Archive for May, 2010

Important Upcoming Dates

Friday, May 28th, 2010

Here are some important upcoming dates for Summer programming.

Tuesday, June 1: Logs become available for the Summer Reading Program

Wednesday, June 2: Registration begins for Reading with Rover and Summer Storytime.

For more  information about the Children’s Department Summer programs, check out the Kids’ Page!

Famous First Lines

Wednesday, May 19th, 2010

Can you guess what children’s book this first line comes from?  Give it a try!

“First of all, let me get something straight.  This is a JOURNAL, not a diary.”

Did you guess?  Check here for the answer.


Monday, May 17th, 2010

The Children’s Chatter Newsletter is now available online!  Check it out here.

More Biographies!

Friday, May 14th, 2010

After reading Ain’t Nothing But a Man, I was inspired.  Here are some great biographies that I recently came across.  These selected titles read more like a story and are absolutely wonderful!  Happy Reading!

  What to do About Alice?: How Alice Roosevelt Broke the Rules, Charmed the World, and Drove Her Father Crazy!

  Action Jackson



John Henry

Monday, May 10th, 2010

Ain’t Nothing but a Man: My Quest to Find the Real John Henry by Scott Reynolds Nelson is a fascinating search to find out if there was a real man behind the legend and songs of John Henry.  Follow Nelson’s research as he finds clues, looks through prison records, and decodes song lyrics to help him in his quest.  I couldn’t put it down!  It was so exciting to see the search unfold.

To find out more about the legend of John Henry, click here.

What’s New

Friday, May 7th, 2010

Looking for what has recently been added to the Children’s Department collection of materials?  Stop by the library’s homepage and click on the New to the Collection tab to see!

Here are some of the recent titles.  Click on the title to see the item in our catalog.


     Attack of the Tyrannosaurus

  A Conspiracy of Kings

  Tofu Quilt

  Stage Fright

  American Archaeology Uncovers the Underground Railroad

  Animal Tongues

  The Dust Bowl Through the Lens: How Photography Revealed and Helped Remedy a National Disaster

Famous First Lines

Monday, May 3rd, 2010

Can you guess what children’s book this first line comes from?  Give it a try!

“Here is Edward Bear, coming downstairs now, bump, bump, bump, on the back of his head, behind Christopher Robin.”

Did you guess?  Check here for the answer.