School is out and our Summer Reading Program is about to begin! In this short video, Kirsten will share a bit about what we have planned for kids this summer. Earn BINGOs by reading and doing activities. After you’ve won 2 BINGOs, you can pick up a prize coupon at the library!
Due to the COVID-19 virus, many things are unpredictable right now. Some of our prizes may need to change, and how and when you pick things up may need to be flexible. What hasn’t changed, however, is our goal of helping you find safe, healthy, and fun choices of things to do in Edgerton AND to keep on reading so you can prevent the “Summer Slide!”
Welcome Back! After your busy job of weeding books last week, now you have do decide what to do with all of the books you decided to KEEP!
JOB TASK 4: ORGANIZING BOOKS!
At the library, we organize our books using a system called the Dewey Decimal System invented by Melvil Dewey and published for use in 1876. Wow! That’s getting close to 150 years ago and we still use it today. Here is a short video for you to learn a bit about the Dewey Decimal System.
Because you are at home, you get to be creative and design how you want your books to be organized. You don’t have to use the Dewey Decimal System. There are soooooo many ways you can sort books.
Ways you can organize your books include:
Genre (fantasy, realistic fiction, nonfiction)
Subject (animals, history, space, etc.)
Books you have read/books you haven’t read
I just organized a shelf by color. I like the way it looks on my shelf!
Many patrons have asked the library staff, “ Who is your favorite author?”
I have so many but I’ll start with Jacqueline Winspear.
Jacqueline Winspear has written a series of mysteries with the main character Maisie Dobbs. The first in the series title is entitled simply “Maisie Dobbs,” and the series follows her through her adventures as a girl in service as a maid, who is encouraged by her employer to read and learn from their library. World War 1 ensues and she becomes a nurse on the front lines. Her story describes what was endured through WWI. That is all I’ll tell you now so I don’t wreck it for you! Heart wrenching, adventure, mind bending stories. Please start at the beginning and enjoy the ride.
Diamond painting is an offshoot of sorts from counted cross-stitch. It involves the placing of small faceted plastic ‘diamonds’ in a grid pattern to make a beautiful picture which sparkles from every angle. I discovered diamond painting whiles looking for some helpful tips about painting by numbers. I find working on this craft to be simple and meditative. These paintings come in kit form with all the basics that you need to get started. At the end of this blog I have included the links to a couple of YouTube videos that give you the basics. There is a wealth of information on YouTube about this craft as well as many more.
This is a portion of the piece that I am working on right now. When it is done, I will have a piece of sparkly art featuring a very colorful deer that I can frame and hang on my wall or gift to a friend.
Here are those YouTube links I mentioned that can get you started on a new hobby.