Great Read-Alouds for Preschoolers

Reading aloud with your preschoolers!
Reading aloud with your preschoolers!

Now that preschools are coming to a close for the year, are you preparing for a summer chockful of fun activities?

If you need to fill in some of the quieter downtime with great books for your preschoolers, try one of these read-aloud chapter books that will keep both you and your little ones entertained. They'll help build vocabulary while keeping your young ones enticed and engaged!

Mother's Day Crafts

photo courtesy of flickr user linda sellers
photo courtesy of flickr user linda sellers

Thursday, May 7th at 4pm

Join us and make a special craft just for your mom!

Ages 3 and up with a parent/caregiver

Drop in.

Cinco de Mayo Art Program

photo courtesy of Flickr user Mary Anne Enriquez
photo courtesy of Flickr user Mary Anne Enriquez

Tuesday, May 5th at 4:15pm

Join us as we learn about Mexican Art and culture from Miss Maria.

Ages 5 and up

Register

Librarians to Visit...YOUR Schools!

The Children's Department is excited to visit your school!
The Children's Department is excited to visit your school!

It's that time of year again! 

The Children's Librarians are gearing up to visit YOUR schools during the month of May and early June. We will be visiting each and every student that attends elementary and middle school in Darien. During our visits, we will share exclusive details about our Summer Reading program and reveal top-secret booklists that we have been working on for months! The dates of each of our visits are below.

May 6th & 7th: Hindley 

May 12th: Pear Tree Point

May 19th: Ox Ridge

May 26th & 27th: Tokeneke

May 28th & June 4th: Holmes

June 2nd & 3rd: Royle

June 5th: MMS

See our booklists for each grade below!

Kindergarten and 1st Grade Booktalking List

2nd and 3rd Grade Booktalking List

4th and 5th Grade Booktalking List

MMS Booktalking List

eBooks and eAudiobooks K-5

Summer Reading Booktalking Lists 2015

We loved visiting you!
We loved visiting you!

Check out the fantastic titles on this year's booktalking lists! We shared them with you when we visited your school.

If you don't see the book you're looking for, just ask a friendly librarian we can help you find it or put a hold on it for you.

Click on the grade of the class to choose the next great book you're going to read.

 

Kindergarten and 1st Grade Booktalking List

2nd and 3rd Grade Booktalking List

4th and 5th Grade Booktalking List

MMS Booktalking List

eBooks and eAudiobooks K-5

Young Yogis

photo courtesy of Flickr user papermoons
photo courtesy of Flickr user papermoons

Fridays, May 8th, 15th, 22nd and 29th

10 to 10:30 a.m.

Relax, Refresh, Regroup. Your little yoginis will be introduced to Yoga movement and a story. Namaste. 

3-year-olds to 5-year-olds.

Registration for this class is now full. Please sign up for the waitlist.

Picture Book Workshop

Photo courtesy of flickr user andrea joseph.
Photo courtesy of flickr user andrea joseph.

May 4th, 6th, and 8th (Monday, Wednesday, and Friday) from 4 to 5 p.m.

Have you always wanted to design your own picture book? Here's your chance!  We will be hosting a three day picture book workshop. Participants will learn how to develop a concept, storyboard and then finally create their own picture books.

Registration is for all three days.

Grades 3-6

Register for the Waitlist.

 

 

 

Family Programs: Intro to Soldering and beyond

photo courtesy of flickr user Nick Normal
photo courtesy of flickr user Nick Normal

Intro to Soldering

Saturday, May 16th at 1:00 p.m.

In this family program, participants will learn how to solder and earn a blinking robot badge.

Grades 5 and 6 with an adult. 

This class is now full. Please register for the waitlist.

 

Robot Soldering

Saturday, May 23rd at 1:00 p.m.

In this class we will solder a Mousebot.

*The pre-requisite for this class is Intro to Soldering or previous soldering experience.

Grades 5 and 6 with an adult.

This class is now full. Please register for the waitlist.

Open TEA Rooms this May

Make Paper Rockets, Shadow Puppets, and Paper Monsters with us!
Make Paper Rockets, Shadow Puppets, and Paper Monsters with us!

Tuesdays, May 12, 19, and 26 from 4 to 5 p.m.

Join us for Open TEA Rooms in May starting May 12th. Open TEA Rooms are drop-in classes for exploration, creation, and discovery. Grades 3-6. 

May 12: Paper Rockets

May 19: Shadow Puppets

May 26: Paper Monsters

Green Moon Art Spot in May

Photo courtesy of flickr user clappstar.
Photo courtesy of flickr user clappstar.

Tuesdays, May 5, 12, 19, 26th from 1:30 to 2:15 p.m.

Join us in the children's library for fun with Green Moon. Children can use their imaginations and creative skills with various Green Moon art projects every Tuesday in May!

Ages 2 to 3.  (note: registration is for all four class dates).

Registration is now full. Please sign up for the waitlist.

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