Ever want to have a storytime with your favorite celebrity? Storyline Online is a website brought to you by the Screen Actors Guild Foundation and includes video of famous actors and actresses reading aloud some of children's favorite books. Titles include:
Brave Irene read by: Al Gore
The Night I Followed the Dog read by: Amanda Bynes
Harry the Dirty Dog read by: Betty White
Bring your favorite teddy bear or other fluffy friend to an indoor picnic! On Tuesday March 12 at 1:30pm, Mrs. B will have the storytime room set up as a lovely spring meadow - with no ants! Ongoing registration is underway, so if you are a preschooler age 3 and up, join us by signing up soon! We will have stories, songs, and of course, snacks!
Happy Spring! Time for our Garden Rockers to sign up and start planning this year's children's garden. Please call 634-4997 x 121 to register over the phone or come on in and tell us your 2nd - 5th grader's info to register in person. Meetings start in March and we plan to have a Garden Tea Party at a date to be determined to celebrate our work. Won't you join us?
Join Mrs. B with your walker up to age 2 for a fun musical laptime program. Each session will include songs, rhymes and dancing! These registered programs are offered at 1:30pm on Tuesdays two times a month in March, April and May in the Storytime Room. Sign-up for the March 5 & 19 sessions begins tomorrow, February 26. April's sessions will be on the 2nd and 16th with registration on March 26. Sign-up for our May 7th & 21st sessions starts April 30. Hope to see you soon!
Wonderopolis is a website sponsored by the National Center for Family Literacy that encourages families to learn together. Check out the "Wonder of the Day" or search through a list of topics to find fun facts (art, nature, sports,..). Each curiosity is presented using a question, such as:
What is a butte?
Can you count with letters?
Why are they called Daddy longlegs?
What is a masa?
With all our recent weather, maybe it's time to come on over to the library for some fun activities during winter break. (Please note: programs with asterisk (*) require registration, which is now open.) On Tuesday February 19th, kids in grades 1 - 5 can celebrate Chinese New Year* at 1:30pm. Then, we're traveling to outer space in the Starlab* - 6pm for grades K - 3, 7pm for grades 4-6. On Wednesday, there are still openings for Baby Love* at 10am.
Wednesdays at 10:00am
6 weeks to 1 year old
Playtime, stories, songs and more!
All Aboard! Storytime is cancelled Wednesday 1-16 due to expected weather conditions. Please join us next Wednesday - weather permitting.
We have recently added MUZZY, the award winning multimedia foriegn language program for children, to our database offerings. This is an entertaining and effective way to introduce young children to Spanish, Mandarin, French, and many others. It is also a source of help for children learning English as a second language. You can access MUZZY from home, on this homepage, by clicking on the first item under the RESEARCH TAB....DATABASES. Select the STUDENT tab on the right, and you will find MUZZY listed amongst the other databases so valuable to young learners.
Pandora is a free online radio station that you customize to your own taste. It also offers a great selection of music for kids. Start out at www.pandora.com to create a free account with a valid email address and password. Browse a list of popular stations or search using a music genre or artist's name. Once you have made your selection, Pandora will begin playing songs within your chosen genre or artist and others like it. Don't like what they have selected? Just fast forward to the next song. Do you love what they have selected? You can name and save your station for future listening. Most lyrics and artist's biograpies are included. Some suggested playlists to try are: