Fireman Sam and All About Summer Fire Safety!
Kids and their families are invited to join us at the library on Saturday, May 4th at 10:00 AM for a "Summer Fire Safety" program. One of Boscobel's very own firemen will stop by the library with some fire-fighting gear and tell everyone a story about how to stay safe around fire while having fun this summer. Learn about the work that firemen do, what it's like to ride on the big red firetruck and what you can do to be a fire smart kid this summer. If you like Fireman Sam, the Big Red Firetruck and other books about the brave men and women who come running to help us day or night, then this programs for you! All children and families welcome. Boscobel Extravaganza Bounce House will be set up right next door too and the big red fire whistle on top of our building will go off at noon!
Summer Library Program, "Dig Into Reading!" begins June 19th. Activities, adventures, reading prizes, special guests and more will be offered for children and adults of all ages. Special programs include the library's 100th Anniversary Celebration, July 1st through 5th. From literacy opportunities in the past to envisioning the future of information in the present, the Boscobel Library has faithfully served the reading, entertainment and educational needs of our community and the surrounding areas for more than a century. Stop by the library to enjoy stories from the past and test drive some of the latest technology rich services leading us into the future. Watch this column for additional information about all that we'll be offering @ Your Library this summer.
Needed: Legos and Tins, Oh My !
Your library is currently seeking the following donations to support the Summer Library Program: small to medium sized clean tins (no plastic please) with hinged lids to be used for craft projects. Altoids mint tins, old kids watercolor sets, and the like are just right and very much appreciated. Reduce, reuse, recycle here!
LEGOS help to teach kids important science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) concepts, including counting, sorting, geometry and construction. In 2013 your library is participating in a federal LSTA grant program to teach STEM skills to very young children. We're planning summer and fall activities for both children and parents. The library has currently purchased several LEGO DUPLO (ages 1-5) sets for this grant; however, older children have noticed and now want us to get regular "big kids" LEGOS for them to use. One enterprising 3rd grader even presented a list of signatures from classmates who want to see LEGOS in our library! As parents know, LEGOs get expensive, so we're turning to our community for help with this request: if your kids are grown or you otherwise have unused or extra LEGOS gathering dust, please consider donating them to our library. The library will be able to make plenty good use of them putting smiles on kids' faces while building their brainpower.