Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Scrambled States of America Program

After listening to The Scrambled States of America by Laurie Keller, children searched for their favorite state book & puzzle piece, READ a little about their favorite state, & began to decorate! Some worked with an adult, while others attempted this project solo. Next month look for this colorful display of the United States of America puzzle at the Iselin Branch Library!

In honoring Dr. Seuss, Read Across America Day is celebrated on March 2nd, Dr. Seuss' birthday. The National Education Association sponsors events to inspire reading in children throughout schools and communities. So hurry in because March 2nd is this Friday!

Thursday, February 23, 2012

Storytime for Twos

This week Mrs. Amera shared some of her favorite Dinosaur stories and rhymes. If you're not familiar with Jane Yolen's How do Dinosaurs.... series stop by your local library and check them out! While you'll there, see how many more Dinosaur books you can find!

Remember they're FREE to borrow for FOUR WEEKS and you can RENEW them, so what are you waiting for?

p.s. If you're not too scared, don't forget to check our non-fiction collection!

Read to a Therapy Pet Program

Children enjoyed reading to pets and pets enjoyed being read to and seeing new faces at the Iselin Branch library!

Next program will be held on Thursday, March 29th from 7:00 - 8:00pm. Registration begins on Thursday, March 15th. Mark your calendars today to reserve your 15 minutes.

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

LEGO Lovers Program

This month during our LEGO lovers program, we had FUN! As you can see families, friends, and neighbors worked together building LEGO projects. Everyone help look for pieces, build, and most importantly READ the directions! In addition to building LEGO projects, children were able to create their own unique LEGO masterpiece by painting with LEGOs. LEGO lovers of all ages participated at this program and sibling that were a bit too young for the program were occupied on the side with foam/wooden building blocks.

At the end of the program we were able to raffle a few LEGO magazines, thanks to the donations provided by the LEGO company.

Friday, February 17, 2012

Caution! Researchers at Work!

Third graders at school #18 have been busy collecting information for their animal reports. This week Ms. Hupka's students were ready to utilize our reference collection. As you can see they were so eager to begin their 1st research papers at the Iselin library. LUCKY for them they have many more years of research ahead of them!

Always remember that we're here and happy to assist you with your quest for knowledge!

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Tic Toc Time for Tots

After a few minutes of Mother Goose Rhymes, playing Peek -A- Boo, catching bubbles, shaking around to music, and sharing stories you can see by their faces that they're 'Happy and they know it'!

Thanks for sharing your mornings with us! Visit us often and check out lots of our wonderful stories!

School- Age Story & Craft

More Love Bugs filled the room when these children crafted their unique love bugs on Valentine's Day. Each project held a heart underneath with a message for someone they care about.

Mrs. Amera read, Amelia Bedelia's First Valentine by Herman Parish and taught them this special rhyme:

I have a little heart (hand on heart); it goes thump, thump, thump (pat your heart), it keeps on beating when I jump, jump, jump (jump up and down), I get a special feeling when I look at you (hug yourself), it makes me want to give you a kiss or two (blow kisses)

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Preschool Story & Craft

After listening, to How Do Dinosaurs say I Love You by Jane Yolen, children created Love Bugs with someone special at the library!

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Friday, February 10, 2012

Sharing is Caring!

Have you been sharing your favorite stories? Stop by your local library, choose a story or two or twenty to share with someone or something special this Valentine MONTH!

Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Storytime for Tots

Children between the ages of 12 - 24 months had a special storytime, just for them! Together we sing nursery rhymes, look at books, and dance to music!

Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Storytime for Twos

If you have a child who's two years old, sign up for our FREE four week program TODAY! Registration for this program began on Monday, Feb. 6th. Program Dates are 2/22, 2/29, 3/7, & 3/14. These 30 minute programs include stories, crafts, rhymes, & more! Don't miss this progam and call us at 732-726-7073 ext, 7220