Kids Blog: 1St Through 3Rd Grade

Holiday Pajama Storytime

This past week children came to the library dressed in their favorite pajamas for a special holiday pajama storytime! After reading some festive holiday books and singing everyone's favorite holiday tunes, we finished the night by constructing reindeer hats and feasting on cookies and hot cocoa. 

We will be taking a break from storytimes for the rest of December but we will start back up the first full week of January 2015. Due to the Central library's closing there have been some changes to the spring storytime schedule so please check out our storytime page to find out more information on those times and locations .

Happy Holidays from the Early Learning Team

Mayor's Holiday Party for Children

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

You are invited to join us this Saturday, December 6 at 10:00am, as we celebrate the holidays with the Mayor’s Holiday Party for Children at the Central Library. There will be music, refreshments and a storytime hosted by Mayor Cluck.

Symphony Arlington will be at the party to share a fun, engaging performance that will have the children laughing as they learn more about the symphony and even how to conduct a musician.

CATS (Creative Arts Theater and School) "Caleidoscope" Touring Group will also be joining us to share a special musical theater Christmas performance.

Don’t forget to support both community groups by attending their performances this holiday season. Symphony Arlington will host their Holidays With the Symphony on December 8. CATS also starts their performance of  ‘Twas the Night Before Christmas on December 5. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Make sure you stop by the photo booth for a family picture with our book themed trees. You can share your pictures with us by using the #APLHoliday hashtag!

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

Celebrate Family Literacy Week and Read!

September 22nd - 26th is Adult Education and Family Literacy Week

 

 

Literacy starts in the home. Children benefit from an early introduction to reading even before literacy begins. And parents are their child’s first teacher.

Celebrate this important week by reading. Read for yourself. Read to your children. Ask your children to read to you! Early encouragement and excitement can positively affect how children view reading.

In honor of Adult Education and Family Literacy Week, the World Education Photo Blog is hosting a Literacy Week Challenge. Test your literacy skills with one quiz for each day of the week.

But don’t stop there! Read to your children every day you can. Visit one of Arlington Public Library’s 19 story times happening every week. More information and the Storytime Schedule can be found here.

 

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!!