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HELLO

Join us each week as we learn about the letter of the month, each week focusing on a different activity or skill! 

May's letter of the month is K and the word of the month is KANGAROO! In this video, learn how to sound out, spell and sign kangaroo!

Posted by [email protected]  On May 13, 2021 at 8:33 AM
  
Grab & Go Together

Grab & Go Together: Stress Bottles
with Julie

Destress during finals by making your own glitter stress bottle.

Need supplies? Grab & Go Together kits will be available from Tallyn’s Reach Library starting Monday, May 3 (while supplies last, limit one per person).

Posted by [email protected]  On May 11, 2021 at 3:07 PM
  
This is your opportunity to learn something new! This week, Miss Tess shows how to play “Mary Had a Little Lamb” on piano!  

The order of the notes you play are: 
E D C D E E E D D D E G G E D C D E E E D D E D C

Feel free to watch as many times as you’d like to get the hang of it!

Join us every Tuesday in May as we share new things to learn! Kids ages 5 - 12, with parent's permission, can submit a photo or video of what they learned this month (a fun fact, a new song, a new language, a new dance - almost anything!) via social media or an email to [email protected] to be entered to win a prize! Last day to enter is Friday, May 28. Click here for more info.

Posted by [email protected]  On May 11, 2021 at 10:09 AM
  
Make & Learn

Welcome to Make & Learn! In this program, our librarians will be sharing easy-to-make games and activities that support cognitive development and practicing early literacy skills.

In this video, Miss Julie shares a fun game you can play with your child to practice their color knowledge and sorting using things you have around the house! 

Posted by [email protected]  On May 11, 2021 at 8:53 AM
  
May Family Book Club

Welcome to Family Book Club! This is an exciting club for families who love to read and is appropriate for ages 8-15. The books chosen are always within the 3rd-6th grade level but both younger and older kids have enjoyed them! If your child is younger, I encourage the family to read the book aloud together or listen to the audiobook (if available)!

This month we are reading “Just South of Home” by Karen Strong. Cousins Sarah and Janie, along with two friends, unearth a tragic event in their small Southern town’s history. With their new knowledge, it is up to them to heal their community. 
Please note: This novel contains religious themes as well as spooky moments involving ghosts (or haints). 
Genre: PARANORMAL MYSTERY

Chapters 11 (Seed of Doubt) – 19 (The Deaconess)
1. Now we know for sure the church is haunted! Since Janie put the cameo back, do you think they’ll have any more trouble from the haints?
2. Janie stood up for Sarah and it helped to bond them. Has anything like that ever happened to you with someone you weren’t sure you liked very much? It definitely changes your relationship!
3. Sarah can’t find answers in her normal source of information – books. What or who would you go to for help if haints were after you?
4. Do you think Sarah was right to stand up for Mrs. Whitney? Mrs. Greene was embarrassed to be called out in front of her church group but I doubt she would have taken it better in private.
5. Janie is really disappointed her mom won’t be coming for her as planned. Do you think this will make her more difficult to be around now?
 
Next week read chapters 20 (Family Meeting) – 28 (A Guilty Liar)
 
We will be having a special virtual event on Monday, May 24 at 5 p.m. to meet the author! Register here to receive WebEx link.

Copies of the book are available for checkout at the Tallyn's Reach Library. Please call 303.627.3050 if you'd like to put one on hold to be picked up at a different branch. Copies are also available through Prospector.
Posted by [email protected]  On May 10, 2021 at 1:34 PM
  
Create It!

Create It! Spring Garland
with Karen

It’s Make It Monday! This week, Karen shares a fun and easy DIY that is sure to liven up any space – a beautiful spring garland!
Posted by [email protected]  On May 10, 2021 at 12:58 PM
  

On May 6th, 2021, at approximately 1:18 p.m., Aurora Police Officers responded to a motorcycle crash on East Yale Avenue at South Truckee Street.

The initial investigation revealed an adult male motorcyclist was traveling northbound on South Ventura Street through a sharp westbound curve onto East Yale Avenue. While traveling in the curve, the motorcyclist attempted to pass a vehicle by entering the eastbound oncoming lanes of traffic of East Yale Avenue. The motorcyclist was then struck by an oncoming vehicle traveling eastbound on East Yale Avenue at South Truckee Street.

