It was a fun day to come in and cool off at the library! Jo Ho, a professional storyteller, presented a delightful down under adventure of stories about koalas, kangaroos, and the billabong in Australian Adventure for children and adults today. We all enjoyed to cool air as Jo spun tales of Joey Kangaroo and the Hopping Mouse. We learned lots of terms like, "It's my shout, mate!" That's the Australian way of letting someone know they're in for a treat. Stop by the next time Jo Ho is performing. We would love to see you!
Catch some bubbles, try your hand at sidewalk art, or even try to keep the hula hoop from falling. Whatever you choose, you'll have fun doing it! Come join in the fun at Bubbles and Fun Carnival at the Grain Valley Branch on Wednesday, July 28, 2010 at 9:30 am.
One of the many popular programs at MCPL Liberty Branch included American Celebration with Face Painting Paradise. This program was held on July 1st and eager children had their faces painted with fun and patriotic designs.
Audience members enjoyed and celebrated Independence Day at the library. Staff members shared patriotic stories, slides, and violin music while children anxiously waited to have their faces painted.
Come and meet some new friends at storytime! There are many reasons to attend story time at your library but did you know story times are fun? They also encourage group interaction, and foster a love of reading! Listening to books is known to improve reading readiness skills in children. Research shows that children who are read to and have exposure to books, have a larger vocabulary and better language skills when starting school. Fall storytimes at the Antioch Branch will resume on September 7, 2010. Have fun listening to stories, singing songs and making a simple crafts.
Mr. Jim Cosgrove, a.k.a. Mr. Stinkyfeet, was here this week. It was loud and it was awesome. For those who don’t understand the significance of a visit from Mr. Stinkyfeet, let me say that a Mr. Stinkyfeet concert is one of the library’s unofficial holidays. In this case, an unofficial library holiday is defined as an event or slot of time in which people and children are encouraged to pick up instruments and sing very loudly about peanut butter.