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January 2021 - Posts
Create It Pets

Welcome to Create It: Pets! Each month, in partnership with the Aurora Animal Shelter, we will be sharing a fun, easy DIY to make for furry friends! 

Create a safe and cozy pouch for shelter staff and cat fosters to use to help socialize kittens - an important step in their journey to finding a forever home! Instructions from Foothill Animal Shelter. Video made in partnership with Aurora Animal Shelter. 

For more information about the Aurora Animal Shelter or how to donate, please visit

Posted by  On Jan 28, 2021 at 12:24 PM

HELLO stands for Hand-on Early Literacy for Little Ones. In this program children will sing songs, work on fine and gross motor skills, learn about letters, numbers and science and develop early literacy skills. Ages 0-6.

This week's video is all about the letter G, as in gorilla!

Posted by  On Jan 28, 2021 at 9:31 AM
Readers' Realm

Readers' Realm: Adventure!
with Lisa

OK, this is it; we’re finishing up ADVENTURE!  Keep commenting or join in now. 
A new genre/category will begin next week, so you can start looking for a book.  Let’s go to FANTASY next. Check out some suggested books below, but remember - the choice is totally yours. 

As you finish your adventure book, did you find it to be a page turner (you know, the book you can’t put down)?  Did they characters actually finish the adventure or are you the reader left hanging?  Did it end like you wanted it to?  If so GREAT!  If not, what could have made it better? Please include the title and author of the book you’re reading in your post (some of us want to add to our reading list!) 

In my book, "The Tomb" by S.A. Bodeen, I was left with a cliff hanger.  Another unknown spaceship had pulled the Tomb to them with a tractor beam, and now Kiva and Seth are faced with a similar decision to the one they had before; they are not both going to get to leave.  The ship is ruled by the Witch, so staying onboard is not a good option.  Only one escapes, but what will happen to the other?  I guess we need a sequel to find out! 

Remember we’ll start next week with Fantasy!  Here are some suggested titles, but, of course, the choice is yours!

Posted by  On Jan 27, 2021 at 9:21 AM
Read It!

Family Book Club: "The Green Ember" by S.D. Smith
TODAY: Aurora Public Library and Jefferson County Public Library welcome S.D. Smith, author of "The Green Ember" for a virtual visit on today at 5 p.m. Register for the event here

The Green Ember

Chapters 31 (Jupiter's Crossing) - Chapter 44 (The Beginning)
1. After Heather and Picket learn about their family's betrayal, did you imagine them doing something heroic to earn back the other rabbit's trust?
2. Helmber tells Picket that the rabbit's cannot win against their enemies and the Mended Wood is a fantasy. Do you agree with him?
3. How do you feel about Kyle? Is he telling Heather the truth?
4. It's not fair to accuse Heather and Picket of being disloyal just because their uncles were. Why do you think the other rabbits cannot trust them/attack them in the Savory Den?
5. Were you expecting all that happened at the end? (Jupiter Smalls, Kyle betrayal, etc.)
Posted by  On Jan 25, 2021 at 2:10 PM
Create It!

Create It! Troll
by Karen

In folklore, trolls are mischievous creatures who bring good luck. In this Create It, Karen shares a DIY to make your own lucky troll and a wintery scene for the troll to play in!

Posted by  On Jan 25, 2021 at 9:42 AM
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