Monday, March 23, 2015

Upcoming Programs in April

Here are some programs that will happening next month in the Children's Dept at the Central Library. Please visit Library Events for information and register.

Story Time for 2 and 3 yr olds- Monday, April 6 and 20 at 10 am- Audience: 2 and 3 year olds and caregivers.

Mother Goose on the Loose-Tuesday,April 7 and 21 at 10 am-Audience: Infants Birth to
23 months and caregiver (s).

Story Time for 4 and 5 yr olds- Tuesday,April 14 and 28 at 10 am - Audience: 4 and 5 year olds.



Lego Club-Monday, April 6 at 4 pm-Audience: Grades: K-5


Board Game Fun-Wednesday, April 1 at 6:30 pm- Audience: Grades K-5

Gaming Night- Wednesday, April 15  at 6 pm- Audience: Grades K-6

Spring Break Movie Marathon- Wednesday, April 8 at Noon-4 pm-Audience: All Ages

We Love Our Library-Thursday, April 16 at 4 pm- Audience: K-5

Earth Day Fun- Thursday, April 23 at 4 pm-Audience: K-5


See You Soon!!

Monday, March 16, 2015

Storytime for 2 and 3 yr old: Happy St. Patrick's Day

St. Patrick's Day is tomorrow, so we had an early celebration. The children heard three stories ( Green Shamrocks  by Eve Bunting,My Very First Look at Shapes by Christine Gunzi  and The Luckiest St. Patrick's Day Ever by Teddy Slater). The kids also learned about shapes, waves scarves, and made a Shamrock Buddy.

Here are some of the songs we did today:

This Little Leprechaun added 8-7-97 Original Author Unknown
This little leprechaun slid down the rainbow, (Point to thumb.)
This little leprechaun stayed home. (Point to index finger.)
This little leprechaun picked a shamrock, (Point to middle finger.)
This little leprechaun found some gold. (Point to ring finger.)
This little leprechaun cried, "See if you can catch me," (Point to little finger.)
As he ran home. (Wiggle little finger.)


 
Go On A Leprechaun Hunt added 3-9-98 Original Author Unknown
(an adaptation of the Bear Hunt)
Ask the children to listen closely and follow the directions. Instruct
them to clap the rhythm or slap their knees as you tell the story.

Going on a leprechaun hunt. I'm not afraid.
Let's go! Oh. look! I see a grassy field.
Can't go around it. Can't go under it. Can't go over it. Let's go through it.
Let's go! Swish, swish, swish, swish.
Oh, look! I see a giant tree.
Can't go over it. Can't go under it. Can't go through it. Let's climb it.
Let's go! Climb, climb, climb.
Oh, look! I see a river.
Can't go over it. Can't go around it. Can't go under it. Let's Swim it.
Let's go. Swim, swim, swim.
Oh, look! I see a dark cave.
Can't go around it. Can't go under it. Can't go over it. Let's tiptoe into it.
Let's go. Tippy, tippy, toe.
It's really dark in here. Better turn on my flashlight.
Oh, no. I see something!
It's mean! It's green! It's a leprechaun! Let's go!
Run! Run! Swim! Swim! Climb! Climb! Swish! Swish!
Whew...safe at home again.






Our next storytimes are (all at 10am) :
 Monday, April 6
Monday, April 20 
Monday, May 4 

Happy St. Patrick's Day. See You Soon.

Monday, March 9, 2015

Book Review: The Secret Life of Squirrles-Nancy Rose

 



 Mr. Peanut is no ordinary squirrel. Instead of gathering nuts or climbing trees, he plays the piano and cooks on the grill. But he is very lonely. So one day he sends a letter to his cousin, requesting a visit. And oh what fun they have.

I love this cute, odd book of squirrels playing with doll furniture ( especially the grill and hot dogs!!) A wonderful book about friendship, there are tips on to take pictures of wildlife and an interview with author/photographer Rose. ( By the way, she also has a website, The Secret Life of Squirrels, where you can see more of Mr. Peanut and friends in action.)


The Secret Life of Squirrels by Nancy Rose
Age Range: 3 and up
***** ( 5 Stars)

Want more books featuring squirrels? Here are some recommendations:

  • Miss You Like Crazy by Pamela Hall
  • Nuts to You by Lynne R. Perkins
  • The Busy Little Squirrel  by Nancy Tafuri
  • The Tale of Squirrel Nutkin by Beatrix Potter



Monday, March 2, 2015

Storytime for 2 and 3 yr olds: Seuss on the Loose

 For today's storytime we celebrated  Dr. Seuss's birthday ( aka Theodor Seuss Geisel, born  March 2, 1904, died September 24, 1991). The kids heard two of his books, Mr. Brown Can Moo Can You? and There's a Wocket in my Pocket. They also counted some frogs, shook some eggs, and made their own Wockets in Pockets.

Here are some of the songs we did for today-


A Chubby Little Snowman added 11-30-98 Original Author Unknown
A chubby little snowman,
Had a carrot nose.
Along came a bunny,
And what do you suppose?
That hungry little bunny,
Looking for his lunch.
Ate that snowman's carrot nose,
Nibble, nibble, crunch!!



 Spring Time added 3-12-98 Original Author Unknown
Sung to: "Did you Ever see a Lassie?"
My- eyes can see it's spring-time, it's spring-time, it's spring-time.
my- eyes can see it's spring-time, the grass is so green! 

