Summer Reading Program Report of the Week

Cat carriying books with text Imagine Your StoryIt has been such a spectacular six weeks of fun for all! Our Summer Reading Program explored many new worlds from learning about the weather, traveling to the depths of the ocean, singing at the top of the trees in the jungles, we did so much. This past week did not disappoint, we had hands on STEM learning with singing balloons and wine glasses that could perform with the Des Moines Symphony. We ended on a delicious taste sampling as we discover the science behind making ice cream in a bag. Did you know that the number one flavor of ice cream is vanilla? Yummy!!  As our Summer Reading Program comes to an end we look forward to the exciting new adventures that lie ahead. Stay to find out more!

VIRTUAL EVENTS COMING UP NEXT!

  • On August 10th at 6:30pm for our Makerspace Monday virtual event, learn how to create an “Air Dry Clay Bowl” with your Youth Services Librarian, Denise Bean.
  • On September 14th at 6:30pm for our Makerspace Monday virtual event, Abigail Kelly will be joining us for an incredible hands-on virtual DIY Rolled Candle making project that is sure to be a hit!  
  • On September 19th at 11:00 a.m. enjoy story time with Abigail and her bee friends to learn how to create beeswax lip balm of your very own.

In order to participate, you must sign up.  All supplies for this activity will be sent directly to your home.  Contact Youth Services Librarian, Denise Bean, to register at denise.bean@blind.state.ia.us or call 515.452.1338

Summer Reading Program Report of the Week!

Cat carriying books with text Imagine Your StoryWe went deep sea diving straight into the ocean and found ourselves learning and swimming with the enormous Blue Whale! In fact, did you know that the Blue Whale is a mammal and can weigh as much as 441,000 pounds and can grow to be as big as a jet airplane! Wow, now that is amazing! We spent time on the beach while making our very own Sandcastle Sand Art with our library friend Ellie! Next, we got to meet Abigail who dazzled us with her sparkling crown and BEE QUEEN sash as she introduced us to her very own bee hive. We got BUZZING with the BEES! Did you know that bees cannot see the color red and can flap their wings 200 times per second, plus out of every 4 bites of food bees are responsible for 3 of those delicious bites?  We are so excited, in the month of September don’t miss out, we are going to make beeswax candles and lip balm with our friend Abigail. I can’t wait!!  Finally, as if this week isn’t fun enough, Friday we learned all about plants. Plants provide us with both oxygen and food, wow, who knew that! We got to make our very own CHIA pet friend.

We only have one week left of our Summer Reading Program Virtual Event, but I have great news for all of you, the fun will continue as we look ahead! Stay tune to “up and coming” detail in the very near future. COMING UP NEXT WEEK …

Summer Week and STEM Week Virtual Event

  • July 27- Will it Pop or Will It Not Experiment, Singing Glasses Experiment, Circle, Square or Triangle Who is the Strongest Experiment
  • July 29 – Singing Balloon Experiment, Stress Ball Frenzy
  • July 31 – Ice Cream in a Bag Activity!

IDB Read Kids with Bob White will continue through August every Tuesday and Thursday at 1:00pm.  We are continuing to read the Bunnicula series by James Howe!

To see the full summer schedule checkout the Summer Reading Program Blog Page.

You still have time to be a part of this summer sensation!  Register Today

Hope to see you soon!
Denise Bean, Youth Services Librarian
denise.bean@blind.state.ia.us
515.452.1338

Summer Reading Program Report of the Week!

Cat carriying books with text Imagine Your StoryWe had so much fun this week traveling around the world!  We made our own mini Djembe Drum, learned about Australia and world flags.

Don’t forget to join Bob White at IDB Read Kids every Tuesday and Thursday at 1:00pm as he begins a new book called, Howliday by James Howe!

Coming Next Week…

Exploring Nature Together Virtual Event!
July 20th, 22nd and 24th at 1:00pm
Are you ready to take a dive into the ocean with your librarian and listen to the sounds of the blue whale? During this virtual week you will explore the ocean, insects and last but least, the world of plants! You will become an honorary Bee hero and help save the world. This week of activity offers tremendous fun!

To see the full Summer schedule checkout the Summer Reading Program Blog Page.

You still have time to be a part of this summer sensation!  Register Today

Hope to see you soon!
Denise Bean, Youth Services Librarian

Summer Reading Program Report of the Week!

Cat carriying books with text Imagine Your StoryWhat a blast this week learning about jellyfish and sharks and making our very own Amazon Rain Stick!

Don’t forget to join Bob White at IDB Read Kids every Tuesday and Thursday at 1:00pm as he begins a new book called, Howliday by James Howe!

Coming Next Week…

Let’s go on an Adventure Around the World Virtual Event!
July 13th, 15th and 17th at 1:00pm
Have you ever wondered what it would be like to eat breakfast in Australia, or better yet, make a new friend from Australia?  Pack your suitcase we are going on a trip to visit other countries.

To see the full Summer schedule checkout the Summer Reading Program Blog Page.

You still have time to be a part of this summer sensation!  Register Today

Hope to see you soon!
Denise Bean, Youth Services Librarian