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DIY Digital Storytime: Art

When I was a kid, one of my favorite activities was painting at the picnic table in the backyard.  My mom liked it too, because since I was outside, there was no mess to clean up.  Whether it's sidewalk chalk, watercolors, or painting with mud, I hope you'll take advantage of the nice weather and spend some time this week making art with your kids.  Get inspired with this art-themed storytime, and visit the library's Pinterest page for even more kid-friendly art-making ideas!

Follow Topeka Library's board Parents and Kids on Pinterest.

bookflixThis week we're using Bookflix, a kid-friendly ebook collection that you can access for free with your library card.  Summer Reading for prizes starts on Monday, May 25, so be sure to sign up and count your time reading!  (Hint:  DIY Digital Storytime totally counts.)

This Week's Theme:  Art


Up first, Harold and the Purple Crayon, by Crockett Johnson.  When Harold draws by the light of the moon one evening, his drawings come to life!  You can find Harold in the Imagination category, or just click on the book cover below.

Harold and the Purple Crayon cover image

Now let's explore the word of the dayartist- someone who makes art.

Now meet Grace, a determined young actress who plays an important role in her school play.  You can find Amazing Grace in the People and Places category, or just click on the book cover below.

Amazing Grace cover image

So now you've read about all these cool people who made art, but what can you do?  Sesame Street has the answer:

Feeling inspired?  Grab some materials and head outside for some mess-free art.  Or take a field trip the ArtLab at the Mulvane Art Museum or the library's own Sabatini Gallery, both of which are always free and always fun.

DIY Digital Storytime will be on hiatus for the summer, but you can find a featured digital item each week of Summerfest.  Now, what are you waiting for?  Get out there and make some art!
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