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May Family Newsletter

Grogu (Baby Yoda) Paper Bag Puppets (Kit Pickup Starts 5/2)

May the 4th be with you! Come down starting May 1st and get your Baby Yoda paper bag puppet craft kit. You will need your own scissors and a pen or pencil to complete this craft at home. 

 

Lego Club (Thursday, 5/12 at 3:30pm)

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Lego Club will be on 5/12 at 3:30pm. We bring the bricks, you bring the builders! All you have to do is show up and build. Each kid that completes a Lego creation will get to name it and put it on display until the next Lego Club. If we have room, kids can put up multiple creations!

 

Art with Holly - Angry Crayons! (Kit pickup starts 5/3. Zoom on 5/10 at 4pm)

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Grab an art kit and make art about crayons! Follow the instructions in the kit or join us on Zoom on 5/10 at 4pm when Holly will take us through our art project one step at a time. Plus, the first ten families to pick up a craft kit will get a free copy of The Day the Crayons Quit by Drew Daywalt.

Here is the Zoom info to join us on 5/10 at 4pm.

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/85178400338

Meeting ID: 851 7840 0338
Passcode: 103702

 

 May Reads for June Book Clubs

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Our Book Club for Kids will meet to chat about Katie the Catsitter by Colleen AF Venable on 5/4 at 4pm. Our next book is The Losers Club by Andrew Clements. We will meet to chat about it on 6/1 at 4pm. Here is a bit more about The Losers Club from the publisher.

"Sixth grader Alec can’t put a good book down.
 
So when Principal Vance lays down the law—pay attention in class, or else—Alec takes action. He can’t lose all his reading time, so he starts a club. A club he intends to be the only member of. After all, reading isn’t a team sport, and no one would want to join something called the Losers Club, right? But as more and more kids find their way to Alec’s club—including his ex-friend turned bully and the girl Alec is maybe starting to like—Alec notices something. Real life might be messier than his favorite books, but it’s just as interesting."

Our Middle School Book Club will meet to talk about Death by Toilet Paper by Donna Gephart on 5/11 at 3:30pm. Our next book is Dead Weight: Murder at Camp Bloom by Molly Muldoon and Terry Blas. We will chat about this graphic novel on 6/8 at 3:30pm. Here is a little more about the book from the publisher.

"Deep in the Oregon wilderness sits Camp Bloom, a weight-loss camp where "overweight" teens can "get in shape." Jesse would rather be anywhere else, but her parents are forcing her to go. Noah isn't sure if he wants to be there, but it's too late to turn back. Tony is heartbroken at the thought of giving up his phone and internet. And Kate... well, she likes the hikes, at least. As far as these four teens are concerned, it's just another boring summer.
Until one night, when Jesse and Noah witness a beloved counselor's murder. The body's gone by the next morning, but a blurry photo leads to one clue—the murderer is one of the camp's staff members!
But which one? As Jesse, Noah, Kate, and Tony investigate, they quickly discover that everyone's got their secrets... and one of them would kill to keep theirs hidden."

 

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We are targeting June for a return to in-person Storytimes. For May, all of our Storytimes will continue to be hosted virtually via Zoom.

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

No Storytime on 5/26. Nick will be doing class visits.

Babytime

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

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

Meeting ID: 638 577 839
Passcode: Bestbooks1

No Storytime on 5/27. Nick will be doing class visits.

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