Haiku Contest – Entries Due April 24th

Haiku Contest

A short poem of three lines; just seventeen syllables. That is a haiku. The first and last lines — each contain five syllables; middle line, seven.

The Contest is Open to poets of all ages!

Send your haiku submissions to the library via mail, in-person, through the book-drop, or by email: mstelter@selco.info

  • Be sure to include your name & contact info
  • Must be your own original creation
  • No limit to submissions per person
  • Submissions must be received by 2pm, April 24th
  • 1st place wins $20 Chamber Dollar$

 

Earth Day Story Time – April 22nd

Earth Day Story Time
East Side Park
Thurs. April 22nd
at 11 am

Join Ms. Alexa for a special Earth Day Story Time at East Side Park.
After the story we will have a planting party. Each child will get to plant a seed to bring home and watch grow.

First Chapter Fridays on Zoom – Elem. April 9th – Mid. School April 23rd

First Chapter Fridays on Zoom

This program’s goal is to help kids discover fun, new, and engaging books by letting them listen to the first chapter, read aloud by a CF librarian. Each month we will read excerpts from 5-7 books, all centered around an overarching theme.

There will be two different reading levels:

  • Elementary Reading Level Books on April 9th from 3:30-4pm
  • Middle School Reading Level Books on April 23rd from 4-4:30pm

Email aochocki@selco.info for the link to the Zoom program

First Chapter Fridays on Zoom – Elem. March 12th – Mid. School March 26th

First Chapter Fridays on Zoom

This program’s goal is to help kids discover fun, new, and engaging books by letting them listen to the first chapter, read aloud by a CF librarian. Each month we will read excerpts from 5-7 books, all centered around an overarching theme.

  • March Theme: The Hero Within

There will be two different reading levels:

  • Elementary Reading Level Books on March 12th from 3:30-4pm
  • Middle School Reading Level Books on March 26th from 4-4:30pm

Email aochocki@selco.info for the links

 

Kid’s Science Kits: Take Home Experiments – March 11th & 25th

Kid’s Science Kits:
Take Home Experiments
March 11th & 25th

Every other Thursday the CF Library will have Kid’s Science Kits: Take Home Experiment available at our front door (while supplies last).
These kits are aimed at kids 7-12.
Each kit will have an experiment to try at home (adult supervision recommended) as well as a bit of information on the science behind that project.

Leprechaun Trap Contest – Entries due by March 18th

Leprechaun Trap Contest
Entries due by March 18th

Soon it will be St. Patrick’s Day and those pesky Leprechauns will be on the loose again, but this year we’re going to outsmart the little guys with the cleverest traps we can find!

The Contest:

  •  Design and build a Leprechaun trap, using ordinary household materials
  •  To enter, send your name, age, and a photo of your trap to: cfl_ill@selco.info by Mar 18
  •  Public voting period will be Mar 18-31
  • 1st Prize of $10 Chamber Dollars for each category: Ages 0 – 12; Ages 13 – 18.