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First Chapters: The Rise of the Dragons

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Book cover of The Rise of the DragonsFirst 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!