Friday, September 23, 2011

It’s the First Day of Autumn!

A proud artist!
Huzzah! Summer has faded into autumn!

 To celebrate the change of the seasons, the Nesconset Branch hosted a story time called Autumn Owls. Preschoolers learned all about our favorite nocturnal animals and listened to

After stories and songs, children created a colorful collage owl, using fancy patterned paper, glitter, popsicle sticks and imagination!

Looking to fall into a good story? Try one of these!

I Know it’s Autumn
Leaf Trouble
Little Yellow Leaf
When Autumn Falls

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Jump Rope: Part Deux!

We love our outdoor patio!  On Friday, September 16th the Nesconset Branch hosted another outdoor program called "Jump Rope: Part Deux."  Thanks to our Teen Department and Teen Volunteers, we were able to teach a whole new set of jump rope tricks, rhymes, songs and games to our friends in grades 1-5.  Check out these smiling faces!

Thursday, September 15, 2011

Miss Maggie’s New Jam!

Put down your banana phone! The Verve Pipe has a great children’s album The Family Album. The lyrics are not only catchy and fun, but well constructed and witty. The song Be Part of the Band, encourages children to become rock stars, but gives them advice to wait on getting a manager and publicist. Songs range from fun pop-rock to quirky and jazzy. This album will surely become any child’s favorite and one adults won’t mind putting on repeat.  Check out their website for a preview of this album!

Friday, September 9, 2011

Out Door Art – Spray Paint Art

Think arts and crafts are for rainy days? Think again! On Friday, September 9 preschoolers met at the Nesconset Branch of the Smithtown Library for Spray Paint Art. After songs and silly stories about colors, counting and painting, preschoolers used spray bottles, filled with diluted paint to spray color on large piece of paper. The best parts of out door art – the colorful nature that surrounds you for inspiration and the outdoors makes clean up a breeze!

Try some of our favorite books about colors and art:

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Snooze-A-Palooza 2011

We finally caught up on our sleep from Snooze-A-Palooza, our library sleepover on Friday, July 23-24, for children entering grades 3-5. Check out the pictures from our favorite event, the Mummy Wrap, where youngsters work in teams to wrap up the librarians in toilet paper!