Monday, October 27, 2014

Candy Science

Become a mad scientist this Halloween, and do some experiments on your treats.

 This past month, our Kids’ Science Lab was open for some pretty sweet experiments…on candy! They “skinned” candy corn, made chocolate float and sink, and pulled the color off of fruit candies!

Just in time for Halloween, Miss Hannah is going to share one of her favorite candy experiments from her secret science files. Try this at home with your Halloween candy and join us for the next Kids’ Science Lab on Thursday November 6 at 4 pm to let us know your results.  

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Scrambled Stories

Thomas, 19, has been visiting the library since he was 4. He recently co-hosted the 7th Annual Talent Show in the children's library. For him, the library is a place to “hang out and relax. I have lots of good memories here.”

One of his earliest library memories is receiving his first t-shirt for completing the annual Summer Reading Program, a tradition the library still upholds.

What book does this seasoned library veteran suggest for kids?
The Scrambled States of America by Laurie Keller.

“All of the states in America switch places for a day,” Thomas explained. “And see what each others' lives are like.”
He’s also a huge fan of the book’s author, Laurie Keller. “She’s a really great author. All of her books are fun and she also illustrates her own books.”

Thomas has also attended a ton of library programs over his 15 year history at the library. He said his favorite program was playing the Wii with his fellow teens. “I’m a huge fan of the Wii and Wii U,” Thomas said.

For Thomas, the library is much more than just a place for books. “Don’t be afraid to tell the librarians anything,” he said. “Because they’re here to help you.”

Do you want to find out more about Laurie Keller’s funny books? Click here to see her offerings on our catalog.