Thursday, March 27, 2008

Australian Artifacts on Display

Artifacts, animals, real kangaroo fur, and Australian red soil are in the display case at Barney for the month of April.
April has many Australia inspired programs and projects.
Don't miss the Wonders of the Land Down Under program on April 8, 2008 at 1:15 p.m.
Children can enjoy a special called Explore Australia (during school vacation week) on April 17, between 10:30 a.m. and 11:15 a.m. Australian teacher, Cee Jay Robinson, will share stories and activities of her native country. The library can help to make vacation time an adventure time.

Wednesday, March 26, 2008

End of the School Year Stories and More Collections

Many teachers are taking good advantage of the wonderful and extensive story collections at the Barney. Finding a collection of books from fairy tales to the Spring Season is no trouble and stories made for great read-aloud presentations can be found for any grade level - from preschool to high school.

If you are a teacher interested in getting a collection from the library, all you have to do is call and put in your order. When you get the assistance from the staff, you will receive new books and old. These books have been specifically selected for your needs. Spring into spring with some great stories and read alouds.

Wednesday, March 19, 2008

Leading The Easter Parade

Participants in The Barney Library Pre-school Story Hour on Wednesday mornings from 10:30-11:15 a.m. have the opportunity to celebrate the rituals of life through the seasons and the holidays. This week, three, four and five year olds heard stories about ducks and chicks, did The Chicken Dance, watched the film Rosie's Walk and created their own basket with stickers and a chicken handle to hold jelly beans and chocolate eggs. Afterwards, they led The Easter Parade.

Tuesday, March 18, 2008

Boys Read For Fun

In a new After-School Reading Book Club at Barney some enterprizing and smart 3rd grade boys are spending their time reading two great books. They are reading, How to Be A perfect Person in Three Days and Weird Stories from the Lonesome Cafe.

These adventurous readers are underscoring their reading comprehension by drawing amazing self-portrait cartoons and designing yetti and/or space alien masks. Its all good fun at this afternoon activitiy, and this book club once again proves that being smart is also fun.

State Troubadour, Pierce Campbell, a big hit at Barney's St. Patrick's Day Celebration

On March 13, at 1:15 P.M. the Barney Library Held a St Patrick's Day Celebration. The fifty some member audience enjoyed the music and wit of State Troubadour, Pierce Campbell. After his well-received and much appreciated performance the audience enjoyed authentic Irish Soda Bread and fresh-brewed Irish Tea.

This event was a welcome happening on one of the last cold days of winter.
Friendships and the general spirits of the crowd were rekindled with this concert called, "The Wearin' Of The Green".

Look forward to next month's afternoon special. On April 8, 2008 , patrons are invited to attend the "Wonders Of the Land Down Under", This program features an armchair travel exploration of Australia, lead by Australian Native, Cee Jay Robinson.

Wednesday, March 12, 2008

Tot Time Fun!

No child is ever too young for Tot Time, a weekly program at The Barney Library, 71 Main Street Farmington. Parents, Grandparents, Caregivers and children come together each Tuesday morning at 9:30 p.m. for books, music, rhymes, movement, playtime and socialization. This joyful introduction to the library demonstrates how to use library materials with young children as well as offering adults the opportunity to meet other families. It's friendly, relaxed fun for adults and their children between the ages of 0 and 3. Make time for Tot Time!

Thursday, March 6, 2008

Join us for The Wearin' of The Green

You are invited to be part of the fun at The Barney Library, 71 Main Street, Farmington on Thursday, March 13 at 1:15 p.m. Celebrate St. Patrick's Day with State Troubadour Pierce Campbell of The Kerry Boys as he warms the cockles of your heart with Irish music, history and wit. Wear your green, come to Barney Castle and meet the leprechauns who will be serving tea and Irish bread. It'll be enough to make you want to do a jig!

Calling All Dads and Grandpas!

Tot Time is not just for Mom, caregivers and children! Dads and Grandpas are always welcome to join the fun! The forty-five minute program held at The Barney Library, 71 Main Street, on Tuesday mornings from 9:30-10:15 a.m., is a joyful introduction to the library. Books, rhymes, music and movement, playtime and socialization are incorporated into each class held for children 0-3 years of age accompanied by an adult.

Dads and Grandpas are important to the lives of children. Make time to take them to a library program, for such a simple investment pays great dividends!