Friday, April 16, 2010

Butterfly Update

The first group of Painted Lady butterflies were released yesterday afternoon. They were a hit with our pre-school story times the past couple of weeks and fit perfectly with our story The Crunching Munching Caterpillarby Sheridan Cain!

The second group of larvae are here and just about to spin their chrysalis. Be sure to stop by my office window and check out this neat spring project.

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

American Girl Tea Party 2010

Friday, April 2, 2010

Butterflies Are Here Again!

We have received our first larvae shipment of the Painted Butterflies!!! If you have never seen this amazing metamorphosis occur, stop by my office window frequently to see a bit of nature unfold.

Even though we have done this program for a number of years, it never ceases to amaze me how quickly the larvae grow and change. It almost seems you can see a change from morning when we arrive to evening when we leave!

In another week or so we will receive our next shipment (in case you can't make it in this week). Watch with us in anticipation for the first butterfly to emerge and spread its gloriously colored wings! Then check out a book about our spring friends. We will be happy to help you find one.

Did You Know?

Were you aware that the Lincoln Public Library has a great young adult collection of both fiction and non-fiction offerrings?  It is located across the aisle from the juvenile section on the short bookcases in the adult section. 

Why there?  Because the books located in Young Adult are for the more mature readers, readers that are beyond the juvenile section in their tastes, but not quite ready to venture into adult material. They may contain subject matter or vocabulary for readers in middle school or high school.  This is the section you would browse for materials on teen dating, the steroid controversy in sports, or a teen issues novel, etc.  It is, of course, not closed to juvenile readers, but we wish to designate that this section may contain books that young readers may not have the maturity to understand.

Just don't let the title "Young Adult" fool you.  Many adults can and do find themselves wandering by these shelves and choosing a book of interest.  It also is home to Stephenie Meyer's Twilight series!