Parachutes, shakers, and more!

Today was the first session of Rhythm & Romp, a music and movement program for kids up to age 5. We had fun singing parachute songs, waving our scarves, shaking our shakers, and popping bubbles.

Click here for more photos. Thanks to Mary for the photos.

Join us next Tuesday for more fun.

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No Mother Goose Time on Monday

There will be no Mother Goose Time on Monday, September 12. Mother Goose Time will be back on September 19.


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Fall programs begin September 12

The kids are back in school, the weather is (hopefully) cooling, and our OPL Children’s Room Fall programming is about to start.

Monday, September 12, welcomes back Shake, Baby Rattle, and Roll and Family Game Night. (Please note that Mother Goose Time will begin on September 19.) We’ll also have Crafternoons on Mondays at 4:15 for kids in Kindergarten and up.

Tuesdays brings us two brand new programs.

Rhythm & Romp is a music and movement program for kids up to age 5 and their grownup. 2-2:30 pm.

Crazy 8s Club Math is a totally new kind of math club. Kids in grades 3-5 will build stuff, run and jump, make music, make messes, and more. 4:15-5:15 pm.

Other returning programs include Time for Twos (Thursdays at 10 am), Planes, Trains & Automobiles (Fridays at 11 am), and Family Storytime (Saturdays at 11:30 am).

You can see all our Fall programs on our website or come by and pick up a schedule.

Printable schedule in English
Printable schedule in Spanish

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Congratulations to our raffle winners!


Congratulations to Sabrina and Candice! They are our raffle winners; each one received a Kindle Fire Kids Edition. Their tickers were chosen from about 460 entries!

Children received a raffle ticket for each Summer Reading Log they completed. Children not yet reading who were part of our Read-To-Me Club received a raffle ticket for every 25 book they had read to them.

Thank you to the Friends of the Library for generously providing the Kindles!



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Another Reader for our 1,000 Books Wall of Fame

On September 6th Ajun Roh, at just 18 months, completed his 1,000 Books Project.  Stop in to see Ajun’s picture, which has recently been added to our Wall of Fame. Congratulations to all !  ajun-roh

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What’s growing in your garden?

Books about gardens

Today’s Ready, Set, Kindergarten! was all about gardens. This time of year everyone’s garden is bursting with lots of good things.

One of the books we enjoyed reading today was  My Garden, by Kevin Henkes, and this book was the inspiration for today’s craft. We had some very imaginative gardens.

We also helped the old man and the old woman pull their enormous turnip out of the ground. And we played a game sorting things that grow in a garden from things that don’t.

The Enormous Turnip

Here are some of the great gardens the kids made today:

This garden is growing money.

He’s growing pizza, cookies, and a lollipop.

To see all the photos, click here.

This was our last Ready, Set, Kindergarten for the summer. Beginning September 13, we’ll have a brand new program in this time slot–Rhythm & Rhyme, a music and movement program for kids up to age 5.


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Bubbles, bubbles, everywhere!

The bubbles were everywhere on Saturday during our Family Storytime. Stories about bubble gum and bubble baths, songs about popping bubbles (what a mess we had!), and a fun, and wet, story about a little rabbit who just wanted to take a bubble bath.

All the kids (and some of the grown-ups) made bubble pictures.

She loved how much they look like real bubbles!

Crazy bubbles

To see all the photos, click here.

This was our last Family Storytime for the summer. We’ll be back on September 17.

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