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Tuesday, May 13, 2014

Summertime Fizz Boom Reading Fun: LEGOs, Booksales and MORE

Summer is fast approaching and with it there's lots of planning going on at your library. Here's a preview:

The Summer Library Program registration is now open for ages from infant to 100!. Stop by the library today or call 608-375-5723 to learn more about the world of exciting and engaging programs we'll be offering this summer as part of "Fizz Boom Read!", Science summer fun at your library. All scheduled group programs for ages infant thru 5th grade take place Wednesday mornings beginning June 11th.  

NEEDED: LEGOS are one of the most fabulous teaching tools for STEM (Science Technology, Engineering, Math) skills that we in library land can lay our hands on. From barnyards to robotics, almost anything can be built out of LEGOS. And kids can't keep their hands off of them. SO, for this summer's "FIZZ, BOOM, READ!!" library program, we're in *big*huge*please-help-us* need of LEGOS in all shapes and sizes. Our summer budget just doesn't stretch far enough to afford what we need. Whether you can donate a handful or a boxful, all will be greatly appreciated! THANK YOU, THANK YOU! Here's a preview of what can happen when you add LEGOS to LIBRARIES:::)) The Library in Lego Form (aka the absolute last post I will write about Lego librarians) | Mr. Library Dude http://ow.ly/wNSwh 

No LEGOS? If you're interested in helping out, please see our Wish List of other items on the "Summer Library Stuff" page. (Or you can just click that tab above). Thank YOU!

Annual Summer Booksale 
Mark your calendars now: Our Annual Big Summer Library Book sale will take place Thursday evening July 10th - Noon Saturday July 12th. Once again we have oodles of good, gently read books for both adults and children  that will be available at rock bottom prices! We are also looking for book sale volunteers! If you can lend a hand for an hour or an afternoon, every volunteer makes a big difference. if you're interested in helping out with this or other library events, please stop by or call to get signed up on our volunteer action list. many hands make light work !

the library is looking for a good home for some children's stationary  exercise equipment. if you think that you or your organization can make use of this equipment, please contact the library Director at 608-375-5723 for furthur details or to have a look at the items. 

Monday, May 5, 2014

Get the Hop on Summer Vacation Planning

Thinking about planning that summer getaway and hoping to get the best possible deal for your dollar? We have loads of travel guides, atlases, trip planners for destinations like Orlando and and other resources you can use to put together the best vacation getaway ever this summer. We can also help you navigate online travel planning and advisory websites and show you how to find out about train, plane and automobile travel, save money and preview your destination by town, hotel, restaurant or any other street address.
Among our resources, one of our newest discoveries, Hopper  can help you calculate the best deals, days and destinations for departure from your home location. Take a look at their "Ten Best Places to Go Camping with the Family in the US"  and discover some best kept secret places for outdoor adventures. Happy Spring,  let the season of summer adventures begin!  #travel, #summer #advisory
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Friday, May 2, 2014

Celebrate Screen Free Week May 5th -11th: Why This Matters

Celebrate Screen Free Week May 5th -11th by taking the family outside. Here's a list of great free and low cost activities for kids of all ages to get outdoors and into the incredible, amazing world of Mother Nature. Stop by the library next week for a free, DIY or drop-in, screen free activity sheet or choose one just for you at: Nature Rocks .
Parents, to learn more about why screen free time matters for your children's and your family's well-being, here are a list of recommended resources:

Primrose Children's Resources

How to Limit Your Kid's Screen Time

"The risk of receiving an attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder diagnosis at age 7 increased with every hour of television watched at 1 and 3 years."  - See more at: Psychiatric Times

Adults, screen free time is for you too. Try getting away from Facebook, websurfing and TV for a week and notice the changes in your mood, energy and awareness. More about the negative impacts of long hours glued to the ____ (fill in the blank) screens that surround us everyday:

Sitting and Screen Time: Effects on Health and Well-Being

Psychology Today: Screen Time and Mental Health

Teens and Screens

Too Much TV