for many special events for kids of all ages!
Coloring Contest From April 29-May 20, 2013 LeClaire Library children’s
department will be holding a coloring contest to get ready for our
Summer Reading Program theme—Dig Into Reading!
Stop on by the library and pick up one of our dinosaur coloring
sheet (OR DOWNLOAD THE SHEET BY CLICKING
and start decorating! Participants can use any medium of their choosing
such as crayons, colored pencils, paint, strips of paper—whatever! All
submissions will be displayed in the library and one lucky winner from
three different age groups will be awarded a dinosaur book! One entry
per child and the age groups will be 1-3 years, 4-7 years, and 8-12
years. Winners announced on May 24, 2013.
Contact the children services librarian, Jillian Flahaven, at
with any questions.
WINTER READING PROGRAM! A fun way to make winter go quickly!
Visit the LeClaire Community Library and pick up a BINGO card to participate in
this year’s Winter Reading Program, running during the month of January.
Complete an activity on the card and cross it off. Cross off five boxes in a row
horizontally, vertically, or diagonally to complete a BINGO. For each BINGO you
complete, you win a prize! Turn your BINGO card in at the circulation desk
before February 8th to be entered in the Grand Prize Drawing!
Dates to Remember:
- December 26th -
BINGO Cards available for pickup at the library
1st-January 31st - Complete Activities on your BINGO Card
- February 8th -
Final Day to submit BINGO cards for the Grand Prize Drawing
Toddle Time @
LeClaire Community Library
Fridays at 10:30 A.M.
NO TODDLE TIME AGAIN UNTIL January 4th
program is designed to meet the developmental stages of our smallest story-time
friends (birth- 3yrs). The Friday sessions will encourage a love a reading
through shorter stories, more songs and finger-play activities especially suited
to this younger age group.
We will continue to offer Family Story-time on Tuesday evenings at 6:30 pm,
which will be suited to older children (age 3 and older), featuring longer
stories, action rhymes and crafts appealing to a broader age range.
ALL young children are most welcome to attend either session. Parents/Caregivers
are the best judge of which program style suits their own child’s developmental
If you have any questions about this change, please feel free to talk to Miss
Jillian, or email her at
Summer Reading Program
Congratulations to everyone who participated in the
Summer Reading Program this year!
The TumbleBook Library is a collection of animated, talking picture books with
fiction, non-fiction and foreign language titles, Read-Alongs (chapter books
with sentence highlighting and narration but no animation), TumbleTV which
consists of pre-set playlists of a sequence of books, and Tumble Puzzles &
Good Websites for Kids:
eNature- Info on Wild Animals & Plants
Kids.gov- Official Kids Portal for the
Kidsreads- Book Reviews and Author News just for you!