Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Come Find a New Selection at the Library!

When new titles arrive in the Youth Services Department, we display them by the desks for a month as well as post signs to let you know what titles might be currently on loan to someone.  If the book is not on display when you come in, one of the clerks can request the title you might like to read.  Then it will be held for you when it comes back in to the Library!   

For the Little Ones:

Monkey: A Trickster Tale from India by Gerald McDermott
Snow by Nanacy Wallace (board book)
Strega Nona's Gift by Tomie DePaola
A Christmas Tree for Pyn by Olivier Dunrea
George Flies South by Simon James'
The Lighthouse Christmas by Toni Buzzeo
Levi Strauss Gets a Bright Idea by Tony Johnston
Bippolo Seed and Other Lost Stories by Dr. Seuss
A Christmas Spider's Magic by Trinka Noble

Walter Wick's puzzle stories:
On a Scary, Scary Night
Dream Machine
Cool Collections

New American Girl Books:
Meet Cecile, Cecile's Gift, and Troubles for Cecile all by Denise L. Patrick
Meet Marie-Grace, Marie-Grace and the Orphans, and Marie-Grace Makes a Difference 
all  by Sarah M. Bickley

For young readers (fiction):
Snow in Summer by Jane Yolen
Gooney Bird on the Map by Lois Lowry
The Medusa Plot by Gordon Korman (A 39 Clues book)

For Young Readers (non-fiction):
Christmas in Williamsburg: 300 Years of Family Traditions by K. M. Kostyal
               (Look for my review on in December)
Gymnastics by Heather Schwartz
Ice Fishing by Bridget Heos
The Case of the Vanishing Frogs: a Scientific Mystery by Sandra Markle

Beethoven for Kids: His Life and Music by Helen Bauer
Derek Jeter: Spectacular Shortstop by Keith Greenberg
Stephenie Meyer: Dreaming of Twilight by Katherine Krohn
Danika Patrick: Racing's Trailblazer by Karen Sirvaitis

For Young Adults:
The Outcasts by John Flanagan (author of the Ranger's Apprentice series)
In the Forests of the Night by Kersten Hamilton
Seizure by Kathy Reichs (Book #2 of the Virals series)
The Death Cure by James Dasher (Book #3 of the Maze Runner series)
Inheritance: the Vault of Souls by Christopher Paolini   (Book #4)

Friday, November 18, 2011

Family Reading Night

The Library's Readers Theater Group performed two skits last night at the Library's Family Reading Night:  Casey at the Bat and Peddler Polly and the Story Stealer.  Nine young readers did an excellent job bringing these two stories to life!

Thursday, November 10, 2011

Family Reading Night at the Library

Thursday, November 17, 6 - 7 PM is Family Reading Night in the Library Annex.  Here at Lincoln Public Library we appreciate the many families who use our library for both the materials that can be borrowed and the activities that are scheduled.  This is a great night to celebrate our family/library partnerships.

The Library Readers Theater will perform two skits that evening. Casey at the Bat by Ernest Lawrence Thayer, the traditional poem about the legendary Mudville baseball player will be one of the skits.  The second skit is Peddler Polly and the Story Stealer by Aaron Shepard.  Polly stumbles into a mystery where stories are disappearing from town.  Can she find the culprit and save the stories?

The Theater group has been practicing and learning all about beginning drama techniques. They are excited to have a chance to share their enthusiasm with others. Be sure to bring your families to the performances to support this group. Your young ones will delight in seeing people they know as "performers" and see how stories "come alive" through theater.

Be sure to check out the many book displays, visit the librarians with your questions, and pick up information about Santa visits and crafts coming in December.  We hope to see many of our library friends that evening!

Thursday, November 3, 2011

Attention Teens!!!

The Library will be hosting teen activities again very soon.  We currently have four interested teens working on ideas for the coming months.

Would you be interested in serving on a panel to help plan activities?  Have some great ideas, but not sure you want to join a group?  Just want more information?  We need your thoughts!

Call the Youth Services Department and leave a message for Jamie Kaiser or me, 732-5732. 

New Books!

We have some new selections to curl up with on a chilly autumn day.  Those marked * or ** are ones I personally recommend!

     For Younger Readers:

The Perfect Christmas by Eileen Spinelli
The Halloween Cat by Christina Ricci (Dora book)
Leaf Trouble by Jonathan Emmett
Where's My T-R-U-C-K? by Karen Beaumont *
Sneeze, Big Bear, Sneeze by Maureen Wright
Bailey by Harry Bliss
Passing the Music Down by Sarah Sullivan **
The Sniffles for Bear by Bonny Becker
When the Leaf Blew In by Steve Metzger
Worms for Lunch by Leonid Gore *
Hiccupotamus by Aaron Zenz **

     For Young Adult Readers:

Destined by P. C. Cast (newest House of Night series)
The Limping Man by Maurice Gee (Salt series Book #3)
The Iron Knight by Julie Kagawa (Iron Fey series)
A Monster Calls by Patrick Ness
XVI by Julia Kerr
Glow by Amy K. Ryan
Forgiven by Janet Fox
Pretty Little Liars series by Sara Shepard