Thursday, September 26, 2013

Meet Goats, Sweetie and Darling, at Storytime

Giddy Goats Storytime
Monday, October 7
10:30 am

Join us for goat filled stories and songs! 
Then you’ll get to meet two goats - Sweetie and Darling, 
with owner Jeremy.
There will be plenty of time for pictures and petting. 
All ages welcome. 
Caregivers must accompany their children at all times.
No registration necessary. Open to the public at no charge. 

Monday, September 23, 2013

October Saturdays and a Pumpkin Decorating Contest

Don't miss our October themed fun next month!

First off - a Pumpkin Decorating Contest. Fun for all ages - bring in your pumpkin decorated any way (no carved pumpkins will be accepted) throughout the month of October. 
Everyone wins a prize. For all the details click here.

We also have three drop-in Saturday events.

October 12, 11 am: Dads and Donuts
October 19, 1 pm: Harry Potter Extravaganza
October 26, 11 am: Halloween Storytime and Craft

Click here for more information. 

Thursday, September 12, 2013

Children's Magazines - American Girl and Cricket

Did you know the Children's Room has magazines that you can check out? We'll be highlighting a few each month so you can get to know them. If you'd like to skip ahead a view the full list click here.

September Magazines: 

American Girl: Suggested for ages 8 and up

American Girl was created as an alternative to teen magazines for younger girls. Each issues is filled with stories, crafts, advice and games. 

September/October Issue Highlight: 

 - Fun Boredom Busters
      - Each day of the month has a new suggestion of something to do
 - How to Beat Bullying
       - A flow chart for dealing with bullyings helps girls understand  their options and the
         best course of action in different situations
- Delicious Apple Recipes
       - Recipes for apple snakes including mini apple pies, green apple smoothies,
         apple sandwiches and cran-apple oatmeal.

Cricket: Suggested for ages 9-14 

This magazine is primarily filled with short stories, but also with book reviews and author interviews. 

September Issue Highlight:
 - 7 Short Stories of various genres 
 - Get to Know: Kate Dicamillo
        An interview with author of the Mercy Watson series, The Tale of Despereaux and
        many more! Also an excerpt from Flora & Ulysses, her new book coming later
        this month! 
 - Book Reviews by Cricket Readers

Wednesday, September 11, 2013

Paws to Read to Tessie the Dog! Monday, September 23.

Paws to Read 
to Tessie the dog!
Monday, Sept. 23, 4 p.m.

All children entering kindergarten through 3rd grade can sign up to meet and read to Tessie, a 3 year old labradoodle!

Each session will last approximately 10 - 15 minutes.
Tessie is a certified therapy dog, through Therapy Dog Inc.

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

Wednesday, September 4, 2013

Fall Program Schedule Available

The Fall Schedule is available! Click here to view it. Hard copies are also available in the Children's Room.

Please note that registration for these programs does not begin until September 25 (except Chess for Kids. You can register for that now in person, in the Children's Room). Different programs have different registration requirements. If you have any questions call, email or stop by the Children's Room.