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 ScienceRiffic 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!

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.