TALES & TRAVELS RECAP of the Week – Fairy And Folk Tales

Our Youth Summer Reading program wrapped up the summer with a very busy week!

On Monday, we made the Air Dry Clay Rock Necklace and didn’t even have to mix together flour or cornstarch, believe it or not, it was already premixed and ready to go! We squished, our seashell into the clay, and marked the back with our fingerprint. Next, we enjoyed the sweet-scented air using Kool-Aid Paint, now what a great idea! We painted onto a tactile flower while Ellie read us a book.

On Wednesday, we turned tennis balls into talking friends at our Puppet Workshop with special guest Liz. We laughed so hard our sides hurt. Did you know that puppets know how to tell knock-knock Jokes? Thank you Liz, what a fantastic time we had together, we didn’t want it to end!

On Friday, Jack and the Beanstalk made a visit and we learned how to do magic tricks. Ellie taught us how to make dimes disappear and plates stick and float. Plus, we are growing a bean in our “Bean Tiberian.” Did you know the tallest beanstalk grew as tall as 43 feet high? That is tall! We ended our time together making our crunchy and scrumptious “Chocolate Chip Rice Crisps Clusters.”

Thank you Ellie for such a special summer, and all the producers that went into making this program a success! We made all kinds of cool and amazing STEM activities.  We learned from each other along the way. Most importantly, a HUGE thank you to all the children that came to the 27 events. Sending in your wonderful pictures was like icing on a cake. Be on the lookout, more is coming soon!

  Check out the Activities and YouTube videos that go along with the Summer Reading Program!  

A very special THANK YOU from Denise, Ellie and all your library friends!

Tales and Travels Summer Reading Program

A virtual summer program and that includes hands-on STEM activities, “cool” learning concepts, and story time with our special guest.
Each Monday, Wednesday, and Friday – June 7th – August 6th
Ages:  PreK – 18 years

Register Here

Tales and Travels Summer Reading Program

A virtual summer program and that includes hands-on STEM activities, “cool” learning concepts, and story time with our special guest.
Each Monday, Wednesday, and Friday – June 7th – August 6th
Ages:  PreK – 18 years

Register Here

TALES & TRAVELS RECAP of the Week – OUR WORLD

Our Youth Summer Reading program had another busy week last week and more to come this week!

Monday, was full of unexpected surprises and this surprise was a bit of a scare. We shut our eyes and listen very carefully to the roar and loud stomping of actual dinosaurs. Did you know that the LARGEST dinosaur was called the Argentinosaurus and weighed 77 tons? A school bus weighs around 7 tons, now try and compare that, this dinosaur was HUGE! We had so much fun walking our dinosaurs across the desert and snacked on the sweet delicious cookies as we played the game, “Animal Cracker Sort.”  

On Wednesday, we put on our baker’s hat and mixed together; flour, salt, water, sugar, oil, and of course, the main ingredient “yeast,” This day was full of learning all about bread. What a delicious treat. Thank you for all the wonderful pictures that poured in sharing of all the scrumptious homemade bread made right in a Bag!

Friday, was a bit of a crazy time! Johnny Appleseed stopped by for a visit. We created a textured apple out of cardboard and beans. To top it off this day the right way, we experimented and made Apple Jelly Soap out of dish soap and Jell-O. Let’s just say, this activity may need a little ingredient measurement revising. We wrapped it all up with a tasty warm cup of Vanilla Cake in a Cup!

Check out the Activities and YouTube videos that go along with the Summer Reading Program!  

Last stop – FAIRY & FOLK TALES

August 2: Seashell Necklace, Scented Kool-Aid Paint
August 4: Special Guest Liz – Puppet Workshop!
August 6: Bean Tiberian, Paper Plate Magic, Magic Disappearing Dime Trick, Chocolate Chip Rice Crisps Clusters

Check out our Summer Reading Program page for more information!

Tales and Travels Summer Reading Program

A virtual summer program and that includes hands-on STEM activities, “cool” learning concepts, and story time with our special guest.
Each Monday, Wednesday, and Friday – June 7th – August 6th
Ages:  PreK – 18 years

Register Here

Tales and Travels Summer Reading Program

A virtual summer program and that includes hands-on STEM activities, “cool” learning concepts, and story time with our special guest.
Each Monday, Wednesday, and Friday – June 7th – August 6th
Ages:  PreK – 18 years

Register Here