Category Archives: Children’s Room

Virtual Dutch Days Parade Floats

Virtual Dutch Days 2020! Today we’re asking for some help from all the kids out there! Watch the video below to see some examples from Ms. Britni and her kids!

We need some floats for our Virtual Dutch Days Parade. So, how about it, kids? Can you make a miniature float (it does not need to have wheels) out of a cardboard box, LEGOS, Play-Doh, modeling clay, etc? Just anything you have around the house. Be creative! Then have a grownup email a picture of your float to the library at by 7pm Thursday, May 7. Make sure your parents tell us what your name is and what the theme of your float is. Then we’ll include the picture of your float in the virtual Dutch Days Parade! You do not need to have any particular theme for your float, but any floats depicting violence, obscenity, hate speech, or weapons will NOT be included in the virtual parade.

And remember to keep decorating your windows, yards, and sidewalks with a Dutch theme!

Virtual Family Book Club

Anne of Green Gables Book Cover

Hello library patrons! We’re going to try something new! An online family book club. We will hold the first live virtual meeting (via Zoom) of this book club on Thursday, June 4 at 6 pm. We’ll be reading Anne of Green Gables by L.M. Montgomery, one of my all time favorite books! You can read whatever format of the book you can find.

The e-book version is available for free through Amazon’s Kindle:

and also through Biblioboard:

If you would like to join this virtual family book club, please email or just send a Facebook message to the library and I’ll share the Zoom meeting information with you! If you don’t wish to attend the virtual meeting, but would just like to read the book, feel free to do that, too! Accelerated Reader places this book at a 7.3 reading level, so families with younger kids might want to do this as a read-aloud. Happy reading, folks!

Harry Potter at Home

Today’s resource of the day is for wizards and muggles alike! Now through April 30, we have unlimited simultaneous user access to Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone in both e-book and e-audiobook formats in multiple languages through eRead Illinois: This access was provided free to our library patrons through Baker and Taylor and Pottermore Publishing as part of the Harry Potter at Home program! You can find more great Harry Potter at home activities here:…/harry-potter-at-home.