Spring

SPRING CELEBRATION

 


Celebrating spring

at story time!! 

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Springtime Stories

Well, it looks like it is finally Spring with no more cold snaps headed our way. Warm up after our cold (for Houston) winter with some of these springtime tales.

and then its spring  fletcher and the springtime blossoms

Spring Is In the Air

Yes Spring is finally here. Visit the Baldwin Boettcher Library and fill our "communitree" with a butterfly to celebrate the season.  Just come by the circulation desk at the front of the library and make a donation.  A butterfly with your name and/or words of choice will be placed upon the tree for all to see. Just like our wonderful patrons, donations are always welcome no matter what the season.  So we look forward to seeing you soon.  Don't forget to stop by the front desk and see our "communitree".

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The Month of March Madness

Why do we love the month of March?

We have so many events and several holidays. It may seem hard to keep up. Even the term "March Madness" immediately makes one think of basketball and rightly so, the NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament is known as March Madness.  However, there are numerous other reasons to love the month of March. A few of the big ones are The Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo, the start of Spring, Mardi Gras and of course, St. Patrick's Day.

Want to read about starting a Spring garden, the origins of Mardi Gras, why rodeo's are so popular or who is St. Patrick exactly and why do we have a day in his honor?

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It’s Spring! For Preschool Story time Tuesday, March 26th

Picture of spring flower craft for stroytimeMs. Andleeb will be reading books and inviting you to participate in a spring craft!  Make sure to get a ticket from the information desk and join us in the meeting room.  Preschool Storytime starts at 10:30AM and is geared towards children ages 3-6.    

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Spring Cleaning 101

 

March 20, 2013 marks the beginning of spring, and with it many spring things. It's the time when you can bring out your swimming suits again, sport those spectacular sun glasses, wiggle your toes in the sand at the beach, and start your spring cleaning! Ok, that last one didn't sound very appealing but there is really no point in avoiding it. I know spring cleaning is just not one of those fun things you wish to do but do not fret because your local library is here to help. Below is a list of books that can give you great tips on de-cluttering and decorating. Give your home a fresh start this spring and stop by the library and check out these helpful books.

Spring has sprung!

So it is officially springtime! There are lots of stories about spring, but here are some you might not have found if you were looking:

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Spring

Spring is here. What better way to express the change in seasons than in a poem? 

The poet Dylan Thomas evokes images of the seasons in his Collected Poems:

"Symbols are selected from the years'

Slow rounding of the four seasons' coasts,

In autumn teach three seasons' fires

And four birds' notes."

In addressing spring, Dylan writes "Here in this spring, stars float along the void; I should learn spring by the cuckooing. . ."

Happy Spring to you!

 

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Fun With Math

Fingerplays  and songs are a great way to help children learn basic math concepts.  Here is one that I will be using in my storytime during the Spring season.

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Get into the Spring of Things

sun rising horse eatingfirefly on a leaf

 

     A red morning sky,                  

For you, snail;                              

     Are you glad about it?              

 - Kobayashi Issa

 

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