You can tell the boys and girls are on Spring Break. The computers are being used for games, facebook, e-mail, etc.
Every once in a while you hear a squeal of glee as the boys and girls discover the playhouse, puzzles, the lego table, and lots of books to read. The parents are enjoying visiting with other parents as their children enjoy the library.
Monday, March 12 Dawn Ericson from Remsen presented her dental hygiene program for twelve children and parents. They learned that drinking pop, too much juice and gatorade are not drinks that help keep their teeth healthy and strong. Dawn also helped the children understand which foods stick to their teeth and might cause cavities and which foods will help the teeth to be strong and healthy.
Each child colored a pair of lips on a piece of paper and then was given mini marshmallows to glue inside the mouth. Of course these were the teeth. At the end of the program a bag filled with dental supplies was sent home to help remind the children how long they should brush their teeth (two minutes) and how much toothpaste to put on the toothbrush. Would you believe it only takes toothpaste the size of a pea to clean your teeth thoroughly? Our thanks to Dawn for taking the time to come and share this important information about our teeth and how to keep them healthy.
During Spring Break we will have two more programs at the library. Tuesday, March 13 was Tricky Tuesday. The fun began when the children learned new ways to look at pictures and words to discover tricks to help them figure out a meaning of a phrase or how a picture changes it's shape or size because of how our eyes perceive the color and shapes.
Another trick we explored was how to figure out the answer to a riddle. Like, "What's black and white and read all over?" Our mind automatically thinks the word "read" in the riddle is a color because two other colors are mentioned in the riddle. The answer is a newspaper.
And how about April Fool's jokes. This is just another fun way to try to trick someone and make them laugh. Finally we will play a game Twister Hoopla which is a take off of the old Twister game. Instead of getting on the floor we will use colored hoops and different parts of our bodies to have some fun.
Thursday, March 15 Amelia Bedelia will be at the library. She will share a story or two about her life and how everyone around her seems to do things in an unusual way. The program will be from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. All ages are welcome. Children three years or younger need to be accompanied by an adult.
Last but not least mark your calendars for Thursday, March 29 and come see the Easter Bunny. She will be here from 6:30 p.m. -- 7:30 p.m. Parents don't forget your cameras. Each child will receive a treat from the Easter Bunny. All ages are welcome.
Pre-school story time continues to meet every Tuesday from 10:30 a.m. to 11 a.m.
Enjoy the beautiful weather and be sure to join us for our programs.