Monday, April 14, 2014

National Library Week



What is National Library Week? First sponsored in 1958 by the American Library Association, National Library week is celebrated by all types of libraries across the United Sates.  During this annual celebration our nation's libraries and librarians promote library use and support. It begins April 13 through April 19th with the theme "Lives change @ your library."
We hope the library has a positive impact on your life.


We're celebrating this week with a Book Character Scavenger Hunt.  Come in and hunt all over the children's room to find the characters and win a prize. The scavenger hunt is going on until this Saturday.


posted by Josephine



Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Do you know your Newbery?



This year's Newbery Medal winner was Kate DiCamillo's Flora and Ulysses.  But while winners from recent years might be fresh in our minds, it is easy to forget that the Newbery is an award that originated in the year 1922!

Want to know how "well read" you are when it comes to Newbery winners?  Click here to take a quiz!  Good luck!

-Posted by Miss Jessikah

Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Spring Break!

 Spring Break is just around the corner!  We have a lot of fun and educational programs going on to keep the kids occupied.  

Build It - Tuesday, April 15 @ 2 PM 
Learn about the mathematical principles and physical forces behind structures and apply what you've learned to construct a freestanding structure out of modeling clay and toothpicks.

Magic & Comedy of Jim McClenahan - Wednesday, April 16 @ 2:30 PM
Jim provides family entertainment with a unique magical twist to bring fun and guaranteed side-splitting laughter with high levels of energy and excitement. Each performance induces giggles from children and adults all from Jim’s colorful, wacky antics and zany comedy.  

Children's Movie - Frozen - Thursday, April 17 @ 2:30
Fearless optimist Anna teams up with Kristoff in an epic journey, encountering Everest-like conditions, and a hilarious snowman named Olaf in a race to find Anna's sister Elsa, whose icy powers have trapped the kingdom in eternal winter

Go Green:  Animal Sculptures - Tuesday, April 22 @ 11-12 Noon
Discover how Picasso, Calder, and other famous artists built amazing animal sculptures out of toys, trinkets, and other junk.  Then construct your own animal out of cardboard without using glue!  Decorate it with recycled ribbon, buttons and more.

Registration is required for all programs.
 Children's movies are open seating - first come, first served.

For more information visit our Kids' Program page.


Posted by Amy


Monday, March 24, 2014

Happy Birthday, Houdini !


Today marks the 140th birth anniversary of the great Harry Houdini.  To learn more about this legendary illusionist and stunt performer noted for his sensational escape acts, check out some of the following books:


                                             A Picture Book of Harry Houdini by David Adler                       




                                                           Harry Houdini by Janice Weaver  


                                                                                                                                                                     Houdini by Kathleen Krull

               



                                                        The Houdini Box by Brian Selznick



Posted by Sue Ann.

Thursday, March 20, 2014

The Very Hungry Caterpillar Celebrates its 45th Anniversary!

Today marks the 45th anniversary of The Very Hungry Caterpillar by Eric Carle, which was published on March 20th 1969. Eric Carle has illustrated over 70 books, but The Very Hungry Caterpillar is his most popular book, and has been translated into over 55 languages, selling over 33 million copies.



Posted by Pam