MCPL Teens

Summer Reading is in full swing! On Monday, we made elephant toothpaste, polymer balls (aka bouncy balls) and lava lamps during our Chemistry program. If you missed out, don’t worry! On Monday, June 16, we will shift gears and move on to the science of music. During the program, Katherine Bullock from the Lexington Living Arts and Science Center in Lexington, Kentucky will teach us all about the Sounds of Science. We will also be making our own instruments! Program will be from 2-4 PM in the meeting room.  View Larger

Summer Reading is in full swing! 

On Monday, we made elephant toothpaste, polymer balls (aka bouncy balls) and lava lamps during our Chemistry program. 

If you missed out, don’t worry! On Monday, June 16, we will shift gears and move on to the science of music. During the program, Katherine Bullock from the Lexington Living Arts and Science Center in Lexington, Kentucky will teach us all about the Sounds of Science. We will also be making our own instruments! 

Program will be from 2-4 PM in the meeting room. 


The Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC), a division of The American Library…

The Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC), a division of The American Library Association (ALA) has released its 2014 summer reading lists for grades K-8. Encouraging children to read over the summer can help them retain more information so that they are ready for the next school year.

Here are the books ALSC recommends for those in grades 3-5:

The Adventures of Arnie the Doughnut:…

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SUMMER READING IS A WEEK AWAY! We are so excited and getting slightly impatient here at the library! Teen programs are for ages 11-17 on Mondays from 2-4 PM! Here’s the lineup:June 9: Chemistry-Make your own lava lamps, bouncy balls, and Elephant Toothpaste!June 16: The Sounds of Science-Special guest Katherine Bullock from the Lexington Living Arts and Science Center will explore the science of sound with us. Make your own musical instruments!-June 23: Ecology and Biology-Dissect owl pellets and recreate rodent skeletons!-June 30 (no programs)
-July 7: The Science of Weather-Learn about predicting the weather and make your own weather vanes and rain gauges to take home.-July 14: The Science of You-Take a personality test, make affirmation boxes, and then make your own personality tests using Rorschach inkblots. 
-July 21: Astronomy:Study constellations of the night sky and learn to use a telescope. Participants will be invited to come back to the library at 9 pm to view the night sky (weather permitting). Don’t forget, if you read 8 books between June 1 and July 31, write the titles down on our reading log and turn it in by August 1, you get a FREE backpack filled with goodies and a chance to win one of THREE Kindle Fires! Happy Summer, Happy Reading!

SUMMER READING IS A WEEK AWAY!

We are so excited and getting slightly impatient here at the library!
Teen programs are for ages 11-17 on Mondays from 2-4 PM!
Here’s the lineup:

June 9: Chemistry
-Make your own lava lamps, bouncy balls, and Elephant Toothpaste!

June 16: The Sounds of Science
-Special guest Katherine Bullock from the Lexington Living Arts and Science Center will explore the science of sound with us. Make your own musical instruments!

-June 23: Ecology and Biology
-Dissect owl pellets and recreate rodent skeletons!

-June 30 (no programs)

-July 7: The Science of Weather-Learn about predicting the weather and make your own weather vanes and rain gauges to take home.

-July 14: The Science of You
-Take a personality test, make affirmation boxes, and then make your own personality tests using Rorschach inkblots.

-July 21: Astronomy:
Study constellations of the night sky and learn to use a telescope. Participants will be invited to come back to the library at 9 pm to view the night sky (weather permitting).

Don’t forget, if you read 8 books between June 1 and July 31, write the titles down on our reading log and turn it in by August 1, you get a FREE backpack filled with goodies and a chance to win one of THREE Kindle Fires!

Happy Summer, Happy Reading!


The April Reading Challenge Winners are….

The April Reading Challenge Winners are….

Cheyenne Slusmeyer and Cassandra Pill! Congratulations to the two of you!

The April Reading Challenge included a Mad-Lib style excerpt taken from the iconic poem O Captain! My Captain! by Walt Whitman in addition to reading 5 books. Here are our entries:

O Subjects! My Subjects!
O followers! My followers! our fearful job is done;
The rain has weather’d every rack, the war we sought is won;
The timei…

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