I know you can click on May in the Children's Library on our website home page, but you know what? I think it's worth talking about right here also.
We have such outstanding events for children at our library. Michele Croft, our Children's Librarian, and her assistant, Nancy Ibarra, work so hard to make the children's library a really special place for children of all ages.
In a way, May is not really a special month for children at our library, because every month is special. It's just that during May this year, we have great special events that not only children but adults will want to be part of. And if you think May is going to be great, wait until you hear about June!!!
Our May children's events actually started on April 22nd, when children were encouraged to stop by the children's library and pick up a coloring sheet to enter the "Fancy Nancy Coloring Contest." The contest is for ages 4 to 7 and 8 to 10 years. The children pick up their coloring sheet, do their thing with it, and bring it back before May 18th when it will be judged. (I'll not tell who the judge(s) will be.) And the winners will receive a Scholastic Book Pack, a bookmark, and a great pencil. So, encourage all your little ones to get busy and finish those coloring sheets and bring them in before the 18th.
Of course, we know that May 1st is right around the corner. That's the day when children can come to the children's library and look for the jar with the bookworms in it. Once found, they should guess how many bookworms are in the jar and submit their answer. The winner will receive a prize at the end of the month. Just think! Two good events with winners!
Clifford the Big Red Dog has visited our library before, but he's going to be here again. On May 14th at 4:00 p.m. children will enjoy a story, a sing-along, and then Clifford! He'll come out to say hello and pose for photos with the children. Everyone loves to have their picture taken with Clifford and this is the perfect opportunity for a really great one!!! No registration. Just show up!
May 18th is also "Eric Carle Story Time." The event will be at 11 a.m. and no registration is required for it either. The event is open to all ages, but it's best suited for ages 3 to 6 years. Eric Carle stories are aimed for early childhood. And...a real treat...light refreshments will be served!
We're always glad to have local authors join us and on May 25th at 11 a.m. Gary Hardy will read from his book about the adventures of "PJ The Water Breathing Dragon." If you don't know this story, adults and children alike will enjoy it. It lets everyone know it's all right to be different. And Gary's book will be available to purchase for your child or to give as a special gift.
I know you're thinking, WOW!, that's a lot of stuff going on at the children's library, but that's not all. The Summer Reading Club will begin registration on May 1st and continue through June. Michele Croft has a line-up of programs you won't believe! The Big Kid Band, a comedy magic show, Clifford the Big Red Dog again, storytellers, a ventriloquist, puppets, and animals from Chehaw Park.
There's lots more to tell you about. But I have to save some for next time. Till then...put these May dates on your calendar for a month of fun at the Moultrie-Colquitt County Library!