Fluffy Slime Creativity Lab

Creativity Lab - Slime

Join us Thursday, January 10th at 6 pm in the Children’s program room for our monthly Creativity Lab.  This time we will mix up some batches of fluffy slime using shaving foam, liquid starch, food coloring, and Elmer’s glue.

All supplies provided.  Grades K through 5.  No sign up required.

Be sure to wear clothes that you don’t mind getting messy!

Miss Tess


Creativity Lab

Where the Wild Things Are Tour @ The Figge

We have been so thrilled that The Figge is hosting an amazing exhibit featuring the art of Maurice Sendak’s Where the Wild Things Are!  It is a classic that we love!  You know what we love even more?  Tours of this exhibit!  We have one tour date left.  If you would like to join us at the Figge Museum on July 14th at 10:30a.m., we have a few spots left.  Spots are limited and registration is required to attend.  For more info, contact us at 309-524-2480.

Miss Marta

Amazon Decor for Summer Reading


I’ve received many compliments on the decor I used for the Amazon area of our library for summer reading this year. I used three main pieces.

The spiral vines I found here. I used the first spiral shown. I reversed the image, to make it easier for a right hander to cut out, and changed the color from black to green for printing the green spirals on two shades of green paper and from black to brown for the brown spirals on light brown paper. For the display I used a glue stick to put 2 dark green, one light green and one light brown spiral together, then I attached them to the shelves using tape.

The leaves I found here. I printed this free download on light green printer paper and cut out more than a hundred to decorate the spiral vines. I used tape to attach the leaves to the vines and the shelves.

I also purchased plastic 3D butterflies from Amazon here.  I hid the butterflies among the vines and used a few on the pillars.

There were many hours spent cutting out the pieces, but I (and my co-workers) were able to cut many of the pieces during the small bits of down time at the desk.

Looking forward to summer reading next year.


Miss Sarah