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May at the Creswell Library - Family Newsletter

What’s New in May?

Full STEAM Ahead! will be held in Holt Park this month because we will be making MAGNETIC SLIME! While you are not required to RSVP, if you can, RSVP here. There will be swag, prizes, and snacks! It's simply slime-tastic!

A colorful poster for a "Magnetic Slime" event for ages 5+, on Thursday, May 16th at 3:30 pm at Holt Park, featuring green slime splashes.


Also, Art with Holly will resume during the Summer Break. 

Are you as excited about the Summer Reading Program as I am? Signups will start at the end of this month! Check out the Summer Reading Program page for a sneak peak and more information. 

Thursdays for Kids

We have four events this month for kids, and one activity table.

5/2 at 3:30pm - Activity Table - This space will have self-directed things for you to do! This table will include two STEAM-themed word searches, a marble jar, origami, and spring-themed bookmarks for you to color. Oh--and did we mention you can get stickers?

5/9 at 3:30pm – LEGO Club – Join us for LEGO building awesomeness! Each child who completes a project will get to put it on display in the library until the next LEGO Club.

5/16  at 3:30pm – Full STEAM Ahead! - Simply Slime-tastic Magnetic Slime -  This event will be at Holt Park! Thanks to the awesome people at the Creswell Family Resource Center and the other awesome people at Remake Learning Days, this event will include extras like snacks and science stickers. Plus, we will be raffling off three National Geographic Science Kits! As always, we will have everything you need to make your slime (including a magnet) and transport it safely back home. 

A hand holding a magnet near a blob of ferrofluid on a surface.

5/23  at 3:30pm – Pin It! Make Your Own Buttons – We have a button maker! Using markers and colored pencils, come design your own pins that you can wear. There will also be magazines you can use for your designs. 

5/30at 3:30pm – Spring Paint Party– Sunflowers, mushrooms, and bees, oh my! Spring is in the air and summer is on it's way. Come paint or color spring-themed decor. We will also provide you with suction cups and twine so you can hang them up on your windows. 

A hand holding a wooden sunflower cutout with a paintbrush applying yellow paint, and colorful cutouts in the background.


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PreK Storytime - Thursdays at 10:00am in the Creswell Library

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. 

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.

May Reads for June Book Club

Middle-Grade Book Club 

Middle Grade Book Club (ages 10-13) meets the first Tuesday of every month at 4pm and goes for about 45 minutes. It always includes a simple activity relating to the story. 

We will meet at the library on 5/7 at 4pm to chat about "Anne of Green Gables: A Graphic Novel". Our next book is "The Fourteenth Goldfish" by Jennifer L. Holm. We will talk about this book on 6/4 at 4:00pm. Here is a quick blurb about this book from the publisher.

A book cover for "The Fourteenth Goldfish" by Jennifer L. Holm, featuring a goldfish inside a laboratory flask.

Eleven-year-old Ellie has never liked change. She misses fifth grade. She misses her old best friend. She even misses her dearly departed goldfish. Then one day a strange boy shows up. He’s bossy. He’s cranky. And weirdly enough . . . he looks a lot like Ellie’s grandfather, a scientist who’s always been slightly obsessed with immortality. Could this gawky teenager really be Grandpa Melvin? Has he finally found the secret to eternal youth?

 If you are interested in joining a Book Club, please email

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