Thursday, March 12, 2015

Summer Reading Program T-shirts

Our youth Summer Reading Program theme this year is "Every Hero Has a Story."  The Friends of the Library will sell t-shirts with the theme. 

Orders are due by March 31 and will arrive in June.  We will notify you when they arrive.  Payment will be due when you pick up your order.  You may order online here or ask for an order form at the library.

Options are:
The platypus design is available in youth and adult sizes:

Children's sizes 2T - large are $8 each.
Adult sizes small - XL are $8 each.
Adult sizes XXL and 3XL are $10 each.

The stars design is available in women's cut.
Women's sizes small - XL are $10 each.
Women's sizes XXL and 3XL are $12 each.

You may order online here or ask for an order form at the library.  Orders are due by March 31.

Wednesday, March 11, 2015

Library's 80th Anniversary

Our library's 80th anniversary is this Saturday, March 14.  Drop in any time between 10:00 and 3:00 to celebrate with us.  We'll have cake, balloons, scrapbooks of our library's history to view, and a bookmark contest for children and teens.

If you can't come on Saturday, but are interested in submitting a bookmark design, we will accept it at the library throughout the next week.  Your bookmark should represent the library (anything about the library) and be on a white piece of paper that is 8.5 inches x 2.75 inches.  It may be horizontal or vertical.  Please include your name, age/grade, and contact information on the back of the bookmark, and write this information with something that will NOT show through to the front.

We'll select bookmarks from each age group (preschool, early elementary, upper elementary, and teen) to reproduce and distribute at the library.  If your design is chosen, your first name and age or grade will be included on the back of the bookmark.  

Monday, February 2, 2015

Youth Media Awards

The American Library Association announced the 2015 youth media award winners this morning. 

The complete list is here.  Winners and honor books in our library include:

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

The Crossover by Kwame Alexander

honor books:
El Deafo by Cece Bell
Brown Girl Dreaming by Jacqueline Woodson

Randolph Caldecott Medal for the most distinguished American picture book for children:

The Adventures of Beekle: The Unimaginary Friend illustrated and written by Dan Santat

honor books:
Sam & Dave Dig a Hole illustrated by Jon Klassen, written by Mac Barnett
The Right Word: Roget and His Thesaurus illustrated by Melissa Sweet, written by Jen Bryant
This One Summer illustrated by Jillian Tamaki, written by Mariko Tamaki

Coretta Scott King (Author) Book Award recognizing an African American author and illustrator of outstanding books for children and young adults: 

Brown Girl Dreaming  by Jacqueline Woodson

honor books:
The Crossover by Kwame Alexander

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

I’ll Give You the Sun written by Jandy Nelson

Honor Books:
This One Summer by Mariko Tamaki

Margaret A. Edwards Award for lifetime achievement in writing for young adults:
The 2015 winner is Sharon M. Draper.

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

The Right Word: Roget and His Thesaurus written by Jen Bryant

Honor Books:
Brown Girl Dreaming written by Jacqueline Woodson

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

You Are (Not) Small written by Anna Kang and illustrated by Christopher Weyant

Honor Books:
Mr. Putter & Tabby Turn the Page written by Cynthia Rylant, illustrated by Arthur Howard
Waiting Is Not Easy! written and illustrated by Mo Willems

See the complete list of this year's winners here

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

December Programs

December programs at the library include:

Visit with Santa
Saturday, December 13
10:15 and 10:45 A.M.
Children will visit with Santa, have their pictures taken with him, and create Christmas crafts.
You may take your own pictures or ask us to take a photo for you.  Please register here.

Christmas Storytimes
Toddler Storytime - Thursday, December 18 at 10:30 A.M.
Evening Storytime - Thursday, December 18 at 7:00 P.M.
Preschool Storytime - Friday, December 19 at 10:30 A.M.
Children will hear Christmas stories, sing Christmas songs, and create a Christmas craft.
If you usually attend Storytime, you do not need to register again.  If you'll be joining us for the first time, please register here.

Christmas Stories and Crafts
Monday, December 15
4:45 and 6:45 P.M
Kindergartners through second graders will hear Christmas stories and create a Christmas craft.  Please register here.


Winter Edible Treats
Thursday, December 11
4:45 P.M.
Third through fifth graders will create edible winter treats.  Please register here.

 See the teen page for information about our Gingerbread House Programs for 6th - 12th graders.

Sunday, October 12, 2014

Halloween Programs

Register now for Halloween programs at the library this month.  Children are invited to wear their costumes and join us for Halloween stories, songs, and crafts.

Toddler Halloween Storytime (ages 2-3)
Thursday, October 30 at 10:30 A.M.

Preschool Halloween Storytime (ages 3-5)
Thursday, October 30 at 4:45 P.M. 
Thursday, October 30 at 7:00 P.M.
Friday, October 31 at 10:30 A.M.

Halloween Stories and Crafts (kindergartners - 2nd graders)
Thursday, October 23 at 4:45 and 6:45 P.M.

Halloween Crafts (3rd - 5th graders)
Monday, October 27 at 4:45 P.M.

Registration is requested.  You may register here.  We hope to see you there!

Friday, September 5, 2014

Fall Programs


Fall Storytime begins next week (September 11 - 12).  Toddler Storytime (ages 2-3) will be held every other week on Thursday mornings.  Preschool Storytime (ages 3-5) will be held weekly on Friday mornings and monthly on Thursday evenings.  See the Storytime page for more information and to register.

Book Clubs

Children's book clubs resume this month.  Each group meets monthly throughout the school year.

Book Buddies for kindergartners through 2nd graders will hear a story and participate in related activities and crafts.  The first session is on Thursday, September 11 at 4:45 P.M.

Bookworms (2nd - 3rd graders) and Chapter Chatters (3rd - 5th graders) will read a book in advance of each session and then discuss the book and participate in related activities during the program.  For September, they will discuss their favorite books or the books they are reading now.  Bookworms will meet on Tuesday, September 16 at 4:45 P.M. and Chapter Chatters will meet on Tuesday, September 23 at 4:45 P.M.

See the book club page for additional information and to register.

Stuffed Animal Sleepover
Each child is invited to bring a stuffed animal to the program at 6:45 P.M. on September 30.  They will hear stories and songs and create a craft project.  After the children go home, the stuffed animals will read, play, and explore the library during their sleepover.  Children may pick up their animals after 4:00 P.M. on Wednesday, October 1.  They will receive photos of their animals' adventures.

Space is limited.  Priority will be given to children who did not attend a Stuffed Animal Sleepover this summer.  If space is available, children who already attended one may attend again.

Please register here.

Friday, August 8, 2014

Experiment and Explore

We have new activity logs filled with a variety of reading and science activities for you to explore throughout the rest of the summer.  Try a science experiment, read a biography of a scientist, take a walk and observe nature around you, watch a science DVD, write a poem, or more.  After you complete any 6 choices, you will receive a prize and enter the prize drawing.  

You may pick up a copy of the toddler/preschool activity log from the library.

You may pick up a copy of the elementary activity log from the library or see it here.

You may pick up a copy of the teen activity log from the library or see it here.

You will have until September 15 to receive prizes for this science and reading activity logs. We hope you enjoy reading, experimenting, and exploring!