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Summer Slime Recipe
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Thank you to everyone who came to our Summer STEAM activity. We didn't expect quite such a huge turnout, though, and we'd like to apologize to those who came after we ran out of materials (next time we make slime, we'll make sure to have enough for more than 100 kids!)

For those who weren't able to make slime here at the library, here's our nearly-failproof recipe.

Summer Slime
1/3 cup water
1/3 cup glue
1/3 cup liquid starch
food coloring
glitter and/or plastic confetti, if desired

Stir the water and glue together in a bowl until they are completely blended. Add food coloring (just 3 or 4 drops). Stir in the starch. The mixture will thicken very quickly. When it gets thick, put your spoon aside and mix it with your hands! Knead and play with the stringy slime until most of the liquid is mixed in and it gets nice and smooth.

Add in some glitter or plastic confetti if desired, and you're done! Store your slime in a plastic zippered baggie. It will stay good for up to 3 weeks.

Note: clear glue will make clear or jewel-tone slime. White glue will make white or pastel-colored slime.

Important: Be sure to wash your hands after mixing slime!
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Posted by Logan Library - Children's Chat on Thursday, 21 June 2018
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Children's Activities June 18-23
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Monday June 18
6:30 PM - Movie: A Wrinkle in Time
Jim Bridger Room
Note: There will be a second showing on Friday, June 22!

Tuesday June 19
11:00 AM - Summer Storytime: Music With Friends
Jim Bridger Room

Wednesday, June 20
10:15 AM - Spanish Storyime
Lake Bonneville Room
11:00 AM - Summer Storytime: Music With Friends
Jim Bridger Room

Thursday, June 21
11:00 AM - Portuguese Storytime
Lake Bonneville Room
2:00 PM - STEAM Activity: Summer Slime
Lake Bonneville Room

Friday, June 22
2:30 PM - Movie: A Wrinkle in Time
Jim Bridger Room

There's still time to join our Summer Reading Program! Read for 20 minutes each day and earn prizes. Pick up a Reading Card at the Children's Info Desk to get started.
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Posted by Logan Library - Children's Chat on Friday, 15 June 2018

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Children's Library Services
The Logan Library provides many programs and services for Children.

Storytime and Toddler Time
Information about our storytime program for children ages 3-5 and our program for toddlers ages 18-35 months.
Spanish Storytime / Hora del Cuento
Spanish-Language storytimes are held every Wednesday in the Logan Library's Lake Bonneville Room. Children of all ages and their parents are invited to attend.
After School Activity Programs
Information about our weekly After School Activity Program for children ages 5-11.
1000 Books Before Kindergarten
A fun, exciting, and free way to start your child on the path to success! Any child ages birth to five years can participate.
Children's Catalog
A special catalog just for children.
Children's Booklists
Recommended fiction and nonfiction reading for children.
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Fun Web Sites and Homework Helps
Featured databases and websites

Homework Helps

  • IPL Science Resource Guide - From the Internet Public Library, pages on how to do a science fair project, samples of completed projects, ideas for projects, magazine articles on different areas of science, and resources to help complete a science fair project.
  • A Research Guide for Students - Scholars and librarians have collated some of the best resources for literary research and the latest styleguides to guide you through footnoting, referencing and bibliographies.

Online Research by Subject

  • Websites, article databases, electronic books and more organized by subject.

Fun Websites for Kids

  • Dinosaur Eggs - Go on an online egg hunt and see how researchers "hatch" fossilized dinosaur eggs to reveal the embryos inside. From National Geographic.
  • Starchild - Astronomy information and games for kids ages 5-12.

What Happened on Your Birthday?

  • Websites to help you discover historic events occurring on the day you were born.
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More Homework Helps More Fun Web Sites

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NoveList K-8 Plus
A database about books specifically for younger readers.

Recommended Children's Book

Goodnight Already!
Jory John

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Bear longs for sweet, sweet slumber — if only Duck would let him get some shut-eye.

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