The Children's Room
Pictured: Josh, Noah and Oliver are in search for the perfect leaf to partake in the leaf craft at Story Hour. Everyone is proud to display their unique creations from leaves.
With the warm weather we are having, everyone this week at Story Hour couldn't pass up another opportunity to get outside and play in the mild fall weather. We read some very appropriate books to get us motivated for jumping and crunching in leaves such as Leaf Man by Lois Ehlert, Autumn Leaves Are Falling by Maria Fleming and Leaves by David Ezra Stein. Taking our craft idea right from the author Lois Ehlert, we collected many different shapes and sized leaves and brought them into the children's room to start our leaf creations. Some of the final products included fish, turtles, people, and birds that the children happily displayed while standing next to our scarecrows from the previous week. All of the children agree that since everyone has lots and lots of leaves right now, we can all get a little creative with "Leaf Art".
Story hour is every Thursday at 10:30 at the Wiscasset Public Library which is located at 21 High Street. All good listeners are welcome to enjoy a few good stories and an activity to follow.
Trick or Treaters came to story hour this week to celebrate Halloween in costume!
Many children came to the Wiscasset Public Library in costume for a few Halloween stories and a "ghostly themed" craft. We enjoyed Five Little Pumpkins by Dan Yaccarino, Halloween Monster by Catherine Stock and Halloween by Harry Behn. We also passed out Halloween joke books and tricked each other with clever questions like "Where does Dracula like to eat lunch? In the casketeria!"
Next, for the activity, we took white circles cut from a bed sheet and covered tootsie pops to look like ghosts. They were decorated with scary faces and put in a hand crafted wooden stand for display on Halloween. Everyone is very excited for more celebrating this weekend with costumes, local parades and treats!
Story hour is every Thursday at 10:30 at the Wiscasset Public Library Children's room. All good listeners are welcome to enjoy a few good stories and an activity to follow.
Pictured: Margaret Burke and Jimia Stetson are getting to know their new scarecrow friend in the Wiscasset Public Library's butterfly garden. All the children pose with their three new scarecrow friends that they built after reading books about scarecrows.
"His eyes are borrowed buttons, his hands can be tin pan hands"... we learned about many different ways the iconic fall figure, the scarecrow, can be created. The group at Story Hour this week read the books Otis and the Scarecrow by Loren Long and Scarecrow by Cynthia Rylant. The stories really did a great job demonstrating how creative the parts can be in making your own unique scarecrow this Autumn.
When the stories were finished,, all of the children raced outside into the crisp Fall air and warm sunshine to build our own scarecrows that will stand in the Library Monarch Butterfly garden. We used burlap cloth heads with felt and yarn facial features. Second hand clothes stuffed with leaves created a realistic body steadied by a wooded stick. Everyone had a lot of fun with this seasonal craft.
Story hour is held every Thursday at 10:30 at the Wiscasset Public Library Children's Room. We are located at 21 High Street, Wiscasset. All good listeners are welcome to enjoy a few stories and an activity to follow.
October 8, 2015
Pictured: Sadie Lynn poses with her jack-o-lantern made with a toilet paper roll and cloth. The Plourde brothers are proud of their crafty pumpkin patch.
Come to the Wiscasset Public Library for a vast assortment of children’s books about pumpkins….and you might even find a few jack-o-lanterns!
Three chosen books for Story Hour this week were Pumpkin Day by Nancy Elizabeth Wallace, The Bumpy Little Pumpkin by Margery Cuy and The Little Old Lady Who Was Not Afraid of Anything by Linda Williams.
Then, by taking a roll of unused toilet paper and a large square of orange cloth, we wrapped up a few pumpkins with brown bag stems. We also attached felt shapes to make silly and scary jack-o-lantern faces. Everyone was excited to take their Halloween decoration home for display.
All good listeners are welcome to enjoy a few stories and an activity to follow at the Wiscasset Public Library Children's Room on Thursday mornings at 10:30. We are located at 21 High Street in Wiscasset.
revised January, 2016