Giraffes In The Library!

The children’s room of the Gardiner Public Library has recently received a large quantity of new LEGO building pieces through the largess of the LEGO Company & distributed by the Maine State Library Emergent/Family Literacy and Children’s Services Department.     We plan to sponsor a monthly club giving children (adults too) a theme or idea of something to create using the blocks.  Our first creations were “Giraffes”.  We have 7 delightful examples on display & hopefully more will be built during the month of November. Come on into the library and make a giraffe to join the others. And …

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Political Humor in the Children’s Room

Books about U.S. Presidents & First Ladies that are sure to enlighten & entertain! 1.       “President Taft is Stuck in the Bath” by Marc Barnett  2.       “Hot Dog! Eleanor Roosevelt Throws a Picnic” by Leslie Kimmelman   3.       “Dolley Madison Saves George Washington” by Don Brown  4.       “George Washington’s Teeth” by Deborah Chandra & Madeleine Comora    5.       “Abe Lincoln’s Hat” by Martha Brenner   6.       “One President Was Born on Independence Day and Other Freaky Facts About the 26thThrough 43rd Presidents” by Barbara Seuling   7.       “Presidential Pets: the Weird, Wacky, Little, Big, Scary, Strange Animals That Have Lived …

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The Gardiner Public Library summer reading program for 2014 is off to a great start!   Summer is the perfect time for kids to read books just for fun.  No tests, book reports or pressure involved. Our first story hour/craft day involved making markers to identify plants that were acquired to go into our library garden as well as the actual planting of flowers, herbs & vegetables.   Unlike past years, the sun shone on our endeavor and the children worked hard to get everything planted.   Check out our calendar for future events. Everyone welcome!  

From the Children’s Room

Several months ago the Children’s Room started a 1stSaturday of each month story hour. Time 10 AM to 10:30AM New books are introduced with an old favorite added in now & then. Come join us June 2nd for our next Saturday story hour. The American Library Conference has been held in New Orleans several times in the past so when I read a review for a book about Jean Lafitte, the hero of New Orleans I was curious. Jean was raised by his Jewish grandmother after his mother died and from her he learned how their family suffered for practicing …

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