For the complete Summer 2015 Newsletter, click here.
Have You Signed Up for the Summer Reading Club?
Check out these bikes! They are the grand prizes you could win if you join the Summer Reading Club and complete your book log before July 31st! Stop by Youth Services to register and find out how many books you need to read to be entered in for a chance to win these awesome bikes. There are also other great prizes you may win if you join! This year's theme is Every Hero Has a Story.
Butterfly Coloring Contest Winners
Congratulations to our butterfly coloring contest winners! Thanks to everyone who participated. We had such beautiful entries!
Your Favorite Things about Spring
Youth Services asked you to write or draw your favorite things about spring on a paper flower to hang on our tree. We received such beautiful responses...
In the spring I like to do cartwheels.
I love to come to the library!
I like spring because I can see and smell the flowers.
I love the warm sun.
My favorite thing is to go outside and play with my family.
Jumping in puddles!
...Look for our next fun activity at the Youth Reference Desk!
Take a Look at our Goodreads Account
Youth Services now has a Goodreads account. Here, you'll be able to read staff book reviews and get recommendations for your next read.
Homeschooling Resources at Your Library
Youth Services put together a pamphlet of homeschooling resources available from the library. Inside you'll find helpful websites, book recommendations, and educational library programs for your homeschooling needs.
Check Out Our Playaway Collection
Browse our children's collection of Playaways and Playaway Views located in our audiobook section. Listen to your favorite audiobooks in a user friendly way and watch some fun, educational videos. Supply your own headphones and AAA battery and you're ready to listen! For more information on Playaway and Playaway Views, ask us at the Youth Reference Desk or visit Playaway.com.
We're On Pinterest!
Take a look at the library's new Pinterest page. You'll find boards that showcase our new children's books, program crafts, and more! Follow us to stay up-to-date on what's happening at the library!
Why Libraries Matter
We invite you to read an article on the importance of libraries written by Dr. Peggy Sharp Chamberlain. Dr. Peggy Sharp Chamberlain is an experienced teacher and library media specialist who has received national awards for her creative teaching ideas.
Learning to read begins before your child starts school. The 1,000 Books Before Kindergarten ongoing program encourages you to read 1,000 books to your child before he or she enters kindergarten. Just read three books a day for one year and it will add up to over 1,000 books!
The guidelines are simple: Read together and write down the book titles in your reading log you received when you signed up. After every 100 books read, bring your reading log to the library so we can reward your child with a sticker or a prize and pick up the next reading log sheets. After finishing 1,000 books, your child will receive a book of their choosing to keep and a certificate! This program has no end date except when your child enters kindergarten.
Register now in the Youth Services Department!