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New books at Ellinwood School/Community Library
Ellinwood school and community library

With “Build a Better World” as our theme for Summer Library, we have added several books related to this topic for our kiddos to checkout. Following are just a few of the titles:

Build It! Volume 1: Make Supercool Models with Your Lego Classic Set
by Kemmeter
This series of visually rich instruction books for Lego(R) creations is perfect for children ages 5 and up. Inside you’ll find a range of creative models to put together--from animals to airplanes, street scenes to seascapes and much more, created using the Lego(R) Classic set 10693, or bricks you already have at home. Each book in this interactive series contains 3-5 “dioramas” featuring a diverse range of models. Full color, step-by-step diagrams guide you through the process, enhancing the fun.

Awesome Duct Tape Projects
by Choly Knight
With more than 50 original new duct tape activities for both guys and girls, you ll learn to make purses, belts, and flip flops, smartphone wallets, laptop cases, charging stations, and more. Many of the step-by-step projects use only duct tape, with no extra materials required. Other spectacular projects include zippers, Velcro(r) closures, and jewelry findings. Discover eco-friendly ways to upcycle common objects around the house, plus imaginative ideas for washi tape, FrogTape(r), and masking tape.

Making YouTube Videos
by Nick Willoughby
Does your child long to be the next YouTube sensation? Whether they’re looking for online fame or they simply want to make videos to share with their friends, Making YouTube Videos is the place your kids should start. Written by a filmmaking expert who runs camps for would-be filmmakers as young as 7, this book aims to teach young readers the steps for making and sharing videos on YouTube.

Easy Origami Animals
by John Montroll
Created by an origami master, these 23 models offer a menagerie of easy-to-fold animals. Figures include birds — a cardinal, parrot, bald eagle, and cranes — and a fox, pig, hippo, elephant, lion, and others. Diagrams illustrate every step of the folding process, and full-color pictures depict the completed models.
Internationally renowned author John Montroll has significantly increased the origami repertoire with his original designs. Best known as the inspiration behind the single-square, no-cuts, no-glue approach, the American origami expert offers readers meticulously developed folding sequences that allow them to create better models with fewer steps.

Busting Boredom with Experiments
by Jennifer Swanson
Feeling inventive? Get ready to bust boredom with wacky experiments! Learn how to create lightning bolts, build a catapult, and much more. With clear instructions and helpful photos, busting boredom with experiments has never been more fun.

We are excited to have Glenda and Mike’s Mysteries & Wonders Magic Show on Monday, June 12 at 9:30 a.m. to help us kick off Build a Better World Summer Library Program. Everyone is invited to attend.

Sheri Holmes is the director of library and media services at the Ellinwood School and Community Library. She can be reached by email at