Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Teen Crafternoon

Tomorrow at 4:30 PM we will be having a very cool, earth-friendly, recycle friendly book craft! How many things can you make with a recycled book? Well, we at the library put our crafters fingers to work and spun up some book crafts for you to choose from! Check it out:

Once upon a time there was a turtle called Yertle. Dr. Suess loved her so much he wrote a book on her. Little Fairfielder's checked out her book day after day, year after year. Finally Yertle had enough, her pages were falling apart. She slinked off into a corner of the library and turned into a heart from all the love she received during her life as a book:
Yertle the Turtle Love

Do you know why the caged bird sings?

'The caged bird sings
with a fearful trill
of things unknown
but longed for still
and his tune is heard
on the distant hill
for the caged bird
sings of freedom"

-Maya Angelou
Well, once upon a time, there was a little book on little birds that was bought in 1960-something. It was checked out over and over again. It was checked out so much that the little birds in the book almost flew away. Then their pages got old and gross so no one wanted to check them out anymore. The book sat in the library for over 10 years and not a soul looked at it. The little birds of the book sang of freedom, they fluttered their pages as hard as they could and turned into this:

And lastly there is the story of butterflies. They were the buddies of the bird book. Their little butterfly old book sat on the shelf collecting dust. The butterflies dreamed of bursting out of their cocoon, singing Mariah Careys's Butterfly song. One day they did just that:

Spread your wings and prepare to fly 
For you have become a butterfly 
Fly abandonedly into the sun 

If you should return to me 
We truly were meant to be 
So spread your wings and fly 

A butterfly bookmobile
And there you have it: types of crafts we have lined up for tomorrow. So teens, spread your wings like butterflies, sing of freedom like the caged bird and come on over to the library tomorrow at 4:30 to turn the tune of an old book.

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