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No Theme Storytime II

This week, another session of our end-of-summer "No-Theme" Storytime. Each guest reader read a favorite story. Volunteer Emily read Moose Tracks by Karma Wilson, Director Miss Cathy read Where the Wild Things Are by Maurice Sendak, and Librarian Lucy read The Summer Nick Taught His Cats to Read by Curtis Manley.
Then we once again ventured outside to draw with sidewalk chalk on the front walkway. Since we had experimented with the chalk last week, this week we were challenged to draw a picture or object that could enhance our photos of ourselves. Some patrons made fairy wings and crowns, some made balloons and kites to hold. There were troll hairdos, moose tracks, and "bear" feet.
 There's no rain in sight, so check out our drawings if you come to the library!
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No Theme Storytime!

Today was a first for us - a Storytime with no theme! There were three stories to listen to, with two by guest readers! Miss Cathy read her favorite book - Creepy Carrots by Aaron Reynolds. It was about a rabbit who imagined stolen carrots wherever he looked. Miss Cathy even read part of it in a creepy voice!
Next Lucy read one of her favorites, They All Saw a Cat by Brendan Wenzel about a cat who was spotted by different creatures as he took a walk. 
Then we went outside, and we drew with sidewalk chalk on the walkway out front! We sure had a good time - and the weather was perfect!

When we came in, we heard my favorite: The Perfect Nest by Catherine Friend. It's about Jack the cat who tries to lure a bird to a nest he's constructed so he can get an egg for his lunch. Great balls of fire, this really is my favorite book, and I read it aloud every chance I get!
That night, the rains came and washed all our artwork away. Maybe we'll just have to do it again some time!
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A Magical End!

What a great night to end our Summer Reading Program! First, we had ice cream courtesy of The Common Man Restaurants with assorted toppings donated by families. Then we were entertained by the magic and comedy of Bob Riordan. He wowed us with amazing tricks (including a math one!) and told us that, when he was a child, he became interested in magic after reading a book about it. Several times, he reminded the audience about what great resources libraries are!

I keep thinking about his presentation...I wonder how made those strings move...how he made that red hankie come out of that lady's sleeve...how he changed the color of that umbrella...
Thanks to all the families who attended this presentation - and special thanks to the Friends of the Gordon-Nash Library for funding it!

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