Thursday, August 18, 2016

The Finish Line...

I don't know about everyone else, but this summer went by faster than any before. I feel like we were just finding some great performers and presenters to come to RML for our On Your Mark, Get Set...READ! Summer Reading Program, and now we are wrapping up all the last raffles and events.

But before school commences, please join us for our Annual :

Ice Cream Social 
Monday, August 29th from 6-7:30pm
Besides ice cream sundaes, we will also have a balloon artist this year, and help from our TAB (Teen Advisory Board) volunteers as well as the RML Friends who sponsor the event.

Also coming up with the date TBD, Mr. Mike and myself will be recruiting some helpers to complete our Great Summer Push-up Challenge! Looking at all the great reading that was done, we know we can't go it alone.

So here's a look back at some of the fun!








The dinner choice of a few staff members who shall not be named

Director Wood gets visited by a Weedle!
Ms Christine almost took the bunny home

Thursday, May 12, 2016

Summer Preview!

At many libraries, May means Summer Reading planning time! This year, we are participating in the CSLP (Collaborative Summer Library Program) theme:

The theme includes programs and events relating to health, wellness, sports, 
and nutrition.

Richmond Library's Summer Reading Kick-Off Event will be held on: 
Wednesday, June 22 at 6pm.
We welcome Gem Hoops with an amazing hula hoop show for the whole family!

In the meantime, check out this fun FREE DOWNLOAD, The Illuminated Adventures of the Amazing Incandesto by our National Summer Reading Champion, Kate DiCamillo! And find out why YOU should sign up for summer reading!

Saturday, March 5, 2016

'Clothing' Storytime With Help From Pete the Cat!

We had a storytime 'makeup' week Friday so I decided to forgo our usual craft activity for something different. After reading our stories, we went on a scavenger hunt for Pete the Cat's missing buttons! I got the idea from a pin by Homegrown Friends (who used 'buttons' of a better size than I did but you work with what you got).

Froggy Gets Dressed by Jonathan London
Snowy Sunday by Phyllis Root
Pete the Cat and His Four Groovy Buttons by Eric Litwin

Scavenger Hunt:
Homegrown Friends had the idea to add her child's initials to the buttons they were supposed to find. Since I had about 12 kids in storytime, I decided to just make three different kinds of buttons in 4 different colors and see if the kids could find all 4 colors in the same pattern for their shirts. It was tough for some of the 4 & 5 year-olds still, but I think they even learned a bit while trying to match the patterns. Here they are hunting for buttons!

They had a blast! Here's some Pete the Cat you can check out, or stay tuned as I just saw he's getting his own television show soon!

Pete the Cat on YouTube

Thursday, February 18, 2016

What's Happening Lately @ RML Kids

It's been a while since I've done an update of what's been going on the Children's Department so...

You may have seen one of two new 'houses' we have! This one is located near the window seating and is evolving into a place to store toys as well as a place for concept books! I've added some bins with books on subjects such as numbers, nature, and shapes. We'll change them out just like the other browsing bins.

We've also weeded and updated our Parenting Collection! There are some great new titles as well as newer versions of classics. You'll find books there on subjects ranging from baby food to dealing with teenagers, from art therapy to dealing with concussions. 

We also got a lot of new picture books in January. After the youth media awards were announced and the "Best of the Year" lists were done, I wanted to make sure we had all the top titles.
Finally, just a reminder that storytimes are in full swing! We have a great 'babies' group of 9-20 month-olds as well. Session II begins on March 7.

p.s. We have a fun 'Reading Bingo' challenge coming for March!