Dragon friend.

Hello,

Welcome to Summer Reading weekly craft. This week we are making a dragon friend and craft kits are available for pick up at the library.

  • Cut out your wings and ears. Have an adult help you slice small slits to insert your wings and ears.
  • Add the eyes, pom poms, teeth, and poke your green pipe cleaners where you want some spikes. Stack your tissue paper and make cuts to about 2 inches from the end. Roll the tissue paper into a tube and (insert it into the noodle… no glue needed). Enjoy your fire breathing dragon.

Thanks for joining us for Summer Reading craft. I hope you have fun creating!

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The Art of Story!

Hello,

Welcome to Summer Reading weekly craft. This week we are making The Art of Story paintings and craft kits are available for pick up at the library. If you can’t make it in, here is a list of materials: Canvas, paint, paintbrush, shells, glue.

  • Divide your canvas into three sections for sky, water, and sand. Be sure to leave enough room on the sand area to add your “footprints” and shells.
  • Paint your sky, water and sand. Mix the blue and green for an ocean green color. Let dry completely.
  • Apply a small amount of brown paint to the side of your hand. Press onto the sand area for footprints and use your fingers to print the toes. ** Test your footprints on a piece of paper before you apply them to your canvas.
  • OPTIONAL-Apply craft glue where you’d like your sand and shell. Add sand first and then shells. Keep flat while drying.

Thanks for joining us for Summer Reading craft. I hope you have fun creating!

See you for next week’s craft!

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Wild Things!

Hello,

Welcome to Summer Reading weekly craft. This week we are making Wild Things wall hangings and craft kits are available for pick up at the library. If you can’t make it in, here is a list of materials: Paper, watercolor paints, animal stencil, black marker, and ribbon.

  • Tape your paper to the table counter or solid surface. Paint a light colorful background on your watercolor paper.
  • When it’s completely dry, place your animal stencil on top and trace the outline.
  • Fill in the stencil outline to create a solid silhouette of your animal. Cut a small V-shape off the bottom. Punch a hole on each top corner and add a ribbon to hang your artwork. Enjoy!!!
  • OPTIONAL-attach a string to display.

Thanks for joining us for Summer Reading craft. I hope you have fun creating!

See you for next week’s craft!

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Hello,

Welcome to Summer Reading weekly craft. This week we are making Summer Sun Catcher and craft kits are available for pick up at the library. If you can’t make it in, here is a list of materials: canning jar ring, paper with design or your own drawing, string, beads, markers, glue.

  • Trace the outline of the canning jar ring onto a sheet of thin paper and create your own design. Color with marker and cut around the outline.
  • Apply glue around the inside rim of the ring and place the colorful design inside the ring against the glued area. Allow to dry.
  • Wrap string or yarn around the outer edge of the ring and tie a double knot. Add beads for embellishment. Cut string or yarn to make loop and hang your sun catcher in a sunny window.
  • OPTIONAL-attach a string to the center of the bowl to hang

Thanks for joining us for Summer Reading craft. I hope you have fun creating!

See you for next week’s craft!

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Take and Make Craft

Hello,

Welcome to Summer Reading weekly craft. This week we are making Rainbow Jellyfish and craft kits are available for pick up at the library. If you can’t make it in, here is a list of materials: Paper bowl, ribbon or streamers, tissue paper or magazine (or wrapping paper), google eyes, tape and glue.

  • Tape ribbon or streamers (you choose the length of your Jellyfish tentacles) to the inside of the bowl.
  • Glue colorful paper pieces to the outside of the bowl (tuck the tentacles inside the bowl while you glue)
  • When dry…add some eyes to your creature
  • OPTIONAL-attach a string to the center of the bowl to hang

Thanks for joining us for Summer Reading craft. I hope you have fun creating!

See you for next week’s craft!

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We’re Here For You –

We take your health and ours seriously. Therefore, we’ve instituted a policy of wiping down door handles, desks, and computer keyboards/mice multiple times per day. We’re wiping down books as they come in and encouraging those who are sick to visit the library on another day. For those who are unable to visit the library we want to remind you that we have a wealth of downloadable eBooks and Audiobooks available in OverDrive via the NH Downloadable Books Consortium in cooperation with the New Hampshire State Library. With your Blaisdell Memorial Library card you have access. For those who have not done so, download the Libby app to your phone or tablet, enter your library card number (from the back of your card) and PIN (for most it is their 7-digit phone number if they have a 603 number, or your 10-digit phone number if you have a cell number from another area), and you have a wealth of books at hand. If you have any questions about your account or setting one up, please call us at 679-8484, or stop by when you get a chance.

We have had news of several area museums to which we offer passes, having closed for the next several weeks including:

The Museum of Fine Arts – Boston
The New England Aquarium
The Museum of Science – Boston
The Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum

Should we have any changes in service hours or offerings, we’ll be sure to update this site ASAP. Take care, stay healthy, and make the most of your time with good books.

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Adult Craft – Painted Wooden Eggs

Come and paint with us on Sunday, April 5 @2PM.

Join us on Sunday, April 5 at 2 PM, for a relaxing afternoon of creativity, chat, and light refreshments. We will be painting wooden eggs in celebration of the coming of spring and the hope for warmer days ahead. Registration is required. Please call 679-8484, stop by, or email blaisdellml@comcast.net to sign up.