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!

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


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 2014

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.