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August at the Creswell Library - Family Newsletter

What’s New in August?

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There is still time to sign up for the Summer Reading Program. To sign up, print out reading journals, and read about our upcoming events, go to Please make sure to bring blankets to sit on for the puppet show on August 9th.

The last day to turn in Summer Reading journals and spend library dollars is Saturday, August 26th. 

We are still holding Thursday storytime at Holt Park at 11am to coincide with free lunch at 11:30.  Please bring blankets as the grass can be a bit wet in the morning.  If the Air Quality Index (API) reaches 151 or above, we will move Storytime inside for that day. 

Did you know that we're on Facebook? Find us at Creswell Library for Kids! 

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Thursdays for Kids

We have four events this month for kids!

8/10 at 3:30pm – LEGO Club- Join us for LEGO building awesomeness! Each child that completes a project will get to put it on display in the library until the next LEGO Club.

Full STEAM ahead

8/17 at 3:30pm – Full STEAM Ahead! - STEAM stands for Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math.  Every month, we will do a new experiment, craft, or challenge.

8/24 at 3:30- Art with Holly - Holly is a local artist who generously hosts art lessons for kids at our library. Each month we will have a different activity and Holly will lead us through it one step at a time. 

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 8/31 at 3:30- Library Mini Golf - Have you ever wanted to play golf in the library? Well, now you can! Come to the library and have fun trying out the library-themed mini golf courses. 


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PreK Storytime - Thursdays at 11:00am at Holt Park

Join us for fun books, songs, and rhymes!! This storytime is intended for children in preschool but all kids and their families are welcome to join. We shoot for about 30 minutes of fun but sometimes we go a little long and sometimes just a tad short. Afterward, we will all do a fun craft. Starting in September, we will move storytime back to the library. 

Babytime   Tuesdays at 10:00am in the Creswell Library 

Join us on Tuesdays for songs, fingerplays, lap bounces, scarves, egg shakers, stories, and bubbles! This storytime is 20 minutes long so we can wrap up before the littlest get too squirmy.

Pajamarama Storytime  August 8th and 22nd at 6:15pm

Come dressed in your pajamas and bring your stuffies for this storytime. This storytime is a fun event for all ages and will have songs, rhymes, and picture books. 

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August Reads for September Book Club

Book Club for Kids will meet to chat about "When You Trap a Tiger" on 8/1 at 4pm via Zoom. Our next book is "The One and Only Ivan".  We will chat about this book (which was recently made into a movie!) on 9/5 at 4pm Read more about the book from the publisher.

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Having spent twenty-seven years behind the glass walls of his enclosure in a shopping mall, Ivan has grown accustomed to humans watching him. He hardly ever thinks about his life in the jungle. Instead, Ivan occupies himself with television, his friends Stella and Bob, and painting. But when he meets Ruby, a baby elephant taken from the wild, he is forced to see their home, and his art, through new eyes.

In the tradition of timeless stories like Charlotte's Web and Stuart Little, Katherine Applegate blends humor and poignancy to create an unforgettable story of friendship, art, and hope.

Middle School Book Club

Our book club for middle schoolers will start in September. Our first book is going to be a current OBOB read.

Please email Lindsey at if your child is interested in joining a book club or if you have any questions!

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