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Lego Club: Lego Story Starter- April 2014

So many great stories were created using the Lego Story Starter. Barrington kids created scenes and characters with Lego pieces, and then added them into the story visualizer software on our iPads. You can find more about Lego Story Starter here.

Cooper's Story:



Srini's story:


David's story:

 

Light Bright Stop Motion Animation - March 2014

Barrington Area Library teens had a blast creating a stop motion animation video on the library's light bright wall!

The librarians were impressed by the creativity and collaboration demonstrated by the teens. Great work and remember, you can make a stop-motion video at home. Click on the links below to get specific instructions for your computer.

Step-by-step instructions: iMovie (Mac)
Step-by-step instructions: Windows Movie Maker

Toontastic - March 2014

We love to share stories at the library, but we also love to make up our own. Toontastic is an app that allows kids to author their own stories, while teaching them how to follow a traditional story arc. The app works with the iPad, iPad Mini, and iPhone. Download by pressing:

Download Toontastic App

Below are the stories made by Barrington Area Library Kids in our latest program on March 25th.

1:30 Toontastic Class:

The Ferocious Sea

The Ship Fight

Shark Atac

3:00 Toontastic Class

Green 1

Green 2

Peace and Harmony

Monkey Business

Page Turners Club Recommends - February 2014

Usually Mr. Mitch and Miss Becky choose the books to discuss for our Page Turners Book Club meetings, but this time we asked the Page Turners themselves to bring in a favorite book to talk about! Several (very brave) members filmed their book discussions. We think they're super fantabulously amazing (the books and the kids)!

Here are their recommendations:

The House of Hades, Rick Riordan

In a Blink, Kiki Thorpe

The Tail of Emily Windsnap, Liz Kessler

Airhead, Meg Cabot

The Series of Unfortunate Events, Lemony Snicket

Book of a Thousand Days, Shannon Hale

The Hollow City, Ransom Riggs