Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them

Last week in World of Wizarding we made our own edition of Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them.

Check out the finished product: Fantastic Beasts and Where To Find Them.

Monday, October 29, 2012

Paws to Read cancelled

Due to the storm and the closing of the Library on Monday, October 29, Paws to Read with Tessie has been cancelled.  We will be re-scheduling Tessie as soon as possible, and apologize for any inconvenience.

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Read to a Dog! Tessie is back.

Paws to Read!
Monday, October 29
4:00 pm

Sign up and read to
Tessie the dog!

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.

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

Thursday, October 11, 2012

Chess for Kids is Back!

 Chess for Kids
Three Mondays this Fall
November 19, November 26
December 3
3:30 pm - 4: 30 pm

The Children’s Room welcomes back Sandra Stolle,
assisted by Emmanuel, in this popular chess club.
Designed for players of all levels. Beginners welcome.
Designed for children in 1st – 6th grade.
Pre-registration is required. Free and open to the public.
Former players welcome.

Saturday, October 6, 2012

Goodreads - see what Lorraine and Nicole are reading!

We just added a new widget on the right hand column of the blog, directly under Facebook, you will now see Goodreads (previously where Library Thing was). Goodreads will give you a list of what Lorraine and Nicole have read, click here to start looking at the list or below for more direction if you are unfamiliar with Goodreads.   

Goodreads is a social network for people who love reading. You can add books you've read, books you want to read, and what you are currently reading if you create an account of your own. However, you don't have to have an account to see what Lorraine and Nicole have read. You will see ten random books from our read shelf on the side each time you load the blog. To view all the books on our read shelf, simply click the link on the top that says Lorraine's bookshelf: read. You can sort the books by rating, or by the shelves we are creating on the left hand side including historical fiction, 100 picture books everyone should know and Wimpy-Kid read-alikes. 

We have been working to add the books that Lorraine and Nicole have read. Not all of them have been rated yet, but if they are added you can assume we would recommend them to a child in one situation or another. However, all of them are linked to our Library Catalog under the review so if you see something that looks interesting, you can click on the link to request it. If you have questions or trouble navigating Goodreads, stop by the Children's Room one day, we'll be happy to show you. 

Thursday, October 4, 2012

Congratulations to our Butterfly Guessing Contest Winners!

Congratulations to: 

Toby, age 5
Jared, age 8

Winners of the Hamilton-Wenham Library's
2012 Butterfly Guessing Contest

There were