Wednesday, April 30, 2008

Rediscover your library

Young and old patrons like the atmosphere and the ambiance of Barney Library. Quiet, friendly, and historical spaces are mixed with computer technology, story hours, and all the best newspapers. Discover the convenience, the camaraderie, and the comfort found in this community library. Enjoy libraries like you remembered and add the ability to use the technology of today. Rediscover one of your favorite places - the hometown branch.

Monday, April 28, 2008

Elephants on Parade

A collection of beautiful elephants is on display in the Barney Display Case for the months of April and May. If you have any interesting collections, the Barney is very interested in showcasing your treasures. Just call the Barney to book your exhibit.

Wednesday, April 23, 2008

Spring Is Here!

You know that it is Spring when the Espalier Cherry that graces the front of The Barney Library blossoms. Lasting less than a week, the tree is truly beautiful. Thanks to the wonders of photography, it is a sight that we can enjoy all year round!

Thursday, April 17, 2008

Spring Vacation Week is a Big Success

All the children's programs were well received at the Barney Library this week. Children and their parents and grandparents enjoyed learning about Australia, created crowns of paper flowers, constructed edible caterpillers from marshmellows and fluff, and watched vintage Disney cartoons.

Family fun is found at this local branch, and summer hasn't even begun. Be sure to watch for all the adventures that will be coming your way for this summer's reading.

Wednesday, April 16, 2008

Finger Licking Good!

There were caterpillars galore at this week's Incredible Edible program!The Very Hungry Caterpillar by Eric Carle, The Caterpillow Fight by Sam McBratney, and The Butterfly Story by Anca Hariton were followed by a showing of the movie The Caterpillar and The Polliwog. Afterwards, it was time to create caterpillars out of marshmallow fluff, marshmallows, colored sprinkles and pipe cleaners. Children found that their caterpillars were finger licking good!

Wednesday, April 9, 2008

Kids Explore Australia!

April is Australia month at The Barney Library, 71 Main Street and children aged four and up are invited to visit "the land down under" on Thursday, April 17 at 10:30 a.m. A teacher from Sidney, Australia will be a special guest. Cee Jay Robinson will show slides from her country, share a picture book, set up a "touch and feel" table of Australian items including kangaroo fur and discuss how life in The United States is different from life in Australia. Participants will have the opportunity to make Fairy Bread.

To register for this program, please call The Barney Library at 677-6866.

Tuesday, April 8, 2008

Slide Show to Australia receives great reviews

Tastes of Australia, slides of exotic animals and places, were all part of Cee Jay Robinson's dynamic slideshow. The audience members had many questions and comments and had some tales to tell of their trips to the land "down under".

Thursday, April 3, 2008

It's Never Too Early To Get A Library Card!

What better way to welcome a baby to the world than with a library card! It's the gift that will keep on giving joy for a lifetime. Whether it be savoring beautiful artwork, learning language, increasing an attention span, focusing, exploring the wonders of the world or being fascinated by a story, a library card provides benefits for a lifetime. Bring your child to the library and register them for a library card today! It's never too early!

Wednesday, April 2, 2008

Spring Vacation Specials @ Barney

There are four special programs for children and their parents during school vacation week.

Beginning on Monday, April 14, the Barney is hosting a Funny FIlm Show Time, children can bring their lunch and watch an hour of vintage Disney cartoons. 12:00 p.m.- 1:00 p.m. All ages are welcome.

On Tuesday, April 15, an exciting storytime, Incredible Edibles , is planned. Food will be featured and teamed up with an
art-making experience. Children will be invited to create a masterpiece that can be eaten - very Kristo and fun. 10:30 a.m. - 11:15 a.m. For children 3 and up.

Flower Power is a storytime that celebrates Spring with stories, music, a film and a flower-making craft. Don't miss this event on Wednesday, April 16, between 10:30 a.m. - 11:15 a.m. for flowering fun.

On Thursday of this week, Barney proudly presents Explore
. Children will meet Cee Jay Robinson, a teacher, who was born and raised in Sydney Australia. She will share stories and activities from her native country. For children ages 5 and up . Program begins at 10:30 a.m.

Explore your library during Spring Vacation, it promises to be a great adventure.