Tuesday, December 16, 2014

N is for North Pole!

Ms. Laura filled in for me at the library on Friday and took some pictures of the Story Time happenings. The kiddos practiced writing the letter N. Then Laura read the children the books "Harold at the North Pole" by Crockett Johnson and "Olive, the Other Reindeer" by Vivian Walsh. Then each child took some time to write a letter to Santa. A little adventure to the Post Office followed and the children were able to mail their letters to Santa at the North Pole. And wouldn't you know it.....letters were received back today!

Tuesday, December 9, 2014

After School Program 12-8-14

Lots of colorful fun at our December After School Program. We made some beautiful ornaments and sang some holiday classics.

Friday, December 5, 2014

M is for Music!

Story Time was extra fun today! We had our first visit from our new library K-9 friend, Chesso. We miss Roxanna, but are excited to have Chesso learning the ropes. M was the letter of the day. We talked about the letter sounds and words that start with M and the kiddos practiced writing their M's. We read the books "Jazzmatazz!" by Stephanie Calmenson and "Making Music" by Dana Meachan Rau. Then we made our own little music shakers! My husband graciously cut some of his more sturdy tubing so the kiddos could be themselves and not worry about squashing their new, cool shakers. :) Then after Story Time, we made our way around Endicott singing our little hearts out. The businesses were so excited to see the kids...it was almost like trick-or-treating because the businesses showered these cute kids with gifts & treats! We finished up our caroling at Endicott Food Center where we had hot cocoa. Thanks to all who helped out and participated! This is definitely becoming one of my favorite Story Time activities!!!

Monday, December 1, 2014

After School Program 11-26-14

For our last After School Program we celebrated Washington State's Birthday. 
 We started with some WA state trivia then made some birthday cards to send to Olympia. 
And no birthday is complete without cake!  So we enjoyed some cupcakes and juice and even sang Happy Birthday to our beautiful state!



Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Create a Christmas Letter

Do you have basic computer skills, but need a little help creating attractive Christmas letters?
The Endicott Library is holding a help session between 9 and 11 AM on Monday, December 1.
The library staff will help you edit the letter to fit your needs and use spell and grammar check.
We can also show you how to include pictures.
 If you want to save a digital copy, we can provide a thumb drive to go home with your edited letter.
You will also be able to print up to 10 black and white copies for free.
This program is sponsored through a Microsoft Digital Learning Grant and the Washington State Library.
Call the library, 657-3429, for more information.

Friday, November 21, 2014

L is for Ladybug!

Boy do I LOVE these Story Time boys! L for LADYBUG today at the LIBRARY. We came up with LOTS of L words, did some tracing and drawing, then read the books "The Grouchy Ladybug" by Eric Carle, "The Very Lazy Ladybug" by Isobel Finn, and "The Bug Guy" by Bob Reese. As we read our books, one of our friends shared some LICORICE too! So nice! We finished up with making some of the cutest, grouchy LADYBUGS I've ever seen. Trying to get these sweet boys to make grouchy faces was the biggest job of the day. So funny! Made my day!


***Book Club***

Our next Endicott Library Book Club will be held:
Thursday, December 18 @ 7:00 PM
We will be discussing the book:
"Tree Soldier" by J. L. Oakley

In the darkest of times, good intentions go awry. One mistake can ruin a life. One mistake can transform it.

A government forestry camp set deep in the mountainous forests of the Pacific Northwest might not seem the likely place to find redemption, but in 1935, Park Hardesty hopes for just that.

Blaming himself for the fiery accident that caused his brother's disfigurement and the death of the bootlegging woman he loved, planting trees, building bridges and mentoring tough, homesick New Jersey boys brings him both penitence and the renewal of his own self-worth. When he wins the love of Kate Alford, a local naturalist who envisions joining the Forest Service, which allows only men, he also captures the ire of a camp officer who refuses to let her go.

Just when he is ready to seek his brother's forgiveness, he is falsely accused of rape. Every aspect of his life he has tried to rebuild is put in jeopardy. In the end, the only way he can defend himself is to tell the truth about his brother, but he risks being kicked out of the camp. Worse, he could lose Kate's love forever.