....can you tell me the title of a similar one?" This is a common question asked of us here in the children's department. If nothing pops into our heads right away, we often check in our database, NoveList K-8 Plus. This database can be accessed from your home computer or here at the library. Sounds great!, you say -- but how does it work? Well, here is a brief introduction to this wonderful resource. First go to our webpage. Next, click on the "research" tab at the top. When the drop-down menu appears, click on "databases". On the next page there are more tabs! Pick "literature" and it will bring you to the list of databases we have for that. There you will see NoveList K-8 Plus.
MARCH INTO SPRING - Re-scheduled to March 15 at 4pm.
There's still time for kids in grades K-2 to sign up for this after-school story and craft program. Due to our unexpected snow closing on Friday March 8, it has been re-scheduled for this coming Friday March 15 at 4pm. Call to reserve a space!
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.