Bibbidi-Bobbidi-Boo Princess Party

This past Wednesday, I hosted a Bibbidi-Bobbidi-Boo Princess Party. I highly encouraged costumes, and even dressed up myself! I was happy to see that every guest showed up in a princess costume. I had a Snow White and 2 Elsas. We had a lot of fun! I read them The Princess and the Pig by Jonathan Emmett while they munched on cookies, then I had them make their own princess wands out of striped pinwheel straws, construction paper/cardstock, ribbon, glue, and glitter. The glitter was a must.

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Miss Sara reads to the princesses!

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The princesses and Miss Sara pose with their wands!

After the girls were finished with their wands, we had picture time! We took serious and silly ones, per the princesses’ request. Afterwards, we had a Princess Parade where we marched around the library singing Let It Go. The girls were all really adorable and they had a blast…and I did too! It’s so much fun to bring that kind of fun and joy to their day. :)

Friends of the Library Drawing and Essay Contests

The Friends of the Library in Oxford are hosting a Drawing Contest for children grades K-2 and an Essay Contest for children grades 3-5. Winners will receive a $25 Amazon gift card and will be displayed in the library!

More info for the Drawing Contest:

https://library4kids.files.wordpress.com/2015/05/drawing-competition-2015-k-2.pdf

More info for the Essay Contest:

https://library4kids.files.wordpress.com/2015/05/essay-competition-2015-grades-3-5.pdf

May Calendar is a-go!

Guess what…Children and teen programming is back at the Oxford Public Library! Click the link below to view a PDF of the May 2015 calendar of events. :)

Be sure to call or come in to sign up for any programs that require prior registration!

Click here for May 2015 programming!

Click here for detailed descriptions of each program!

Please note: Create Your Own Family Tree has been changed from Friday, May 29th at 10:00 AM to Friday, May 22nd at 1:30 PM.

Greetings from Miss Sara!

Hello everyone! I’m Miss Sara, and I’m the new Children’s Librarian at Oxford Public Library! I’m very excited to meet everyone and to be a part of your community. I have a lot of programming ideas and I look forward to having lots of fun with you all!

I thought I’d share a few fun facts about myself:

  • I previously worked in the Children’s department of North Haven Memorial Library
  • I’m from the New Haven area
  • I have many hobbies including photography, blogging, fashion, and baking
  • I play guitar and ukulele, as well as a little piano
  • I love being outdoors (except for in the winter)
  • I am a fan of Disney, Harry Potter, superheroes, and Lord of the Rings among other things
  • I believe the library is more than a place to study and learn, but also a place to share, create, collaborate, and come together as a community
  • I love working with kids and teens!

Now you know a little about me, and I can’t wait to learn all about you! Stop on down to the library to say hello and tell me what your favorite things are. Anything can turn into a program that we can all share in together. The sky’s the limit! :)

Listen to a State Trooper Read Christmas Stories!

On Friday, December 5 at 10:30 AM, children are invited to Cocoa & Christmas Stories with Sgt. Semosky! Get into the spirit of the season while sipping cocoa and listening to Sgt. Semosky read aloud holiday tales! Attendees are requested to bring along new, unwrapped toys for the Oxford Resident State Troopers’ annual “Toys for Tots Drive” for Oxford children. No registration is required for this free event.