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Summer Reading Recap Week 3–Pirates Ahoy!

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pirateDuring the week of June 18-20, we hit the open sea for Pirates Ahoy!  All four libraries had fun pirate crafts to do–a treasure map, a parrot, and an eye patch.  As space permitted, we also tried to include some fun pirate-y accessories.  My fantastic teen volunteer Lexi dressed up as Captain Lex to round things off.  It was a blast!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

pirate crafts REDThe first craft we did was a treasure map like this one.  For this, we cut off the bottom of a brown paper lunch bag, then cut it up the side.  Then, the kids were invited to either draw their own treasure map or use a worksheet that I provided (I used the illustrations from this coloring page).

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

001We also did a parrot craft that I found over at Sturdy For Common Things.  Like Rebecca, I copied the template onto different colors of cardstock.  Then, the kids embellished them with wiggle eyes, feathers, and crayons.  The template is great because it shows you how to fold it so that you can tape it onto the kid’s shoulder–so cute!

To finish off, we decorated eye patches.  I used this template on white cardstock.  I cut them out and punched holes in either side, the threaded a thin ribbon through so that they could wear it.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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At Leesburg and Oakland, we had the space to set up a pirate ship (complete with bubble machine)!  Here, the kids could swab the deck, try their hand at tossing coins into a treasure chest, and play “Lex Says”.  The kids really enjoyed interacting with Captain Lex, even though he sometimes made them walk the plank!

 

 

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We had a great time at Smithville and Redbone, too!  At Smithville, the kids played with a parrot puppet while they did their crafts.  At Redbone, kids enjoyed stories from Captain Lex (see top photo).

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Dig Into Reading–Week 2

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DIG into Reading LogoWhat a great first week of summer reading!  I really appreciate everyone coming out and enjoying our programs at all four of our branches!  Here’s what’s coming up next week (June 10-14).

Monday, 6/10 at Leesburg Library Rubber Ducky Club [10:00 a.m.]

Tuesday, 6/11 at Leesburg Library Chehaw for Daycare groups [10:00 a.m.]

Tuesday, 6/11 at Leesburg Library Chehaw for General Audience [11:00 a.m.]

Tuesday, 6/11 at Leesburg Library Writer’s Workshop [immediately following Chehaw]

Tuesday, 6/11 at Oakland Library Teen poetry collage [4:00 p.m.]

Wednesday, 6/12 at Smithville Library Dino Camp [3:30 pm.]

Thursday, 6/13 at Oakland Library Dino Camp [10:00 a.m.]

Thursday, 6/13 at Redbone Library Chehaw Presents [3:00 p.m.]

Thursday, 6/13 at Redbone Library Writer’s Workshop [immediately following Chehaw]

Friday, 6/14 at Oakland Library Rubber Ducky Club [10:00 a.m.]

Also remember to pick up your reading logs.  Rubber Ducky Club and Dig Into Reading participants who turn in a reading log before July 13 will get to choose a prize from the treasure chest at our Pyramid Party and will receive a coupon for a free cup of TCBY yogurt.  Those who attend the Pyramid Party will be eligible to win our awesome door prizes, which include a free pass to Wilder’s World 4 Kids and a 4-activity pass to All American Fun Park ($20 value).

For our teens we have a 4-activities pass to All American Fun Park ($20 value) or a $10 itunes gift card.  Teens will receive an entry for the prize of their choice for each time they turn in a reading log turned in, attend a teen event, and/or submit a pet rock photo.

All summer reading activities are sponsored by the Lee County Library and are free and open to the public.  We thank our sponsors TCBY, All American Fun Park, and Wilder’s World 4 Kids for their support.

January Children’s Programs

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All branches of the Lee County Library will be closed on January 1 for new year’s.  After that, the schedule will be as follows:

LEGO Club

Leesburg Library–January 2 at 3:00

Oakland Library–January 10 at 4:30 p.m.

Redbone Library–January 17 at 3:30 p.m.

Babytime and playgroup

Leesburg Library–January 7, 14, and 28 at 10:00 a.m.

Oakland Library–January 11 at 10:30 a.m.

Preschool storytime and playgroup

Leesburg Library–January 8, 15, 22, and 29 at 10:00 a.m.

Oakland Library–January 3, 10, 17, 24, and 31 at 10:00 a.m.

