Thursday, December 15, 2011

Books to Browse

Look for these selections on our new book displays:

Picture Books and Easy Readers
Sammy in the Sky by Barbara Walsh
The Twins' Blanket by Hyewon Yum
Bumble-Ardy by Maurice Sendak
Bad Kitty and Bad Kitty Christmas by Nick Bruel
The Carpenter's Gift by David Rubel
No Two Alike by Keith Baker
Samantha on a Roll by Linda Ashman
Cows to the Rescue by John Himmelman
Fly Guy vs. the Flyswatter by Ted Arnold

Chapter Books:
The Always War by Margaret Haddix
Haunted Party by Iza Trapani
The Secret Kingdom by Jenny Nimmo
13 Gifts by Wendy Mass
Cabin Fever by Jeff Kinney  (Diary of a Wimpy Kid)
A King's Ransom by Jude Watson (39 Clues)
Hound Dog True by Linda Urban

Young Adult:
Ruthless by Sara Shepard (Pretty Little Liars #10)
Dark Life by Kat Falls
A Web of Air by Phillip Reeve
Ultraviolet by R. J. Anderson
Saga by Conor Kostick
Edda by Connor Kostick
The Dragon Turn by Shane Peacock
A Wizard of Mars by Diane Duane (Young Wizards series)
Rip Tide by Kat Falls (Dark Life series)
The Only Ones by Aaron Starmer
Ashes by Ilsa Bick

Charles Dickens and the Street Children of London by Andrea Warren
The Big Red Horse: The Story of Secretariat and the Loyal Groom Who Loved Him by Lawrence Scanlan
Treasury of Greek Mythology: Classic Stories of Gods, Donna Napoli
Blizzard of Glass: The Halifax Explosion of 1917 by Sally Walker
     (Watch for Ms. Lou's Book Look review on LDN)

Don't see it on display?  Ask us to hold it for you when it comes back in!

Thursday, December 8, 2011

December Happenings and Winter Wonders

December has been a busy month at the Library!  Santa made his yearly visit this past Tuesday and listened to holiday wishes.  Ninety four of our library friends had their pictures taken with him and received a candy cane. Some even completed a Christmas craft while waiting their turn to sit on Santa's lap.  We love seeing the excitement of our young ones as they check out all our Christmas stories on display.

Ms. Jamie has held two craft sessions this month as well.  Children ages
5 - 7 heard a Gingerbread story and made gingerbread houses to take home.  Today the older ones are doing a "Take Away" craft that they can give to someone special.  These simple gifts can easily be made at home for more gift giving.

Are you ready to get out of the house after Christmas?  If the weather permits we will be have three special activities in January. 

On January 14 from 9:30 - 11:00 AM we will hold our Family LEGO Day.  Families are invited to come build with these versatile blocks, using ones they bring from home or some we have here at the Library.  We do ask that the participants be 8 years and older as the small blocks can be a choking hazard for young ones. This is a popular event and space is limited so mark these dates on your calendars for next month:  Registration will begin January 3 and continue through January 12 or UNTIL the slots are filled, whichever comes first.

Once the blocks are all put away, two Winter Story Times are on the calendar as well.  The first one will be Thursday, January 19 at 3:30 PM for children ages 5 - 7 years old.  Then on Wednesday, January 25 at 10:00 we will hold another one for younger ones ages 3 and 4 (and any 5 year-olds that are not in school).

These activities should help chase away the cabin fever!  Don't forget to take a look at the new book displays and browse through the stacks to find a perfect book to curl up with on these long, dark evenings.

Even though most people are working on their Christmas lists, the Youth Services Department has started working on the Summer Reading Program!  Keep checking the blog to hear about that as well as some special activities in February.

Happy Holidays!