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April at the Creswell Library

April 2022

The library is now open without appointments or masks! The only exception to this rule is that masks are still required for the first hour of each day. The hope here is that we can continue to provide a time period for those who want to use the library in a masked environment. We are looking forward to seeing you in the library soon.

Lego Club is back!

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After two years of collecting dust and sadness, LEGO CLUB IS BACK! Join us on Thursday, April 14th at 3:30pm. We have the bricks, you bring the builders! Everyone will get a chance to display at least one Lego creation in the library. Please, remember this program is intended for elementary school-age children and children under 9 must be accompanied by an adult.

Balancing Robot Craft Kits (Kit pick up starting April 1st)

This month we will be making these fun STEAM balancing robots. Each kit contains the robot template, two pennies for counterbalance, plus some extra glow sticks we had and thought kids might have fun with! You will need tape from home and coloring supplies to decorate your robot. If you need crayons, please let us know and we will get them to you.

Art with Holly (Zoom on April 12th at 4pm. Kit pick up starting April 5th)

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This month our art project will be about tacos and the big fire-breathing dragons that love them! Each kit contains everything you need to complete the art project except for scissors. There will be a Zoom meeting on 4/12 at 4pm where Holly (a local artist) will take us through each step of the project. If you can’t join us on Zoom, you can follow the instructions included in the craft kit to complete it on your own.

Plus, the first 15 families that pick up a kit will also get a copy of Dragons Love Tacos!

Zoom meeting information:

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/81584468840

Meeting ID: 815 8446 8840
Passcode: 12345

 April Reads for May Book Clubs

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 Our Book Club for Kids will meet on 4/6 at 4:00pm to chat about Ella Enchanted. Our next book will be the graphic novel Katie the Catsitter by Af Venable Coleen. We will meet to talk about Katie the Catsitter on 5/4 at 4pm. Here is a little more about the book from the publisher.

"Katie is dreading the boring summer ahead while her best friends are all away at camp--something that's way out of Katie and her mom's budget, UNLESS Katie can figure out a way to earn the money for camp herself. But when Katie gets a job catsitting for her mysterious upstairs neighbor, life get interesting. First, Madeline has 217 cats (!) and they're not exactly . . . normal cats. Also, why is Madeline always out EXACTLY when the city's most notorious villain commits crimes?! Is it possible that Katie's upstairs neighbor is really a super villain? Can Katie wrangle a whole lot of wayward cats, save a best friendship (why is Beth barely writing back? And who's this boy she keeps talking about?!), AND crack the biggest story in the city's history? Some heroes have capes . . . Katie has cats!"

Our Middle School Book Club will meet to chat about The Remarkable Journey of Coyote Sunrise on 4/13 at 3:30pm. Our next book will look familiar to you because it was supposed to be last month's book but the teens and I decided to switch books at the last minute. Now we will be reading Death by Toilet Paper. We will meet to discuss the book on 5/11 at 3:30pm. Here is a bit more about the book from the publisher.

"Benjamin is about to lose a whole lot more than good toilet paper. If he doesn't make tons of money fast by selling candy bars and winning contests—like the Royal-T Bathroom Tissue slogan contest—his family will get kicked out of their apartment. Even with his flair for clever slogans, will Benjamin be able to win a cash prize large enough to keep a promise he made to his dad before he died? Or will he lose everything that matters to him?"

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Update: Storytimes are going to remain virtual for at least one more month. We are all eager to get back to our regular storytime routine but we want to do it in the safest way possible while also providing storytime for as many people as we can. Look for an update next month!

PreK Storytime

Join us on Thursdays at 10:00am via Zoom for awesome stories and fun songs. 

I gave storytimes themes a try but I find them to be constraining. If you really liked knowing the themes, please let me know! Otherwise, we will be themeless/loosely themed moving forward.

Use this Zoom information to join us for these storytimes!

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/639784683

Meeting ID: 639 784 683

Passcode: Bestbooks1

Babytime

Join us on Fridays at 10:00am. Join us for songs, fingerplays, lap bounces, and stories! 

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/638577839

Meeting ID: 638 577 839
Passcode: Bestbooks1

 

While this newsletter is for younger kids and their families we also want to let you know that Teen Game Night is back this month! Game Night is for kids ages 12-19 and will be on Friday, 4/29, from 6-8pm. We will have our Nintendo Switch set up, boardgames, card games, and snacks. We hope to see you there!

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