Neither the driver nor occupants of the vehicle were injured. The driver of the vehicle did remain on scene. Drugs, alcohol nor speed are considered factors leading to the crash by the driver of the involved vehicle. 

The overtaking of the vehicle on a sharp curve by the motorcyclist led to the crash. Additionally, the motorcyclist’s helmet was strapped to the motorcycle, and therefore not being worn at the time of the crash. At this time the investigation is still active and ongoing, and it is not yet known whether speed, alcohol or drugs were also contributing factors.

The motorcyclist was transported to a local hospital where he later died from his injuries. His identity will be released by the Arapahoe County Coroner's Office once he has been positively identified and next of kin have been notified. 

The cause of this crash is under investigation by the Aurora Police Traffic Investigations Unit. Anyone who witnessed this crash is asked to call police.  

This is the second traffic fatality this month in Aurora involving a motorcyclist. Since 2015, nearly half of all motorcycle accidents in Aurora resulted in the motorcyclist sustaining injuries or worse.

May is Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month and the riding season is upon us. Please check your blind spots for motorcycles, look twice before pulling into the roadway, and remove all distractions while driving. Motorcyclists should do the same. Additionally, wearing glasses, helmets and gloves will help protect the body. If you are an inexperienced motorcyclist seek training schools to strengthen your ability to ride safe.

Officer Crystal McCoy
Public Information Officer
720.432.5095

Posted by [email protected]  On May 07, 2021 at 3:26 PM
  
HELLO

Join us each week as we learn about the letter of the month, each week focusing on a different activity or skill! 

May's letter of the month is K and the word of the month is KANGAROO! 

Posted by [email protected]  On May 06, 2021 at 9:15 AM
  
This is your opportunity to learn something new! This week, staff shows how to draw a portrait in the Japanese cartoon style of manga. If you draw your own portrait, share a photo of it in the comments!

Join us every Tuesday in May as we share new things to learn!

Kids ages 5 - 12, with parent's permission, can submit a photo or video of what they learned this month (a fun fact, a new song, a new language, a new dance - almost anything!) via social media or an email to [email protected] to be entered to win a prize! Last day to enter is Friday, May 28. Click here for more info.

Posted by [email protected]  On May 04, 2021 at 2:03 PM
  
May Family Book Club

Welcome to Family Book Club! This is an exciting club for families who love to read and is appropriate for ages 8-15. The books chosen are always within the 3rd-6th grade level but both younger and older kids have enjoyed them! If your child is younger, I encourage the family to read the book aloud together or listen to the audiobook (if available)!

This month we are reading “Just South of Home” by Karen Strong. Cousins Sarah and Janie, along with two friends, unearth a tragic event in their small Southern town’s history. With their new knowledge, it is up to them to heal their community. 
Please note: This novel contains religious themes as well as spooky moments involving ghosts (or haints). 
Genre: PARANORMAL MYSTERY

Chapters 1 (Red Velvet Miracle) – 10 (Cursed)
1. Sarah wants a quiet summer but knows her cousin Janie is trouble. Do you have any family members like that? (You don’t have to answer this in detail!)
2. If you were stuck with a difficult guest for two weeks that you thought you didn’t have anything in common with, what would you do to get through it? Would you try to connect with the person and entertain them or let them be?
3. Why do you think Sarah does not stand up for herself when Janie is offensive? 
4. Do you think the boy they saw at the church was a haint?
5. Do you think the mysterious boy came to write “Take It Back” on the window or do you think someone is playing a trick on them?
 
Next week read chapters 11 (Seed of Doubt) – 19 (The Deaconess)
 
We will be having a special virtual event on Monday, May 24 at 5 p.m. to meet the author! Register here to receive WebEx link.

Copies of the book are available for checkout at the Tallyn's Reach Library. Please call 303.627.3050 if you'd like to put one on hold to be picked up at a different branch. Copies are also available through Prospector.

Posted by [email protected]  On May 03, 2021 at 2:58 PM
  
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