Program

Lock-In Deadline

The Library Lock-in is our annual sleepover for grades 4, 5, and 6. It is a lot of fun with games, movies, and spooky stories. The attendees for the Library Lock-in are filled by lottery drawing. Only those who completed the permission form is eligible for the lottery. The last day to turn in a completed permission form is this Friday, June 30th.

Eisenhower Election

President of the Collection Showdown Election: Nov. 1st- Nov.8thAs many of our patrons are aware, the Library serves as a polling place. While there is no Storytime on Tuesday the 8th due to the United States Election, kids are invited to share in the democractic experience.

With the Eisenhower  Primary Election behind us, the President of the Collection Candidates have been narrowed to two: Piggie and Raina. What qualities would make a good president? Time is dwindling to vote in the Showdown Election. Come in to the Library and vote!

Let's Make a Movie: Stop Motion Animation

Yesterday a group of third thru sixth graders spent the day at Eisenhower Library learning about stop motion animation and creating their own videos using Eisenhower ipads.

This is their first group project where groups worked on different scenes and then we put all the scenes together to create a complete story. This is their take on the traditional "The Three Little Pigs" and is called simply "The Three Little Dinosaurs."

 

After the large group project, everyone broke into smaller groups and began to create their own videos. They built their own sets, came up with their own plot lines and characters.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Star Wars Month

This December in a library very, very close... Accept the Mission: Seek out the hidden movie characters to reveal the rebel code... and of course, read science fictionAs the Star Wars movie release draws closer, we decided to have a little sci fi fun.

Our game is easy to play if you are observant. Simply pick up a mission log at the Kids Ask Me desk. Search high and low all around Kids World to find all the hidden Star Wars characters. Each character will have a letter. Put the letters together to reveal a hidden message.

All month long we will feature science fiction books on our book display. Feel free to browse and pick up a great book to read. Looking for even more space and robot adventures? All the science fiction chapter books have a planet sticker on the spine. Easy to spot in our fiction section! Ask at the desk for recommendations.

Rainy Day Fun

Messy Hands, Busy Minds with photograph of child's hand covered in pink fingerpaintIn our Messy Hands program, we had a lot of fun creating things with homemade playdough. Homemade playdough is a perfect activity when you are stuck indoors when the weather turns leaky.

The dough was made with simple ingredients, just flour (can substitute Gluten-Free flour if necessary), vegetable oil, cream of tartar, water, salt, food coloring. We recommend using various food coloring to have a lot of different colors to play with. However, each color batch will need to be prepared separately. The homemade playdough does require a bit of cooking on a stove top burner so the dough preparation should be done by (or with) an adult.

Our recipe cPhotograpgh of balls of homemade playdough.ame from the blog Domestic Superhero, and we encourage to visit there for the complete cooking instructions. Step-by-step photographs were included, which make the preparation instructions very easy to follow.

Once the dough has finished cooking (and cooled) you are ready to unleash your creativity. It is also worth noting that you can prepare the dough ahead of time and store it in a sealed plastic container until you are ready to play.

crocodile made from green homemade playdoughWhat will you make? Perhaps something with a little bite?

Stuck Inside with the Winter Blues?

Messy Hands, Busy Minds, with photo of child's hand covered in pink paintHere are some fun activities you can do with your kids from our Messy Hands, Busy Minds program.

Almost all of the ingredients can be found in your house, but you might need to make a trip to the store to pick up a few of the materials. Quick tip: You might want to cover your tables with newspaper or plastic for any easy cleanup.

Homemade Flubber

Photograph of two hands squeezing purple flubber: it looks like a wet slimy version of play-dohDo your kids like all things squishy and mushy?

Homemade flubber is fun to squeeze and shape. The recipe we used came from Schelastic Education Center and worked very well. We made a few different colors.

The instructions are very easy and quick, and your kids will love getting messy.

Homemade Moonsand

Image of a pile of moonsand accented with a blue wizard, white unicorn, and a queen fingerpuppets. Moonsand is not only fun to make, but provides a lot of creative opportunities for you to build things. You might want to even add accessories depending upon what you make. Leafs, pebbles, cars, Lego minifigures are just some of the options you might want to consider. We used plastic finger puppets. Quick tip: Make sure any toys used to play in the Moonsand is washable.

Our recipe came from KiwiCrate's Cloud Dough, and provided tons of entertainment.

No Storytime Tuesday!

Photo of The storytime tick tock clock and mr ducky puppet. Mr. Ducky is wearing a pin that reads "VOTE." A speech bubble is coming away from the clock which reads "Tuesday is Election Day."No storytimes will be held this Tuesday, November 4th, as Eisenhower Library is a polling place.

The Tuesday classes will resume next week. Regular Tuesday storytime attendees are encouraged to try to attend one of our other scheduled storytimes. Of course, Mr. Ducky is available to dance with online at any time.

This week's Storytime Bulletin is available on the Storytime Board Display, and the craft is available in the red basket by the magazines.

We look forward to seeing everyone soon!

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