Archive for December, 2012

Best Books 2012

Friday, December 21st, 2012

It’s always fun to see what is on everyone’s Best Books list each year.  Here’s a sampling of what’s out there:

Here is the Reading Public Library’s top picks for this year!

Horn Book put out their list, too!

Watch. Connect. Read‘s blog put together a top 20 list.

The Butler Children’s Literature Center at Dominican University has a Children’s Book for Holiday Gifts list.

Learn How to Draw Mal

Thursday, December 20th, 2012

Are you a fan of the Mal and Chad books?  You can learn how to draw Mal by clicking here.

Library Holiday Hours

Wednesday, December 19th, 2012

Just wanted everyone to know when we will be closed over the holidays:

Sunday, December 23rd: closed

Monday, December 24th: closed

Tuesday, December 25th: closed


Monday, December 31st: closing early at 5:45

Tuesday, January 1st: closed


ALA Youth Media Awards

Tuesday, December 18th, 2012

I am so excited!  The ALA (American Library Association) Youth Media Awards will be announced January 28th!

This is when the Newbery and Caldecott awards, among many others, are announced.

I know I have some favorites in mind that I am hoping will win (I’ll share them over the next few weeks).  Have you read any books over the last year that you think are in consideration for the awards?

To learn more about the awards that will be presented, along with the criteria for each award, check out this website.

The Witch of Blackbird Pond

Monday, December 17th, 2012

I finally read The Witch of Blackbird Pond and liked it very much.  It won the Newbery Medal in 1959.  It was highlighted back in November on Anita Silvey’s Children’s Book-a-Day Almanac.

If you like historical fiction with a little bit of romance, I think you will enjoy reading The Witch of Blackbird Pond.


Chill Out and Read!

Wednesday, December 12th, 2012

Winter Reading Club

Our winter reading program, Chill Out and Read!, is in full swing!

Stop by the Children’s Desk to pick up your reading log.

Get some tasty treats and enter our trivia and guessing contest as part of the program!

The winter reading club will run through the end of January.

Book Break Drop-In Storytime

Wednesday, December 5th, 2012

Book Break Drop-In Storytime

Tuesdays @ 10: December 4, 11, 18

Thursdays @ 2: December 6, 13, 20

Ages 3-5

Stop by for some fun stories in December!

Winter Newsletter

Monday, December 3rd, 2012

The winter edition of the Children’s Chatter newsletter is now available online and at the Children’s desk.  Be sure to take a look at the programs and activities for December-February.  Visit the Kids’ Room for additional information!