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 […]
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.