Registration for winter programs at Cromaine begins on December 1st at 9 a.m. Please join us for a wide variety of activities for patrons of all ages including a Noon Year's Eve Party, Needlehearts for Charity, Santa Visit, storytimes, book clubs, and so much more! Please visit our Events calendar for full descriptions of our programs.
Are you looking for a fun activity to do with your little ones that will help them practice writing letters? Check out our Bookworm craft from Preschool Storytime! This can be used as a bookmark or simply as a fun item to play with.
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Are you trying to find the perfect Halloween costume? Buzzfeed published a very fun list of costume ideas inspired by books, ranging from Amelia Bedelia to Great Expectations, that can be found here: https://www.buzzfeed.com/mallorymcinnis/lets-make-trick-or-booking-a-thing
As soon as October begins, I am always in the mood for a good, creepy book. It may have to do with my love of Halloween and spooky things, but there’s something about the foggy mornings, the crisp chill in the air, and the longer stretches of darkness throughout the day that provide the perfect backdrop for a scary book.
Here are some of my favorite titles for grade school and beyond. If you need assistance finding an item in our collection or placing a hold on a title, please let us know.
If you're looking for a fun way to use some of the leaves falling from the trees, make a Leaf Person craft! A few weeks ago, participants in Preschool Storytime made their own leaf people, animals, and pretty fall scenes with leaves, sticks, and tree bark gathered from outside. We also used markers, glue, construction paper, and googly eyes to make these unique creations complete.
Are you looking for a high-flying, fun project for your kids to do this summer? Try your hand at making a paper plate frisbee!
What do Harry Potter, The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time, and Looking for Alaska have in common? On the surface, it may seem like their commonalities are minimal, but there is one thing that they all share: they are all on the top 10 list of 2015’s Most Challenged Books.
Are you feeling a little too old for Youth events but a little too young for Teen events? Cromaine Library has the perfect solution for you: Tween programs! Tween Nights at the Library are specifically designed for 4-6 graders, and they are a fun way to explore new ideas or hobbies, geek out about a favorite book or movie, and make new friends.
Yesterday, the bookish community received some very sad news: acclaimed children’s author and illustrator, Anna Dewdney, passed away after struggling with brain cancer. Anna was well-known for her popular Llama Llama picture book series, and in addition to writing, she was also an advocate for childhood literacy. Because of this, it seems very fitting that she requested that everyone read a book to a child instead of giving her a funeral.
Registration for fall programming at Cromaine begins Thursday, September 1st at 9 a.m. We have a myriad of different activities for people of all ages, including Storytime, Pumpkin Decorating, A.L.I.V.E for 55+, Gingerbread House Making, and so much more! Please visit our Events calendar to see all of our offerings, along with full descriptions for each program. If you have any questions or need help with registration, feel free to stop by or give us a call at 810-632-5200.
Our annual Summer Reading Program drew to a close last week. From our Summer Concert Series, to Family Fitness Fridays, to Tiny Tot Olympics, there was truly something for everyone to enjoy!
This Saturday is the culmination of Cromaine Library’s 2016 Summer Reading Program. Don’t forget to turn in the rest of your minutes and collect your prizes before noon on Saturday, August 20th, as our drawing for raffle prizes will be held at 1:00 p.m.
Do you play Pokemon Go? Great news! Hartland’s Cromaine Library is a Pokestop with a Pokemon Gym. Once you have reached level 5 of game play, choose between three teams (Instinct (yellow), Mystic (blue), and Valor (red)) to battle it out, seize control of the gym, and catch 'em all.
Are you looking for your next favorite book? Check out NoveList, a database available through Hartland's Cromaine Library.
Earlier this week, Ms. Bekah talked to Creekside's fourth grade classes about Cromaine's Summer Reading Program. She also shared some book recommendations, which can be found below.
- Armstrong, Lori - Loki’s Wolves
- Connor, Leslie - All Rise for the Honorable Perry T. Cook
- Kelly, Erin Entrada - Blackbird Fly
- Patterson, James - Jacky Ha-Ha
- Philbrick, Rodman - The Big Dark
Today, I visited the fourth grade classrooms at Village Elementary to tell them all about our Summer Reading Program. I also gave them some book recommendations, which can be found below.
- Alexander, Kwame - The Crossover
- Applegate, Katherine - Crenshaw
- Burnham, Molly B. - Teddy Mars: Almost a World Record Breaker
- Konigsburg, E.L. - From the Mixed-Up Files of Basil E. Frankweiler
Today, Ms. Marta visited the fourth graders at Lakes Elementary to talk about our Summer Reading Program. While participants are encouraged to read any type of book they want throughout the summer, she also presented students with a list of suggetions, which can be found below.
Learning a new language enriches one's understanding of his or her first language, increasing writing and communication skills all around.
Cromaine offers a great resource for beginning language learning -- Mango. For Cromaine Library card holders, it is completely free to create a Mango account and enroll in courses in French, Spanish, Italian, and many more. Mango even offers a fun course where you can learn to talk like a Pirate.
If you have visited the Children’s section of the library over the past few months, you may have noticed that our Early Reader collection has had a bit of a makeover.
Lately I've been trying to branch out of my comfort zone with my reading choices. Spring seems like the perfect time to try some new kinds of books. Here are a few of the recent books I've read that were a little outside my comfort zone that I highly recommend!
Advanced Placement (AP) testing was this week. Congradulations Hartland teens for completing so many AP courses and earning such a high ranking for your school!