Kids from Kindergarten through 5th grade got together again for another round of LEGO at the Library! Check out some of the stuff they built and join us at Arvada Library for more Lego programs this summer!
Wednesday, June 26 at 4 and 5 p.m.
Wednesday, July 31 at 4 and 5 p.m.
Wednesday, August 28 at 4 and 5 p.m.
Tickets will be available at the Arvada Children's desk on the day of the event. Participants may attend one Lego program per day. Space is limited, so arrive early!
The Recycled Lamb Yarn and Fiber Arts store will join us for this special storytime, featuring stories about fiber arts, including a demonstration of weaving, spinning and rope- making. Kids will learn a new craft, while adults will learn about this exciting art form.
Would you like to help your children be good readers?
Certainly, there are many aids available, but one of my favorites is READING ROCKETS!
What a great multimedia source of information for parents, teachers, librarians and other caring individuals to help launch strong, confident readers. There's a wealth of information from research to current articles to interviews to helpful tips and much much more. Public Broadcasting and the U.S. Department of Education partner to bring it to you online, on PBS television, Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and iTunes! So start your exploration of this great resource at Reading Rockets!
Earth Day is celebrated on April 22nd in the United States. Senator Gaylord Nelson from Wisconsin first proposed Earth Day. He wanted to encourage respect for all life on Earth and to stress his concern about pollution of soil, air, and water.
The first Earth Day was celebrated in San Francisco, California on April 22, 1970 and 20 million people took part in helping to raise awareness about caring for the planet. Since its creation, Earth Day has helped to inspire the creation of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the passage of the Clean Air, Clean Water, and Endangered Species Acts.
Check out these fun Earth Day facts! -You can light one 100-watt bulb for four hours with the amount of electricity that is saved by recycling one glass bottle! -Over 100 billion pieces of junk mail are delivered in the United States every year. -Some office supply stores have begun selling office paper made entirely without trees. -Tin pop cans are made of steel. Every year, Americans throw away enough steel to build all of the new cars in the United States. -The Chinese made the first piece of recycled paper out of old, used fishing nets in 200 B.C.
Have you heard of Amy Krouse Rosenthal? If you haven't- you should read all of her books today! She is one of my favorite authors and has written many fun, creative books for kids. Amy's imagination is unlimited and it shows in everything she does. If you have a few minutes, check out her blog which includes ideas for books, cool videos and lots of other fun stuff.
Amy's most recent book is titled Exclamation Mark and it is every bit as clever and fun to read as her other books.
Exclamation Mark just doesn't fit in. He tries everything to be more like the other puncuations, but his enthusiam just makes him stand out. Once he meets Question Mark, he discovers maybe it's not so bad to be different? Maybe it's okay to be enthusiastic?! A perfect book about celebrating individuality-- and kids might learn a little about punctuation, too!
Saturday April 20th, The Conifer Story Time will have a special guest. Local author Joan Arent will visit the library and help me with story time at 11:30 am. Joan will be reading two of her books and have the kids doing some different games and activities associated with the books.
Peek-a-Boo Who? inspires children to read and learn with guessing games, playing Peek-A-Boo, through noun awareness and word association.
The Bird Herd Goes to Bed is an enchanting story that helps children find comfort in going to sleep.
No tickets are necessary. If you have any questions please call the library at 303-235-JCPL (5275) and ask for Brian at Conifer Library.
Chihuawolf: a Tail of Mystery And Horror by Charlee Ganny Tired of being a member of the smallest dog breed and hoping to impress a silky Afghan hound, Paco the chihuahua decides to transform into a werewolf.
Sometimes it can be a struggle to keep our children entertained while in the waiting room at the doctor's office, or on a long car trip. If the same old toys and distractions aren't working, why not try downloading a kids' eBook from the library? Jefferson County Public Library has a small (but growing!) selection of picture books, readers and chapter books available for kids.
Children's books are located in the Juvenile section of our Overdrive digital download service. Search within Juvenile books using the search box at the top of the screen.
If you are an eBook newbie and need detailed instructions on how to download books to your digital device, never fear. The Downloads page of our website has device-specific instructions for your digital device. Just click on your device type to get started!
Do your little ones love to tap and swipe on your tablet or e-reader? Please share stories about your children and technology in the comments!