Category: Children

Spring!

Spring – time for kites! At Storytime, we read several books with kites in them. In The Wind Blew by Pat Hutchins the wind blew so hard, it took many different items away from the unsuspecting townspeople. When the Wind Blows by Linda Booth Sweeney told a…

Crazy 8’s Club

At our second Crazy 8’s Club session, we investigated a bit with pitch and volume. First, we blew across the tops of fat straws and noted the sound it made. Then we covered the bottom of the straw and noticed how the sound changed….

Outreach

Until school ends, young students from The New Hampton Community School will be visiting the library weekly as part of the Project Promise After School Program. Miss Markey and Mr. McCann from NHCS will accompany the children. For our first visit, I read Library…

Help Us Create the Library of the Future With This Survey.

Through the generosity of Stephen Gordon-Nash, the Gordon-Nash Library first opened to the public in 1896. Since that time it has been a thriving hub of community life in the Town of New Hampton and remains one of the few privately funded public libraries…

Nests!

On a beautiful spring morning, we read about the change in seasons and how it can affect living creatures. In Bear Wants More by Karma Wilson, Bear wakes up very hungry after his long winter’s nap. First the Egg by Laura Vaccaro Seeger showed cut-outs that…

Gordon-Nash Library Outreach Program

Today the Gordon-Nash began a new outreach program with the New Hampton Community School’s After School Program. For the rest of the school year, I will be working Tuesday afternoons with a group of upper elementary students, assisted by Mr. McCann. Together we will…

We’ve had some rainy and wet days this week, so today we read stories about the rain. One Rainy Day by M. Christina Butler was about a great adventure Little Hedgehog had while trying out his new raincoat, boots, and shiny umbrella. Split! Splat! by…

May Themes for Storytime!

Thursday Storytimes (10:45-11:45 & 2:00-3:00)   May 7th: Mother’s Day May 14th: Flowers & Gardens May 21st: Red, White, & Blue May 28th: On the Farm Saturday, May 9th (10:30-1:00): Drop in Mother’s Day craft Saturday, May 30th: STEM Saturday (10:30-11:30): Marble Runs (please…