Monday, June 11, 2012

Summer Reading 2012 is HERE!

     SUMMER READING IS HERE!  From newborns to adults, there is a summer reading program for everyone at the Mooresville Public Library!  Interested in getting involved in a reading program or event?  Visit our website at or give us a call at 317-831-7323!

Meet our intern: Alicia S.

     Hi everyone!  Hope your summer is getting off to a great start!  I just wanted to take a quick minute and introduce you all to Alicia, the Children's Department Summer Intern!  Alicia is currently in school to become a librarian!  Isn't that awesome?  You should definitely stop by the Moorseville Public Library and give her a little hello!  We hope to see you soon!

Monday, June 4, 2012

Happy Birthday, Sister!

     Today is my sister’s 30th birthday!  Let me just say a few things..

1)    We are NOT twins.  We get asked that a lot!

2)    She is 4 years older than me, though she doesn’t look it!

3)    I hope I look as good as she does at 30!

4)    Happy birthday, Erika!

With that said, I guess I should tie this post into early literacy somehow! HAHA!  So how about a picture montage of great books to help celebrate a birthday! 

Hilarious! That is all that can be said
about the Bad Kitty series! 

This book comes STRONGLY recommended by
librarians and parents alike!

Who doesn't love a good pop-up book?

This book is for our younger readers!
A good board book is always a great present for babies!

An oldie, but a goodie!

What's a birthday without a little Seuss?

     Well, that seems to be it!  I just want to wish my sister a very happy 30th birthday!  I am super lucky to have such an amazing sister!  I love you very much, Erika!

Last Day... Fun Day!

    So this is it!  The last day!  I always look forward to the last Story Time of the year for many reasons.  The biggest reason that I love the last Story Time of the year is that it is the most fun class of the year! 
     I always try to do a food craft on the last class of the year.  I NEVER tackle food crafts due to all of the allergies out there.  It is really hard to foresee every possible allergy, so I usually stay away from food.  However, this time, I decided to do bread painting.  Never heard of it, me neither!  I found it online and knew it was perfect!  All it takes is white or wheat bread, food coloring, and milk.  Mix the food coloring with the milk, give the kids a paint brush, and let them paint the bread!  I also brought my toaster oven so that we could have toast! So fun, so easy, and pretty good in terms of allergies.   

     The other fun craft we made was a pinwheel!  We have made pinwheels at the library in the past, but I have always been too nervous to try them with 4-6 year olds.  I found a simple and easy pinwheel on Pinterest that I knew we could accomplish!  You can find it here.  The kids loved it and felt like they had accomplished something once it was complete!  And let’s be honest, it’s pretty stinking cute!  **Note: The picture below is not the pinwheels we created.  To see mine, watch the video! :)

     When it’s the last day, I don’t really care if my book choice matches the theme.  I like to pick fun books that might make the kids laugh.  Interactive books are great as are books that make the kids think.  I chose The Dot by Peter H. Reynolds because it has a great message.  If you haven’t read it, you should!  Every small child should read this book some time in their life.  It is uplifting and encouraging for any aspiring young artist.

     I also chose to read This is the Teacher by Rhonda Gowler Greene.  Not only did I think my kids would really enjoy this book, I also could commiserate with the poor teacher.  I was right, though.  The kids thought this book was hilarious!

     That’s it!  We made it!  The last Story Time has come and gone and now it’s time to get ready for summer!  Summer Story Times are a bit different than those during the year, but don’t worry, I will definitely be blogging our extra special projects!  Stay tuned!