Thursday, June 28, 2012

Vic & Sticks Recycled Rhythm Band - Fun for All

Last night kicked off our Wow! It's Wednesday performances with Vic & Sticks Recycled Rhythm Band. Not only was it a great performance, but the kids became part of the band as well. Here are just a few photos from the event.

If you weren't able to make it to this event - don't worry there are plenty more ahead. Wingmasters is next. Don't miss your chance to meet live owls on July 11 at 6:30 pm.
For the entire Wow! It's Wednesday line up click here.

Monday, June 25, 2012

Photograpy Events in the Children's Room

This Saturday, Toni Carolina taught children in grades 1-6 the basics about photography and how to ensure a good picture. The children had a blast, and you can see them learning below. If you missed out on this event, you don't have to miss out on all the photography fun this summer.

The Children's Room is once again holding a photography contest for children in grades 1-6 throughout July. For complete information visit Photography Contest.

Also make sure to check out all of our Wow! It's Wednesday events!
This week Vic & Sticks Recycled Rhythm Band is coming to the library June 26 at 6:30 pm.
No registration is necessary for this family event. For more information click here.

Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Read to Tessie the Dog - July 13

Sign up and read to
Tessie the dog!
Friday, July 13 at 3:00 pm

Tessie is a certified therapy dog,
through Therapy Dog Inc.

Readers who are in Kindergarten through 3rd grade are invited to sign up to meet Tessie and read a book to her. 

Pre-registration is required. Sign up at the children’s desk for more information.

Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Summer Reading Lists!

Schools out and it's time to think about those Summer Reading Lists. Each school and grade has different requirements. Most are merely suggestions to keep children reading. For your convenience we keep a binder full of the reading lists in the Children's Room. If you'd like to view the lists online, click the school link below.

Buker's Reading List

Winthrop Main Page

Cutler Main Page

For the Middle School and High School Reading Lists visit the Young Adult Blog.

Monday, June 11, 2012

Last Week of Spring Storytimes - Register for the Summer Session June 18!

This week concludes our Spring Storytime Session and next week kicks off the beginning of Summer!

Beginning Monday, June 18 you can sign up for any of our weekly programs, as well as the Summer Reading Program.

Registration is required for Baby Bookworms, Music & Movement, the Photography Workshops as well as Dream Big with Bryan. Registration is appreciated for the rest of our weekly programs. For more information about all of our summer programs be sure to click on the tabs above. The weekly story programs can be found under Summer Weekly Programs and Dream Big with Bryan can be found at Special Thursday Programs.

There is one exception. Registration for the Photography Workshops begins this week Tuesday, June 12. Children entering Grades 1 - 6 have the opportunity to sign up, but space is limited. For more information click Super Summer Saturdays.

You can always stop by the Children's  Room for a brochure with all the dates as well.

Tuesday, June 5, 2012

Raindrop Guessing Contest Winners


Finn, age 5
Lucas, age 7





Friday, June 1, 2012

New Media in the Children's Room

We've been busy expanding our collection in order to serve you better!   Below you will find information about all types of  new media available for checkout.


MUZZY Multimedia Language Courses

MUZZY Multimedia Language Courses are designed to help you learn the basics of foreign language. We have  two levels in eight different languages. Muzzy includes DVDs and CDs, with activity sheets available online. Languages available are Spanish, French, German, Italian, English (ESL/ELL), Russian, Portuguese, and Mandarin Chinese. Click for a list of all the languages and levels available.

Playaway Views

The idea is similar to Playaway audios except these are light weight, portable videos, with high quality imagery at the touch of a button.  This new technology can be found in libraries only, and are durable and easy to use, even for our youngest patrons. Headphones are not required, as views have small built in speakers, though they are an option.  Playaway views come fully charged, but have an charger included in the case for charging as needed.   Just check them out, hit play and you can learn about history, weather, mythology, animals and more! A complete list of our Playaway views can be found here.

Look What's New & Updated!

Hooked on Phonics

We've had Hooked on Phonics in the room for awhile now, but we've recently ordered new and updated editions in a complete eight-level program, serving preschoolers through second graders. Each level has storybooks, workbooks, and a DVD to help your child learn to read. The levels begin at pre-K and continue through second grade. Stop by and check one out. Click for a list of the levels as well as what each level focuses on.


Playaways are a portable audiobooks. Unlike CDs or tapes you don't need anything except headphones and a AAA battery to listen to this book.  They can also be played in the car if you have the required cable. We've added 18 new Playaways to our collection. For a complete list of all our Playaways click here.

Books on CD

We've also been working to expand the number of audiobooks we have on CD as well as CD and book sets. For a list of our new audiobooks click here.