In My Garden

Here are the plans we used for our storytimes for the week of July 7-10. Ask your librarians for more suggestions!

Books We Read

Who is in the Garden by Vera Rosenberry

Counting in the Garden by Emily Hruby

Zinnia’s Flower Garden by Monica Wellington

I Have a Garden by Bob Barner

The Surprise Garden by Zoe Hall

Who’s Garden is it? by Mary Ann Hoberman

Fran’s Flower by Lisa Bruce

Songs and Rhymes:

My Garden

Here is my garden (Hand out and open, palm up)

I’ll rake it with care (rake with other hand)

And then some seeds we’ll plant in there (drop seeds)

The sun will shine (arms make sun)

And then my garden will grow big and tall . (stretch arms way up and out)

Out in My Garden       (tune: Down by the Station)

Out in my garden

Early in the morning

See the little vegetables all in a row

See the rows of carrots

And the rows of peas

Water, hoe, grow, grow, grow.

 Five Little Bees

One little bee blew and flew.

He met a friend, and that made two.

Two little bees, busy as could be-

Along came another and that made three.

Three little bees, wanted more and more

They found one soon, and that made four.

Four little bees, going to the hive.

They spied their little brother, and that made five.

Five little bees working every hour-

Buzz away bees, and find another flower.

Try This at Home: 

Make a beautiful summer flower garden that you can hang up anywhere.  All you need is paper, fingerpaint, and your little one’s handprint.  Get creative and have fun!

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Job Opening in Central Children’s Department

Central Library Children’s Department has an opening for a full-time library assistant/programming assistant (position classification is Clerk II). This person will be responsible for planning and implementing a weekly storytime and other special library programs for children, ages 2-10, in addition to other clerical assistant duties. Previous experience working with children in a group setting is desired, as well as the ability to work as a team player in a child-friendly environment.

Starting Salary: $9.00/hour

Schedule: Mon., Tues., Wed. & Fri.  – 8:00AM-5:00PM

Thurs.—12:00-9:00PM

Every third Sat. (8-5:00PM) and Sunday (12:30PM-5:00PM). The Monday before the weekend to work and the Monday after the worked weekend are days off.

Applications available at Central, Newburgh and Chandler circulation desks or at www.ohio.lib.in.us. Please indicate on application that you are applying for the Children’s Dept. position.

 

 

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July Schedule

The July schedule of special events in now on-line! Check it out @ http://www.ohio.lib.in.us/children/calendar-central/.

It has all kinds of awesome things to do for July – a “Frozen” party, science demonstrations, a rocket program, an ice cream social and more! Thanks to our Friends of the Library and our other community sponsors; without them, we couldn’t do all of this cool stuff. We have a window in our Children’s Department with all of our sponsors listed. Take a look at it and when you visit one of those businesses, tell them “Thank You!” for their support of the Library.

Want a printed copy of the schedule? Stop by the Ohio Twp. Central Children’s Department to pick one up. Still have questions? Call us at 812-853-5468, ext. 306 or e-mail us at lsbruns@ohio.lib.in.us.

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Milk Jugs

Hey, Friends – we need your help! One of our library friends is putting on a “Frozen” party for us on Fri., July 11, from 10:00-11:30AM. She has a special surprise planned, but she needs lots and lots of milk jugs. You can recycle yours by bringing clean (washed) 1 gallon milk jugs to the Ohio Twp. Central Children’s Dept. to help her with the surprise. Drop them off anytime during Library hours.

P.S. She needs them by July 1!

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Bubble Mania!

Join us in the Children’s Activity Room this Friday, May 30, to paint with bubble paper (and pop some, too!). We’ll also have bubble making stations set up outside in our yard. Drop in anytime between 10:00-11:30AM to celebrate the beginning of summer vacation with bubbles. Don’t forget to sign up for the Summer Reading Program while you are here!

Questions? Call the Children’s Dept. @812-853-5468, ext. 306 or e-mail lsbruns@ohio.lib.in.us.

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Fizz, Boom, Read! Summer Reading Program

Sign-ups for the SummerFIZZ_BOOM_READ_logo Primary Reading Program begin Wed., May 21. Kids, birth – grade 5 sign up at the Library to read (or be read to) at home. Count how many books you read or how many minutes you read and win coupons! Keep reading to win chances at weekly grand prizes and a Super Grand Prize at the end.

