Thursday, February 27, 2014

Book Review: Flip Flap Farm-Axel Scheffler


Want to meet a picken? Or cuddle a soft gray mog? Or take a ride on a big, furry rorse? Well, now you can at the Flip Flap Farm.

Filled with bold colors and bouncy rhymes, kids will enjoying flipping the flaps to create new farm creatures ( I really want  rurkey, so furry and feathery) or guessing what the animals is ( Hint- What has long ears, a twitchy nose, and lives in a burrow. Answer- A rabbit!!) Perfect for wee readers ( nice sturdy pages) or storytime fun!!

Flip Flap Farm by Axel Scheffler
Age Range: 2-5
***** ( 5 stars)

By the way, there is Flip Flap Farm app for your IPAD or tablet, here is the trailer:

Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Bookworm List: Spring is... here?

It's the end of February, almost March. It's still cold and white ( and according to the weathermen, more to come for the next three weeks.) But here in the Children's Department, it's spring!!!

Yes, the books of winter and Valentine's Day have left the shelves to make room for shamrocks, flowers, and bunnies (Awwwwwwwwww!!) Here are some of the featured titles-

  • Naomi Knows It's Springtime by Virgina Kroll- A blind girl experiences the first signs of spring through her senses.
  • 999 Frogs Wake Up by Ken Kimura- Lots of little frogs wake up all the animals at the start of springtime.
  • Paris in the Spring with Picasso by Jane Yolleck-  Join Picasso and other French artists of the 17th century as they gather for spring party at Gertrude Stein's house.
  • Spring by Jill Kalz- Easy read book about the sights and sounds of spring.
  • Spring Across America by Seymour Simon- Photographic book about the sights and wonders of spring across America.
Happy Spring! Keep Reading!

Thursday, February 20, 2014

Book Review: Love is You and Me-Monica Sheenan


Love... it's a wonderful thing for you and me .  It makes the skies ever blue, just being happy times two. It can be sweet or grand, or just simply holding one's hand.  It is fun and free and let you be who you want to be. The greatest gift of all,  we'll stick together, though and through because.. love is you and me.

A very sweet and simple book,  author/illustrator  Sheenan shows us  that love is a great feeling, be it between a parent and a child or best friends, even a dog and a mouse. Perfect for Valentine's Day, bedtime, any time.

Love is You and Me by Monica Sheenan
Age Range: 2 and up
***** ( 5 stars)

Saturday, February 15, 2014

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 3 and 17 at 10 am- Audience: 2 and 3 year olds and caregivers.

Mother Goose on the Loose-Tuesday, March 4 and 18 at 10 am-Audience: Infants Birth to
23 months and caregiver (s).

Story Time for 4 and 5 yr olds- Tuesday,March  11 and 25  at 10 am - Audience: 4 and 5 year olds.

Lego Club-Monday, March 17 at 4 pm-Audience: Grades 2-6

S is for Shamrock-Thursday, March 13 at 4 pm-Audience: Grades K-5

Board Game Fun-Wednesday, March 19 at 6:30 pm- Audience: Grades 1-5

Gaming Night- Wednesday, March 26 at 6 pm- Audience: Grades K-6

Kids Art Club- Thursday, March 27 at 4 pm- Audience: Grades 2-6


Due a private library function, we will be CLOSED all day, February 17. We will resume normal business hours Tuesday, February 18.

Hope to see you soon!

Tuesday, February 11, 2014

Book Review: Catching Kisses-Amy Gibson

Right now, someone,somewhere, is blowing a kiss. And someone, somewhere is waiting to catch it.

Kisses can be soft as whispers or cherry blossoms from DC. They can come from  the busy big cities of New York or sunny Florida beaches. They come through all types of weather, even be small enough to hide in a book and smell like ginger and fresh bread.But wherever they go, and wherever they land, once it is caught, it is yours forever.

Filled with bright colors and retro-looking silhouettes of familiar landmarks ( plus a map to helpfully show  young readers where the kisses are going), Catching Kisses is a perfect book for Valentine's Day ( or any kind of day).

Catching Kisses by Amy Gibson
Age Range: 4-8
***** (5 stars)

Monday, February 3, 2014

Storytime for 2 and 3 yr olds- Valentine Party Day!

Today we had a Valentine Party Day! We listened to Penguin and the Cupcake by Ashley Spires and Love is You and Me by Monica Sheenan. We also looked at hearts and other shapes, celebrated everyone's birthday ( because we can) and decorated a cupcake coloring sheet with hearts and stickers (and thankfully, no glitter. I had it on the demo, but since we are in one of the other meeting rooms till April, I did not want to leave a trail of red glitter.) The kids also got Dora valentines and a Rice Krispe treat.

Here are some of the songs we did today-

The Snowkey Pokey added 12-16-01 Original Author UnknownSung to: "Hokey Pokey"
You put your right mitten in,
you take your right mitten out,
you put your right mitten in
and you shake it all about.

You do the snowkey pokey
and you turn yourself around.
That's what it's all about.

Additional verses:
You put your left mitten in . . .
You put your right boot in . . .
You put your left boot in . . .
You put your hat in . . .
You put your snowself in . . .

Five Pretty Valentines Fingerplay added 8-7-97 Original Author Unknown
Five Pretty Valentines waiting at the store.
(name) bought one and then there were four.
Four pretty Valentines shaped like a "V"
(name) bought one and then there were three.
Three pretty Valentines said "I love you"
(name) bought one then there were two.
Two pretty Valentines, this was so much fun.
(name) Bought one and then there was one.
One pretty Valentine sitting on the shelf.
I felt sorry for it, So I bought it for myself

Due to a private library function, we will closed all day Monday, February 17. There will also be no Storytime for 2 and 3 yr olds that day. Our next programs will be-
Monday, March 3 and Monday, March 17 at 10 am
Monday, April 7 and Monday, April 21 at 10 am

See You Soon!