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Big Read 2014 ~ Spring Break Youth/Teen Events

Spring Break Youth/Teen Events: 
A 1920s Adventure!
Monday, April 14 through Monday, April 21, 2014
All events require registration and are held at the Village library.
Monday, April 14 at 11:00 am
“The Story of Dr. Dolittle” was written in 1920, Dr. Dolittle could talk to any animal. Come see the animals brought to us by Carousel Acres, including a Bolivian squirrel monkey, a tortoise and talking guinea pigs! 
Tuesday, April 15 at 11:00 am
Mickey was created in 1928. We will show “Steamboat Willie” and other Mickey Mouse short movies. Fresh popcorn and a craft. 
Tuesday, April 15 at 2:00 pm 
You know the songs, so bring your singing voice and a bunch of friends and relive your childhood moments. For grades 7+. 
Wednesday, April 16 at 11:00 am
Bring your loom and learn how to make a Flapper head band with a flower. For ages 6+. 
Wednesday, April 16 at 3:00 pm
Learn the alphabet and basic signs. 
Thursday, April 17 at 11:00 am
Bring your favorite stuffed animal for a tea party. For ages 5+. 
Thursday, April 17 at 3:00 pm 
The Roaring 20s was a wild time. MANY new SOFT drinks were created, including Nehi and Kool-Aid! Teen friendly and healthy drinks will be created, named and consumed. For grades 7+. 
Friday, April 18 at 11:00 am
Come to the library and play games from the 1920s - Chinese Checkers, Mahjong, Sorry, Monopoly, and Crosswords!  Snack on food invented during that era. 
Monday, April 21 at 11:00 am
Winnie the Pooh was written in 1926 but we love him still. Come and enjoy crafts, games and honey treats! 
Monday, April 21 at 3:00 pm
Create a 1920s outfit, or accessory. Only 25% of the outfit needs to be duct tape. Your creation must be modeled by yourself or a friend. Be prepared to explain how you made it and win a prize if you come in 1st, 2nd or 3rd place. 
The Big Read is a program of the National Endowment for the Arts in partnership with Arts Midwest and supported by The Friends of Cromaine Library.
Thank you to our sponsors. Without their generous contributions, we couldn’t present these exciting events to our community:
The Friends of Cromaine Library
Thomson-Shore, Inc.
Livingston Daily Press & Argus
Designs for Eyes - Hartland
JKD Group
Five Star Signs, Inc.
And thank you to the bands that have supported our events during this year’s Big Read! 

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PNC Early Literacy Center


Thank you to the PNC Foundation for over $16,000 for our PNC Early Literacy Center, now installed in our Village Youth Department.  The Literacy Center is anchored by 4 AWE Learning Stations. These stations are independent computer work areas for children. The interactive programs in each station will induce Toddler reading, math, phonics and classics like “Green Eggs and Ham.”  Colored keyboards and large monitors draw in the children and the exciting “programs” will hold their attention.  Exploring painting, language learning, geography and science on these computers is a dramatic improvement.  Thanks to PNC Foundation!