We will also have an “I Spy” game for little kids and an “I Spy Challenge” game for the older kids.

Teens and parents can sign up for reading programs for their age group, too.

For more information, call the Ohio Twp. Public Library System @ 812-853-5468, ext. 306 or e-mail lsbruns@ohio.lib.in.us .

 

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Princess Party this Saturday!

It’s finally spring, and that means it is time for our annual Princess Party! Princesses, ages 2-8, are invited to join us at 10:00AM on Saturday, April 19 at Ohio Twp. Central Children’s Department. We’ll have lots of games, crafts and a snack to make. Wear your favorite princess clothes. Parents-don’t forget your camera; you won’t want to miss the photo ops at this party.

For more information, call the Library at 812-853-5468, ext. 306 or e-mail lsbruns@ohio.lib.in.us. Princess Blog pic

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Spring Break!

Although there was snow on the ground this morning, it is Spring Break for most of Warrick County schools and pre-schools. Since it is too cold to play outside for long, come by the Children’s Dept. at Ohio Twp. Central Library for these Spring Break Specials. All are “drop in” and FREE!

· Creative Kids - Tues., Mar. 25, drop in from 1:00-3:00PM to make a butterfly, ages 3-12.

· Lego Club - Wed., Mar. 26, drop in from 1:00-7:00PM, ages 4 and up.

· Big Big Art - Thurs., Mar. 27, drop in from 1:00-3:00PM to try out some art techniques, ages 3-12.

· Giant Candyland - Fri., Mar. 28, drop in from 10:00-11:30AM to play the Library version and win candy, ages 3-12.

 

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Oooey Gooey Fun

If you missed our “Oooey Gooey Fun” program at Ohio Twp. Central Children’s Dept. this morning, you missed a great time! Kids played with cooked spaghetti in chocolate pudding (lots of “eeeewwwws” on that one), make slime with 1 part cornstarch and 1 part water, searched for items hidden in water beads, played with shaving cream and mixed up “cloud dough.” Our non-scientific survey of kids and parents showed that the cloud dough was the favorite. To make it, you mix 8 parts of all-purpose flour with 1 part baby oil. Let your kid mix it together, then play with it like playdough. It is crumbly, but it can be molded, rolled out like pizza dough and whatever else the kid can think of to do with it. Lots of our kids just like squishing it in their hands in the bowl. Let your kid decide how he wants to play with it – a ton of fun for a few pennies worth of supplies.
Check out our on-line calendar @ www.ohio.lib.in.us/children/calendar-central to see all the programs we have scheduled for March. You can also call us at812-853-5468, ext. 306 or e-mail lsbruns@ohio.lib.in.us .

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This Week’s Events

Did cabin fever hit you and your kids? Even though the weather is starting to improve, we have lots of active, indoor events to help your kids use up some of that excess energy and crankiness from being stuck inside all winter. These programs will all be held at Ohio Twp. Central Children’s Department and all are FREE!

Wed., Feb. 19  – Explorer’s Club, 3:30 PM, ages K-4. We will explore the penny with a story, experiments and a craft! Please respect our age limits: younger siblings are invited in near the end of the program to participate in the craft with the “big kids.”

Fri., Feb. 21 - Make Your Own Musical Instrument,  drop in from 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM , ages 2-6. We’ll have all the supplies set out in our Activity Room for you to make a variety of rhythm instruments – drums, kazoos, shakers and more! Drop by to make some and play some.

Sat., Feb. 22 – Library Olympics, drop in from 10:00 AM – 3:00 PM, all ages. Have you been watching the Winter Olympics? We have and we want to participate, too! Come by our Activity Room between 10:00AM-3:00PM to try out some of our own “library sports” challenges. Play against your family members or challenge the librarians!

Mon., Feb. 24 – Giggles and Games, 6:00PM, ages 18 mo – 7 years. We will feature several stations for parents and their kids to experience. Included will be games, crafts and snacks. Kids will have so much fun playing, they won’t realize they are learning important skills for when they learn to read. Parents will also receive a take-home packet of activities to do at home. Start now to raise a reader!

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