Pokemon Go @ the Library 

We’ve been having lots of visitors at the library looking to play Pokemon Go! We are designated as a gym, and the Historical Society across the street is a Pokestop, so there’s been quite a bit of traffic in this little part of town. The library is an excellent place to stop by if you’re a Pokemon fan because of this, and because we also have lots of Pokemon books and a monthly Pokemon Club!

Teen Pizza Making Class!

The wonderful Peg taught yet another cooking class for us– this time for teens! The teens got to make personal pizzas from scratch, starting with making dough, cutting up ingredients, grating cheese, and everything! It was a long program because of the amount of time involved in preparing and baking the pizzas, but it was well-worth it! We also spent a lot of time talking about Pokemon Go, as two people caught Pikachus right there in the community room!

Tie Dye and LEGO WeDo Robotics! 

On Wednesday this week, we had our annual tie-dye event on the library’s lawn! We had about 80 people show up to tie dye shirts, and we hand a very fun and messy afternoon despite the hot, hot heat. This is one of my favorite summer reading traditions here at NPL!


…and then on Thursday, we had our first session of our LEGO WeDo Robotics program!

As a group, we built Milo the Science Rover and programmed him to move around, stop, go, make noises, and change the colors of his light! We also talked about what science rovers like Milo are used for by scientists. There were a variety of ages at this program, but the kids all did an excellent job of sharing and taking turns. We’re very excited for next week when we get to put an object sensor arm on Milo and help him find a special plant specimen!


Cooking Class- Apple Granola Wedges 

Here are some photos from our first Cooking Class of the Summer! One of our wonderful staff members, Peg, taught the kids how to make tasty apple granola wedges, and they had a blast with the hands-on experience of making their own snack! She even taught them the science behind how water and chocolate interact, how lemon juice and apples interact, measurement unit conversion and more!


Beach Storytime! 

This storytime was tons of fun! We read some beach stories, played with a real beach ball, made our own beach ball crafts, AND we played with some homemade MOON SAND! This was quite messy, but definitely worth the vacuuming.

Here’s the moon sand recipe if you’d like to try making some. It’s super simple!

8 cups of flour

1 cup of baby oil

mix together with a spoon, then with hands to break up clumps and spread the baby oil around, and voila! Moon sand!