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Letter Writing Kit

By: Library Staff February 22, 2021

Bonus YLAH Kit: Letter Writing Letters keep you in touch with faraway friends and family and are more special than sending an email or text message. Included in your kit: Letter writing prompts and ideas Letter stamps and postcard stamps Postcard size cardstock Paper for writing on Additional supplies needed: Pencil or pen Markers/crayons for…

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Microwave Mug Meals

By: Library Staff February 15, 2021

Oatmeal Mug Muffin Original recipe by Monica from The Hidden Veggies Recipe Notes The oatmeal included in the library’s take home kit contains 7g of sugar and may contain gluten. No wet ingredients are included and are denoted by a * Ingredients 1 packet instant oatmeal (any flavor) 1 tbsp flour (gf or regular) –…

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Celebrate the Chinese New Year!

By: Library Staff February 12, 2021

Happy Chinese New Year! 2021 is the year of the Ox!   The Runaway Wok (A CHINESE NEW YEAR TALE) By YING CHANG COMPESTINE Illustrated by SEBASTIA SERRA Author’s Note: Compestine shares The Chinese lunar calendar is based on the phases of the moon. The Chinese New Year, also known as the Spring Festival, begins on the first…

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NEW Diversity Kits

By: Library Staff February 9, 2021

Diversity Kits Now Available for Checkout! Donated and made possible by Pearson School Assessment   Deandrea White, Pearson’s Customer Meetings & Events Manager, was presented with this wonderful idea by a community member who thought Pearson School Assessment would be the perfect partner for this community project. Pearson’s mission is centered around helping people make…

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Mosaic Canvas Pouches

By: Library Staff February 8, 2021

February YLAH T(w)een Kit   In celebration of Black History Month our t(w)een project for February is based on the works of Black artist Alma Thomas. Alma Thomas, born on September 22, 1891, in Columbus, Georgia, began to paint seriously in 1960, when she retired from her thirty-eight year career as an art teacher in…

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Local Libraries LIT: Mira Jacob

By: Library Staff February 3, 2021

Local Libraries LIT Presents Author Mira Jacob Local Libraries LIT to feature Award-winning writer Mira Jacob on Thursday, February 11, 2021 at 7:00 PM. Presentation by The Tuesday Agency in partnership by the Iowa City Public Library, Coralville Public Library, North Liberty Library and University of Iowa Libraries. Mira Jacob is a novelist, memoirist, illustrator, and…

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Alma Thomas Inspired Mosaic!

By: Library Staff February 1, 2021

February YLAH Family Kit: Mosaics Supply List: Construction Paper Scissors Glue Directions: 1. Select a solid sheet of construction paper to use as your canvas. 2. Cut scrap or additional sheets of construction paper into squares or shapes. 3. Glue shapes onto your canvas creating a design or pattern. 4. Remember your littles can’t do…

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Winter Ice Wreath

By: Library Staff January 28, 2021

DIY Winter Ice Wreath Supply List: Container or Tupperware Water Twine or yarn Fruit, vegetables, birdseed, evergreen clippings, and/or pinecones Directions: 1. Fill your container with about an inch and a half of water 2. Add your evergreen clippings, birdseed, fruit and/or vegetables (anything safe for animals to eat) 3. Cut a piece of twine/yarn…

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Gnome Magnet Kit

By: Library Staff January 15, 2021

January YLAH Adult Kit – Gnome Magnets Supply List: 8 yards of yarn (+ 2 x 6in reserved) 10 mm wood bead or pom pom 5 inch square of burlap or fabric Hot glue gun or quick setting glue Scissors Directions: 1. Wrap all 8 yards of yarn around the palm of your hand. 2.…

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DIY Touchscreen Gloves

By: Library Staff January 11, 2021

January YLAH T(w)een Kit – Touchscreen Gloves Supply List: Gloves (you can also use your own) Needle Conductive thread Watch the instructional video of your librarians doing the craft HERE Directions: 1. Thread your needle. 2. Find out which parts of your fingers make contact with your screen. *Possibly the inside edge of your thumb…

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