The green grass, the flowers, the sunshine and showers.
My- eyes can see it's spring-time and I am so glad.


My-ears can hear it's spring time, it's spring time, it's spring time.
My- ears can hear it's spring-time, the birds sweetly sing.
The birds sing, the lambs bleat, the frogs croak, the bees buzz.
My- ears can hear it's spring time, and I am so glad.


My-body can feel's it's spring time, it's spring time, it's spring time.
my-body can feel its spring time, the air is so warm.
The warm air, the breez-es, no frost and no freez-es.
My- body can feel it's spring time, and I am so glad!


Our next 2 and 3 storytimes are (all at 10 am):

Monday, March 16 
Monday, April 6
Monday, April 20

Happy Seuss Day!! See you soon. 

Monday, February 23, 2015

Book Review: Who Wants a Hug?-Jeff Mack




Everyone loves Bear. He's always happy and he gives great big hugs. But Skunk find this annoying, and he has some stinky plans to stop him.

Someone needs a hug.....

This is a cheerful, brightly-colored laugh out loud  read.  I especially love it every time Skunk's plans backfire ( reminds me of  the old Bugs Bunny and Elmer Fudd cartoons.) Ending is a bit predictable, but kids will laugh their heads off.



Who Wants A Hug? by Jeff Mack
Age Level: 4 and up
**** (4 stars)

Looking for more books about hugs? Here are some suggestions:

  • Big Hugs, Little Hugs by Felicia Bond
  • Daddy Hugs  by Tim Warnes
  • The Giant Hug by Sandra Horning
  • Time for A Hug by Phillis Gershator


Tuesday, February 17, 2015

Upcoming Programs in March

Here are some programs that will happening next month in the Children's Dept at the Central Library. Please visit Library Events for information and register.

Story Time for 2 and 3 yr olds- Monday, March 2 and 16 at 10 am- Audience: 2 and 3 year olds and caregivers.

Mother Goose on the Loose-Tuesday, March 3 and 17 at 10 am-Audience: Infants Birth to
23 months and caregiver (s).

Story Time for 4 and 5 yr olds- Tuesday,March  10 and 24  at 10 am - Audience: 4 and 5 year olds.


Board Game Fun-Wednesday, March 4 at 6 pm-Audience: Grades K-5

Happy Birthday, Dr. Seuss-Thursday, March 5 at 4 pm-Audience: K-5

Lego Club-Monday, March 9 at 4 pm-Audience: Grades K-5



Gaming Night- Wednesday, March 18 at 6 pm- Audience: Grades K-5



Frozen Party!!-Saturday, March 28 at 1 pm
 Enjoy one last Frozen hurrah before Olaf's favorite season, Summer!  Children in grades K-5th will celebrate with games, crafts, and a snack!  Dress up if you wish, and be prepared to meet royalty!

Winter Movie Singalong-Saturday, March 28 at 2:15 pm 
All ages can sing along to this popular movie about a land where winter is brought on suddenly by a magical sister! 
 Snacks are welcome (clear drinks only)!  *Children under 7 must be accompanied by an adult 18+


Hope to see you soon!!!

Thursday, January 29, 2015

Book Review: If You Give a Mouse an iPhone-Ann Droyd

 






What happens if you give a mouse an iPhone?

Well, he not going to ask for a cookie... or anything at all.  In fact, he will not know what is going on, especially if he falls out of a roller coaster ( because he didn't buckle up) or opens up all the zoo cages ( don't ask) or falls straight into the sea ( don't worry kids, he's safe). But when the battery runs out... look out!

This is a very funny, LOL ( laugh-out loud) modern parody of Laura Numerof's If You Give a ... series, with lots of cute cartoony scenes ( especially when the mouse panics).  Perfect for readers of all ages.


If You Give a Mouse an iPhone by Ann Droyd ( aka David Milgrim)
Age Range: All Ages
***** ( 5 Stars)

Looking for more books by author/illustrator David Milgrim? Here are some of his books:

  • Santa Duck
  • Another Day in the Milky Way
  • Santa Duck and his Merry Helpers
  • Time to Get Up, Time to Go

And he does have one other book under "Ann Droyd", Goodnight iPad: A Parody for the Next Generation, located in Adults under the call number 818.602 DROY.

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Upcoming Programs in February

Here are some programs that will happening next month in the Children's Dept at the Central Library. Please visit Library Events for information and register.


Story Time for 2 and 3 yr olds- Monday, February 2 at  10 am- Audience: 2 and 3 year olds and caregivers.

Mother Goose on the Loose-Tuesday, February  3 and 17 at 10 am-Audience: Infants Birth to
23 months and caregiver (s).


Board Game Fun- Wednesday, February 4 at 6:30 pm-Audience: 2nd to 6th grade



Story Time for 4 and 5 yr olds- Tuesday, February 10 and 24  at 10 am - Audience: 4 and 5 year olds.

Hugs and Kisses- Thursday, February 12 at 4 pm  Audience: K-6




Chinese New Year- Thursday, February 19 at 4 pm Audience: K-6
Gaming Night- Wednesday,February 18 at 6 pm- Audience: K-6

Lego Club- Monday, February 9 at 4pm- 2nd to 6th grade.


Due to a private library function, we will be closed to the public on Monday, February 16th ( President's Day). We resume normal business hours, Tuesday, February 17th.

See You Soon!