Monday, November 30, 2015

Christmas Programs at the Library

Christmas Tiny Tales & Storytime
Christmas stories, songs, crafts, and activities 

Please register at the circulation desk or online here.  (If you already attend Tiny Tales or Storytime, you do not need to register again.)

Tiny Tales (ages 2-3)
Thursday, December 17 at 10:30 A.M.

Preschool Storytime (ages 3-5)
Friday, December 18 at 10:30 A.M.

Evening Storytime (preschool - early elementary)
Thursday, December 17 at 7:00 P.M.

Family Storytime (best for preschool through early elementary, all ages are welcome)
Saturday, December 12 at 10:30 A.M.

Christmas Book Buddies
Kindergarten - 2nd grade
Thursday, December 17 4:45 - 5:30 P.M.

Christmas stories and crafts
Please register at the circulation desk or online here.  (If your child already attends Book Buddies, you do not need to register again.)

Christmas Around the World

Saturday, December 12
1:00 - 3:00 P.M.

Explore Christmas traditions around the world through crafts and activities.  Activities are best for kindergartners - 5th graders; all ages are welcome.
Come any time between 1:00 and 3:00.  
Please register at the circulation desk or online here

TNT (Teen and Tween) Programs
See information about programs for 6th - 12th graders here

Wednesday, November 4, 2015

New Children's Books

New picture books include:

- Familiar characters - Pete the Cat, Paddington, Llama Llama, and the Disney Frozen characters:

 - New books from familiar authors - The Nonsense Show by Eric Carle (with fun illustrations!), books about the Nuts by Eric Litwin (author of Pete the Cat), Holey Moley by Lois Ehlert, and a second book about Sophie from When Sophie Gets Angry - Really, Really Angry by Molly Bang

- Quiet stories (Waiting) and noisy stories (Fire Engine No. 9)

- A new version of Cinderella, Interstellar Cinderella, has a fun twist at the end.  Check this one out to read about what this Cinderella's dream is.  Although she meets and impresses the prince, she has a different goal! 

 - Two copies of Mo Willems's new book about Piggie and Elephant.  The illustrations in this one may be my favorite, yet!

New chapter books include:

- Familiar characters and continuing series

- Fun and useful nonfiction books

- Movie tie ins - Read about the characters from these movies.

See our catalog for more new books.  Some of our new books are featured on the home page of our catalog.  To see more new books:
  1. Go to our catalog.
  2. Click on "advanced" to the far right of the search box - on the far right of the screen.
  3. On the advanced search screen, choose an option from the drop down menu for "Search by Date Items Added."  You can search for new books this week, this month, or additional intervals up to two years.
  4. You may use the options under "Narrow Your Search" to locate specific items - just picture books, just DVDS, etc.  If you do not choose any options under "Narrow Your Search," all items added in the time period chosed in #3 will be displayed.  For a more specific search:
    1. Click on "Libraries" to choose juvenile (all children's books - picture books and chapter books), easy (picture books), young adult, juvenile nonfiction, etc. 
    2. Click on "Formats" to choose audiobooks, DVDs, CDs, books, etc.
  5. Click on the purple "search" box on the right near the top of the page.