Celebra Floreciente Today!

The Moline Public Library is excited to have a booth at this year’s Celebra Floreciente! Come see us to enjoy some fun early literacy activities, hear stories, and get a take-home kit to keep the fun going. Many other vendors and organizations will also be available at this free event including a petting zoo!

Browsing the New Books

BRB, I need to read the sequel to Scary Stories for Young Foxes right now immediately. Click on the titles below to read more about them or place them on hold.

The Last Kids on Earth: Doomsday Race by Max Brallier

The Thirteenth Cat by Mary Downing Hahn

Pax: Journey Home by Sara Pennypacker

Willodeen by Katherine Applegate

Scary Stories for Young Foxes: The City by Christian McKay Heidicker

Pahua and the Soul Stealer by Lori M. Lee

Dark Waters by Katherine Arden

Spy School at Sea by Stuart Gibbs

If You Loved… Pete the Cat: I Love My White Shoes

If you are looking for more great read-alike suggestions, check out our If You Loved archive!

Creativity Lab – Dot Painting Recap and Instructions

Today in Creativity Lab, we learned about the pointillism technique and made our own dot paintings. We also looked at the painting A Sunday on La Grande Jatte by Georges Seurat and made our own version.

If you would like to try this at home, here is a copy of the take-home instructions for this activity. You will need paint, paper, and cotton swabs.

The inspiration for this activity came from The Lego Librarian blog here.

Thank you to everyone who participated. Check out the great pieces and artwork and all the fun we had!

Browsing the New Books – Nonfiction


Wild nights out : the magic of exploring the outdoors after dark 
/ Chris Salisbury
The junior astrologer’s handbook : a kid’s guide to astrological signs, the zodiac, and more 
/ Nikki Van De Car ; illustrations by Uta Krogmann

What adults don’t know about art : inspiring young minds to love and enjoy art
Plants on the move / Emilie Vast ; translated by Julie Cormier
What can colors do? / Liz Yohlin Baill
Why Longfellow lied : the truth about Paul Revere’s midnight ride / Jeff Lantos
The official Harry Potter baking book / by Joanna Farrow
Zion unmatched / Zion Clark and James S. Hirsch
Kuan Yin : the princess who became the Goddess of Compassion 
/ Maya van der Meer ; illustrated by Wen Hsu

Honey for you, honey for me : a first book of nursery rhymes / collected by Michael Rosen ; illustrated by Chris Riddell
Unconventional vehicles : forty-five of the strangest cars, trains, planes, submersibles, dirigibles, and rockets ever / by Michael Hearst ; illustrated by Hans Jenssen
Introduction to Norse mythology for kids : a fun collection of the greatest heroes, monsters, and gods in Norse myth 
/ Peter Aperlo ; illustrations by Valentin Ramon

Courageous creativity : advice and encouragement for the creative life / Sara Zarr ; [illustrations, Chelen Ecija]
There’s a zoo in my poo / by Felice Jacka ; illustrated by Rob Craw
A kid’s guide to fandom : exploring fan-fic, cosplay, gaming, podcasting, and more in the geek world! / written by Amy Ratcliffe ; illustrated by Dave Perillo
My body is a rainbow : the color of my feelings 
/ Mallika Chopra, author of Just breathe, Just feel, and Just be you ; illustrated by Izzy Burton

Rhinos in Nebraska : the amazing discovery of the Ashfall Fossil Beds / Alison Pearce Stevens ; illustrated by Matt Huynh
American anthem : a song of our nation 
/ words [and music] by Gene Scheer

Drop : an adventure through the water cycle / Emily Kate Moon
The world below the brine / Walt Whitman ; illustrated by James Christopher Carroll
The world’s most pointless animals – or are they? 
/ [Philip Bunting]





Storytime LIVE at the Library

Join us starting Monday, September 13th at 9:30am for Storytime Live! Songs, stories, flannel boards, and rhymes will be shared outside the library near the Java Lab Patio. We recommend bringing a blanket or towel to sit on.

For those new to Storytime Live, this fun interactive storytime is geared at children ages 0 to 5 with their grownup. Older siblings are always welcome. If you want to come be a part of this fun program, click here to go to our calendar and register for the dates that work best for you? Want to extend the fun beyond the stories and songs? Can’t make storytime in person but want to find a way to create that magic at home? We have you covered! Kits will be available to extend the storytime fun! These kits will have games, activities, songs, and book recommendations all around that week’s Storytime theme. These will be available at Storytime LIVE and at the Children’s Desk on a first come, first serve basis.