Creswell library won’t ban ‘Skippyjon’ books

CRESWELL – The recent public concerns regarding Hispanic stereotypes in the Skippyjon Jones children’s book series made its way onto the agenda for the Library Board meeting on Tuesday, Jan. 28. No one from the public attended the open meeting, which means there was no further public input. Board members[Read More…]

Liudahl honored

Photo/Sue Bowers CRESWELL – At last week’s Lane Library District Board (LLD) meeting, the board presented Creswell Library director Su Liudahl with an award certificate from the Special Districts Association of Oregon. ”We had nominated her for their Outstanding Manager of the Year award, and while she was not selected[Read More…]

Library mystery fundraiser delivers ‘killer’ good time

Gini Davis/The Chronicle Lane County Sheriff Cliff Harrold and library assistants Hanna Shumate-Knopp (left) and Michelle Thielke study the chalk outline of the body of the ”murder victim” whose untimely demise was the focus of Saturday’s Western-themed mystery party fundraiser for Creswell Library.

Rad games, mad science

Aaron Berenbach from Explosions, Inc. combusts a hydrogen-filled balloon, allowing kids to observe a chemical reaction involving removing hydrogen gas from hydrochloric acid, capturing the escaping hydrogen in a balloon, and then exploding that flammable-gas-filled balloon by igniting it. Gini Davis/The Creswell Chronicle Kids and chemicals both reacted explosively –[Read More…]

Library grants, awards help inspire fresh ideas

Creswell Library Director Su Liudahl and Youth Librarian Nick Caum. Gini Davis Recent scholarships and honors have Creswell Library Director Su Liudahl and Youth Librarian Nick Caum eager to develop fresh ideas to better serve their community. Liudahl received a $2,000 State Library of Oregon scholarship to attend the Association[Read More…]

Lovin’ those ‘bountiful beavers’

Gini Davis With a little prompting from her cousin Jenna (right), little Emily kisses the ”head” of a beaver pelt during Creswell Library’s Bountiful Beavers Summer Reading Program event on July 31 at Creswell Community Center. Annie Carter, of the Willamette Resources and Educational Network (WREN), talked about the important[Read More…]

Kite Day shoots for the stars

Kids made their own delta kites and sent them soaring around Holt Park on July 24 during Creswell Library’s Kite Day, with former Creswell dentist and avid kite enthusiast, Dr. Richard Page. Crafted from plastic grocery bags, the kites’ triangular shape was reminiscent of the space shuttle, and kids could[Read More…]

Kids create ‘out of this world’ tie-dye

A boy named Landon gets some help tie-dyeing a T-shirt during Creswell Library’s annual tie-dye Summer Reading Program activity. Gini Davis/The Creswell Chronicle About 100 kids let their inner ”flower child” out to play during Creswell Library’s ever-popular tie-dye activity, held July 17 in Holt Park as part of the[Read More…]

Kids explore space, launch ‘stomp rockets’

Isabella Nibblett (left) exclaims over friend Ella’s interpretation of an alien that could exist on an imaginary planet or moon with an extreme environment, during Creswell Library’s ”A Universe of Science” Summer Reading Program event Gini Davis/The Creswell Chronicle A hands-on space science program on June 26 equipped youngsters to[Read More…]