Category Archives: Crafts

Crafting With Kids:

Christmas is just a week away! Are you looking for some handmade gifts or holiday projects for the kids? Well, look no further! Last year, we featured four different Christmas crafts to try at home. Here are some more to … Continue reading

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Story Time Starter — Christmas

This month has flown by, and Christmas will be here very soon.  This is a GREAT time to have a Christmas-themed story time — but you’d better hurry in and get your books before they’re all gone! We’ve got some … Continue reading

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Crafting With Kids: Wrapped Vases

This month’s craft comes from Miss Melanie at Main Library! Her recent program focused on wrapped vases. If you are looking for an easy, beautiful, and functional craft, this is it! For this super-easy project, you will need a glass … Continue reading

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Story Time Starter — Animal Buddies

Cuddly kittens and playful puppies make a wonderful story time topic. But, why stop at cute and cuddly pets? How about gorillas and hippos, or bears and tortoises? These can be great animal buddies, too! We have made a list … Continue reading

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Story Time Starter — Fire Trucks & Firefighters

This week is National Fire Safety Week (October 6-12), so we’ve got the perfect story time for you to use.  Children of all ages love big trucks, and especially fire trucks with the flashing lights and firefighters dressed in their … Continue reading

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Crafting with Kids: Happy Birthday, Johnny Appleseed!

Today is the anniversary of the birth of a great American — John Chapman (more commonly known as Johnny Appleseed!).  In order to celebrate, we’re going to dedicate our craft post to this humble man born on September 26, 1774.  … Continue reading

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Story Time Starter — Please & Thank You

What do you say when you would like a cookie? Is sharing a good thing? What should you say when you see someone you know? Did you know we have lots of books for little ones that answer these questions … Continue reading

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Story Time Starter — Back To School

It is again that time of year when backpacks, pencils, and homework replace vacations, ice cream cones, and swimming. This month’s story time topic will get everyone in the mood for learning as they go back to school! Miss Mary … Continue reading

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Crafting with Kids: Campfire Caps

For this month’s craft, we head down to the Bellville Branch and over to Miss Sarah for an awesome craft to end the summer.  She had several children come to her Summer Make-It Take-It last week for the opportunity to … Continue reading

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Crafting with Kids: Melted Crayon Rocks

Our “Dig Into Reading” theme for the Summer Library Program (SLP) has been lots of fun.  From digging for dinosaur bones to exploring the dirt underneath our feet, there are many ways for children to investigate the natural world around … Continue reading

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