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Story Time with Hannah & Mary Jo TV Show

Jan 30th, 2017 at 1:14 PM

Now you any your children can enjoy the enriching fun of our story times from your computer, tablet, or smartphone. Hannah and Mary Jo have put together thirty minutes of songs, live music, fingerplays, puppets, and picture books. Individual segments can be found on our YouTube page. This episode features: "Scare a Bear" by Kathy-jo Wargin "Soggy Saturday" Phyllis Root "I Want to Be an Astronaut" by Byron Barton "Hen Hears Gossip" by Megan McDonald "Pete's a Pizza" by William Steig Theme song for Story Time with Hannah and Mary Jo provided by children's entertainer Mr. Loops. "Soggy Saturday" Text copyright © 2001 by Phyllis Root. Illustrations copyright © 2001 by Helen Craig. Reproduced by permission of the publisher, Candlewick Press, Somerville, MA.

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2017 Elizabeth Hinchy Booth Poetry Contest

Jan 26th, 2017 at 2:17 PM

$50 First Prizes and $25 Runner-Up Prizes. A special $25 Prize will be awarded for a poem based on a Gates theme. The Friends of the Gates Public Library is sponsoring a poetry contest open to all students attending Gates schools, or Gates students attending schools elsewhere. The contest prizes will be awarded in three divisions: Kindergarten - 5th Grade Middle School High School Poems may be written in any style, rhymed or unrhymed. Maximum length: 25 lines. Entries are due by April 5, 2017. They must be accompanied by the entrant's name, address, phone number, school attended and grade. Students may submit up to two poems. The winners will be announced at the Friends Annual Meeting on May 18, 2017. The Gates Public Library will close early on that day so that the awards can be given out in the library atrium on the main floor. The contest is named after Elizabeth Hinchey, the wife of Franklin Hinchey and a multi-talented woman who wrote poetry. Entries should be mailed to: Friends Poetry Contest Gates Public Library 902 Elmgrove Road Rochester, New York 14624

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