The Big Bubble Circus

The Big Bubble Circus came to Brush, CO on July 9, 2014. A good time was had by all from young babies under 1 years old to residents from Eben Ezer. There was a lot of laughter and “oohhs” and “ahhs” heard throughout the program. Thank you to everyone who joined us. I hope you enjoy some of the pictures that were taken.

Summer Reading Programs Continue

The Summer Reading Programs are going great.  Wednesday, June 11th and 18th the Morgan Extension Office hosted our Summer Reading Program.  Janice Dixon and Rich Guggenheim  showed the kids how to draw topographical maps.  On the 18th Janice Dixon showed the kids how to make helicopters and kites out of card stock.  Everyone enjoyed themselves.  Thank you to all who helped and participated.  Enjoy the pictures taken from the programs.



Summer Reading Program Kick-Off 2014

The Summer Reading Program started Wednesday, June 4th at 6:00 PM.  To get things going, the Brush Fire Department brought their firetrucks for an evening of fun.  Even though it rained, the Firemen were able to give rides, talk about how the fire trucks work and their equipment, and even let people shoot the hose.  The programs for the Summer Reading Program will be Wednesdays at 3:00 PM.  Check out these pictures.


Fizz, Boom…READ!

5th Grade School Visit pictureAs I look at my schedule for the next month, I feel overwhelmed by the full calendar. However, when I look at the individual activities, I become excited. I have a month full of kids, reading, and fun – all things that make a nerdy children’s librarian’s heart sing! As the East Morgan County Library gears up for the annual Summer Reading Program, Christy and I will finish out May having talked to nearly every child in the Brush School District from Preschool through 8th grade. We visited Thomson Primary at the end of April reading to all the Head Start and Thomson Preschool students, presenting each student with a free book.

For May, every class will visit our library to tour the library and hear about “Fizz, Boom – Read!” This theme is a S.T.E.M. related theme. S.T.E.M. stands for Science, Technology, Engineering and Math. All our activities for the summer will cover this theme. The activities are mainly for Kindergarten through 5th grade, but we will also have our regular Story Times and teen TAG Team meetings. We will have some building and demolition games, some Lego activities with the Lego Guy, some rocketry, the Big Bubble Circus, and visits from the fire department and city. As it is the 100th year of 4-H, we will also combine some programs with the Morgan County Extension Office.

We hope to see many children throughout the summer as they have fun and learn about books and reading. We will encourage them to broaden their horizons through reading and learning. Sign-ups are easy and will start the week of May 27th. We will have a kick-off event the evening of June 4th, which will include a visit from the Brush Fire Department and stories and snacks around campfires. The remainder of our events will take place at 3:00 p.m. on Wednesdays in June and July. We hope to see you there!

Laura McConnell

Children’s/Teen Librarian


And the Newbery award goes to….

Flora & Ulysses and book jacketThe American Library Association announced that the  Newbery medal award winner went to the author Kate DiCamillo for her new book “Flora & Ulysses: The Illuminated Adventures”.  The story features a young comic book enthusist, Flora,  and a superhero squirrl, Ulysses and their adventures together.

Kate DiCamillo has written other children’s books including “Because of Winn-Dixie”, “The Tale of Despereaux”, the Mercy Watson series and other well known books.

Come to the East Morgan County Library to check out the Newbery medal winner.

Book Recommendation – I Like Myself by Karen Beaumont

i like myself book cover

I Like Myself by Karen Beaumont

High on energy and imagination, this ode to self-esteem encourages kids to appreciate everything about themselves—inside and out. Messy hair? Beaver breath? So what! Here’s a little girl who knows what really matters.

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