Archive for April, 2012

2013 Battle of the Books Reading List

Friday, April 27th, 2012

The 2013 Battle of the Books Reading List is here!  Find out more here!

Family Storytime

Wednesday, April 25th, 2012

Our next Family Storytime will be Monday, May 7 from 7-7:30pm.  We would love to have you join us!

Join us for Family Storytime!

Once a month, on Monday nights, come together as a family to participate in Storytime!

We will read books, sing songs, and discover new ways to play.

* no registration is required *

Literature Quotes

Wednesday, April 18th, 2012

I haven’t posted some quotes in a while and I recently came across Quotation Index to Children’s Literature.  If you haven’t explored the Children’s Department reference collection, I highly recommend it.  You never know what you will find!  Though the reference books stay here at the library, they are great for reading in one of our “blob” chairs!  Here are some lines to enjoy:

“Beatrice Quimby’s biggest problem was her little sister Ramona” (Beezus and Ramona)


“Then, one day, James’s mother and father went to London to do some shopping, and there a terrible thing happened.  Both of them suddenly got eaten up (in full daylight, mind you, and on a crowded street) by an enormous angry rhinoceros which had escaped from the London Zoo” (James and the Giant Peach)


“[Strega Nona] could cure a headache, with oil and water and a hairpin.  She made special potions for the girls who wanted husbands.  And she was very good at getting rid of warts” (Strega Nona: An Old Tale Retold)


“Allow me to introduce myself.  My name is Harold.  I come to writing purely by chance.  My full-time occupation is dog” (Bunnicula: A Rabbit-Tale of Mystery)

D.E.A.R. Day

Thursday, April 12th, 2012

Today is Drop Everything and Read (D.E.A.R.) Day!  I’m reading The Fantastic Secret of Owen Jester by Barbara O’Connor.

What are you reading today?

Steve Beno: Moving Kids with Music

Monday, April 9th, 2012

Steve Beno: Moving Kids with Music

Saturday, April 28 @ 10am

60 minutes

Preschool children with adult

Lower Level Large Meeting Room

Dance and sing along with Steve Beno!  Each show includes audience favorites along with Steve’s original songs.  He is guaranteed to get people up and moving!  Pick up free tickets at the Children’s Desk.

The Hunger Games-Like Titles for Younger Readers

Monday, April 2nd, 2012

One of The Horn Book blogs put out a list of titles for younger readers who are interested in, but not yet ready for, The Hunger Games.  See what they put on their list here.