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Not-So-Scary Monsters

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Cover for Monsters Love Colors bookHave you heard about the monsters who love colors? Or the monsters who love to play on the playground? Do you like silly monster stories that aren't too scary? Try these titles for some silly adventures full of furry monsters. Most of the monsters in these stories aren't scary, but reading about them can still make you feel a bit braver. 

 

Tip, Dig, and Build Your Way Through Summer!

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The Lane Road Library recently held a Construction Party for preschoolers to celebrate the “Dig into Reading” Summer Reading theme. If you missed the party, below are some books and activities you might enjoy.

Hammering Activity: Not only is this fun, but it is great for hand-eye coordination.

hammeringdigging in rice

Supplies needed:

  • Blocks of styrofoam
  • Golf tees
  • Toy hammer

Just put the golf tees in the styrofoam and hammer away!

Also, what preschooler doesn't love digging with trucks? All you need is a plastic tub, rice, beans, or seeds, and shovels and construction vehicles. Instant fun!

Finally, check out the books below to share with your construction-loving preschooler. Happy Building!

Super Powered Picture Books - Kid Powers

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Welcome to Super Powered Picture Books! In honor of our Summer Library Club theme Superheroes I will be posting a blog the second Saturday of the month in June and July that will highlight some of the picture books we have that celebrate all things SUPER POWERS!

To start us off we will look at picture books that feature Super Powered Kids! There are a lot of great picture books about kids with amazing super powers who fly through the skies, have super strength, band together with friends, face fears, and save the day in amazing ways. A couple top picks are: Do Super Heroes Have Teddy Bears? by Carmela Coyle, Superhero School by Thierry Robberecht, 10 Rules of Being a Superhero by Deb Pilutti, Ladybug Girl by Jacky Davis, Super Sam by Lori Riess, Super Princess Kitty by Antoinette Portis, Eliot Jones, Midnight Superhero by Anne Cottringer, The Amazing Adventure of Bubblebee Boy by Jacky Davis, and Supersister by Beth Cadena. For a sneak peak at Do Super Heroes Have Teddy Bears? check out the book trailer below.

 

For a list of these and other great superhero picture books see our Super Powered Picture Books list in our catalog.

And don’t forget to check back in June for a look at Super Powered Animals and Friends! And in July we will wrap things up with none other than Super Powered Parents!

Happy “Super Powered” Reading!

Picture Book Selection: Drat That Fat Cat

Cornelius Van Ploof lives alone and likes peace and quiet!  One Sunday afternoon a “big fat cat” appears in a box on his doorstep. Sure enough, a daily progression of trouble begins. By Friday, Cornelius has had enough and kicks him out, but after a day he misses the cat and welcomes him back. All is well until the following Sunday when a box containing a scruffy puppy arrives. This is a funny picture book and will make a great read aloud.  Recommended for grades PreK-1.

New Early Learning Center at Tremont!

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If you haven't been to Tremont in a while you may want to swing by!

The Friends of the UAPL have generously donated funds to bring you a much improved Early Learning Center at Tremont in the Youth department.

You and your little ones will find more adult seating, a padded baby/toddler corner with an interactive activity center for crawlers, large soft blocks for constructive play, a 4X6 magnetic board with magnetic pieces to explore shapes and colors, and a 4X6 felt board for creating stories! Earlier in the year we added safer and more size-appropriate seating and tables for your little ones. Enjoy!

Tremont Early Learning Center play cornerTremont Early Lerning Center play corner and chairsTremont Early Learning Center tablesTremont Early Learning Center chairs and kids tablesTremont Early Learning Center activity wall

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