My Book and Me Program
March 4, 11, 18, and 25 from 6:30 - 8:00pm
The purpose of this program is to encourage children to write a variety of short stories and illustrate them with various art methods and materials throughout the course of four sessions. The program is to encourage children to be creative and overcome their fear of writing. The beauty of this program is that there are no rigid guidelines, so the child can feel free to write and illustrate whatever they want.
Each week, the child will be supplied with certain prompts (characters, setting, etc.). Those prompts don’t have to be used if the child has their own ideas. The prompts are simply supplied to help those children who are struggling to get started. A different genre will be chosen for each week (fantasy, mystery, scary/horror, etc.)
The child will write a short story using the ideas given/ or of their own.
The child will also illustrate one scene from their story using whatever the chosen artistic method is for that week. It might be colored pencil, water colors, chalk, pencil, paper, various materials, etc.) Supplies will be furnished by the library.
The books will be bound with a spiral binding which will allow more pages to be added at a later time if the child would like to do so.
If a child is unable to attend every week, that is okay since each week is a different story. Contact Wendy Heisey if you would like to pick up the art material/writing genre to do at home.
If a child is unable to write on their own, a parent is needed to stay with that child and help them throughout the program.
At the end of the four weeks, the child’s stories and art will be compile, laminated and spiral bound. The books will be on display in the Children’s room the entire month of April. A photo with the child holding their book will be displayed next to their book. A participation ribbon, a certificate and a small prize will be awarded to each child. The children will be able to take their books home April 1st. If you have any questions, please call the library at 698-5515.
We will be highlighting the books made during the "My book and Me" Program at the spring "Art Show" here at the Milton -Union Public Library on Wednesday, April 1 from 6:00 - 8:00pm