Archive for August, 2012

HornBook KidLit Election 2012

Wednesday, August 29th, 2012

Follow the Horn Book KidLit Election 2012 here!  See if some of your favorite children’s book characters have been nominated!

Fall Newsletter

Tuesday, August 28th, 2012

Have you had the chance to check out our Fall Children’s Chatter Newsletter?  Find it on our website or click here!  Mark your calendars with the registration and ticket dates for some great programs!

The Hero’s Guide to Saving your Kingdom

Friday, August 24th, 2012

I am only half way 3/4 of the way through this book but it is hilarious!  Hilarious!  I can’t wait to finish it.  Find it here.

Here are some lines to entice you:

This was the first knight Frederic had ever seen in real life (and frankly, even the ones he’d read about in books weren’t very exciting-his favorite bedtime story was “Sir Bertram the Dainty and the Quest for the Enchanted Salad Fork”).


Here’s what a typical day for Liam might be like: Breakfast; foil a burglary; lunch; rescue lost children from ferocious wolves; serve as guest of honor at ribbon-cutting ceremony for new blacksmith shop; dinner; carry frail grandmother from burning building; healthy snack; bed.


It’s a bit mysterious,” Liam said. “Gustav, do you have any thoughts?”

“You smell like melon,” said Gustav.

“Thank you,” said Liam.  “That was very constructive.”


Soon Prince Duncan and Snow White moved out of the royal castle…to a secluded manor in the countryside.  There, Duncan let his quirkiness flow freely.  He organized his toothpick collection alphabetically (they were all filed under T); he practiced sitting upside-down; he loudly yelled out the name of every animal that ran through their yard (not the type of animal it was, but the actual name he thought it should have, like “Chester,” “Skippy,” or “J.P. McWiggins”).


“Can you believe the man rhymed ‘Rumpelstiltskin’ with ‘crumpled napkins’?  I don’t even know how that got past the Bards’ Board of Acceptable Rhymes.  But I digress.

Friends of the Library Annual Book Sale

Thursday, August 23rd, 2012

Do you have some books, movies, computer games,and movies that your children have outgrown ?  Consider donating them to the Friends of the Library Annual Book Sale!  You can now donate and drop off your items at the First Floor Checkout Desk.  Find more details here.

The Sale will run September 26-30.

The One and Only Ivan

Wednesday, August 22nd, 2012

Have you read The One and Only Ivan?  It is absolutely wonderful.  Heartbreaking, but wonderful.  I had the chance to hear the author, Katherine Applegate, talk about Ivan last year.

I was just thinking about the book yesterday when I found out that the real Ivan passed away earlier this week at the age of 50.

If you haven’t read it yet or you want to re-read Ivan, you can find the book at the library here.

Also, check out the book’s website to see the book trailer and to learn more at

The blog Watch. Connect. Read has a ton of great information about the book as well the world of Children’s Literature.


Newbery Covers

Tuesday, August 14th, 2012

Check out elementary school librarian Travis Jonker’s cover designs for past Newbery Medal winning books!  I can’t decide which is my favorite.  Do you have a favorite Newbery winner?

Summer Readers

Monday, August 13th, 2012

Congratulations to everyone who participated in this summer’s Reading is So Delicious!  I hope you all read something you enjoyed!  We have had so much fun this summer with all of the programs.  Be sure to keep an eye out for what is coming up this fall!

Scholastic Book Fair for Golden Ticket Winners

Wednesday, August 8th, 2012

We only have 4 days left in our Summer Reading Club, Reading is So Delicious!  But that means you still have 4 days to turn in your reading logs!

Here’s what’s going on the rest of this week:

Thursday, August 9: First day of the Book Fair.  If you have earned a Golden Ticket this summer for reading 15 hours, bring it in from 9am-8pm to choose any book in the Scholastic Book Fair.

Friday, August 10: Second day of the Book Fair.  Bring in your ticket from 9am-4pm. (Little ones have a chance to do a craft from 10:30am-12:00pm on Friday, too!)

Saturday, August 11: Last day of the Book Fair and the Reading Club.  Bring in your ticket from 9am-4pm.


*Saturday, August 11th is the last day to pick up prizes for the Summer Reading Club.

*The Book Fair is for those who have earned a Golden Ticket. We will not be selling books at the Book Fair.