Redbone Library–January 7, 14, and 28 at 2:30 p.m.

Crafternoon

Leesburg Library–January 8, 15, 22, and 29 starting at 3:00 p.m.

Oakland Library–January 3, 17, 24, and 31 at starting at 4:30 p.m.

Redbone Library–January 3, 10, 24, and 31 starting at 3:30 p.m.

 

All events are sponsored by the Lee County Library and are free and open to the public.  For more information call 759-2369.

 

Christmas programs (and Teddy Bear Sleepover slideshow!)

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Wow!  What a week!  We started Saturday with a visit from Curious George at the Leesburg Spirit of Christmas Parade and Festival.  He wanted me to tell everybody that he had a great time visiting with all of you!

003On Tuesday night, we had our annual Puppet Show Extravaganza at the Leesburg Library.  Kids came in their pjs and enjoyed a puppet show of Pete the Cat Saves Christmas and ‘Twas the Night Before Christmas, along with some stories and of course teeth puppet caroling!

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On Wednesday, we had stocking decorating at Smithville, and on Thursday we decorated stockings at Redbone!  Santa will love filling those personalized stockings!

 

 

 

 

 

018Last night we had a Christmas-themed storytime and teddy bear sleepover.  As usual, those stuffies got into some mischief!  But everyone had fun, and they are all eagerly waiting to return home.  Check out the slideshow here!

Thank you to everyone who made these programs a success!  And Happy Holidays!

It’s Christmastime!

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Wow!  Long time, no blog!  I’ve blinked and now it’s Christmastime!  Tomorrow is the Spirit of Christmas Parade and Festival!  The parade begins at 10:00 a.m., with the festival immediately following.  Be sure to bring an unwrapped toy to the Lee County Chamber of Commerce booth for the Lee County Foster Children!  The festival will feature live entertainment, jumping inflatable, pony rides, food, and arts and crafts vendors.  I’ll be there with a buddy of mine, Curious George, so come say hello!  Be sure to bring your cameras!

Next week will be full of Christmas fun at all of our branches!  Here’s the schedule:

Tuesday, 12/4:  Christmas puppet show, featuring Pete the Cat Saves Christmas (6:00 p.m. at the Leesburg Library) 

Wednesday, 12/5:  Stocking decorating, stockings and supplies provided (4:00 p.m. at the Smithville Library)

Thursday, 12/6:  Stocking decorating, stockings and supplies provided (3:30 p.m. at the Redbone Library)

Christmas themed storytime and Teddy Bear Sleepover (6:00 p.m. at the Oakland Library)

Friday, 12/7:  Pick up for bears (after 3:00 p.m. at the Oakland Library)

In addition to these special events, we will have preschool storytime and playgroup at the Leesburg Library on Tuesday, December 4 at 10:00 a.m. and at the Oakland Library on Thursday, December 6 at 10:00 a.m.  Leesburg Lego Club will meet at 3:00 p.m. on Wednesday, December 5.

All events are sponsored by the Lee County Library and are free and open to the public.  For more information call 759-2369.

 

Leesburg storytimes and crafts postponed :(

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Storytimes and crafts were originally scheduled to resume at the Leesburg Library starting next Monday, September 10.  However, our storytime/craft room is not ready for us!  We will have to postpone baby and preschool storytimes and crafts, probably until sometime in October.  Please keep your eyes out for updates here on Librerin and on the Library’s Facebook page.  I absolutely cannot WAIT to see everyone again!

**Remember that the Redbone Library hosts a storytime and craft time!  Ms. Joy has a preschool storytime at Redbone Library on Mondays at 2:30 p.m. and crafts on Thursdays at 3:30 p.m.  The first Redbone Lego Club will be at 3:30 p.m. on Thursday, September 20!**

Storytime and Crafternoons start THIS WEEK at Redbone Library!

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Starting this week, Ms. Joy will be offering a preschool storytime and school-age crafts at the Redbone Library!

Preschool Storytime (ages 2-5) will be on Monday afternoons at 2:30 p.m. at the Redbone Library.

Crafternoons will begin after school (starting at 3:30 p.m.) on Thursday afternoons.  The Redbone LEGO Club will meet on the third Thursday of each month (September 20, October 18, and November 15).

These events are sponsored by the Lee County Library and are free and open to the public.  For more information, call 903-8871.