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March 26, 2015

 

The children at story hour display their Easter Eggs made with shaving cream. Xzavier is very happy it is finally Spring.

 Easter colors, Easter shapes, we had lots of fun at the Wiscasset children's room story hour getting ready for Easter.  Looking For Easter by Dori Chaconis was a heartwarming way for the children to see what Easter can mean to animals. We also read The Great Easter Egg Hunt by Michael Garland,  which had vibrant colors and bigger than life painted eggs and chocolate bunnies that portray a child's excitement for the Spring holiday.

 After reading the books, we embarked on a new craft including shaving cream and acrylic paint.  To everyone’s surprise, dipping the cardboard cut-out egg into the shaving cream with swirled paint in it revealed beautifully designed holiday eggs!

 Story hour is every Thursday at 10:30am at the Wiscasset Public Library located at 21 High Street. All good listeners are welcome to enjoy a few stories and an activity to follow, for more information call 882-7161.

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March 12, 2015

 

 

Sisters Sadielynn and Addison work on creating a rainbow paper chain. Grady proudly shows his rainbow that leads to a pot of gold.

 As St. Patrick's Day approaches, the children at the Wiscasset Public Library learned about some of the holiday's symbols.  We enjoyed the book Lucky Tucker by Leslie McGuirk about a dog who starts his day off on the wrong paw. After Tucker rolls around in a patch of four leaf clovers that was gathered by a leprechaun, his luck turns around.  Following the stories, we all made a paper chain in rainbow colors that lead to a pot of gold at the bottom. They couldn't wait to take these crafts home to hang up.

Story hour is at the Wiscasset Public Library children's room every Thursday at 10:30am.  The library is located at 21 High Street in Wiscasset.  For more information call 882-7161. All good listeners are welcome to enjoy a few stories and an activity to follow.

 

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March 5, 2015

 

 

After the construction was done Sadielynn was happy to hold her new owl friend.

 Whoooooo did we read about at this week's story hour?  "Owls" said the children at the Wiscasset Public Library.  The Sleepy Owl by Marcus Pfister and Wow! Said The Owl by Tim Hopgood were the two books of choice that helped us imagine what the lifestyle and sleep cycle of owls are like. 

After enjoying the stories, we created our very own owls by recycling egg cartons and cardboard.  When the owl art creations were finished, everyone agreed that they should sit in a windowsill to remind us that they are our friends just like the owl in The Sleepy Owl did with her new friend Tom. 

Story hour is at the Wiscasset Public Library children's room every Thursday at 10:30am.  The library is located at 21 High Street in Wiscasset.  For more information call 882-7161. All good listeners are welcome to enjoy a few stories and an activity to follow.

 

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Xzavier is puzzled at first on how we are going to make "no sew" pillows but later is thoroughly pleased with the outcome.

Since staying warm and cozy is on everyone's mind these past days, the children at the Wiscasset Public Library's Story Hour enjoyed three stories relating to that topic. The Very Best Bed by Rebekah Raye follows a squirrel's quest for the perfect place to sleep in the woods. Sleepy Places by Judy Hindley is a fun rhyming book that describes cozy places for people to catch some zzz's and When Sheep Sleep by Laura Numeroff puts a twist on when you need to count sheep in order to fall asleep, imagines what the sheep and other animals do to fall asleep.

Before anyone had a chance to nod off, we used two pieces of brightly colored felt with the edges trimmed to tie instead of sew a fluffy, cozy pillow to bring home. The part that was enjoyed the most by the children was stuffing the pillows with fluff!

Story hour is at the Wiscasset Public Library children's room every Thursday at 10:30am. The library is located at 21 High Street. For more information call 882-7161. All good listeners are welcome to enjoy a few stories and an activity to follow.

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2014 Summer Reading Program FIZZ, BOOM, READ! winners are

Ages 0 – 3 Owen Allen

Age 4 – Kindergarten Alanna Groleau

Grades 1 – 3 Mallory Roy

Grades 4 – 6 Matthew Eckert

Grades 7 – 8 Kaitlyn Main

Congratulations to all!

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