Although it was a scorcher and the heat index was HIGH, the children and adults alike enjoyed the family magic show with Jonathan May. He was a great performer and managed to keep all ages engaged and interested despite the weather. Audience participation was a plus and the children came out of the theater with big smiles. Gregory Library highly recommends him!
Today was Sensory Story Time, one of my favorite days of the week at the library. Bins full of construction trucks, dirt and digging tools helped us learn vocabulary, develop fine motor skills and share. We glued and glittered sand on constructions scenes and became involved in interactive stories that has us counting to ten and repeating phrases. Taking turns, remembering "please" and "thank you" and flushing the toilet were also part of our day. But the best of all is when the shy ones let go of their mommy's hand and become involved in the play, forgetting that they were determined not to take part! Thank you, little ones, for making my day so special.
Lots of fun on Friday with our 5th-8th grade Library Race...also known as AMAZING. Despite the 90+ degrees, the youth raced around town (although I told them it was a race for endurance, not time!) finding clues and doing silly challenges at each destination. We give thanks for Kathy, Kristen, Halee, Rae, Al, Tamara, and Joan for taking on the task of Destination Master at their locations. The race participants unanimously said they had a great time, even though some lost all their clues and one team was lost in the great wilderness of Gregory for awhile. There favorite challenges involved WATER. After the teams made it back to the library, the teens were treated to smoothies at the Dayspring. Looking forward to next year's event. Contact Diane at the library if you want to be a Destination Master next summer!
Mother Goose has been traveling around the library visiting with all of the children. I never know where she will be after a busy day of programs. Today she is checking out the shelves for a new book to read.