Thursday, August 30, 2012

Arts-n-Crafts Club Today: Pencil Boxes and Door Hangers!

It's Back-to-School time!  Your favorite 1st, 2nd, 3rd, or 4th grader will likely need an art box/pencil case for school, and possibly a door hanger for those Do Not Disturb homework-filled days ahead! 

Join us at the Nancy Kay Holmes library this afternoon for Arts-n-Crafts Club from 5:30-6:30pm, as we make door hangers and decorate pencil cases (like those pictured above). 

$2 fee includes all necessary materials. 
Pre-Registration is required and space is limited: please call the library at 207-0764 to say you'll be here!  See you soon! 

Thursday, August 23, 2012

Back To School Party... And You're Invited!

We're having a Back to School Party,
and we want you to be here! 
Today, Thursday, August 23rd, 5:30-6:30pm
All ages are welcome. 
Pre-Registration is required;
please call the library at 207-0764
to say you'll be here!
See you soon! 

Monday, August 20, 2012

Princes, Princesses, and..... Dragons?? Storytime Tomorrow, 5:30pm

Calling all handsome princes, beautiful princesses, and fierce fire-breathing dragons to join us at the library tomorrow, Tuesday, August 21st at 5:30pm for a very special storytime.  All ages are invited.  Pre-Registration is required; please call the library at 207-0764 to say you'll be here!

Monday, August 13, 2012

BALLOONS Storytimes and Drop-In Crafts at the Library

Hello, Friends! 

Recently, we read several "uplifting" tales about big, bright, beautiful balloons!  We created these hot air balloons at storytime one morning.... 


Check out the hot air balloons we made during Drop-in Craft a few days earlier...

Finally, we inflated balloons and used them to paint with!  Can you imagine how much fun we had with this painting technique...

Thanks to all of my friends for "popping" in to complete such cool crafts with me!

Miss Katie

Friday, August 10, 2012

S'More Fun at Storytime Today at 11:30am

Hello Friends!     Happy National S'mores Day! 

Today at storytime, we'll read books about camping out and roasting marshmallows under the stars,
and we'll paint starry night pictures using - you guessed it - MARSHMALLOWS!  (I forgot my paintbrushes at home - oops!) 
We might even have a few leftover marshmallows to "roast" at the library, so stop in for Storytime and a craft this morning at 11:30am.  All ages welcome and no registration is required.  See you soon!

xoxo, Miss Katie  

Thursday, August 9, 2012

It's Time for Junior Battle of the Books!

It's finally here!  The 2012 Junior Battle of the Books is being held today at 5:30pm at The Mall at Steamtown, and we're so excited! 

Once a week for the past 10 weeks, I've spent my favorite hour with eight of the smartest, sweetest and funniest kids in NEPA.  They read the five assigned books, and this afternoon, we'll face knowledgeable kids representing other libraries as we compete in the trivia challenge.  We're ready!  And, win or lose, we had so much fun together this summer.  I couldn't be prouder of our teams from Nancy Kay Holmes!

We played "Inventor" like Sneeze in our first book, 101 Ways to Bug Your Parents...

We earned "chicken pox" for each trivia question answered correctly...

We made origami stars for the Fourth of July as we quizzed each other about The Strange Case of Origami Yoda...

We played "Meteorologist Charades" as we discussed Storm Runners...

We earned water balloons for correct answers to trivia questions about all five books...

And we decorated T-shirts for today's competition.  (We sprayed diluted bleach around the outline of out team mascot: a shark!)

Best of Luck to ET, AJ, AB, GL, KG, EG, KZ, and MK, and to EVERYONE competing from other libraries in today's Jr. Battle of the Books!

Miss Katie