Wednesday, February 13, 2008

Valentine's Day

What will you be doing for valentine's day?
We'll be reading books, decorating cookies, and watching a movie at the Lee County Library. Story time is for children ages 3 to 5 and takes place every Wednesday at 10 and every Thursday at 11. Come "check us out". . .

Meanwhile, it's raining in Sanford so you may need a cheap, easy, and fun-to-do pre-Valentine's Day craft. Make a bag to put your valentines in.

1. Glue a heart-shaped paper doily to an ordinary brown paper lunch-size bag. (Glue modestly--it goes right through the holes in the doily.)You could also cut a heart shape from construction paper or any other colorful paper you like.
2. Whip out the glitter glue--follow the outlines around the heart or put dots all around it. Set it aside to dry while you read one of these wonderful valentine's stories.

Froggy's First Kiss, by Jonathan London. (Froggy falls head over heels for Frogilina, the pretty new girl in his class. Did Froggy eat caterpillars for breakfast, or is it LOVE??)

I Need a Valentine, by Harriet Ziefert. (Margery wants a valentine. Lift the flaps and see if she gets one.)

Little Bill: Happy Valentine's Day, by Robert Scull. (Little Bill has lots of love to share on this special day.)

How Do I Love You?, by Leslie Kimmelman. (Little Alligator's mom loves him every day, even when his feet are muddy.)

There are lots of other great Valentine's Day books at the Lee County Library. Come in and check them out.

Has the glue dried on your valentine bag yet? Good! Now decorate it with heart stickers and you're ready to collect your cards. A great movie to watch is
"Franklin's Valentines."

Now is the time for me to go, so I'll see you in the next story time!

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