Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Crafty Gal's Ice Cream Party


This evening in the MPL community room, Crafty Gal had her end-of-summer-reading ice cream social for her early literacy kiddies and their caregivers. Everybody screamed for ice cream! Well, it's no surprise that youngsters got pretty excited. Who doesn't love ice cream?

Crafty Gal was really busy running the show, and Boss Lady was also assisting with serving, crafts and coordinating the fun. Scowl-Face slipped in to snap some photos. As always, click the images to enlarge them.


















The party was a HUGE hit!  What a great way to celebrate a successful summer reading program.

Any ice cream left for moi, Crafty Gal?  Just asking.


Your Roving Reporter On The Go,


Cauli Le Chat

Friday, July 19, 2013

No Registration Required

Beginning in September, our children's programs will NOT require advance registration.  However, there are some important attendance reminders that you should read about here (on page two of the handout).



For a schedule of Fall & Winter early literacy programs, click the logo below.


For a schedule of Fall & Winter family programs, click the logo below.



Check out upcoming library programs on our online events calendar.



Your Roving Reporter On The Go,


Cauli Le Chat

Thursday, July 18, 2013

More Read Alongs With Crafty Gal

In her final week of summer early literacy programs, Crafty Gal (Miss Michelle) really cleans up.  No, I mean literally.


Harry the Dirty Dog, by Gene Zion & Margaret Bloy Graham

(Read Along With Me, Featuring Miss Michelle @ MPL)


King Bidgood's in the Bathtub, by Audrey & Don Wood
(Read Along With Me, Featuring Miss Michelle @ MPL)



Programs are all set for next week!  Visit our online events calendar for details.



Your Roving Reporter On The Go,


Cauli Le Chat
 

Monday, July 15, 2013

Diary of a Worm

In this week's early literacy programs, Crafty Gal is focusing upon worms. Crawling dinners, I call them.

Diary of a Worm, by Doreen Cronin & Harry Bliss

(Read Along With Me, Featuring Miss Michelle @ MPL)





So, what do worms write about in diaries, Crafty Gal?  Just asking.



Your Roving Reporter On The Go,


Cauli Le Chat

Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Time Capsule Contents

Sadly, there was no canned tuna-in-oil included among the artifacts from the 1959 Mooresville High School (MHS) time capsule, which was opened at last night's Mooresville Consolidated School Corporation (MCSC) board meeting.  We have some nice photos on our "treasure trove" local history blog, thanks to Susan Haynes, MCSC chief communications officer.

Click the image below to see the photos and to read more about it.


What was inside the time capsule, if not canned tuna-in-oil?
  • Several editions of the Mooresville Times and the Indianapolis newspapers from the time period;
  • The 1959 MHS building dedication brochure;
  • A feasibility study for consolidating the schools of Mooresville and Brown/Madison/Harrison Townships (of Morgan County);
  • A photo of the MHS gymnasium under construction; and
  • A typed copy of the original MHS Articles of Incorporation from the 19th century.
Lots of interesting historical finds, to be sure!  Still, I'd have enjoyed that canned tuna-in-oil.  Maybe next time.


 
Your Roving Reporter On The Go,


Cauli Le Chat

Tuesday, July 9, 2013

Early Literacy Fun @ Home

Crafty Gal (Miss Michelle) offers many great early literacy programs at my Library.  Everybody knows that!  But did you know that you, too, can enjoy early literacy funtastics (not a word, but should be) in your own home!  Just click the hyperlinks below to download Crafty Gal's free early literacy home activities calendar.

 
Can you stand so much concentrated fun?  I expect so.  You look like you enjoy having a good time, and so will your young readers.



Your Roving Reporter On The Go,


Cauli Le Chat
 

Saturday, July 6, 2013

More Read-Alouds With Miss Michelle

Miss Michelle has more mid-summer video read-alouds for your listening (and reading along) enjoyment.  Or is it read-alonging?  Just asking.




Roslyn Rutabaga and the Biggest Hole on Earth!
by Marie-Louise Gay
(Read Along With Me, Featuring Miss Michelle @ MPL)




Your Roving Reporter On The Go,


Cauli Le Chat

Tuesday, July 2, 2013

2013 Cauli-cott Medal Winner

The American Library Association's (ALA's) Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC) awards the Caldecott Medal "to the artist of the most distinguished American picture book for children."  We think this is a terrific award, and we wondered in my Library could give something similar to a local illustrator/author.  So we created the (drum roll, if you please) . . .

2013 Cauli-cott Medal
For Best Illustrated Children's Work
by a Morgan County, Indiana Author/Artist
(Click Images to Enlarge)

We'd like to give this prestigious award to a local children's author/illustrator for the best illustrated children's book from Morgan County this year.  We have a winner!

Aerial Hunters: Red-Tailed Hawk (2013)
written & illustrated by Jeff Terry
(MPL Call No. EASY 598.944 TER)

Winter Animals: Hunters of the Cold, Arctic Wolves (2013)
written & illustrated by Jeff Terry
(MPL Call No. EASY 599.773 TER)

Japanese Giant Hornet (2013)
(Monstrous Animals Series)
written & illustrated by Jeff Terry
(MPL Call No. EASY 595.79 TER)

Local artist/author Jeff Terry has published three children's picture books this year that capture the hearts and minds of young readers while stimulating their curiosity, enhancing their knowledge, and improving their literacy skills.  Mr. Terry is the winner of our first annual Cauli-cott Medal for Best Children's Illustrated Work by a Morgan County, Indiana Author/Artist.

All three books are available to check-out in our Evergreen Indiana online catalog.  Just click the hyperlinked call numbers beneath each photo (above), and then use your E.I. library card to place holds on these items.



Your Roving Reporter On The Go,


Cauli Le Chat