Chocolatespoon: Emily’s Musings

Morgan Hill Library Birthday Party

Posted on: July 19, 2008

Morgan Hill Library Birthday Party Poster Contest Winners

Originally uploaded by chocolate spoon

Today we celebrated the first birthday of the Morgan Hill Library with a birthday party sponsored by the Friends. My role was to run the poster contest, where we encouraged kids to draw a picture illustrating what the library meant to them. We got some great entries and I put up a display in the group study room which will be up for the next couple of weeks (hopefully). The top entrants will get prizes (once I pull them together) and their drawings will be made into a calendar (once I get a chance to scan them all in). The kids submitted some really great and creative drawings and a bunch of us had the difficult task Thursday night of picking our favorites.

The party was fun — there was a puppet show, the unveiling of two new robot sculptures for the children’s area (purchased with Beyond Books Campaign funds), a storyteller, and a Guitar Hero tournament that drew a big crowd. The library was decorated with balloons and party hats and we gave out cupcakes and cookies to everyone. It was quite festive and fun to see lots of people we knew stopping by. Clara seemed to particularly enjoy the balloons and I let her have a cookie (which she ended up mostly wearing.) We sold commemorative bookplates (for a $10 donation) and I picked out a children’s book about kittens to put Clara’s name in and a cook book for S.

I was a bit sad to have skipped BlogHer for the party (I had registered ages ago before the birthday was scheduled… hopefully I’ll get to go next year!) but I’m glad Clara and I could spend the day playing at the library.  It would have been a lot of fun to get to go to the Mommy-blogging panels this time though…

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