Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Let's Talk Turkey

Children created Thanksgiving centerpieces out of
apples, fruit loops,cranberries and candy corn.
Miss Angela read turkey stories and showed a thanksgiving movie.

Monday, November 12, 2012

Time to Sleep Story Time

Children learned about hibernation and bears getting ready for winter.
A bear was in a cave, the kids made a hibernation picture, listened
to many great bear stories and watched a bear movie.

Wednesday, November 7, 2012

The Votes Are In...

The votes are in and counted - AND THE WINNER IS ...
Harry Potter with 33 votes out of 134 votes cast!!  
The runner up was The Cat In The Hat.

Tuesday, November 6, 2012

Great Day to get out and VOTE (for your favorite book character)

Young readers got to VOTE for their favorite story character 
- from Cat In The Hat  to Captain Underpants.   
Stay on this blog to see who the winner will be -
you never know how much the write-in campaign
will bring in.  It was all up to the kids from Farmington 
in this election day setting.

Magic on Election Day

Magician Richard Matt entertained a crowd of
 over100 children on Election Day 2012
with his wonderful tricks and optical illusions.
He made magic happen and after the show the kids had 
the opportunity to VOTE for their favorite book character.

Election Day Bake Sale 2012

A very successful bake sale to support 
The Farmington Library Book Fund was held on Election Day.
The library staff baked cookies, pies, breads, cupcakes and peanut butter bars.
 Patrons supported the library and voted all in the same day.

Friday, October 26, 2012

Storyteller Ellie Toy visits the Library

Some scary tales were told at the Farmington Library this day.  
Traditional stories were presented in their original storytelling form 
and children were entertained and delighted as Ellie wove her web of words.

Bite Size Math Counts

Counting and making patterns and reviewing the signs of 
 "More Than" and "Less Than" were the subjects of this story time.  
The kids worked really hard, counted many blocks and made shape patterns on a form.  
Math is tricky and FUN.

Friday, October 12, 2012

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Bite-Size Math Is Here Again

Children counted everything from blocks to dots in a wonderful story.  They explored the meanings of "more than" and "less than" and completed a worksheet that gave them the opportunity to practice writing their numbers.  They were "mathematicians, one two, three", and they were all successful.

Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Time for Tots @ night

Busy parents make time for dancing and early literacy when they come and join the night time dance party on Tuesday nights.  Miss Vida even has a beautiful assistant.  Moms, Dads, sisters and brothers all have fun with Farmington Libraries' version of "nightlife".  If you are happy and you know it say goodnight.

Scarecrow, Scarecrow, What Do You See?

Eva and her brave band of autumn story hunters celebrated the fall season with scarecrow stories and poems.  They also made wonderful hats, danced to an autumn tune and created their very own scarecrow.

Friday, September 21, 2012

Tots and Tunes - a place for music, movement and meeting friends!

Tots and Tunes meets Fridays at 9:30 and then repeats again at 10:30 am. It's a great place to learn songs, dances and movement. It's also a spot to meet up with your friends, enjoy your child's program and then plan a lunch or errands, knowing your child had a fun morning.
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Saturday, September 15, 2012

Chess Club Begins

We have just had our first meeting of the Chess Club !

Coach Alex is teaching moves and strategy. When we're ready we'll start having competitions with other libraries.
   If you'd like to be on the team, please register and we will try to get everyone off the waiting list. Chess is one of the best brain exercises and is great for math and reasoning skills.

Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Bright Beginnings with Bite-Size Science

Preschool children were introduced to the simple scientific concept of the 
earth and the rotations of the sun.  The reason for seasons was also explored. 

Tuesday, August 28, 2012

A Night To Remember

Trevor, The Games Man, A Crowd Pleaser

Lots of Laughs
Fun For All Ages

Reaching For New Heights

The Ribbon Dancer Creators

Partying Under The Stars
Party Under The Stars, the culminating event for summer reading at Farmington Libraries, was a big hit for families, who were entertained by the Trevor, the Games Man with participatory activities and a craft.  Cool treats, popcorn and a special showing of The Lorax followed the performance, which attracted two hundred people. 

Thursday, August 23, 2012

Farmington Starz Talent Show - A great time !

We had a great variety of entertainment at the
Farmington Starz Talent Show.
Jokes, Dance, Violin, Singing, Cello, and Piano talents were all represented by our awesome performers!

Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Pajama Pirates

Our own pajama pirates enjoyed stories, went on a treasure hunt and topped off the night digging for pirate treasure!  Aargh!!

Thursday, August 16, 2012

Family Campout

Families gathered around the "campfire" to read aloud their favorite stories.  Everyone made a hat and shared a small treat.  Good fellowship and good fun were found under the library stars.