Tuesday, January 21, 2014

New Audio Titles

While reading a book is a favorite past time for most of us, there are times when the act of reading is difficult or inconvenient, such as car trips, taking a walk, exercising, or when you are not feeling so well.  Why not think about an audio book?  These stories on CD's and even tapes (if you still have that available to you) are great ways to catch up on your "reading" titles while you may not be able to hold a book or tablet.

Here a few great new ones we have added to our collection this month:

Insurgent by Veronica Roth (young adult)
Charlie and the Great Glass Elevator by Roald Dahl (juvenile)
Mathilda by Roald Dahl (juvenile)
The BFG by Roald Dahl (juvenile)
Son by Lois Lowry (young adult)
Pinkalicious by Victoria Kann (young juvenile)

You will find audio stories in the juvenile shelves by the non-fiction section, as well as included in our Whales of Fun Kits on the hanging racks.  Not sure where to look for them?  Ask one of us in the Youth Services Department.

Monday, January 13, 2014

LEGO Family Day

On Saturday, January 18, the Library will host our annual LEGO Family Day.  Parents and kids are invited to come create with LEGO blocks (their own or the library's), snack, and enter the door prize drawing for free books.  What a fun filled way to spend a Saturday morning!

We do ask for pre-registration so that we may set up enough table space for participants.  Just call the Youth Services Department (732-5732) before noon on Friday.  Then come Saturday morning and have fun.

The public is encouraged to come see what the families create.  Past years have included baseball stadiums, a library complete with shelves and circulation desk, New York City, and more!  Hope to see many of my favorite faces that day.

Thursday, December 12, 2013

Tuesday With Santa

This week Santa was at the library to visit with our friends.  While here quite a few young ones also made a Christmas craft to take.

Monday, November 25, 2013

Santa Claus is coming...to the Library!

Tuesday, December 10 Santa Claus will be visiting with local young people at the Library Annex.  This is  a popular evening for everyone, so be sure to register by calling 732-5732 so the library staff can plan enough materials for all our young visitors!  You may come at any time between 5:00 - 6:30 PM as we are aware of busy schedules during this part of the year.

Children may tell Santa what is on their Christmas wish lists, or just chat with him as parents/grandparents/aunts/uncles, etc. take pictures to add to their family memory albums.  Then they can create a simple Christmas craft to take home, or write a follow up letter to Santa to "mail" in our North Pole mailbox.  Of course, the children can take home a candy cane from the library to either hang on their tree or munch on as they dream of all those special toys on their lists.

Come make this a family tradition for your family.  There will be plenty of Christmas books and movies available for check out.  Who can resist getting into the holiday spirit when memories are being made?!

Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Halloween at the Library!

Fall Session story times are winding down.  Can you believe it!  Where did the time go?  Our little ones have had many experiences this session: the circus, autumn leaves, costumes, farm animals, bears, and many more!  We have played with bubbles, balloons, beanbags, and shakers!  We have read stories, pretended with Magic Bubble Gum, read stories, sang songs, and read more stories.  This week we even celebrated by dressing up in our Halloween costumes, so be sure to check out the photos below.

The Library will again offer a spring session of story times and crafts beginning in late February.  You may fill out a form at the Youth Services desk and we will call or send you a program sign-up reminder.

Keep in mind our coming events: Family Reading Night on November 21 and Tuesday With Santa on December 10.  Although we are not signing up for those events yet, be sure to watch the "What's New @ the Library" on our website home page.

 Our little pirate girl loves her pirate hat!

 Aren't I the cutest little pumpkin?

 Come on, Sock Monkey, be careful of the hairdo!

Tractors, princesses, and cat woman ready to travel to story time.

Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Banned Books for Bowling!

Teens and pre-teens are invited to participate in the Lincoln Public Library District's Banned Books for Bowling program.  How? Between September 3 and November 30, 2013 read three banned books from the Library's selection list.  Submit the titles with a rating of each book on the form available in the Youth Services Department. Receive a coupon for a free bowling game at Logan Lanes.  For more information, visit the Youth Services Department in the Library Annex. 

Thursday, August 22, 2013

Question: What's New?

The answer to the question above is: LOTS!!!  

*Our annual Book a Bag used book sale runs during Art and Balloon Fest.
*We now have notification of requested books by text messaging.
*You can check out magazines to your reading device on-line.
*Grab and Go bundles are displayed on the Juvenile bookcases to help busy adults find themed books quickly.
*Banned Books for Bowling Program will run September 3 through November 30 for teens and pre-teens.
*We are having a Costume Swap in early October (for children only).
*Story Times and Art/Craft Classes will start in late September.

Keep watching News @ the Library and Ms. Lou's Blog for more information!