Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Memorial Day

Memorial Day is almost here. On this day, we remember those who have died while serving in the armed forces. Here are some books to read on this holiday.





A boy and his father come from far away to visit the Vietnam War Memorial in Washington and find the name of the boy's grandfather, who was killed in the conflict.





Introduces the history of our national burial ground and discusses some of the people, particularly those in the American military services, who are buried there.





Recounts the efforts of Moina Belle Michael to launch a national campaign establishing the red poppy of Flanders Fields as a reminder of the sacrifice and courage of America's soldiers.

 
Discusses World War I, the creation of the memorial to the soldiers who died in it, the parts of the memorial, and its restoration and addition of a museum.


posted by Miss Meghan

Tuesday, May 5, 2015

Happy Children's Book Week!




This week we kick off Children’s Book Week, May 4-10. It’s the 96th anniversary of the annual celebration of books for young children, a week to enjoy your favorite books, authors, and illustrators!

Established in 1919, Children's Book Week is the longest-running national literacy initiative in the country. Every year,  events are held nationwide at schools, libraries, bookstores, homes wherever young readers and books connect!



 Visit the link below to see fun activities or local events in your area!

http://www.bookweekonline.com/




posted by
Josephine

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Earth Day



Did you know that Earth Day was first celebrated on April 22, 1970?   That means we are marking its 45th anniversary today!

Visit National Geographic to discover some easy going green tips for you and your kids.

PBS.org has some fun crafts for kids.

The library is offering Earth Rescue Scientist today at 4 PM.  Kids are going to try clean up an oil spill, design a water filter and learn how others help our earth with fun science experiments.  They will also design and take home their own I Love Earth canvas bag!

Stop by the Children's Room for a free earth eraser, too!

Posted by Amy



Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Friends of the Library Essay Contest


The deadline is fast approaching for the Friends of the Library’s Essay Contest! The contest is open to children in Grades 2-5 and the theme is My Most Unforgettable Hero/Heroine and Why (in 100 words or less). The winning essays will be read and prizes will be awarded at the Annual Meeting of the Friends of the Library on June 1st at 7 PM.  The deadline is May 3rd, so get out your
pen or pencil (or computer!) and write about your favorite hero/heroine; we would love to read all about them.

                                      

Posted by Sue Ann

Wednesday, April 1, 2015

April Fools' Day


April has arrived! It’s time to tell jokes and play tricks on your friends and family. Here are some books to tickle your funny bone. 

Picture Books


Joke Books
         
                               

Posted by Miss Meghan