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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 S...tory 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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In this week's pictures: Masen dons a Santa beard for the Wiscasset Public Library's sing-a-long.  Mat O'Donnell and Xzavier enjoy the Christmas Carol sing a long at the Wiscasset Public Library Children's room.  Devon  and her mom sing Frosty the Snowman with Mat O'Donnell's guitar accompaniment.

 Frosty the Snowman, Jingle Bells and Rudolph the Red Nose Reindeer were just some of the favorite songs we sang along with local artist

Mat O'Donnell's guitar talent. Next all the children sat and listened to the story The Night Before Christmas written by Clement Clarke Moore.  We finished the story hour by hanging candy canes donated by Mat O'Donnell on the Children's room tree.

The next story hour will be Thursday, January 8, 2015 to start off a Happy New Year! Story hour is at the Wiscasset Public Library, 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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Gingerbread is one of many things that make us think of Christmas. It's origin, dating back to Medieval Europe, is one of the "foods from around the world" items that the children at Sheepscot Valley Children's House are studying in Miss Kate's classroom. It was a true joy to read three gingerbread themed books to the students in their class this week.  Jan Brett's Gingerbread Friends, The Gingerbread Pirates by Kristin Kladstrup and The Gingerbread Man Loose in the School by Laura Murray were all enjoyed as we learned facts about gingerbread throughout each exciting adventure.  Wishing all a very happy holiday from the Wiscasset Public Library Children's Room and hoping everyone gets to enjoy some gingerbread treats this season.

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In the pictures: Gabriel Bonilla and Mason Michaud are busy sewing their library stocking. Wendy Ulmer and moose puppet Joe read the children a story. The audience follows the hand motions to My Twelve Maine Christmas Days by Wendy Ulmer.  

Everyone at the Wiscasset Public Library's story hour enjoyed a visit from local author Wendy Ulmer and her moose puppet “Joe”. Wendy read her ABC book A Isn't For Fox and her newest release My Twelve Maine Christmas Days. The children all followed along with interactive hand motions that fit perfectly with the Christmas story.  After we said goodbye to Wendy and Joe, we got busy sewing Christmas stockings made from foam sheets and yarn. When the stocking was complete, everyone received a candy cane to put inside to bring home and enjoy.

 Get ready for some caroling next week as we welcome Mat O'Donnell back for some guitar playing and holiday fun.

 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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Owls of Maine

 

Patrons of Wiscasset Pubic Library enjoyed a terrific “Owls of Maine” presentation by Matt Weeks of Chewonki Foundation. 

Matt gave a talk and slide show that told us all about the lives, habits and habitats of these fascinating birds of prey. Patrons of all ages participated in the discussion. Mat also brought three live owls to allow everyone the chance to see the owls that actually live in this great state. The saw whet, barred and great horned owls all made their appearance and were the stars of the show.

The owls reside at the Chewonki Foundation as they have been injured and can no longer survive their natural habitats. By caring for injured animals and sharing them with the public, Chewonki Foundation allows the public the opportunity to learn and appreciate them on a personal level.

Watch for more programming as it becomes available at Wiscasset Public Library.

 

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Getting Ready For Christmas

Ethan Clark works with glitter and pipe cleaners to create his ornament for the Children's Room Christmas tree.  Oliver Ordung gets a lift from his Grandmom to hang his tree decoration.

 Welcome December! The Wiscasset Public Library Children's room is getting in the holiday spirit complete with tree in the large bay window.

The children enjoyed listening to some seasonal choices for story hour like Merry Christmas Curious George by H.A. Rey and Madeline’s Christmas by Ludwig Bemelmans. After the stories, we used glitter and glue to decorate pinecones and felt snowflakes to add an extra festive look to our tree.

Story Hour next week will be just as festive with local author Wendy Ulmer coming by to read her new book My Twelve Maine Christmas Days.

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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Young artists paint colorful corn at Story Time

     

Brothers Xzavier and Oliver are enjoying this week’s craft where they finger painted corn cobs to make decorative Native Corn door hangings.

 Raccoons and Ripe Corn by Jim Arnosky gave the children at this week’s story hour an inside view of cornfields at night and what a group of hungry raccoons are usually up to.  In the crisp Autumn air, leaves fall and sail over the farmer’s cornfield that hold the raccoon family’s dinner.

After our story, we made door decorations for fall with finger paint for corn cobs and yellow tissue paper for corn husks.

Story hour is at the Wiscasset Public Library children’s room every Thursday at 10:30 a.m.  The library is located at 21 High Street, 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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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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