Wednesday, December 28, 2016

Drop-in Programs!

We know how busy the winter can get for families. That’s why we’re offering brand new drop-in programs! Stop in after school with your children for a variety of fun activities like puzzles, legos, and coloring. The activities start at 4pm, but you can drop in over the next hour to start when YOU are ready! This is a great way to keep kids active during the cold weather and a great chance for you to engage and bond with your child!

Librarian Book Club: How to Steal a Dog

Librarian Book Club is back in session! This time, we're reccomending a book from a program we conducted called Novel Club.

Novel Club wasn't your run of the mill book club. Instead, kids met weekly to read the book TOGETHER and discuss it as we read. This worked really well for reluctant readers and highlighted the children's library's commitment to "social reading." What's that? Well, just as you would gather your friends together to watch a movie, we encouraged kids to gather together to read a book. The vibe was super casual: kids ate snacks, asked questions, and chatted as they went. This helped kids see reading as a fun, everyday thing (like watching a movie), rather than a super studious school-related activity.

Long story short: one of our favorite books from Novel Club was this one...

Wednesday, December 21, 2016

Wednesday, December 14, 2016

Tree Time

Have you had a chance to check out our tree in the children's library? To welcome our superfriends who are visiting on December 17 at 12:30, we've donned our tree with superhero ornaments and a special star! Stop in to join the fun!

Thursday, December 8, 2016

Have a "Super" Holiday!

Are you ready to have a "super" holiday? Your favorite superheroes are stopping in for a holiday hello! Meet Batman, Raven, Deadpool and MANY more of your favorite superheroes! These super friends were a big hit at last summer's Comic Con and now they're back to celebrate the season!

Librarian Book Club: The Princess in Black

Librarian Book Club is back! Today we're talking about a fun book that mixes two of our favorite things: princesses and superheros.

Do you have a kid whose reading level is stuck between easy books and novels? It can be difficult to find a book that bridges that gap. But have no fear: Shannon & Dean Hale's series "The Princess in Black" is here for the rescue! This series' design helps meet the needs of developing readers with easy text and illustrations done in a chapter book format to help guide your reader to he next level.

Don't let the word "princess" in the title throw you off: This is a great pick for both girls and boys. Try it out...

Monday, December 5, 2016

Homeschool Programs for Winter 2017

It's that time again! Our schedule of new Homeschool Programs for the new year is here! After seeing the results of our survey, we've come up with programs that best suit your needs as homeschoolers. We've even added teen programming! Thank you for your feedback and check out our new programs for 2017: 

Friday, December 2, 2016

December is here!

December is here! Check out all of our FREE programs to help you feel festive for the winter!

Holiday highlights include:
  • Batman, Raven, and Deadpool are stopping by for a holiday hello. Meet them, have your photo taken,and much more on Saturday, December 17 at 12:30 pm!
  • Sing your favorite carols at a very special Sing-Along Storytime featuring your favorite holiday songs! Thursday, December 15 at 4 pm!
  • Celebrate the season at our Winter Party full of crafts and activities on Wednesday, December 21 at 4 pm!
  • Need something to do on your winter break? Stop in to watch new movie releases at the library December 27-29 at 2 pm!

Thursday, December 1, 2016

Babies Need Words

Just a reminder: Even though your baby doesn't talk yet doesn't mean he or she doesn't need to hear you talk, sing, or read.