We had slime night on Wednesday and sadly, it was my last event as an intern at the library. About thirty kids came to the event which was definitely the largest group of kids at any of the events that I attended. We had two different slime recipes for everyone to choose between. One was glue, water, and detergent, and the other recipe was glue, baking soda, and contact solution. When they were done, they could put food coloring, shaving cream, baby oil, essential oils, flour, or sequins into their slime. After their slime was made, the kids decorated their slime cups. There were three contests to enter their finished slime into: the prettiest slime, the grossest slime, and the best sounding slime. A lot of the slimes turned out really well, and I think that the kids had a lot of fun.
The Friends of the Caledonia Public Library will be serving a pork burger meal for $5. Come to support the library!
On Friday, we held an escape room at the library. This was the first activity that I planned during my internship, and it turned out great. The escape room theme was crazy librarian, so there were cat pictures hung everywhere, and her desk was a mess.
How it worked was we gave the kids one hour to open a locked box with a prize inside. To get the key for the box, they had to use the clues in three smaller locked boxes. And then everyone had to look around the library and her desk for the combinations to the three small boxes. It was hard to judge how hard some things would be for them to figure out, so we gave them three chances to ask for a clue from Ashley and me. When they couldn’t solve the puzzle, they would split up so a few would look around for the next puzzle and a few would keep working on it. Sometimes, the group would bypass the first puzzle and find the next one without the clue that the first one would have provided. They were so close to getting the prize out of the box within the hour. They only went 30 seconds over so we let them have the candy anyway.
Presentation-style program using live animals, biological artifacts, and theater techniques. Zoomobile programs create a dynamic, personal and fun experience for people of all ages. The goal of all Zoomobile programs is to inspire a respect and a sense of stewardship for all life on earth.
The Houston County History Hunt is a free, self-paced scavenger hunt designed to get individuals and families out and exploring the historical and natural sites our area has to offer, including the five public libraries, which are accessible to everyone.
The hunt will run from June 1 through August 31, 2018
This project is made possible with money from Minnesota’s Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund and the people of Minnesota for Library Legacy activities.
Stop by the library to register or check out the website for more information.
Read the story while you stroll along the County Fair!
Jenna will speak about her latest book “The Lost Family.”
The SAC kids visited China this week. We started by making a KWL (what do we know, what do we want to know, and what did we learn) chart. Then we read Project Panda, a story about a boy visiting China and finding a lost panda. After that, we watched a video about pandas and their diet. The video and the book helped us fill in the W for what we want to know. Next, we watched a video of a picture book called Sam and the Lucky Money. It told the story of Sam and how he spent the lucky money his grandparents gave him for New Year.
When we were done reading, the kids took turns making spicy noodles, a panda craft, and looking at a picture book. To end the very last passport club, we went outside and played catch the dragon’s tail. It is a traditional Chinese game played by many children in China where the kids line up and the person in the front of the line tries to tag the last person in line. The kids in the middle curve the line to stop the front from tagging the back. We split them into groups and they ran around until the club was over.
Can your team make it out of the library? Ages 12 and above.