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All of the filmmakers did an amazing job of working together to create magnificent movies. The process was so much fun that participants asked if they could do this at home. Yes, you can! We have included instructions on how to make a stop-motion film using either a PC (Windows Live Movie Maker) or Mac (iMovie) computer.

For a step-by-step guide on how to use Windows Live Movie Maker to create an animation, click here.

For instructions on how to use iMovie to make an animation, click here.

The videos below will be shown on the big screen at the Red Carpet Premier, July 12. Please register each person who plans to attend, as seats are limited.

Batman Returns

Double Trouble

Father's Day

Giant Hamburger from Outer Space

King's People

LPS Awesomeness

Revenge of Hammy

Superheroes in Peril

The Tank

Vader Clone


We were so glad to have such a good turn-out for the light painting program. It was a lot of fun for everyone and the results were truly one of a kind! To see the full catalog of pictures for each group, click on the links below.

To start the program, each group was given a digital camera and flashlights. The groups then used the equipment to create awesome, original artwork, with no special effects added. The way to achieve the unique effects is to find a dark room, put a digital camera into manual mode, change the shutter speed to 15 seconds, and use bright flashlights with focused light to "paint" in the air. It's that easy! Try out light painting at home and make sure to share your photos with the librarians!

More details about light painting and other cool projects can be found on the Exploratorium's blog.

Session I

Alisa, Dylan, and Savannah

Andrew and Jack Part I

Andrew and Jack Part II

Devin, Josephina, and Max Part I

Devin, Josephina, and Max Part II

Erin, Grace, and Olivia Part I

Erin, Grace, and Olivia Part II

Session II

Abby, Sai, and Cooper Part I

Abby, Sai, and Cooper Part II

Alex, Emily, and Nadia Part I

Alex, Emily, and Nadia Part II

Caroline, George, Sophia, and Sarah Part I

Caroline, George, Sophia, and Sarah Part II

Molly and Tallulah Part I

Molly and Tallulah Part II

Toontastic was a great way to kick off the tech programs for the Summer Library Club! The free iPad app is a wonderful tool to introduce children to story arcs as the program offers different scenes like setup, conflict, challenge, climax, and resolution. Kids used Toontastic to pick a setting, characters, music, and narrate a story. Click on the links below to watch the animated stories. Enjoy!




The Battle

Space Dudes

The Challenge

Life in The Ocean


The Sea


Friends (Pirate Friends)

The Princess and the Pony

Princess Friendship


Princess's Horse



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 in our latest program.



Horse Gone Missing