Gel Print Butterflies and Children’s Book Week

We made these beautiful butterflies in April’s Creativity Lab!  We used gel plates, acrylic paint, and different items to achieve these unique designs and textures.

The butterflies made a great display for Children’s Book Week, which we will celebrate for two weeks – April 29 through May 11.

Children's Book week

Over the weeks, we’ll have some great programs and fun activities.  There will be lots of Very Hungry Caterpillar inspired games and crafts out around the department, so drop in and enjoy!

Our next Creativity Lab will be on Thursday, May 9th where our friends from the Figge will teach us how to make Tiffany-inspired window art.  Be sure to register for that one!

Miss Tess



Celebrating the Very Hungry Caterpillar

With Children’s Book Week and the 50th anniversary of Eric Carle’s classic the Very Hungry Caterpillar this year, we set up some fun activities throughout the department to celebrate.

Our lovely caterpillars are eating lots and growing bigger every day!


We have two crafts out – Build a Bug and Make a Butterfly.

We also have a Very Hungry Caterpillar book walk along the windows.

There is a sensory bin with bug hunting for the littles and plenty of Very Hungry Caterpillar props near the puppet theater for storytelling.

There is also a Feed the Caterpillar game using pom-poms and squeeze bottles.


And don’t forget to do the Very Hungry Caterpillar scavenger hunt.  When you spot all the story shapes throughout the department, you win a prize!

Can you spot the warm sun here?


Next week, we will add another craft, a Very Hungry Caterpillar obstacle course, and a Very Hungry food toss!

Miss Tess


Children’s Book Week


Children’s Book Week Celebration!

April 29-May 11

 Jump start our 2 week celebration by watching the progress of our live butterfly larvae at the Children’s Desk!


Junie B. Jones

Tuesday, April 30 at 6:00pm

Family Event

Circa ‘21 brings the beloved character of Junie B. Jones back to the library. Hear part of the story, meet Junie B. enjoy different crafts and activities, and enter a children’s drawing for tickets to the Circa ‘21 show!



The Very Hungry Caterpillar at the Library 

May 6-11

Join us in the Children’s Department during our 2nd week of Children’s Book Week celebrations! Follow the Caterpillar’s progress throughout the week with different activities. Plus view the progress of the live caterpillars at the Children’s Desk.

Kite Night

Tuesday, May 7 at 6:00pm

Family Event

Make a newspaper kite and  explore

other forms of flight


Create with the Figge: Tiffany Glass “Windows”

*Registration Required*

Thursday, May 9 at 6:00pm

K-5th grade

Presented by the Figge Art Museum



Children’s Book Week

We’re getting ready for of the fun we have planned Children’s Book Week next week!  We will be showing off our updated space, and you won’t want to miss a minute of programming.  Take a gander at our calendar to see all of the activities we have happening all week!  And don’t forget to vote for your favorite book in the Children’s Choice Book Awards before March 12th!