Hi Guys!

Hi everyone!  *waves excitedly*  I’m Miss Kansas (just like the state), the new Youth Services Librarian at TCPL and I am SO excited to be a part of your library!  Here are some fun facts about me: I have two dogs (Mollie Frog and Pepper Anne) and a cat (Tinker the Stinker).  My favorite movie ever is the Wizard of Oz and my favorite book is Pete the Cat!  I LOVE Pete the Cat!


This week has been my very first week here and I’ve already been a part of some really awesome stuff!  This week we had Fired Up About Reading with one of the super fun firemen from The Colony Fire Department and we read all kinds of silly stories and one of my personal favorites Dragons Love Tacos!  We also had Whirled on a String on Wednesday with Valerie Oliver and she showed us all some super cool yo-yo tricks and taught us some of the science behind it! 

Whirled on a string

Next week is our very last week of Summer Reading Club so make sure you come in and join us for all of our final events for this year!  I cannot wait to meet everyone and I just know we are going to have a great time!


1-5 Activity – Dr. Flake-N-Stein

We had our first Wednesday 1-5 Activity today at 2pm. It was absolutely magical! Brett Roberts as Dr. Flake-N-Stein, a mad scientist, showed kids some fun and easy science they can do at home. He also dazzled the crowd with a few magic tricks and song some songs with his robot buddies.


Check out the schedule to see what other programs we have this summer. And don’t forget to sign up for the reading club to get prizes and a reading certificate.

Early Dismisal Movie

Miss Tina and I had SOOOOO much fun with everyone this afternoon during our Early Dismissal Movie program. Kids from as little as 4 on up to some brave 6th grades joined in on the fun after school let out for the summer. We watched Frozen!

First we made snowflakes. (I know it’s hot outside, but the movie does take place during the summer!).



Next, we started the movie and blew bubbles when anyone mentioned a snowman.


We waved around our snowflakes for “Let it Go”.


And threw ‘snow balls’ (Styrofoam balls) at the bad guys.


Oh yeah, there was popcorn. Lots of popcorn. 🙂


Check out all the other fun stuff we have going on this summer here. And don’t forget to sign up for the reading program here.

Hope to see you soon!

-Miss Amanda

We’re back!


Story Time is back for the summer and we just had a super fun Toddler Time at the library today. Our theme was ‘Fun in the Sun’ and we read some classic books and learned some sign language for Sun and Fun.


Signing Time: I love the Sun
(Tune: Hot Cross Buns)

I love the SUN, I love the SUN

When the SUN is out I can have some FUN.


Here are some of our enthusiastic high fivers at the end of the story time.


Don’t forget to sign up for Summer Reading Club for a chance to win prizes. The Early Literacy Club, where parents read 25 books to preschool children, can be registered for here.

See you later alligators!

-Miss Amanda


This Week in Story Time – Easter!

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Here is a sample of what’s to come tomorrow:

Signing Song: Mary Had a Little Bunny

Mary had a LITTLE BUNNY,



Fleece as WHITE as SNOW.

Action Rhyme: 10 Little Bunnies

(Tune: 10 Little Indians)

One little, two little, three little bunnies,
Four little, five little, six little bunnies,
Seven little, eight little, nine little bunnies,
Hopping all around.

Hop, hop, hop, hop, hop, hop, STOP!
Hop, hop, hop, hop, hop, hop, STOP!
Hop, hop, hop, hop, hop, hop, STOP!
Hop, hop, hop, hop, STOP!


See you tomorrow!

~Miss Amanda

P.S. Just a reminder that the library will be closed next Friday, Saturday, and Sunday in observance of Good Friday and Easter.