Friday, March 23, 2018

Whitman County Heritage

Lots of great discussion and sharing of memories last night at our Whitman County Heritage program. We were able to see historical photos from our community and learned how to navigate the Rural Heritage website. There may even be more photos added to the collection thanks to last nights program.

Z is for Zipcode

I cannot believe we have made it through our alphabet for Storytime already! Today we did some singing and tracing of letters. We read the books "The Mixed-Up Mail Mystery" by Erica Farber, "Mail Harry to the Moon!" by Robie H. Harris, and "Guess Who?" by Margaret Miller. Then we wrote some letters to Mickey Mouse and took a little field trip to the post office. We mailed our letters, learned a little bit about what will happen to our letters, and the kiddos received a new coloring book about how mail works. Thank you, Ashlee! Can't wait to see if we receive a letter back from Mickey Mouse! 

Tuesday, March 20, 2018

Upcoming Teen/Tween Program


Great attendance at STEAM (science-technology-engineering-art-math) Night in St. John last week. Our library kiddos certainly knew their stuff and were able to demonstrate and teach those who were interested. 

Bedtime Math's - Crazy 8's Math Club "Beach Ball Party"

Adding, subtracting, multiplying, was all put to practice last week at our Crazy 8's Math Club. We had a great time and had some good, healthy competition as well.

Friday, March 16, 2018

Y is for Yawn

Oh make me so happy. These kiddos are just the sweetest. We started with singing, tracing the letter Y, and talking about Y sounds and words. Then we read some fun books. We read "Get Out of Bed!" by Robert Munsch, "I Am Not Sleepy And I Will Not Go To Bed" by Lauren Child, and "So Sleepy Story" by Uri Shulevitz. Then we played a giant memory/match game with the cutest pictures of yawning animals. We finished up with some egg-shaker dancing.

Tuesday, March 13, 2018

Queen of Katwe visit

We had the amazing opportunity to have Phiona and Benjamin visit the Endicott and St. John communities last week. Their real life stories were portrayed in the Disney movie "Queen of Katwe." Not only are they amazing chess players, they are genuinely good people who have used the little they were given to overcome unspeakable odds to become who they are today. They shared great messages of strength, perseverance, hard work, and being thankful for your opportunities and those who lead and guide you in your life. They were also so willing to pose for pictures and play & teach so many about the game of chess in the short time we had with them. So grateful to have spent the day with them and learning of their life journeys.