On September 25, 2004, 16 participants enjoyed fun, food, and good times at the library's Stinky Cheese Man program!
Children's Librarian Barb Scott opened the program by reading the story "The Stinky Cheese Man" from the book The Stinky Cheese Man and other Fairly Stupid Tales by Jon Scieszka and Lane Smith. She then shared a Powerpoint presentation that highlighted biographical information on the author and illustrator as well as cheese facts.
After this presentation, the group was released to 6 craft tables. Crafts available to make were:
1. "I'm A Little Stinker" Party Hat--participants were given a pattern that made a hat featuring the Stinky Cheese Man on the front.
2. The Official Stinky Coloring Page--each participant colored this large page that was turned in for display at the end of the program.
3. The Other Frog Prince 3-D Frog Craft--This featured a cute 3-D frog seated on a lily pad!
4. Little Red Running Shorts Toilet Paper Roll Craft--This craft was originally a Little Red Riding Hood craft, but we added the red running shorts to her costume!
5. The Other Frog Prince Bookmark--this cute bookmark was made with different colors of felt, grograin ribbon, glue, staples,. and googly eyes!
6. The Really Ugly Duckling Paper Plate Craft--this craft made a large duck using one large and one small paper plate with construction paper glue-ons.
Once crafts were underway, a visit was made by the Stinky Cheeseman himself!
Participants enjoyed snacks of cheese puffs, Cheeze-It crackers, peanut butter and cheese crackers, cupcakes and lemonade as Children's Librarian Barb Scott shared the story Math Curse with the group.
After the snacks and story, participants finished their crafts.