Archive for the ‘Games’ Category

Come play at the library!

Monday, October 29th, 2012

Saturday, November 3 is  International Games Day @ your library. Come visit the library — we’ll have tables and games ready, or bring your own favorite board game to play. The library has some great new books on games, including: Play These Games: 101 Delightful Diversions Using Everyday Items

Cover of Play These Games

and Go Out and Play!

Cover of Go Out and Play

What kind of game do you like to play? Card games? Go Fish or Old Maid? Board games? Scrabble or Settlers of Cataan? Are you a trivia fanatic? Crossword puzzles or sudoku? Charades or other role playing games? Bowling? Outdoor games? Tag or Capture the Flag? There are so many different types of games . . . pick your favorite and share it with your child, because PLAY is a great way to learn!

“Play is often talked about as if it were a relief from serious learning. But for children play is serious learning. Play is really the work of childhood.” – Fred Rogers

Wii Need a Break! Tween Gaming Tomorrow!

Thursday, January 26th, 2012

Calling all Tweens–ages 8-11! Join us tomorrow, January 27 from 3-5pm for some fun with the Wii gaming system! Bring your friends and your extra controllers and we’ll set up our Wii so that you can play together on the big screen! We’ll meet in the Youth Services Activity Center–hope to see you there!

For more information, visit our calendar!


Become a Star!

Thursday, May 28th, 2009

The PomPom peeps have starred in their own movie, and you can too! Learn how at our Starring You! Movie Maker event.

In the meantime, check out these behind-the-scenes books on movie making.

Want to join the Summer Reading Program? Simply stop in or go online beginning June 11th. Read books, win prizes, and be creative!


Tuesday, May 26th, 2009

Did you know that you can check out puzzles for your little one?

Solving puzzles is a great way for kids to develop hand-eye coordination, problem-solving skills, motor skills and early literacy skills. But most importantly, they’re fun!

Reserve it!

Check out our complete list of puzzles available for checkout, or stop in the library’s Picture Book room during your next visit.

Play like Tarzan!

Thursday, May 7th, 2009

Recite a Gorilla poem.

I am big, dark and hairy and the thing that I like to do best –
Is to look all ferocious and scary, while pounding my giant big chest!
What am I?

Tell a Gorilla joke.

Knock, knock. / Gorilla / Gorilla me a hamburger, I’m hungry!
Knock, knock. / Police / Police stop telling me knock-knock jokes!

Do the Tarzan’s Thymus Tap breathing exercise:  (p. 36)

Start in mountain and jump feet apart.
Make two fists, take a deep breath in and pound your chest.
Howl, yowl & yodel.

Do the Untying the Knots warm-up exercise.  (p. 44)

Squeeze your hands into fists, and your feet up tight.
Scrunch up your neck, back and shoulders.
Now loosen up each part, one at a time.
Then, shake your whole body like jelly!
Shake all over to get nicely and loose and jiggly.
Now, reach down to the floor in a forward bend.
Take a deep breath in, then blow all your air back out.
Take another deep breath in and sway side to side while blowing all your air back out.

Sing Just Like the Monkeys ♫ from Amazing Adventures of Kid Astro by Ralph Covert.

Reserve It!

Play the following Gorilla games.

What kind of ways do gorillas move? (jump, scratch, eat bugs, pound chest, etc.)
Play big gorilla, little gorilla mirror game.
Find a partner, one of you is the big gorilla and the other is the little gorilla.
If you are the little gorilla, copy everything the big gorilla does.  Switch roles and repeat.

Then join us next time for Yoga Tales! Check our Events calendar for upcoming sessions.

(Performed on April 30th, 2009 by Miss Mandie.)