Thursday, January 29, 2015

Library Lapsit

Join us tomorrow for our Library Lapsit program! This is a storytime perfect for infants and toddlers and their loving caregivers! Beginning in February, this program will meet EVERY Friday! We hope to see you there!

Creative Writing Opportunity

The Henry Ford is pleased to kick off its Third Annual "Building Stories: A
Creative Writing Contest". Students in grades 3-12 from across the United
States are invited to create a story that celebrates the life and times of
Thomas Edison, one of America’s greatest innovators.


The Henry Ford provides foundational materials, primary sources from our
collections, to set the backdrop for a creative story of historical
fiction. We encourage you to introduce this contest to your library
patrons. The deadline for submissions is March 15, 2015. Students can win
great prizes, including the publication of the grand prize winner’s story
on The Henry Ford’s website, as well as 10 printed copies. You can find the
official rules and contest details at thehenryford.org/BuildingStories
<http://www.thehenryford.org/education/buildingstories.aspx>.

Saturday, January 10, 2015

Current and Upcoming Programs for Children and Families







JLAB Minutes for January!



JLAB Meeting Minutes                      1-8-15

The meeting began shortly after 6 p.m. in the Children’s Room.
1 member was present: Kaitlyn, plus Heather and Jesse.
We began by discussing what activities we should do for the upcoming tween and teen Friday programs. 
Tween and Teen Fridays are as follows:
·         January 9th: Homemade Playdough
·         January 23rd: Book Speed Dating
·         February 6th: Origami Bookmarks and Valentines
·         February 20th: Archaelogy and Dinosaur Dig
In addition, we will be doing a passive bookmark exchange program at the Children’s Room desk. Children can make a bookmark for themselves and then make one to place in the box for the bookmark exchange. In February, we will have a week set where those that made bookmarks can come and choose one randomly from the box to keep.
Other topics discussed included:
·         JLAB Pinterest Board to share ideas with the group for upcoming programs.
·         QR Codes
·         Kaitlyn suggested that we purchase more Baby Mouse graphic novels and the Julie American Girl Series.

Our next meeting will be held on February 12th.

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

JLAB Meeting Minutes December



JLAB Meeting Minutes                      12-11-14

The meeting began shortly after 6 p.m. in the Children’s Room.
5 members were present: Kaitlyn, Meg, Zoe, Paige and Marcella, plus Heather and Jesse.
We began by discussing what our group does and what projects our group has worked on so far. 
We discussed ideas for upcoming projects and future Friday Tween/Teen Programs:
·         Meg suggested a bookmark exchange.
·         Paige suggested a supernatural themed event.  She also suggested doing a program that had to do with archeology and/or ancient history.
·         Marcella suggested some sort of program with a “Once Upon a Time” theme.
·         Heather reminded the group that they had discussed making homemade playdough before and maybe this would be a good project to do in January!
Heather and Rachel are looking for volunteers to help them act out “The Mitten” for a Saturday story time in January. Anyone that is interested in helping could stop in the day before or 1 hour before the program starts on January 3rd.
We spent the rest of the meeting choosing our favorite books and wrapping them for a special Christmas mystery book display.

Important Dates to Remember:
Dec. 18- Tween and Teen Christmas Party from 5-7 p.m.
Dec. 19- Tween/Teen Fridays Program @ 4 p.m.
Jan. 2- Stop in anytime today if you are interested in rehearsing a part for “The Mitten”
Jan. 3- “The Mitten” story time is at 1 p.m., if you are interested in acting out a part for the younger children please arrive early to rehearse a part.

JLAB Meeting Minutes November 2014



JLAB Meeting Minutes                      11-13-14

The meeting began shortly after 6 p.m. in the Children’s Room.
7 members were present: Annie, Gloria, Ginny, Jeana, Kaitlyn, Taylor, Gracie, plus Heather and Jesse.
We began by discussing what our group does and what projects our group has worked on so far.  Each member was given a notebook in order to take notes during the meeting and to write down their ideas to bring along with them to the next meeting.
We discussed ideas for upcoming projects:
·         Create a display of a turkey using book pages to make the feathers.
·         Turkey coloring pages for the children.
·         Help with puppet shows and plays for the younger children.
·         Create a YouTube video where children pretend like they are running the library.
·         Mystery book display for Christmas with books wrapped in wrapping paper.
Heather suggested that the group consider decorating a tree for the FOL Christmas Tree Open House, the group agreed.
·         It was suggested that the group make ornaments at the Tween/Teen Friday’s program on Dec. 5 and then decorate the tree.
·         It was also suggested that the group could make paper chains for the tree.
·         It was also suggested that maybe the group could make a book tree in the main reading room.
Jesse suggested that the group create a JLAB’s Favorite Books display, similar to the display created by the Librarian’s in the Reading Room.  Heather will clear off a shelf in the Children’s Room.
A JLAB Christmas Party was discussed and planned for December 18th from 5-7 p.m. It was suggested that we do the waffle cone Christmas tree decorating like we did last year.  We will also have snacks, plays games, and possibly have a craft.
We chose a winner for the pumpkin contest: Amanda Henry.

Important Upcoming Dates:

Dec. 5 – Tween/Teen Fridays Program @ 4 p.m., Ornament making and JLAB tree decorating
Dec. 7- Friends of the Library Open House.  Stop by to see all of the decorated trees!
Dec. 11- JLAB Meeting at 6 p.m.
Dec. 18- Tween and Teen Christmas Party from 5-7 p.m.
Dec. 19- Tween/Teen Fridays Program @ 4 p.m.