Thursday, August 23, 2012

The Barney Carnival of Fun: A Last Hurrah to Days of Summer

Seventy-eight people celebrated the end of summer with The Barney Library Carnival of Fun in The Hoppin Gallery.  Booths were set up that included:  face painting, feed the clown, fishing for prizes, tattoos, shaker decorating, clown heads and the cool pop walk.  It was great fun for everyone!

Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Counting Sheep

After a "Counting Sheep" story hour where she heard about what sheep count to fall asleep, one young lady ventured to the playroom with her sheep in hand and tried the same routine on the residents of the playhouse. Presto!  In no time at all , the inhabitants of the playhouse were sound asleep!  Sweet Dreams!


A New Life For An Old Friend

Thanks to the creativity and expertise of Barney Library Assistant Susan Porter, the "Feed The Clown" game will continue to delight children at The Barney Library.  After ten years of wear and tear, the poor clown had taken a beating in a beanbag game where children try to hit the clown's mouth for prizes.  Susan gave the clown new life! Thank you, Susan!

Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Three Cheers For The Whiskey Boys!

Glorious weather set the stage for an encore concert of The Whiskey Boys at The Barney Library, culminating the Summer Sounds In The Village series.  David, Mark and Mike, a fiddle, an acoustical guitar, a bass guitar  and three voices, played original and traditional Irish, Old Time, and Blue Grass reharmonized with Jazz, Rock and wit.

Combining fast and slow tunes that were sometimes witty, sometimes sad, sometimes haunting, and sometimes jazzy, The Whiskey Boys played to rave reviews.  Their performance lived on long after sunset in the hearts of the seventy-five concert goers.

Monday, August 20, 2012

Familiar Faces

The Barney Library can be a beehive of activity at varying times of day and here are two familiar faces helping to ensure that things run smoothly.  Catherine Noujaim and Donna Randall staff the Barney desk, greeting the public, answering reference questions, checking materials in and out, and offering patrons whatever assistance they need.  They make Barney a wonderful place to visit.

Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Fun With Book Bingo

The Barney Library hosted a Book Bingo for ages five and up.  Participants had to chose their own lucky numbers for their Bingo card and then they had to guess the title of the book for which they were given clues.
Each book had a number on the back that was called when the correct title was chosen from a group of forty on the table.  Winners chose a book to take home and keep forever.

Children loved the guessing and winning.  Little did they know they were exposed to forty stories! Writing numbers, listening, hearing plot summaries and winning books was a terrific way to get ready for school.