Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Looking for a New Book?

Check out a few of the new titles we have received this month!

     Juvenile Non-fiction
Food: 25 Amazing Kathleen Reilly
Come and Eat by George Ancona
Butterfly or Moth by Melissa Stewart
A Butterfly is Patient by Dianna Aston
Magical Illusions by Jon Tremaine
It's Snowing by Gail Gibbons
Not a Buzz to be Found: Insects in Winter by Linda Glaser
What Am I? Illinois by Anne Lewis

     Juvenile Picture Books
Silvercious, Pinkalicious, and Purplicious  all by Victoria Kann
Maddie's Monster Dad by Scott Gibala Broxholm
11 Experiments That Failed by Jenny Offill
Snowy Valentine by David Peterson
The Pig Scramble by Jessica Kinney
Zip It! by Jane Lindman

     Juvenile Early Readers (Blue Tape)
Star Wars: Journey Through Space by Ryder Windham
Star Wars: The Story of Darth Vader by Catherine Saunders
Star Wars: I Want to Be a Jedi, Star Wars: A Queen's Diary, and Star Wars: Ready, Set, Podrace
    all by Simon Beecroft

     Juvenile Fiction
Eddie: The Lost Youth of Edgar Allan Poe by Scott Gustafson
Love of the Game by John Coy
Bad Kitty for President by Nick Bruel
Planet Middle School by Nikki Grimes
Oh Boy, Mallory by Laurie Friedman
Saving Arm Pit by Natalie Hyde
Bye for Now: A Wisher's Story by Kathleen Churchyard
Flyaway by Lucy Christopher
Dora's Backpack by Leslie Valdes
Belle: The Amazing Ashtonishingly Magical Journey of an Artfully Painted Lady by Mary Lee Corlett
Spunky Tells All by Ann Cameron
The Unforgotten Coat by Frank Boyce
Aftershock by Bernard Ashley
Count Me In by Sara Leach
Ivy and the Meanstalk by Dawn LAiramore
Circle of Secrets by Kimberly Little
Tuesdays at the Castle by Jessica Day George
Liesl and Po by Lauren Oliver
Floors by Patrick Carmen
My Life as a Stuntboy by Janet Tashjian

     Young Adult Fiction
Hallowed by Cynthia Hand
Cinder by Marissa Meyer
Outlaw by Stephen Davies

Saturday, January 21, 2012

Lego Family Day

Last Saturday was our annual Family LEGO Day at the Library.  We had a number of families come out to build with these unique blocks, creating everything from gas stations to Star Wars ships to a replica of our library.  This event is so much fun!  Every year we are amazed at the creations that develop before our eyes.  Hope you and your family join us next year!  Here are just a few of the projects.  Come see the rest on the Youth Services photo frame!

P.S. There was even a little figure of me...complete with a pony tail!

Monday, January 9, 2012

New Young Adult and Juvenile Titles

What's new on the shelves?  Here is what has come in to the Library the last few weeks!

      Juvenile Books
The Forgotten Warrior by Erin Hunter
Magical Mischief by Anna Dale
School Days According to Humphrey by Betty Birney
Ten Rules for Living with My Sister by Ann Martin
Water Balloon by Audrey Vernick
Super Chicken Nugget Boy and the Pizza Planet People by Josh Lewis
Mystery of the Missing Everything by Ben Winters
Smells Like Treasure by Suzanne Selfors
The Pirate's Blood and Other Case Files by Simon Cheshire
The Surge by Roland Smith
How to Break a Dragon's Heart by Cressida Cowell
Mason Dixon: Pet Disasters by Claudia Mills
Icefall by Matthew Kirby
Bigger Than a Bread Box by Laurel Snyder
Soldier Bear by Bib Tak
The Aviary by Kathleen O'Dell
The Dragon's Tooth by N. D. Wilson
Waiting for the Magic by Patricia MacLachlan
Maggie and Oliver or a Bone of One's Own by Valerie Hobbs
Legend by Marie Lu
Sprinkles and Secrets by Lisa Schroeder
With a Name Like Love by Tess Hilmo
Go West, Amelia Bedelia by Herman Parish
Hound Dog True by Linda Urban
Saga by Conor Kostick

     Young Adult Books

Daughter of Smoke and Blue by Laini Taylor
Name of the Star by Maureen Johnson
Caleb's Wars by David L. Dudley
Sharp Time by Mary O'Connell
The Scorpio Races by Maggie Stiefvater
Desert Angel by Charlie Price
Wherever You Go by Heather Davis
Just Your Average Princess by Kristina Springer
The Silence of Murder by Dandi Mackall
My Name is Not Easy by Debby Edwardson
The Future of Us by Jay Asher
Checkmate by Walter Dean Myers
The Lovely Shoes by Susan Shreve
My Brother's Shadow by Monika Schroder

Thursday, January 5, 2012

January Activities to Break the Boredom

The Lincoln Public Library is always a great place to visit, but in January we have some special activities to tempt you out of the house!

January 14th is our annual LEGO Family Day.  Families are invited to bring in their own building blocks (or use ours) and create masterpieces in miniature.  We do ask for advance registration due to the limited number of spaces provided, so call 732-5732 as soon as you can.  Registration closes on January 12 or before if all the spaces are filled earlier.  We invite everyone to come see what the kids and parents create.  The event will be from 9:30 until 11:00 in the Library Annex.

TEENS: Some of you have requested a time to get together and talk about the books you have enjoyed reading.  We listened!  So on the third Friday each month (after school), invite some friends and come talks in the Annex Community Room.  This will be your group to format in whatever way you wish to take it, so come and share your ideas.

Winter Stories will be offered for ages 5 - 7 on Thursday, January 19 at 3:30 Pm and for ages 3 - 5 on Wednesday, January 25 at 10:00 AM.  We do ask that you call 732-5732 to register so we can plan accordingly.

Although I am not going to spill all the beans in this post, be sure to watch for our February announcements.  Wow!  Are we ever going to have a lot happening that month!

See you at the Library!

Cozy Reads for Cold Days

We have some interesting displays in the Youth Services Department this month.  The first half of the month will be books about Martin Luther King, Jr. and the work he started with civil rights.  Then the last half of the month we will celebrate squirrels, as January 21st is Squirrel Appreciation Day!

New books on our shelves are located as you enter the Annex building or on top of the Young Adult bookcases.  Take a look at these new titles!

     Picture Books:
Butterfly Tree by Sandra Markle
Red Sled by Lita Judge
Francis Woke Up Early by Josephine Nobisso

     Blue Tape Books:
Buzz Beaker and the Putt-Putt Contest
Clifford Makes the Team by Norman Bridwell
Star Wars: Join the Rebels
Star Wars: Clone Wars, Watch Out for Jabba the Hutt by Simon Beecroft
Star Wars: What's a Wookie? by Laura Buller
Star Wars R2-D2 and Friends by Simon Beecroft
Star Wars: the Clone Wars, Yoda in Action by Simon Beecroft
Star Wars: Clone Wars, Anakin in Action by Simon Beecroft
Star Wars: Star Pilot by Laura Buller

     Juvenile Non-Fiction Books:
Elapsed Time at the Olympics
Tai Chi for Beginners
The Great Depression, 1921-1937 by Jane Bingham
Swirl by Swirl: Spirals in Nature by Jyce Sidman
Heaven is for Real Kids by Thomas Nelson
Heaven, God's Promise for Me by Anne G. Lotz
Just a Second: A Different Way to Look at Time by Steve Jenkins
Learn to Speak Dance: A Guide to Creating, Performing and Promoting Your Moves by Ann Marie Williams