Sneak Peek… Fidget Spinners!

 

So we have an amazing Captain Underpants Party planned and ready to go for tomorrow night.  Let me tell you, planning this during summer reading has been no easy feat, but I think it will be totally worth it!  There will be a post coming soon on what we are doing for this cool party, but today I thought I’d give you a sneak peek into one of our party projects… DIY Fidget Spinners!

 

As most of us librarians do, I took to Pinterest looking for great spinner ideas.  I found some that were absolutely amazing, but many of them catered to small groups of children and had either pricier components or too many steps to be assembled and walk out the door with in the time frame we have to work with.  We are expecting at least 150 kids to come through and it is only an hour and a half drop-in event so time and cost were very important factors.

 

Then I stumbled on this gem of a blog post from Maggy over at Red Ted Art.  She has some AMAZING ideas on her blog so I definitely recommend clicking over to see her stuff!  Her blog inspired me because it didn’t have the expensive components so many others did.  After seeing her cost effective spinners, it got my mind racing to create spinners that fit our needs.  What you see below are the instructions to what I came up with.

 

These may not be the sturdiest spinners you will ever find BUT they definitely will prove fun for a while and are easy to recreate when one fizzles.  Fingers crossed the kids at tomorrow’s party are as excited about them as I am!

 

Read for the Win Summer Reading Club

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Summer Reading Club 2016 is almost here!  Don’t miss out!  Sign up starting June 4th to earn prizes, read awesome books, and see amazing performances.  The fun will last through July.  Below is a sneak peek at some of the fun coming your way!  We can’t wait to see you this summer!  Check the Moline Library Website for more information and online registration or stop by and see us!

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Critter Contest Winners

We had so many outstanding entries in the Critter Contest this year!  Hopefully you got a chance to see them on display during the month of July.  Now that the summer reading program has ended, we have our winners on display in the kids department.  Take a moment to stop by and check out these three cute critters!

One more week!

Girouard_2We have one more week left in the Summer Reading program! The last day to complete the program AND pick-up prizes is Saturday, July 26th. Make sure you stop in on or before that day to get all of your prizes and turn in your Find Foxy scavenger hunt for your raffle tickets!

And while you’re here, take a moment take our survey and let us know what you think about this year’s program and what you’d like to see next year!