Posted On: May 16, 2013 In: Kids Room
Are you looking for some great reading adventures for the summer? Try joining Jack and Annie, two lucky children who discover a tree house, a magic librarian and a wizard to help them travel all over the world and through time.
Mary Pope Osborne’s amazing Magic Tree House fiction series is waiting on the shelves of the Young Fiction Read More..
Posted On: May 13, 2013 In: Kids Room
Looking for that perfect book, one you can’t put down? Now add carnival life, ghosts, a dog, a pig and an amazing young girl named Bee. Now you have the making of such a book. Beholding Bee by Kimberly Newton Fusco is that title. Beatrice, known as Bee, is an orphan living in a traveling carnival show. She and her caretaker, Pauline, live in the back of one Read More..
Posted On: May 7, 2013 In: Beyond Books, Kids Room
We are surely lucky to have all the rest of us around to learn from. Children don’t experience the discomfort that adults feel when confronted with a person who looks different and makes unintelligible sounds that clearly have meaning. Kids don’t care if they don’t understand, it’s just par for the course. Read More..
Posted On: May 2, 2013 In: Kids Room
May is the month that the Children’s team takes time off from the ongoing storytimes, to prepare for summer. The exception is the Thursday night storytime for 3 and ups, which will soldier right on. Please come to the library anyway, but be aware your storytime may not be happening. The regular schedule resumes Read More..
Posted On: Apr 29, 2013 In: Book Lists, Kids Room, Staff Picks
You’ve heard the expression “Dog is man’s best friend”. Dogs in the military truly live up to that and more. Known as MWD’S (Military Working Dogs), these highly valuable teammates have saved many soldiers’ lives. In the book, Dogs on Duty by Dorothy Hinshaw Patent, the reader is privileged to witness the training and working of these incredible dogs. Read More..
Posted On: Apr 25, 2013 In: Book Lists, Kids Room, Staff Picks
Looking for some good duck books to help get spring underway at your house? Start with a reading (or re-reading) of the classic Make Way for Ducklings by author and illustrator Robert McCloskey, awarded the 1941 Caldecott Medal for “the most distinguished American picture book for children.” This delightful tale of a family of ducks navigating the streets of Read More..
Posted On: Apr 22, 2013 In: Book Lists, Kids Room, Staff Picks
Enola Holmes (the much younger sister of Sherlock Holmes) wakes on her fourteenth birthday to find that her mother, the unconventional Lady Eudoria Holmes, has gone missing. She has left Enola some intriguing gifts, though, including a book of ciphers and a volume on the meaning of flowers. In The Case of the Missing Marquess, the first novel in the fascinating six-part Read More..
Posted On: Apr 18, 2013 In: Book Lists, Kids Room
I was lucky enough to hear Hervé Tullet, the wildly creative children’s book illustrator and author, speak recently. His work is propelled by ideas and his thoughtful books inspire readers to reconsider what a picture book can be. He doesn’t tell a traditional story… he takes us on an adventure! Read More..
Posted On: Apr 15, 2013 In: Kids Room
Summer is almost here! The Library summer program will get under way Tuesday, May 28. Adults, teens, and kids will have two ways to participate: read (or listen) for a certain number of hours, or finish a certain number of books, for prizes! And don’t miss the special events for every age. Because of our smaller temporary location, some events will be held outside the library at the Carnegie Building, Read More..
Posted On: Apr 10, 2013 In: Beyond Books, Kids Room, Staff Picks
The following list of games all fall under the category of “Puzzle Games”. They ask a player to use logic, creativity, and critical thinking to form solutions. Most importantly, a player of any age will have fun while testing and developing those skills. As always, each game comes with an ESRB rating of E for Everyone, Read More..