Week 2 of I ♥ Art

This week, we focused on Leo Lionni’s Swimmy.

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Using tempera paints, sponges, cotton balls, q-tips, and stamps, everyone made their own undersea painting.

Sometimes it got a little messy.

To see all the photos, click here.

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We had a Stuffed Animal Storytime!

On Wednesday, July 11, we had lots of fun in the Children’s Room at our Stuffed Animal Storytime. More than 20 kids wore their PJs and brought a stuffed animal from home.

We heard some fun stories, chased down lots of bubbles, sang some songs, and did a bedtime bear craft.

Everyone got a sweet treat before they left.

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Summer Reading Fun!

We officially kicked off Summer Reading 2018 on June 27.

Kids climbed a rock climbing wall, had their faces painted, played games, drew with sidewalk chalk, and more. About 150 kids signed up for summer reading.

We raffled off some fun prizes, too.

To see all the photos, click here.

 

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Stuffed Animal Storytime!

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Join us tomorrow, July 11, at 7 pm, for a Stuffed Animal Storytime. Bring your favorite stuffed animal, wear your PJs, and enjoy some stories, a craft, and a snack.

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Do you love art?

Today we had our very first session of I ♥ Art. This is a brand new program for kids ages 5 & up. Each week we’ll focus on an artist and make art in their style.

Today we made Van Gogh sunflowers. Because working with oil paints is so difficult, we made our sunflowers with oil pastels. The results were beautiful.

No one seemed to mind getting a little messy.

To see all the photos, click here.

Stop by next Monday at 3 pm to see what we’re doing.

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Have you ever had a pen pal?

This summer, the OPL Children’s Room is participating in a Pen Pal Exchange. Stop by and write a letter, and we’ll mail it for you to another library. Each week, we’ll send our letters to a different part of the country. We’ll also be receiving letters from libraries across the country.

And while you’re here, take a look at our Pen Pal bulletin board. We’ll be displaying all the letters we receive. And we’ll put a dot on the map for each letter we get.

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Did you know…?

Did you know we have storytimes on Saturdays? Join us at 11:30 on Saturday mornings (no program July 7) for stories, songs, and crafts for all ages.

This week we heard some stories about cats, and everyone made a cat bookmark to take home.

 

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