First Chapters is designed for beginning chapter book readers. Call 330-259-3394 to listen to one of our librarians read the beginning of a chapter book. You can then borrow the book from the library, Overdrive, the Libby app, the Hoopla app, or Curbside Pickup to finish reading it. There is a new book every month.
The book this month is The Rise of the Dragons by Angie Sage. This is the first book in a series that will take you to a world where humans and dragons live together. This book is available from the library, as an eBook through Overdrive/Libby, or as an e-audiobook from Hoopla.
This month’s Take and Make craft is a catapult. You can request your Take and Make craft by calling 330-744-8636.
Take and Make Craft: Catapult
Supplies included in the Take and Make craft bag:
- 9 craft sticks
- 7 rubber bands
- 1 plastic spoon
- 2 cotton balls
Step 1: Create the Base
Use one rubber band to connect two craft sticks. Then set aside.
Step 2: Make the Cross Piece
Stack the remaining 7 craft sticks and rubber-band them together at both ends.
Step 3: Connect
Slide the stack of 7 sticks between the 2 sticks that you have banded together.
Step 4: Connect
Use 2 rubber bands to make an x at the center, securing the base to the cross piece.
Step 5: Finish
Use the last 2 rubber bands to connect the plastic spoon to the top craft stick. Place a cotton ball on the spoon. Press the spoon down to the table and release!
I hope you enjoy this month’s book and craft. Check back next month for a new story and craft!