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Learning about the Library

Children visiting the Atascocita Branch Library received a tour of the library today.  Ms Susan also read one of our favorite picture books, "Bark George," by Jules Feiffer.

 

 

Do You Know what's for Dinner?

It’s hard enough trying to find food that the entire family will enjoy, but with the increased cost groceries, getting what you need at the store is a lot harder.  Luckily, your family doesn’t have to live off of frozen foods or “boxed” meals, because the right cookbook can help whip that food budget back into shape.   Below are a few of my recommendations for busy parents that want to serve real food to their family. 

Smörgåsbord Booklist

Most people, even children, know exactly what type of books they like.  Some adore series, while others will follow specific themes, genres or authors.  That being said, there are times in one’s life that you have a desire for something out of the ordinary…Something unfamiliar and fresh.

Celebrating Spring

Storytimes this Week.

Children, who attended family storytime last night, celebrated the beginning of the spring season by making wands. 

The family storytime program meets every Monday night, at 7:00 p.m.  Children of all ages are welcome. Craft projects are often provided.

Coming up later this week, Ms Susan will be reading a few of her favorite books about spring.  Toddler storytime is on Wednesdays at 10:00 am and 1:30 pm.  Pre-school program is held on Thursday at 10:00 am.  We hope to see you there.

Love @ First Sight, Atascocita Pokemon Club

Thursday, March 31st @ 4:00 pm

Children ages 7 to 10 years old are invited to join our Pokemon Club. This meeting will be a great opportunity to meet other players and share ideas. Please make sure to bring your Nintendo DS, games, trading cards, and anything else you would like to share and discuss. 

In the meantime, below are my Pokemon book picks for the month.  If you have created a Pokemon drawing Ms Susan and I would love to see it.  Feel free to bring it in to share with the group.  

Ferret Cam

Children and their families had a wonderful time learning about ferrets last Monday evening at the Atascocita Branch Library.

If you missed out on the fun, but are interested in ferrets, I would like to recommend checking out the ferret cam at the National Zoo's Conservation and Research Center.  At this site, you will be able to view a nesting box at the Zoo's Virginia campus.  Soon this mother ferret will have her babies, and you will be able to view them as well.

Unveil the Ocean's Deepest Secrets

Susan Casey is an author that you may not know, and that is why I want to tell you about her books. This author has a journalistic wrting style that pulls you into her travels, and the world that she has observed.  Her writting makes you feel like you are actually there with her,  seeing objects in vivid color. Thus far, Casey has two books published and I hope to see more of her work in the future.  

Tsunami

 

 

 

 

News images of the recent tsunami may leave children with more questions than answers. Some children will be courious, while others may be dealing with fear. Luckily, in both cases sharing information is the key that will support their needs. 

Saint Patrick's Day Craft for Children

Toddler Craft

Wednesday, March 16th @ 10 am and 1:30 pm

Pre-school Craft

Thursday, March 17th @ 10am

Please be aware that supplies are limited.

Fun with Play Dough

Do you have plans for this weekend? A wave of my magic wand and I have the solution for keeping the kids busy.  

 Mudworks: Creative Clay, Dough and Modeling Experiences  by MaryAnn F. Kohl. 
Simply put, the suggested activities are awesome. This book offers a delightfully messy range of creative activities for children, and the projects won't cost you a bundle of cash.   

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