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!

Monday, July 21, 2014

Apollo 11

Yesterday was the 45th anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landing.  Check out one of these books to read about it.  See books and DVDs about Apollo 11 in our catalog here

Friday, May 30, 2014

Summer Reading Program

Join us this summer to read or listen to books, earn prizes, and attend programs at the library.  All children are invited to participate.  See information about our teen (6th - 12th grade) program here.

See our calendar of events here, see details in our brochure here, and register here.

Friday, June 13 is the first day to pick up reading logs from the library and register for the Summer Reading Program.  Sparkles the Clown will be at the library from 10:30 to 12:30 creating balloon animals.  We'll hand out helium balloons the rest of the day.

Tuesday, June 24 - "Reading is Magic" by Dynamic West Assemblies
This program for children of all ages will be held at 10:30 A.M. in the Senior and Community Activity Center.

Tuesday, July 8 - Spectacular Science:  Liquid Nitrogen by Larry Biederman
This program for children of all ages will be held at 10:30 A.M. in the Senior and Community Activity Center. Liquid nitrogen is an extremely cold substance that causes exciting interactions including shattering, spinning, and erupting.  We'll explore what happens to many different objects when immersed in liquid nitrogen.  
Tuesday,  August 12 - "Joel's ScienceRific Comedy Show" by Joel Tacey
This program for children of all ages will be held at 10:30 A.M. in the Senior and Community Activity Center. Discover a secret lab and help Joel find his missing sidekick, Maze the Mouse, as Joel brings to life eight exciting books in this program of comedy, magic, and music.

Programs throughout the summer are held during the day, in the evenings, and on a Saturday. 
Toddler Storytime (2 - 3 years)
Preschool Storytime (3 - 5 years)
Stories in the Park (ages 4-7)
Science Adventurers (Kindergarten - 2nd grade)
Science Explorers (3rd - 5th grade)
Game Days (Kindergarten - 5th grade)

See details in our brochure here.
See our calendar of events here.
Register here.
Questions? Ask them here.  
We hope to see you in the library this summer!