Escape in a Book

Spring Break is on for our Mellen School students.  And it looks like more and more snow as the week progresses.  You may find an escape from the snow in a book.  We have a neat selection of new books for kids that highlight, “Nature’s Mysteries”:  “Namibia’s Fairy Circles”  and “Minnesota’s Devil’s Kettle” by Matt Lilley, “Maldives’ Sea of Stars”, “Australia’s Pink Lakes” and “”Yellowstone’s Boiling River” all by Patricia Hutchison, China’s Tianzi Mountain” by Debbie Vilardi, and “Peru’s Rainbow Mountain” by Rachel Hamby.  Another set, “Engineered by Nature” includes, “Uluru”, “Mount Everest”, “Grand Canyon”, “The Great Blue Hole”, “Great Barrier Reef”, “Cave of Crystals”, and “Arches National Park” all by Martha London. Travel with your imagination through a book. You may also pick up a Take & Make rainbow craft to brighten your day.

Some fun indoor ideas I’ve heard about this past weekend include building a Leprechaun Catcher and creating art through plastic covers – pop bottles, milk jugs, salad dressing covers.  I wonder how you would catch a Leprechaun? Share your creative ideas with us.  Feel free to take a picture and share it on our Library’s Facebook page.  We have Lego books, drawing books, science experiment books, learn how to knit or crochet books.  Let us find something to spark your creativity.  And if you can’t make it into the library, check out our website, and see the new online offerings available with your library card.  One is Creativebug an online site with presentations in art & design, sewing, knitting, paper, quilting, food & home, jewelry, holiday & party, and a special kid’s section.  If you do create something, take a picture, or bring in for a library display . . . your work may be just the inspiration someone needs.

And if you love the snow, get out and enjoy!  There’s another week or so of cross-country skiing left for me.  How about you?


The Friends will meet Thursday, February 16th at 5 pm.  Join us as we plan for warmer days.