September at the Creswell Library – Family Newsletter
What’s New in September?
Just a quick reminder: Baby Storytime has moved back into the library from Fridays at 10am to Tuesdays at 10am. You can read more about this change in the Storytime section below. However, there will be no Baby Storytime on Tuesday, 9/6.
We will be making kaleidoscopes on 9/1 at 3:30pm!
Nick will be away from the library from Wednesday the 31st through Tuesday, September 6th. Lindsey our library intern will be running a few programs in his absence.
Thursdays for Kids
We have three events again this month for kids. We are hoping to bring our baking program back this Fall!
9/1 at 3:30pm – DIY Kaledoscope - Make your own kaleidoscope! Kids will experiment with reflection and art.
9/8 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!
9/22 at 3:30pm – 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.
PreK Storytime - Thursdays 11am at Holt Park
Join us for fun books, songs, and rhymes in the park! 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.
We plan to keep hosting Storytime at the park for as long as possible. However, if the weather is too cold or wet in September we will move Storytime into the library. We will send out an email if we need to move inside.
Babytime – NEW DAY AND LOCATION – Tuesdays at 10:00am in the Creswell Library - No Baby Storytime on Tuesday 9/6.
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.
September Reads for October Book Clubs
Book Club for Kids will meet to chat about Stand Up, Yumi Chung! on 9/7 at 4pm via Zoom. Our next book is Catstronauts: Mission Moon. We will chat about Catstronauts on 10/2 at 4pm. Read more about the book from the publisher.
"When the world is thrust into darkness due to a global energy shortage, the Worlds Best Scientist comes up with a bold plan to set up a solar power plant on the moon. But someone has to go up there to set it up, and that adventure falls to the CatStronauts, the best space cats on the planet! Meet the fearless commander Major Meowser, brave-but-hungry pilot Waffles, genius technician and inventor Blanket, and quick thinking science officer Pom Pom on their most important mission yet!
In this graphic novel, debut author and illustrator Drew Brockington breathes life into a world populated entirely by cats, brimming with jokes, charm, science, and enough big boxes and tuna sandwiches for everyone!"
Middle School Book Club will meet on 9/14 at 3:30pm in the Creswell Library to chat about Tornado Brain. Our next book is Brown Girl Dreaming by Jaqueline Woodson. We will meet to chat about Brown Girl Dreaming at 3:30pm in the library. Here is a little more about the book from the publisher.
"Jacqueline Woodson, one of today's finest writers, tells the moving story of her childhood in mesmerizing verse.
Raised in South Carolina and New York, Woodson always felt halfway home in each place. In vivid poems, she shares what it was like to grow up as an African American in the 1960s and 1970s, living with the remnants of Jim Crow and her growing awareness of the Civil Rights movement. Touching and powerful, each poem is both accessible and emotionally charged, each line a glimpse into a child's soul as she searches for her place in the world. Woodson's eloquent poetry also reflects the joy of finding her voice through writing stories, despite the fact that she struggled with reading as a child. Her love of stories inspired her and stayed with her, creating the first sparks of the gifted writer she was to become."