Wednesday, October 4, 2017

Youth Services October


We have launched the Dorothy's List Club  for Youth ages 11 to 13!  We will be reading, discussing and exploring the Dorothy Canfield Fisher Award list.  Six youth met with Michelle on October 3rd to sign out our first book and to pick the books we will be reading in the future.  Multiple copies of the books will be borrowed from the State Department of Libraries.  We will meet each month to discuss the book, do an activity based on the book and pick up the next book.  We will discuss the possibility of attending the author ceremony in the spring.  If you are interested in joining this group, please contact Michelle, email- springfieldchildrensroom@gmail.com.
We are holding two Story Times in October.  Michelle won 10 copies of Todd Parr's newest book "Love the World" so we held a Todd Parr Story Time and each family received a new hard cover copy of the book.  The next Story Time, October 10th, will also include a book that Michelle won!  We do not have multiple copies but the author included great activities to match the book, "Rodzilla".
Michelle will be attending a VELI-STEM workshop to cover year three of the grant.  This training will bring additional STEM activities to present to our patrons.
Outreach to Pine Street Preschool (Head Start) includes a parent training on October 18th.  We will be talking about doing STEM activities at home.
Looking forward to attending New England Library Association Conference at the end of the month!