Monday, November 21, 2011

Story Writing Contest Deadline in One Week!

This is your reminder everyone - the story writing contest officially ends in just one week, next Monday.

Make sure you finish up your story and bring it in to us by 8pm on November 28!

Unfortunately, we cannot accept any late entries.

Need a reminder about the rules? Find them here.

We look forward to all of your entries.

Food Guessing Contest!

We've filled the shopping cart with donations for the Acord Food Pantry and we're continuing to take donations!

We're so excited about filling it, we've decided to create a guessing game. Between now and December 2 when you come in to the children's room make sure you fill out an entry and guess how many items are in the cart.

Still have donations to bring in? There's a box where the cart used to be and all donations can be put there.

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Delightful December Saturdays!

All the information about the Holiday Storytime and Craft and Dads and Donuts is now available.
The flyer is here so mark your calendars!

And a reminder that the Thanksgiving Storytime and Craft is this Saturday, November 19 at 11am. Don't miss it!

Also don't miss all of our other great drop-in sessions happening throughout the month of December, just click the link above titled December Drop-Ins.

World of Wizarding: Highlights from the Fall, Returning in the Winter

Today completed the last day of our first round of Harry Potter happenings.
This round we made lumos wands (that really lighted up), magic quills that wrote, bubbled a magic potion, and designed our own Marauder's Map (complete with secret messages).

Did you miss it this round? Don't worry - World of Wizarding is returning in January!

One note: this round I was able to stay almost entirely in the first book. That will be changing next time and parts of the other books will be read. I encourage anyone to attend, even if they haven't read it, but those kids that don't want spoilers might want to read, listen, or watch as much as possible beforehand.

Parents: I know the books get significantly darker throughout the series, I'll be choosing activities from the "lighter" portions of the books. For instance, I won't be reading any sections where Lord Voldemort appears, but if you have concerns, don't hesitate to ask me about what we'll be doing.

In the meantime, here are some pictures from this round to get you psyched for next round!
Designing the Marauder's Map
Our Felix Felices really bubbled over!

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Acord Food Pantry Cart

It's that time of year again! The cart to take donations for the Acord Food Pantry is back in the Children's Room. Remember to bring in a non-perishable food item next time you stop in.

Items needed include: 
Pasta
Spaghetti sauce
Baked beans
Solid white tuna
Juice boxes
School snacks
Cake and brownie mixes
Condiments
Peanut butter
Grape jelly
Coffee

But don't stop there! Any non-perishable food item is great!

December Drop-Ins: Music & Movement, Rhythm & Rhyme, and Legomania!

We are happy to say there will also be December Drop-In programs for Music & Movement, Rhythm & Rhyme, and Legomania! There will also be a Hanukkah Story Hour on December 15 at 4pm. Check back for more information. You can get an overview of all of our drop in programs here.


Individual Flyers:

Music & Movement.

Rhythm & Rhyme.

LegoMania.

Or stop by the Children's Room for a hard copy of a flyer!

Monday, November 7, 2011

December Drop-Ins Terrific 2's & 3's

The flyer for the drop in sessions of Terrific 2's & 3's is now up. There will be three sessions Mondays at 11am. Click the tab above for more information. Look for the drop in sessions of your other favorite storytimes. Information will be coming soon!

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Pumpkin Decorating Contest Winners Announced!

Our pumpkin decorating contest was a great success this year. There were so many amazing entries - check out what categories these amazing pumpkins one here. Congratulations to all of our participants!