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Ramadan Traditions

Ramadan Traditions

On Sunday, May 21st, our wonderful library patron Fizzah taught us about the traditions of the Islamic holiday, Ramadan. Participants listened to a story, enjoyed some tasty snacks, and made a colorful craft to reflect the culture of India. Click the image to the left to see more pictures from the program!

Achievements in the 1KB4K Program

Achievements in the 1KB4K Program

Congratulations to Jaxson who has read 200 books for 1KB4K, and congratulations to his brother, Michael, who has read 100 books! Great job boys, keep up the good work! 🙂

My First Library Card

My First Library Card

As of Saturday, July 1st, every child must be registered for programs on their own card. Please get your child’s card today! When you register your child for their very first library card, come upstairs to the Idea Place to redeem a special prize!

Lego Club

Lego Club

This past weekend, the Idea Place hosted its monthly Lego Club meeting. Members of the Lego Club use our hundreds of Legos to compete with their friends or just build for fun. Join us for our next Lego Club session on Sunday, May 7th at 2:00pm.

Castle Creations

Castle Creations

A young patron of ours, Logan, built this creative castle using our Magna-Tiles. Visit us soon to experiment with the Magna-Tiles yourself and to check out the other fun toys we have!

120 Books Reading Challenge

120 Books Reading Challenge

To celebrate our 120th Anniversary, the Idea Place conducted a 120 Books for 120 Years Reading Challenge. Nine children were able to complete the challenge and picked up their prizes and certificates during our Anniversary celebration in March. Brothers Ari and Ezra came in recently to redeem their prizes and posed for a picture with … [Read more…]

Story Flower Mosaics

Story Flower Mosaics

On Wednesday, April 12th, we created spring-time mosaic pictures using construction paper, pages of old books, and other black and white images. Click on the image to the left to see all of the beautiful designs!

Lorax Story Time and Craft

Lorax Story Time and Craft

On Tuesday, April 11th, we read The Lorax by Dr. Seuss and made our very own Truffula Trees! Click on the image to the left to see pictures of our homemade trees 🙂

Taste of Argentina

Taste of Argentina

Each month, the Idea Place celebrates a different country. This month, we are celebrating Argentina! One of our featured programs was “Taste of Argentina” where Miss Marie taught us how to make yummy empanadas!

Easter Bunny Story Time

Easter Bunny Story Time

On Saturday, April 8th, the Idea Place had a visit from the Easter Bunny for a special story time and pictures. Join us this week for more spring-themed events, such as “Find the Velveteen Rabbit” and an egg hunt!