If you follow this blog, you’ve probably been wondering why we haven’t had many posts lately. I was away on holidays, but now I’m back and ready to throw myself into lots of fun things to get ready for summer at the library.
As you can see, our new bulletin board in the children’s area has a clue to what’s coming this summer……will it be a fish theme?…a reading theme?…a school theme??? You’ll have to wait a little longer to find out!
I found a fun way to use up an old discarded book. I made sure to find one with thicker pages (and you’ll want to check for content on the pages beforehand, if you do this craft.) I drew outlines of fun little fish and then cut them out of each page. I decided to use watercolour paints so that the words would still show through and the fish would look sort of multicolour.
It was easy and the permanent marker didn’t run when I applied the watercolour paints. You could make these into a pretty summery wreath (try butterflies or dragonflies to make this really fun) by attaching them to a paper circle and stapling them on.
Summer is fast approaching and there will be plenty of fun things for the kids to do. Keep watching for the summer calendar, which will be out sometime in June. Until then….stop by and see what’s going on at the library! There’s always something great going on!
Our latest bulletin board
We’re back into our regular fall schedule at the library, with storytime on Wednesday and Thursday mornings from 10 – 11am. Registration is a MUST, so please sign up early. We need to know how many will attend so that we can have enough crafts ready for everyone. Children aged 2 – 5 are welcome and there will be stories, games, songs and a craft. Plus, there will be plenty of time for choosing books afterward. Please come a few minutes early so that we can start on time.
For those of you doing the TD Summer Reading program, we’re going until the end of September so that everyone has time to collect all of their stickers. And then…we’ll be making the draws for PRIZES!! Yes, prizes! And we have lots of them! Hopefully, you’ll be one of the lucky ones!
Don’t forget, we always have a newsletter each month available on the front desk so that you’ll know what’s going on all month. We usually have events such as craft nights or reading programs for the kids, but there’s lots for adults, too. We have the latest bestsellers and tons of DVDs that you can take home for free. Stop by and see what the library has to offer today!
One of the most creative things that I get to do as the children’s librarian is to create the bulletin boards for each new season in the children’s area of the library. I always have fun preparing something new to put up and although sometimes they get the better of me, I usually learn something about design in the process.
These are just a few of the ideas that I’ve created in the past year or so. Right now, we have the Clifford/Scaredy Squirrel/Grumpy Bird board up trying to bring in Spring (although Judi says I am jinxing us into a longer winter that way). I always try to use color and shape or texture to draw in our readers, and most of the time, there is a 3D element involved.
What would you put on a bulletin board to get a child’s attention?