Tuesday, October 20, 2015

Scarecrows and Story Time October 20, 2015

Today the preschool kids learned about the reason for scarecrows, and they listened to two stories about scarecrows.  After the stories, they practiced their fiercest faces, did some rhythm and counting activities, and a coloring page. They also put together dancing/moveable scarecrows.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Wednesday, June 10, 2015

Our Community Heroes

Today we learned about how to take care of our superhero bodies with Dr. Michele Sell and Kendra Jefferson from Litzenberg Memorial County Hospital, about fingerprinting and bullying and other topics with Chief of Police Mark Hogue, and what an emergency unit looks like up close with EMT Jean Polzkill and her EMT helpers.  The kids were fascinated by all the things they saw and heard today, and we thank all those who helped bring awareness and understanding to the children.









Wednesday, June 3, 2015

Superhero Training and Super Chaos!!!

     Chaos reigned as children came to the Superhero summer reading program today, June 3.  The lines were long as children waited to register their reading and activity points, and they had fun learning about the very early superheroes of Greek Mythology.  They decorated their own masks, hunted for kryptonite and picked it up with special straws, and tried to pass secret spy messages through evil spiderwebs.
































Monday, May 11, 2015

Chatterpix Example with Sherlock

Chatterpix is a free app that you can download to your iphone or ipad from the Apple Itunes store.  You can take a picture on your iphone or ipad--a person, an animal, or an object.  Use your finger to draw a line where you want the mouth to open, and record a 30 second message.  When it plays back, the mouth opens and closes in sync with the recording.  It is a great way to make a book report. We will  be having fun with this app on May 27.

Thursday, April 23, 2015

Children's Services at Our Library

Welcome to the Children’s Area of the library.   
We have many programs and projects to help your child grow and learn and love reading.





PRESCHOOL STORY HOUR

     Ages  3-4-5

Meets September through April.  There  are sessions at Nebraska Christian Preschool, the Merrick Co. Child Development Center, and at the library.  Sessions are on Tuesday mornings. Emphasis is on developing listening skills, reading readiness, and socialization skills.





LUCY’S GARDEN 
  1. has 120 books in six different areas of preliteracy:  reading, talking, singing, counting, playing, and writing,  chosen to help prepare children for kindergarten by giving them a good backgound in pre-literacy skills.  Parents keep track of the books they have read to their child on a simple log which is kept at the library.  When all 120 books have been read, the library will present a certificate to the child. Lucy’s Garden is  funded by a memorial to Lucile Hudgens.






LEADING to READING
This collection of books provided by the Sixpence Early Learning Fund is designated by label between newborn and 60 months.  Each book represents a recommended book for your child at each month of their development through their 5th birthday.






                 
AWE's All in one Early Literacy Station

                            A.W.E.  LEARNING STATIONS
We have 2 stations which have over 300 educational games and activities on each.  They are self-contained and are not connected to the internet.  One station is geared to younger children as young as 2, and the other has  programs more appealing to children ages 7 and up.  These stations were awarded through grants from the Nebraska Library Commission.






                               CHILDREN’S COMPUTERS
Two computers connected to the internet in the children’s area

       are available. An internet filtering program is in place.









THE SONY PLAYSTATION 3
is available to play.  There are a number of games available for various ages.





PLAYTIME
Put on a Puppet Show in the puppet theater with our large puppet collection, sit at the table and enjoy a book, or play with the tubs of Legos and blocks in the children’s area. There are also large puzzles and other games available.






CHILDREN’S SERIES COLLECTION
Barbie, Magic Tree House, Arthur, and many other series are easy to find in the front shelves in the children’s area.






                CHILDREN'S BOOKS IN SPANISH COLLECTION









                              PRESCHOOL BOARDBOOK BINS








GOLDEN SOWER BOOKS





AFTER SCHOOL ACTIVITIES
As often as possible the library offers a Monday afternoon activity once a month.  The activities vary from month to month and last from 3:30-4:45 pm.







SUMMER READING PROGRAM
The summer is full of activities on this year’s themes “Every Hero Has a Story,” and “Camp Read S’More.” Weekly programs and workshops, opportunities to win prizes, and lots of great fun are in store for children ages 4-12.  Pick up a brochure.