Sunday, April 13, 2014

National Library Week



April 13 - 19 is National Library Week.  This year's theme is Lives Change @ Your Library.

We invite you to discover everything the library has to offer you and enter to win prizes for using our library's resources.  

You may enter our prize drawing when you: 

·          Check out a book, magazine, movie, CD, or audiobook from the library.  See what is available in our catalog here (from most computers) or here (from mobile devices). 

·          Borrow an ebook or e-audiobook.  Click here to get started.

·          Attend a program (any time this month).  See our calendar of events here, children's events on the tabs of this page, and teen events here.   

·          Like or comment on our Facebook page.

·          Sign up for our e-newsletter here.

·          Purchase an item from the Friends of the Library book sale.


·          Explore a website or database from the “resources” link on our website. There are resources for children and adults. Children can watch and listen to animated books on Book Flix, do research for school or personal interest through databases that provide articles, photos, and more.

·          Tell us how the library has changed your life. Forms are at the circulation desk or post a comment on this page or our Facebook page.  Children, ask your parent first!  We'll display these in the library.
 

You may enter our prize drawing for each resource you use.  Entry forms are available in the library or here.

We hope to see you in the library this week and every week!


Monday, April 7, 2014

Spring Break at the Library

Programs this week at the library include:

Bookworms (2nd - 3rd grade) - Tuesday at 4:45
Children's Game Day - Wednesday (1:00 - 3:00)
Teen Game Day - Wednesday (3:30 - 5:00)
Book Buddies (kindergarten - 2nd grade) - Thursday at 4:45
Toddler Evening Storytime - Thursday at 7:00
Preschool Storytime Friday at 10:30 

See more information in the links.  We hope to see you there!

Sunday, March 9, 2014

Chapter Chatters

Chapter Chatters (3rd - 5th graders) will play "Mr. Lemoncello's Library Game" this Tuesday, March 11 at 4:45 P.M.

They read Escape from Mr. Lemoncello's Library by Chris Grabenstein and discussed it during our book club meeting last month.  This week, they will play our version of the game; they will interpret clues, locate additional clues in the library, and decipher puzzles to solve the game.

If you don't already attend Chapter Chatters and would like to join us for this program, please register here

Here are some of the corner bookmarks they made during last month's program:

 








Monday, February 24, 2014

Spring programs




Storytime and Book Clubs continue this spring.

We'll begin by celebrating Dr. Seuss in Book Buddies and Storytime, reading a Magic Tree House book in Bookworms, and reading poetry by Shel Silverstein in Chapter Chatters.




Book Clubs

Book Buddies (for kindergartners through second graders) will meet monthly on Thursdays.  Children will hear a book and participate in related activities and crafts each month.

Bookworms (2nd - 3rd graders) and Chapter Chatters (3rd - 5th graders) will continue to meet monthly on Tuesdays.  Children will read a book in advance of each program and then discuss the book and participate in related activities during the program.

Additional information and registration is here

Storytime

Toddler Storytime for two and three year old children is held every other week on Thursday mornings and monthly on Thursday evenings.

Preschool Storytime for three through five year old children is held weekly on Friday mornings and monthly on Tuesday evenings.

Children hear stories, sing, dance, and participate in crafts.  Additional information and registration is here

Monday, January 27, 2014

Youth Media Awards


The American Library Association (ALA) announced the 2014 youth media awards today.

Books that we have in our library are listed below.  See the complete list of winners here and check our catalog (or here from mobile devices) to see which ones are available or reserve them.


Newbery Medal for the most outstanding contribution to children's literature:

Flora and Ulysses by Kate DiCamillo
Rescuing a squirrel after an accident involving a vacuum cleaner, comic-reading cynic Flora Belle Buckman is astonished when the squirrel, Ulysses, demonstrates astonishing powers of strength and flight after being revived.
 
Newbery Honor Book
The Year of Billy Miller by Kevin Henkes





Caldecott Medal for the most distinguished picture book for children:

Locomotive illustrated and written by Brian Floca
Learn what it was like to travel on the transcontinental railroad in the 1860s.

Caldecott Honor Book
Flora and the Flamingo by Molly Idle
Mr. Wuffles! by David Wiesner





Theodor Seuss Geisel Award for the most distinguished beginning reader book:

The Watermelon Seed by Greg Pizzoli
An endearing little crocodile accidentally swallows a watermelon seed and envisions worst-case scenarios, from vines sprouting from his ears to his crocodile skin turning pink

Geisel Honor Books
A Big Guy Took My Ball by Mo Willems
Penny and Her Marble by Kevin Henkes





 Robert F. Sibert Informational Book Award for most distinguished informational book for children:



Parrots Over Puerto Rico by Susan L. Roth and Cindy Trumbore
A combined history of the Puerto Rican parrot and the island of Puerto Rico, highlighting current efforts to save the Puerto Rican parrot by protecting and managing this endangered species

Sibert Honor Books
Look Up! Bird-Watching in Your Own Backyard by Annette LeBlanc Cate
Locomotive by Brian Floca


 Michael L. Printz Award for excellence in literature written for young adults:


Midwinterblood by Marcus Sedgwick
Seven linked vignettes unfold on a Scandinavian island inhabited--throughout various time periods--by Vikings, vampires, ghosts, and a curiously powerful plant.

Tuesday, December 3, 2013

Christmas programs




Please register for programs here.

Visit with Santa
Saturday, December 14
10:15 A.M. or 10:45 A.M.

Visit with Santa, have your picture taken with him, and create a Christmas craft.
All ages are welcome.  Crafts are best for preschoolers through elementary ages.

Christmas Storytime
Toddlers and Preschoolers
December 17 – 20
See the Storytime page for details.

Christmas Stories & Crafts
Kindergarten - 2nd grade
Tuesday, December 17 at 4:45 P.M.
Hear a Christmas story and create a Christmas craft.

Christmas Treats
3rd - 5th grade
Wednesday, December 18 at 4:45 P.M.
Create edible Christmas treats. 

Teen Programs
See www.milanlibrary.org/teens for programs for 6th - 12th graders.
 

Thursday, October 10, 2013

Halloween Programs

Halloween programs

Hear Halloween stories, sing Halloween songs, and create a Halloween craft.  Costumes are welcome.

Please register here.  (If you usually attend Storytime on Thursday or Friday morning, you do not need to register again.)


Toddler Halloween Storytime
Thursday, October 24 at 10:30 A.M. and 
Thursday, October 24 at 7:00 P.M.

Preschool Halloween Storytime
Friday, October 25 at 10:30 A.M. and
Saturday, October 26 at 10:30 A.M.

Kindergarten - 2nd grade Halloween Program
Tuesday, October 29 at 4:45 P.M. (This session is full.)
UPDATE:  Second session added - 
                                                                Tuesday, October 29 at 6:45 P.M.


3rd - 5th grade Halloween Program
(slightly spooky stories and a Halloween project)
Saturday, October 26 at 2:00 P.M.