Children’s Corner and so much more…

THANK YOU to the Public Works Department for all the repairs and improvements along the Headwaters Park trail.

New stories are posted–along the Hildebrand Conservancy trail, you can see Apples and Pumpkins for the whole family to enjoy. The story begins near the Mill House gazebo, which is across from the Fontana Elementary School. Afterwards, you can go to the Headwaters Park trail, and checkout the How BIG Could Your Pumpkin Grow?. The story begins on the south end playground of the school. We hope you get a chance to take in the views of the trails and enjoy a story. PLEASE NOTE– We, tentatively, will be posting stories through the month of October, weather permitting.

Enjoy an adventure with your favorite Star Wars character this month
Instructions for a variety of paper crafts are available in the Children’s area

RECYCLED Rolled magazine project

Supplies needed– old magazines, pencil or dowel rod to make tubes, glue, empty box (sample box was 6×6) and construction or decorative paper for inside, optional.

Carefully tear magazine sheets apart. With the help of a pencil or dowel rod, roll the sheets into tubes. Place a dab of glue on the end to hold shut. This is the time consuming part of the project. Depending on big the box is and how thin/thick you roll the tubes will determine how many of them you will need (NOTE-I used a skewer, so my tubes were tight and thin). Once you have enough tubes, generously spread glue over the box side. Place tubes onto glue-be careful to keep them aligned straight. Press down lightly and allow to dry for a minute or two before moving onto the opposite side. Once a side is dried, trim the tubes to the desired length–I trimmed the tubes one side at a time instead of trying to do the whole thing at once. Continue this process on all 4 sides. When that is done, you can add tubes to the top and bottom, decorate the inside of the box with papers and tubes or just leave it plain. You’re box–you’re design. This link gives hint and ideas for rolling tubes https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=doeBVXTq-i4

Here’s a great project the whole family can contribute to while enjoying our beautiful fall weather on one the trails around the village.

Do you have a reader that LOVES Graphic Novels? You might want to check out this link: https://bookcartqueens.com/2020/08/26/virtual-school-age-program-graphic-novel-book-club/

Would you to create your own graphic novel or comic strip? Look into Digital Comics Club link below! While our face-to-face clubs are suspended, we will be posting a whole bunch of comics material from our activity book, Let’s Make Comics, as well as prompts from our weekly clubs!

Tag Bookmarks — a fun and quick family craft

Supplies-Tag blanks, old maps or magazines, glue, hole punch, scissors and string or cording

Spread an even coat of glue over the tag then cover with your desired picture.  Trim and punch hole in the top; then repeat on other side.  Finish of bookmark with a string or cording—you can add beads or buttons onto the ends. 

Have fun creating and sharing with the readers in your life.

Because of the changes over the last year, we had to rethink on how we can provide for our patrons and what we can offer. We will NOT be offering any summer programs again this year. However, Activity Bags and games are available for families to checkout.

Join summer reading on BEANSTACK.  It’s the world’s easiest way to keep track of all the books you read. When you create a Beanstack account for yourself or your family, you’re instantly connected to your local  library’s reading programs.  We’ll keep all your stats for you, cheer you on while you work towards your program goals, and let you know when you’ve earned prizes. When your library’s program ends, you keep your  account, and your reading history—it’s always free, and you can keep right on logging your leisure reading. When the next library program comes around, no need to re-register—just click on it, and you’re in.  Patrons can download the mobile app or sign up online at   https://fontana.beanstack.org/reader365

1000 Books Before Kindergarten for ages 1-5yrs

100 Books Before College for ages 14-19 yrs—you can find a suggested booklist with this     challenge

Creativebug is the number one inspirational resource for DIY, crafters and makers. Lakeshores library patrons, with a valid library card and pin, can now access Creativebug free of charge. Creativebug.com has thousands of award-winning art & craft video classes taught by recognized design experts and artists. Click on the link and follow the prompts. HAPPY CREATING https://www.creativebug.com/lib/lakeshoreslib _________________________________________________________________

Welcome Back to School

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Library Lion by Michelle Knudsen
Carla’s Sandwich by Debbie Herman
Story time with sign language from StorylineOnline