Out Of This World Programs Designed With Children In Mind
Summer break is over, and children are heading back to school. Now is the time to shift gears, and move into your fall schedule.
If you have younger children at home and are looking for quality programs, we offer a wide variety here at North Oak. Each Thursday and Friday morning at 10:30 a.m. (beginning September 8 and 9), children will gather in our Children's area to join in our weekly storytime. Our storytime is for all ages, and the great thing is that you can just drop in. Registration is not required for these regular weekly storytimes.
Autumn...that wonderful time of year when leaves turn brilliant colors, days are cooler, and little ghoulies come out for Halloween. If you’re looking for something special to do with your little goblins, several things are going on around town this month:
Where do koalas live? How many people live in China? What is Kenya’s official motto? What is Missouri’s state bird? Find the answers to these questions and more at the Colbern Road Branch's next installment of the Homeschoolers @ the Library series.
As a little girl, I remember listening to my great-great-great Aunt Mary, who was born at the end of the nineteenth century, tell stories of a world without cars, telephones, or TV. She lived through two World Wars, voted for the first time at 25 after marching for suffrage, and endured the Great Depression. What a life she lived, and the lessons she taught me were priceless! Now when I share her stories, she continues to live on.
This last Saturday, Feb. 11th, we had a very special visitor come and see us here in Grain Valley.
Our visitor was Miss Fancy Nancy. Fancy came and read all of us a book, and after she read us all a book, we all made very lovely Valentine's for those that we love. Check out our Beyond the Book or our Events page to see where she'll be visiting next.
Come join us Tuesday, February 21st at 10:00 a.m. for a Teddy Bear Picnic! Nancy Huffman from MCPL’s Youth Services Office will be presenting the program. She always does an awesome job, and we love having her! She’s been a turkey, Clifford the Big Red Dog, Mrs. Snowman, a leprechaun, and many other fun children's characters. There will be plenty of stories, songs, and more. And definitely don’t forget to bring your own Teddy Bear!
Homeschoolers @ the Library Presents: The Solar System
Come and unlock the mysteries of the gas giant planets of Jupiter and Saturn or the rocky planets of Mercury, Venus, Mars and Earth. Find out why Jupiter has a great red spot, and find out how Saturn got its rings. Discover why Earth has life and why the other planets don't.