It’s raining Dogs and Cats

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Sally Bailey, North Hill’s children’s librarian and Queen of the Yard Sales, has amassed a horde of cute and cuddly stuffed dogs and cats.  From the looks of it, cats and dogs are eager to get out of their boxes, take their places in the glassed in display case, and get to work charming everyone who walks by.

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Dogs and Cats Display

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Are You a Dog Person or a Cat Person? Browse this display of everything to do with cats and dogs and find out.   Check out the jokes, too.

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Bubble Man Amazes North Hill children

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Dr. U R Awesome, the Bubble Man,  fascinated children and adults alike during one of the Summer Reading Program Events.
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Akron Zoo visits North Hill

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Deb from the Akron Zoo enchants children with lizards and snakes as part of the Akron Zoo Education Outreach Program.

Sally Bailey enjoyed the unique experience of having a snake draped around her neck.  “You could really feel every muscle packed into its body.”

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If You Had A Super Power . . .

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At the beginning of the summer, we asked:  “If you had a super power, what would it be?”

This is what you wrote:

 

 

 

 

 

I want to

  • Fill each one I meet with love
  • Have self-confidence
  • Heal people
  • Bring Paul Walker back to life
  • Tell people how I feel without words
  • Put the kids to sleep with a snap of the fingers
  • Be ultra-flexible so I can itch my back
  • Understand and speak any language
  • Make people feel good about themselves

 

To have superpowers like

  • The Hulk
  • Supergirl
  • Spiderman
  • Barbie (who knew!)
  • Dora

 

To be able to

  • Turn into a unicorn
  • Turn into an adult
  • Be an army man
  • Become Ant Man, but I’m still a person
  • Fly
  • Tele-transport
  • Powersteal
  • Be in two places at once
  • Have a force field
  • Shoot webs like Spiderman
  • Be invisible
  • Read people’s minds
  • Have laser vision
  • Shapeshift
  • Be super fast and strong
  • Have laser vision
  • Change into other people’s bodies
 
 

 

 

 

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You Scream, I Scream for Ice Cream

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July is the perfect month for ice cream.  North Hill has some ice cream books just for you.

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Teens & Tweens @ 2

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Creative Things for Teens and Tweens: Cement Cloth Planters, Part 2

The cement planters had dried! We carefully pulled the cement pots apart from the plastic to reveal what they looked like on their own.

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Once they dry for another week or two, our participants can plants flowers directly into their new handmade pots!  For now though, they can display flowers in them that are planted in plastic pots.  Look how cool they all turned out to be!

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Teens & Tweens @ 2

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Creative Things for Teens and Tweens: Cement Cloth Planters

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Messy mixing

 

Last week we mixed Portland cement with Peat moss, Pearlite and water.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Once we got it to a nice, gloppy consistency, we dipped pieces of cloth in it until they were saturated with cement mix. Then we draped the cloth over plastic covered pots.

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Then we left the creations to dry for a week… Stay tuned for how they turned out this week!

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Tree Man? NatureConnect at North Hill

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Creative blocksThese tree blocks and discovery table were donated to North Hill as part of the NatureConnect program.  We put it in the children’s area for creative minds to play with.

Today, our children’s librarian discovered that some enterprising children have carefully stacked these blocks.  Tree Man?

PNC donated the money for this wonderful NatureConnect program.

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Wind Spirals Turn Plastic into Art

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Children and teens at North Hill color clear plastic bottles which children’s librarian Sally Bailey then cuts into colorful wind spirals.  What a great way to turn plastic bottles into art.

 

 

 

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