Kids Blog: 1St Through 3Rd Grade

Fun Monster Crafts

This week in story time we did a fun and easy monster craft that you can make at home. All you need is some colored pom pom balls, an assortment of Googly Eyes, and foam hearts. Any of these materials can be found at the local craft store.

I was able to find foam hearts that were sticky on one side, making it easy to attach them as feet to the monster’s body. Some googly eyes can also be bought with an adhesive on the back, making it easy to stick onto the monster. If you aren’t able to find the materials with the adhesive, using Elmer’s glue or a glue gun will work just as well.

Have fun mixing and matching colors and eye sizes to make the monster extra cute!

  

Here are a few other cheap and easy Monster Craft ideas:

http://craftsbyamanda.com/2009/10/halloween-monster-treat-bags.html

http://innerchildfun.com/2012/10/quick-craft-bread-tag-monsters.html

http://www.aprettycoollife.com/2013/10/pet-monster-rocks.html

Second Saturday Storytime

Our Second Saturday Storytime is this Saturday!

Come join us at the Southeast Branch this Saturday for our Family storytime all about Animals.

This special storytime starts at 10:30 and is for especially for families.  We will have fun music and crafts for all ages!

A visit to the Library is the perfect way to begin your Saturday!

School's Back in Session

 Everyone loves a good book! Books help us learn new words, phrases, and ideas. They introduce us to new characters, places, and concepts.  We can travel the world and never leave our house, experience a new culture, or make new friends in between the lines of printed text.

Books make us laugh so hard we cry, tremble with fear, disgust us with anger or play along our emotions depending on the writing style of the author. Books document the stories that have been passed down from generations and capture the imaginations and thoughts of new ones. Nevertheless, one thing is for sure...nothing can take the place of a good book!!

Here are a few recommended readings to get your school year off to a great start!

 

Final Celebration

If you have participated in our Summer Reading Club 2014

You are Invited to the Final Celebration!

Saturday, August 2nd, 3-5:30 p.m.

Globe Life Park Texas Rangers Hall of Fame

Do not miss out on:

Face Painting

Activities

Crafts

Games

storytime

playtime

giveaways

prizes

Photo booth

A special presentation by children's author Vuthy Kuan!

Summer Reading Club

Summer Reading Club is in full swing, folks.

Be sure to participate this year.  The only requirement is a Library card and a love of Reading!

Go to mysrc.org to log in the hours you have read this summer, then stop by your local library to receive your prizes.

Prizes you will receive (while supplies last)

A Certificate!

A Free Book!

A voucher for a Ticket to the Ranger's game!

A T-shirt!

A Swim Pass!

Coupons too!

Don't hesitate.  The Summer Reading Club ends on the last day of July.

All participates in the Summer Reading Club are eligable to come to our Final Celebration from 3-5:30 on August 2nd at Globe Life Park Texas Rangers Hall of Fame!

Drama Camp Performance

CSI: Mother Goose Land and The Shopgirl’s Revenge

Presented by

Drama Camp Performance

With permission by www.playsmagazine.com

Saturday June 21 at 3:00 p.m.

Southwest Branch Library

3311 S.W. Green Oaks Blvd.

Arlington, TX 76017

817-459-6386

www.arlingtonlibrary.org

 

A Father's Day Tribute

This Father's Day, snuggle up and read a good book with someone special!

Here are some suggested titles that will honor him:

     

Remember:

Read books this summer and earn incentives. Sign-up at MySRC.org

Experience free family programming all summer long!!

Visit Summer Reading Club - HotSpots!!

Honoring Old Glory

National Flag Day - June 14

    

On June 14th our nation honors one of its traditional symbols with the celebration of Flag Day. From the first national flag, chosen by the Second Continental Congress on June 14, 1777, to its current incarnation with 13 stripes and 50 stars, Americans have long treasured Old Glory, the American Flag. From Stars and Stripes to the Star Spangled Banner and the Pledge of Allegiance, we honor our flag and all it stands for on this national holiday.  Read more

Celebrate our American Flag

Click on the books and links below to check-out materials and learn more about National Flag Day.

      

Flag Day Activities

Fun Flag Facts

 All About Flags

Honoring the Flag

Read books this summer and earn incentives. Sign-up at MySRC.org

Experience free family programming all summer long!!

Visit Summer Reading Club - HotSpots!!

Summer Reading Club -Texas Rangers Style

Take Me Out to the Ball Game....

Hit a homerun and read these baseball books during our summer reading frenzy!!

  

 

Tuesday, June 10, Catcher Geovany Soto kicked off the Texas Rangers Summer Reading Club tour at the Arlington Public Library. He led a bi-lingual storytime with the reading of Alex Rodriguez's ¡Jonron! (Out of the Ballpark!) to a small group. 

 If you weren't there, you missed a treat!

Click on the links below to learn more about this event:

Dallas News - Geovany Soto

Star-Telegram - Geovany Soto

 

Read books and earn incentives.  Sign-up at MySRC.org

Experience more free family programming all summer long!!

Visit Summer Reading Club - HotSpots!! 

 

Super Sizzling Titles for Summer Reading

FiZZ! BoOm! ReAd!

Today is the official start of My Summer Reading Club.

How It Works for Kids, Ages 5-12

  • Register at MySRC.org or pick up a reading log at the library.
  • Read whatever you wish.
  • Read! Audios and eBooks count too!
  • After you have read 20 minutes, check off a box. (Alternately on MySRC.org, you can record your time)
  • Once you have checked off all 15 boxes, you've completed your first 5 hours.
  • Turn in the completed print log (or show your library card to the staff member if you used the online system) for your prize pack at your nearest library.
  • The prize pack includes a T-shirt, book, certificate, swim pass and a Rangers ticket.
  • Continue reading...every additional 5 hours logged will earn you a chance to win gift cards and other amazing prizes.

Here are some recommended reads to get you started.
Happy Reading!

       

American Library Association

ALSC Summer Reading Book Lists

Grades K-2

http://www.ala.org/alsc/sites/ala.org.alsc/files/content/SummerReadingList14_ALSC_K-2.pdf

Grades 3-5

http://www.ala.org/alsc/sites/ala.org.alsc/files/content/SummerReadingList14_ALSC_3-5.pdf

Grades 6-8

http://www.ala.org/alsc/sites/ala.org.alsc/files/content/SummerReadingList14_ALSC_6-8.pdf