LETTERS FROM THE LIBRARY

JANUARY 2015

WHAT’S HAPPENING?

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Mrs. Gylys and baby Alice

You may have noticed there hasn’t been a fresh newsletter since the month of October!  Mrs. Gylys has been on maternity leave taking care of her new baby, Alice.  Alice already has a favorite book: Hoot the Owl.  It’s never too early to start to love reading (but it’s also NEVER too late)!  If you have a little person in your life, maybe YOU can be the person to encourage them to find books they just can’t put down.

Alice’s favorite book (Image from diapers.com)

During Mrs. Gylys’ absence, Mrs. Pattin has been keeping library services going.  But instead of saying goodbye to her, we are lucky that she is continuing to work in the library two days a week so Mrs. Gylys can stay home and take care of Alice.  What does that mean?  Sometimes the friendly face in the library will be Mrs. G. and other times Mrs. P.!

CELEBRATE INTERNATIONAL CREATIVITY MONTH!

WHAT ARE SOME WAYS YOU CAN SHOW YOUR CREATIVITY?

January is International Creativity Month, a month to get inspired to let out your inner artist!  Here are 5 great websites that let kids unleash their creative sides:

1. MAKE BELIEFS COMIX

Write your own comic strips!

2. ARTHUR’S CRANK IT UP!

Compose and record some rhythms using pots and pans, brooms, and other random objects.

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3. STORYBIRD

Create beautiful books to share online.

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4. CODEMONSTER

A lesson in computer programming.

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5. ART PROJECTS FOR KIDS

Step-by-step drawing projects.

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PARENTS: WANT SOME IDEAS FOR ENCOURAGING YOUR CHILD’S CREATIVITY?

PBS Parents has dedicated a portion of their site to ideas for creative play.  You visit it HERE.

CHECK THIS OUT

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WHAT IS POWTOON?

Click HERE to watch a short “presentoon” and find out!

  

JANUARY IS…

Train Your Dog Month

International Creativity Month

Worldwide Rising Star Month

New Year’s Day (Jan. 1)

Elvis’ Birthday Celebration Week (Jan. 7-10)

Temperance & Good Citizenship Day (Jan. 16)

Martin Luther King Jr. Day (Jan. 19)

No Name Calling Week (Jan. 19-23)

National Geographic Day (Jan. 27)

Inspire your heart with art day (Jan. 31)

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