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Wednesday, April 23

Craft Story Time 10:00 AM
Craft Story Time
Come join us as we listen to some stories and then make a simple craft to take home. For ages 2-5. All supplies provided. Sponsored by The Friends of the Library.

Saturday, April 26

Family Craft Story Time 11:00 AM
Family Craft Story Time
Come join us as we listen to stories and then make a simple craft to take home. For ages 3-8. All supplies provided. Sponsored by The Friends of the Library.

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Highlight of the Month

Taking Care of Planet Earth

What can you do to help the planet?

Help Planet EarthWe all know that Earth Day is April 22nd.  We all know that we should do something to help the environment.  Everyone--even kids--can do simple things to help conserve energy and resources.  Here's a list of helpful hints you can follow to get green and save the planet:

1.  Don't leave the water running while you're brushing your teeth.  You will save more than three gallons of water each time you brush your teeth just by turning off the water.
2.  Don't leave lights on when no one is in the room.  If you are going to be out of the room for more than 5 minutes, turn off the light.  Turn off things you aren't using.  Lights, computers, TVs and other electronics use a lot of energy.
3.  Close doors when going outside or coming inside when the heat or air conditioning is on.
4.  Take your bike.  Think about walking or taking your bike--not the car--the next time you go to a friend's house.  Makereduce reuse recycle sure you have a safe route to travel and get your parent's permission first..
5.  Remember the three R's: Reduce, Reuse, Recycle.  Think about ways to use things over and over again.  Then, if they can't be reused, they may be able to be recycled.  Bring a lunch box instead of a paper bag to school.  Instead of plastic bags you can throw away, try a reusable container to hold your food.  Use both sides of a piece of paper before recycling it.
6.  Say "No bag, thank you."  Whether you're buying toys, snacks or clothes, tell the checkout person you don't need a bag.  By carrying your ownl reusable fabric bag, you'll help reduce the estimated 100 million plastic bags that each year clog sewers, entangle birds, and get swallowed by whales, sea turtles, and other wildlife.
7.  Don't litter.  Not only does trash look bad, it can also be harmful to wildlife.  Animals may eat plastic or paper that smells like food.  Trash can also end up in rivers and streams, which is bad for fish and other girls planting treeanimals that live in the water.
8.  Plant trees to help absorb excess CO2, and to provide shade and windbreaks to keep buildings at more even temperatures so they will require less energy for heating or cooling.

Book Talk

Spring! Spring! Spring!

999 Frogs Wake Up999 Frogs Wake Up
by Ken Kimura
It's spring and 999 frogs wake up, they decide to awaken a still sleeping turtle, lizrd, ladybugs and a big snake.

Ava's PoppyAva's Poppy
by Marcus Pfister
Ava is delighted when she discovers a red poppy in the field of her house.  She sits with the flower in the sunny days of summer and shields it in the rain until one day the petals start to drop and the beautiful flower fades.  But when spring comes again, Ava is surprised anew.

I see springI See Spring
by Charles Ghigna
Illustrations and easy to read, rhyming text show what makes spring special, from raindrops and robins to bluebells and butterflies.

Cowgirl Kate and Cocoa: spring babiesCowgirl Kate and Cocoa: Spring Babies
by Erica Silverman
Cowgirl Kate and her horse Cocoa watch over the new calves, a puppy and some baby barn owls.

Who's Awake in Springtime?Who's Awake in Springtime?
by Phillis Gershator
Describes, in rhymed cumulative text and illustrations, how various young animals and one small human prepare for sleep at the end of  a sping day.

And Then It's SpringAnd Then It's Spring
by Julie Fogliano
Simple text reveals the anticipation of a boy who, having planted seeds while everything around is brown, fears that something has gone wrong until, at last, the world turns green.

In like a lion, out like a lambIn Like a Lion, Out Like a Lamb
by Marion Dane Bauer
Describes in verse the lion that is March weather, which finally gives way to the lamb of spring.

Spring is Here!Spring is Here!
by Will Hillenbrand
Excited that spring has finally arrived, Mole tries--unsuccessfully--to wake up Bear, but then he comes up with the perfect plan.



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