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Matchbox Car Races

Matchbox Car races took place at Shawnee Branch Friday! We had tons of fun.


You haven’t missed all the fun–you can still catch a race day this month:
Monday, July 13, 3:30-4:30 Monroeville Branch
Wednesday, July 15, 3:30-4:30, Waynedale Branch
Friday, July 17, 10:30-11:30, Grabill Branch
Wednesday, July 22, 11-12, 3-4, 7-8, Dupont Branch
Friday, July 24, 10:30-11:30, Woodburn Branch
Wednesday, July 29th, 4-5, Pontiac Branch

Want to make your own race track at home? Get the printable here. Zoom! Zoom!

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Crumpet the Trumpet

 

The Aboite Branch Library is pleased to announce the visit of author and musician Kristine Papillion. Kristine is a violinist with the Fort Wayne Philharmonic and this year she published her first children’s book, Crumpet the Trumpet. Meet Kristine on Tuesday, July 14th @ 10:30 during Smart Start Storytime.

 

 

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Detective Science

These kids at the Pontiac Branch Library practiced being observant, learned about chromatography, and analyzed fingerprints.

If you’d like to be a detective this summer join us for one of our remaining Detective Science programs in July!

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skink

Unique Animals, one of our many great programs this summer, wowed kids at the Grabill Library today with a look at a blue tongued skink. Ellen came from the Fort Wayne Children’s Zoo and told us all about her friend Ace. Everyone got a chance to pet him and see him up close.

You might be surprised by the number of skink books we have at the library, both fiction and non-fiction, just for kids.

little skink's tail skink skink brink
reptiles case classifying reptiles

You can catch the zoo’s animal presentation at other libraries this summer!

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Cardboard Construction

Hessen Cassel 2015

Summer at the library is a busy time. Kids are reading, playing, learning…and making castles!

This wonderful cardboard construction was made by some eager builders at the Hessen Cassel Branch Library last week. It took a lot of measuring, attaching, and cooperation. The finished project looks great! You’re invited to their next Cardboard Construction program on Friday, July 17th from 1:30-3pm.

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Toddlerpalooza!

On June 12, 2015, the Children’s Services department had some Summer Reading Fun with our toddler patrons and their families.  At Toddlerpalooza, we blew bubbles, built with blocks, crawled through tunnels, created contact-paper art, played with hand puppets, and more! It was a fantastic time of playing, singing, talking, and laughing!

You won’t want to miss Toddlerpalooza at your local branch! Click here for other locations hosting Toddlerpalooza in the coming weeks.

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ROZWe’re very excited to have ROZ Puppets in Allen County for two weeks of shows at all our library locations. They’re presenting “Jack and the Beanstalk”. Click here to find a calendar with times and locations.

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