A new library class series, OAKTech, Older Adults and Kids and Technology. Fifth and sixth graders from the Lego League teams at Lemme and Mann are teaching monthly classes to older adults about Skype, Google Maps and iPads
Giveaway for an ICPL Weapons of Mass Creation totebag, created for the Library Arts & Crafts Bazaar.
Stacking cups illustrate a food chain: grass, grasshopper, mouse, snake, owl. Picture books about the food chain.
Art students at South East Junior High have been creating paper airplane art like crazy. It is part of their Wishes on Airplanes project directed by teacher Rachael Ayers-Arnone. Inspired by the Japanese story of the thousand paper cranes, there is a wish inside each paper airplane. Students and community members paid $1 for each […]
For the first year, Sand in the City had a theme and what a great one! Children’s books. I thought the sandcastles were the best yet (maybe I was biased because of the theme). It continues today and no rain fell so if you’re local head to Iowa Avenue and check them out today! On […]
This weekend is Sand in the City and there will be sandcastles throughout downtown. That, along with my recent glorious days at the beach, inspired me to make a sandcastles flannelboard. In case it is raining on Saturday, children can make their own flannel sandcastles inside the library. For another beach flannelboard idea, visit Katie’s […]
This is the third year of the Iowa City Book Festival, but the the first year I haven’t been out of town so I was determined to check it out. Lots of library folks were there working, but I was there just for fun! My first stop of the day was joining the Book Character Parade […]
Every summer my library takes storytime out to two local parks for eight weeks. It’s so nice to be outdoors! There isn’t any grassy space right at our library so it is great to get out to places where storytime can merge into outdoor activities. After storytime proper we stay around for another half hour […]
The bookmarks are starting to appear throughout Iowa City just in time for their Arts Fest debut. Here are three children’s literature-related offerings close to ICPL. They’ll be up through October. For more information and a map, visit Bookmarks Iowa.