Is your child entering kindergarten this fall? If so, they won’t want to miss our 7th annual Welcome, Kindergarten! storytime. Children will hear special stories about going to kindergarten read by local kindergarten teachers, sing very lively songs and finish off the afternoon by doing a very special craft. Kindergarten book list and Countdown to Kindergarten calendar with fun activities to do just before school starts are included.
Registration begins August 7 at the library or by phone, 517-351-2420, ext 6855.
I think everyone has at least one favorite book from early childhood that they will always want to go back to and just relive the feelings they had when they saw the pictures and story for the first time.
On May 11, the Books & Bagels group discussed Liar & Spy by Rebecca Stead. In general, the group enjoyed the book, especially because it involved a number of themes including lies and truth, bullying, family, and friendship. Our group also discussed the work of French artist Georges Seurat (1859-1891) who used a technique called pointillism (using tiny dots, not brush strokes to paint a picture).
This artist is mentioned in the book because the family of the main character, Georges (named after Seurat), owns a cherished print by Seurat. Georges' mom has always told him that life is a thousand little dots that make up a beautiful big picture. She tells him not to worry about the little dots, just concentrate on the big picture they make. For our activity, each group member had fun creating a painting on an 8" x 10" canvas using pointillism (see picture to left). Books & Bagels for 4th-6th graders will resume in October, title to be announced at the end of summer.
Here's the slideshow on Flickr, which is your favorite?
BabyTime is a beginning storytime for babies under age 2. BabyTime is one-on-one fun with nursery rhymes, songs, books and play time. No registration is necessary. Just come when you are able. Each child must be accompanied by an adult; no siblings please.