It’s a great time to build one to show its body parts. Reading about the weather? Design a cool umbrella or storm cloud structure. Math legoing is easily the best way to see your work on a wall! Come try some perimeter, area, or shape design built by you. The ideas (unlike the legos) are endless. Legos are functional in our library.

Our most frequent customers come on a lego lunch pass with a buddy. A quick bite then off to the wall to build for the rest of their lunch period.

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Our official lego wall is up announcement!

Summer send off, reading goals met

The library appreciates all of the readers who completed their hourly reading goals this year to earn tickets for summer fun at amusement parks. We made summer sunglasses, chalked the walk in front of the school, and treated ourselves to a few snacks. We hope the summer warm up carries them to their next reading goals and the public library’s summer reading programs.

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