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2017 Bouquets for Books library wish lists

Our annual children’s book drive, “Bouquets for Books,” returns Oct. 28-Nov. 11.

The book drive benefits Bexley Public Library and Delaware County District Library, which have compiled these wish lists:

Bexley Public Library
The greatest need is books for the first- through fourth-grade reading levels.

Delaware County District Library
Any books in these series:
Captain Underpants by Dav Pilkey
Diary of a Wimpy Kid by Jeff Kinney
Elephant & Piggie by Mo Willems
Fly Guy by Ted Arnold
Origami Yoda by Tom Angleberger
Splat the Cat by Rob Scotton

Anything by these authors/illustrators:
Bill Martin Jr.
Bryan Collier
Byron Barton
David Shannon
Doreen Cronin
Dr. Seuss
Eric Carle
Jan Thomas
Jane Yolen
Jerry Pinkney
Jon Scieszka
Kadir Nelson
Mo Willems
Sandra Boynton

Kids club event Nov. 11 celebrates Veterans Day

The Connells Maple Lee Kids Club will celebrate Veterans Day with a free event Nov. 11.

Children ages 5 to 12 will have an opportunity to make a special Veterans Day arrangement that includes an American flag.

Participants also will receive a balloon.

Time slots are available at 10 a.m. and 2 p.m.

Registration is required by calling your nearest Connells Maple Lee store: 3014 E. Broad St., Bexley, 614-237-8653; 2033 Stringtown Road, Grove City, 614-539-4000; and 8573 Owenfield Drive, Powell, 740-548-4082.

Connells Maple Lee Kids Club celebrates Grandparents Day with free event Sept. 9 in all stores

The Connells Maple Lee Kids Club will celebrate Grandparents Day with a free event Sept. 9 in all stores.

Children ages 5 to 12 will have an opportunity to make a special gift for Gram and Grampy: a fall arrangement featuring pompon daisies. Participants also will receive a balloon.

Time slots are available at 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. Registration is required by calling your nearest Connells Maple Lee store: 3014 E. Broad St., Bexley, 614-237-8653; 2033 Stringtown Road, Grove City, 614-539-4000; and 8573 Owenfield Drive, Powell, 740-548-4082.

Grandparents Day is Sept. 10.

Connells Maple Lee Kids Club event June 17 to kick off annual food drive

Connells Maple Lee Flowers & Gifts will hold its annual food drive – Connells Maple Lee Stems Hunger – June 17-July 1.

The Connells Maple Lee Kids Club will kick off the food drive with a June 17 event in all stores. Children ages 5 to 12 are asked to donate a nonperishable food item as the price of admission, and to bring an empty food can in which to make an arrangement for themselves.

Participants will receive a balloon and will have an opportunity to enter the kids club birthday card design contest.

Time slots are available at 10 a.m. and 2 p.m.

Registration is required by calling your nearest Connells Maple Lee store: 3014 E. Broad St., Bexley, 614-237-8653; 2033 Stringtown Road, Grove City, 614-539-4000; and 8573 Owenfield Drive, Powell, 740-548-4082.

Connells Maple Lee’s annual kids club birthday card design contest runs through June 30

This is one birthday celebration that lasts an entire month.

Connells Maple Lee Flowers & Gifts’ annual birthday card design contest, which is open to children ages 5 to 12, runs through June 30.

The winning design will adorn the Connells Maple Lee Kids Club birthday card, which is emailed to all kids club members on their birthdays. The winning artist will receive free flowers on his or her birthday.

Entry forms are available at all Connells Maple Lee stores or can be downloaded here.

To be eligible, entries must be dropped off at a Connells Maple Lee store by June 30: 3014 E. Broad St., Bexley; 2033 Stringtown Road, Grove City; or 8573 Owenfield Drive, Powell.

We’re putting our best ‘Bunny Face’ forward with free kids club event March 25

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Bunny Face, I love you. Bunny Face, I need you.

If you’re between the ages of 5 and 12, you can make your own Bunny Face to bring home for Easter.

The Connells Maple Lee Kids Club will play host to a free kids club event March 25 in all stores. Besides making a carnation bunny, participants will receive a balloon.

Time slots are available at 10 a.m. and 2 p.m.

Registration is required by calling your nearest store: 3014 E. Broad St., Bexley, 614-237-8653; 2033 Stringtown Road, Grove City, 614-539-4000; and 8573 Owenfield Drive, Powell, 740-548-4082.

Introducing the Connells Maple Lee Kids Club schedule for the rest of 2017

 

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One Connells Maple Lee Kids Club event is in the books, but four more are to come this year.

Kids club events are free to children ages 5 to 12. We typically have sessions at 10 a.m. and 2 p.m.

Here’s the rest of the 2017 schedule with each event’s theme:

March 25: Easter (see photo)

June 17: Stems Hunger food drive (nonperishable food donation requested)

Sept. 9: Grandparents Day

Nov. 11: Bouquets for Books (new children’s book donation requested)

We also encourage you to register for the kids club as you’ll receive a membership card, our quarterly Buds newsletter, and opportunities to enter contests and win prizes.

We look forward to seeing you at our next event!

Connells Maple Lee Kids Club puts heart into new year with free Valentine’s Day event Jan. 21

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We’re kicking off the 2017 Connells Maple Lee Kids Club schedule with a free event on Jan. 21 in all stores.

Children ages 5 to 12 will have an opportunity to make a special “Be Mine, Valentine!” arrangement, featuring a teacup with a heart on it and a red wire stick-in heart. Participants also will receive a free balloon.

Time slots are available at 10 a.m. and 2 p.m.

Registration is required by calling your nearest store: 3014 E. Broad St., Bexley, 614-237-8653; 2033 Stringtown Road, Grove City, 614-539-4000; and 8573 Owenfield Drive, Powell, 740-548-4082.

 

It’s boos and bouquets at Oct. 29 kids club event

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The Connells Maple Lee Kids Club is conjuring a Halloween-themed activity for its Oct. 29 event in all stores.

Children ages 5 to 12 are invited to make a special “Boo” bouquet and will receive a balloon.

They are encouraged to wear their Halloween costumes, too.

Participants are asked to donate a new children’s book as the price of admission in support of our annual book drive — Bouquets for Books — to benefit Bexley Public Library and Delaware County District Library.

Time slots are available at 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. Registration is required by calling your nearest store.

It’s a ‘Celebration of Summer’ at Aug. 20 kids club event

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The Connells Maple Lee Kids Club is drinking in the season with its free “Celebration of Summer” event on Aug. 20.

Children ages 5 to 12 will have an opportunity to create an arrangement in a party cup and adorn it with a pinwheel stick-in.

Participants also will receive a free balloon.

Time slots are available at 10 a.m. and 2 p.m.

Registration is required by calling your nearest Connells Maple Lee store.

We hope to see you there!