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April 16, 2015

 

 Mat O'Donnell reads Runaway Bunny and captures Ethan Clark's attention. Ethan Clark and his mom Sarah, Sadielynn and Addison West and their mom Alicia all enjoy Mat's sing-a-long.

 

 It is always a special treat when local artist Mat O'Donnell visits the Wiscasset Public Library's Story Hour!  Mat read Runaway Bunny by Margaret Wise Brown and had great interaction with the children as they watched the little bunny transform into all of his ideas for escape.  The second book that Mat read was Curious George Visits A Toy Store by Margret Rey that shows what kind of excitement can happen when a monkey decides to help get all of the toys off the highest shelf.

After reading, everyone was thrilled to sing along with Mat to Old McDonald Had a Farm, Itsy Bitsy Spider, The Alphabet Song, and many more favorite classics!

In honor of Earth Day, we will meet Wednesday, April 22  from 12-1 at the children's room to do some community cleaning and planting around the library property instead of story hour.  Wiscasset Public Library is located at 21 High Street and all are welcome.

 

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April 9, 2015

Three special requests for stories were the books read at Story Hour this week at the Wiscasset Public Library's Children's room.  Devon Roy chose "Wait For Me! Said Maggie McGee" by Jean Van Leeuwen.  In the story, Maggie is the youngest of seven siblings and spends all her time trying to do the fun things her bigger and older brothers and sisters do.  

The next requested story from Addison West was Benjamin's Barn by Reeve Lindbergh.  A boy named Benjamin imagined having his own barn and what he would do with it.  Some of his larger than life ideas were sheltering a rhinoceros and hosting a reception ball for a king and queen.  

The third request by Sadielynn West was to read the story Gossie by Olivier Dunrea.  Gossie is a young, yellow gosling who loves to wear his bright read boots all the time. He wears them sleeping, walking, eating and bathing until another gosling tries them on and likes them so much he walks off with them.

After enjoying all three choices of stories, the children started three seed sets with decomposable seedling cups and potting soil. We also decorated plant label sticks to remember the flower type we hope to see in the warmer months to come!

Story hour is every Thursday at 10:30 at the Children's Room in the Wiscasset Public Library. We are located at 21 High Street, all good listeners are welcome to enjoy a few good books and an activity to follow.

 

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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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