2015 Lullaby Concert
Wednesday, April 8, 6:00 – 6:45 p.m. in the Children’s Department
Baby TALK presents the 2015 Lullaby Concert featuring classical lullaby sounds, performed by the Millikin University String Arts Ensemble, conducted by Dr. Michael Luxner. Families will also enjoy interactive fingerplays and a bed time story read by WAND’s Brigette Burnett. Don’t forget to wear pajamas! The program will be held in the children’s area of the library. For more information, call Baby TALK at 475-2234. Sponsored by Baby TALK and the Symphony Orchestra Guild of Decatur.
Saturday, April 25, 10:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m., Children’s Auditorium
Kids, are you interested in SCIENCE? How about the chance to participate in some fun science experiments with Millikin chemistry students? Come to Chemistry Live at the Decatur Public Library on Saturday, April 25, any time between 10:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. in the children’s auditorium. Students from the Millikin chapter of the American Chemical Society will have a variety of interactive chemistry experiments kids can try. You’ll even get to make your very own slime to take home (don’t worry parents — it’s non-toxic, and non-staining!) Check this recent article in the Decatur Herald & Review about the program.
New Block Play Area in the Children’s Department!
Thanks to a generous gift in memory of Daniel Owen Earls, the Children’s Department has a superb new block play area from Community Playthings! The set includes a variety of shapes and sizes, as well as trucks, a plane, a helicopter, and other special pieces to encourage creativity.
Studies have shown that block play can enhance children’s creative thinking, mathematical skills, and ability to understand spatial relationships. In an age when so much play takes place on screen, it’s good to know that something as simple as block play can be so beneficial. The kids, of course, just know they’re having fun! Check this brief article about the value of block play. And check out this picture gallery of some of the kids’ creations!
New Books and Audio-Visual Materials in Children’s
Do you want to see just the newest items in the DPL Children’s Department? Click the links below to go to the online catalog, listing new items added in January and February of 2015.
READiculous brings the library to your school and makes books come alive. We’ll read and act out a READiculous amount books, showing kids how READiculously fun reading books aloud and together can be! READiculous encourages kids to grab their grownup and visit the library, as well as get a library card of their own. We present a 45-minute program geared toward K through 6th graders.
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