Garden Buddies in our Nature Connect Space – Week #2

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In our Garden Buddies program today, we made stained glass photos, measured the sunflowers and counted the tomatoes for our journals, and read fun stories.  Below are some pictures.  Enjoy!

 

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Foster Brown entertains at Firestone Park Branch

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Today, we welcomed back Foster Brown, with his musical storytelling show.  He entertained our families at Firestone Park with his songs about animals and nature.  He is one of our favorites!  Below are some pictures.  Enjoy!

 

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Water Fun with the Firestone Park Branch Teens

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On Thursday, July 17th, Miss Tori and the Firestone Park Teens took the fun outside, for their annual Water Sports Event.  Games included a sponge relay, a water balloon toss, and the cup of water relay, where the first team to fill the bucket at the end of the line won bragging rights.  The event ended with a good old fashioned water fight, and everyone was soaking wet, but had a blast!  Below are some pictures from the festivities.  Enjoy!

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Garden Buddies in our Nature Connect Space

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Miss Jen and Miss Michelle hosted our first Garden Buddies program on Wednesday, July 16th at 2 PM.  Participants enjoyed making a Garden Journal, which will be used each week to record sunflower growth, the number of tomatoes growing in the garden, the seed sponge experiment, and many other things. Everyone enjoyed listening to My Garden by Kevin Henkes.

Please join us on Wednesdays at 2 PM from now until August 20th, 2014.

 

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Outback Ray and his Animal Friends visit Firestone Park Branch

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Outback Ray and his Animal Friends visited the Firestone Park Branch today, July 15th, 2014 as part of our Summer Reading Program.  Outback Ray is an annual favorite with our patrons, as he presents all kinds of exotic and unusual animals,  and educates the audience with facts and trivia about each one.

Below are some of the pictures from today’s show.  Enjoy!

 

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Professor Zap the Magician at Firestone Park Branch

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Professor Zap visited the Firestone Park Branch Library today, to entertain our patrons with a science-themed magic show.  He was quite lively and engaging, and the kids had a great time!

 

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National Father-Daughter Take a Walk Day

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“NATIONAL FATHER DAUGHTER TAKE A WALK DAY

Celebrated annually on July 7, it is National Father Daughter Take a Walk Day.  This day was created to promote the benefits of family bonding time between fathers and daughters as well as the benefits of  physical activity.

The memories that are made during your time together will stay with you forever.  During the summer season there are many wonderful places to walk and enjoy nature as you spend time talking, laughing and bonding.  Time spent together is more valuable than any other gift you can give a child, no matter how old your child is.

Setting the example of a healthy lifestyle to your children is also a valuable gift.  Walking has many health benefits and can be incorporated into your child’s life at a young age.  Walking is also a great daily activity for the whole family to do together.

Have a great National Father Daughter Take A Walk Day!”

Source: (http://nationaldaycalendar.com/days-2/national-father-daughter-take-a-walk-day-july-7/)

For more ideas on Father-Daughter activities, check out these titles, found in our library.  Enjoy!

 

 

 

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Akron-Summit County Public Libraries closed on July 4th, 2014

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All Akron-Summit County Public Library locations will be closed on Friday, July 4th, 2014 – Independence Day.

 

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The Bubble Lady at Firestone Park Branch

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On Tuesday, June 24th, our friend, The Bubble Lady, visited Firestone Park Branch, with her popular show, “The Magical World of Bubbles”.  Her presentation is fun and interactive, and a big hit with the kids!  Below are some pictures from the program.  Enjoy!

 

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Junk Food Arts with the Firestone Park Teens

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On Thursday, June 19th, the Firestone Park Teens kicked off their Summer Programs with Junk Food Art!  Miss Tori and the teens had a great time creating all kinds of fantastic edible creations.  Below are pictures of some of their efforts.  Enjoy!

 

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