Friday, November 28, 2014

Winter Afterschool Programs: Painting Sampler Platter

Come on out of the cold!  Join us for our upcoming Winter Afterschool programs, happening at the Ironton, Ste. Genevieve, Fredericktown, and Annapolis libraries over the first two weeks of December!  This season, we're hosting a Painting Sampler Platter, in which kids learn about different artists and then create their own imitative masterpieces.  The first week of December, we'll explore the techniques of Pablo Picasso and Jackson Pollock, and during the second week, we'll learn about Henri Matisse and Frida Kahlo.

A complete schedule can be found in the left-hand column of this blog, or you can call or visit the front desk of your local library to register and get more details.  All afterschool programs are recommended for grade schoolers, grades 1 through 5, although you can check with a library staff member if you have a younger or older child who might like to attend.

And if your Ozark Regional branch isn't included in the program schedule, don't worry!  Your library will be receiving a giant box of craft kits in the next few weeks.  You can pick up your craft kit at your convenience just by visiting the front desk of your library branch any time during the month of December.

Call your library with any questions, or send us an email through the Youth Department blog!

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Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Thanksgiving Day Craft Ideas

Happy Thanksgiving to everyone this week!  If you know you'll be busy in the kitchen, keep the kids busy and happy with  one or more of these adorable crafting ideas from the Parents website.

Image from the O'Neil Sisters website.

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Monday, November 17, 2014

Rescheduled Steelville and Bourbon Story Time Sessions!

There's still time to get in on one last story time session for the fall season!  If you live in Crawford County, drop by the Steelville Library at 10 am or the Bourbon Library at 1:30 pm this Tuesday, November 18 for our rescheduled giraffe-themed story time (last week we missed due to the Veteran's Day holiday).  Hope to see you then as we close out fall programming!

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Friday, November 14, 2014

Wild About Animals- Week #8 Photos

Our giraffe-themed Activity Table featured number placemats, a stick-the-spot-on-the-giraffe game, and animal pattern matching cards (plus, a bonus giraffe book to read!).

A few of our book choices- and a pic of our cute craft!
Our game was giraffe limbo.  We had lots of fun pretending to be giraffes at the watering hole.
For our craft, we patterned our giraffes using fingerprints!
Getting creative with ink stamping.
Working on our craft at the Cuba branch.
At Ste. Genevieve.
One of the most creative giraffes of the week.
Who knew giraffes could stand on their heads??
All of our giraffes were unique- just like our fingerprints!

Wrapping up with some puzzle time.

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Monday, November 10, 2014

Wild About Animals- Week #8

Fall Story Time (Week #8)
Weekly Theme: Giraffes

Books: Giraffes Can't Dance by Giles Andreae, A Kiss for Lily by Lia Nirgad

Activity: giraffe limbo

Craft: thumbprint giraffe pictures

Reminder!  All Ozark Regional libraries will be closed on Tuesday, November 11th in observance of Veterans Day.  Story time sessions for the Steelville and Bourbon library branches will be rescheduled for the following Tuesday, November 18, with the same locations and times as normal.

Pictures of the last week of story time are up in the next post, so... 

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Thursday, November 6, 2014

Wild About Animals- Week #7 Photos

This week's Activity Table included goldfish cracker counting, snowball tossing, and a "feed the penguin" color game.
A couple of our week's book selections.
Starting off the story time with our animal ABC matching chart.
For our game this week, we learned how to walk like penguins protecting their eggs.
More penguin games at Cuba!
We had a great crowd at Ironton!

Working on our craft at Bourbon.
Using scissor skills at Ste. Genevieve.
The finished product!
All smiles with our paper tube penguins.
What a great day at story time!

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Monday, November 3, 2014

Wild About Animals- Week #7

Fall Story Time (Week #7)
Weekly Theme:Penguins

Books: One Cool Friend by Toni Buzzeo, Penguin and Little Blue by Megan McDonald, Tacky and the Emperor by Helen Lester

Activity: penguin/egg game

Craft:paper tube penguin

Pictures of the seventh week of story time are up in the next post, so... 

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