Whenever you are feeling stuck at home, whether it’s because the library is closed or because of weather, it can be hard to come up with new things to do with the kids. However, we’re here to help, with our virtual storybook bundles: a list of online books plus a craft that you can do at home with basic supplies that you may already have.
Here are links to some fun picture books that you can download right now from Hoopla. Materials on Hoopla are free with your library card and are available to you 24/7. See here for more information.
Books about snow:
How to Catch a Snowman by Adam Wallace & Andy Elkerton, ebook
Our new Storybook Bundles are now available upon request at our drive-through window. No reservations needed! Each bundle includes a few books with a related craft. The books and craft in the bundle are geared toward ages 2-5. If you have multiple children in your family, you may ask for additional crafts. Storybook Bundles are available while supplies last.
This year’s annual Haunted Gingerbread Houses program took place virtually, with families creating their own masterpieces, and then joining a Zoom program to show off their spooky — and not-too-spooky — creations!
Each family was given an empty creamer container, and, unlike past years, had to supply all of the other materials and decorations on their own.
We were so impressed with the creativity and time that went into these houses! Each one is very unique, with clever details, and one-of-a-kind uses for all sorts of candy. Great job, everyone!
We posted large pictures of each haunted gingerbread house on the front windows of the library for the week leading up to Halloween. Here they are:
Thanks so much to our participating families! Happy Halloween, everyone!
Our furry friend Bing is one of the therapy dogs who visits our library often for Tail Waggin’ Tutors. While she has been at home these past few months, his owner had a friend make some coloring pages of Bing and his brothers for us to share with our young patrons. They are posted here on our Crafts & Activities page for you to download and color! There will be a new page available each week this summer, for a total of ten pages.
Bing was rescued by GRIN (Golden Retrievers In Need) when he was 5 months old and was adopted a month later when he was 6 months old. Bing attended formal dog training with his owners, and three days after he turned one year old, he passed both his TDI (Therapy Dogs International) and CGC (Canine Good Citizen) tests on the same day! Bing visits the Cleveland Clinic and a few libraries in the area, including the Hudson Library.
Nugget is Bing’s older brother, and he is also a therapy dog at local hospitals. Nugget loves to carry his leash in his mouth and stays right with his owners when walking at the local park. His owner calls him a natural therapy dog – everyone loves Nugget, and he loves everyone right back!
Casper is Bing’s other brother, and is “the sweetest boy” as his owner calls him. He loves people and dogs. Casper is not a therapy dog, but someday he would like to be a search-and-rescue dog!
A big thank you to Bing’s, Nugget’s, and Casper’s owner, Amy, for sharing these coloring pages with us. We are excited to see Bing back at the library, when Tail Waggin’ Tutors is able to start up again!