Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Thursday, September 17, 2009

Book Review - The Magician's Elephant by Kate DiCamillo

"What If?"
"What If?" A fortuneteller told you to follow an elephant?
"What If?" A Magician could do real magic, not that fake rabbit out of the hat stuff?
"What If?" An elephant came crashing from the ceiling onto your lap?
"What If?" The person you trusted the most, kept from you a secret that could answer your prayers?
"What If?" The elephant could make all your hopes and dreams come true?
"What If?"
Ten year old Peter Augustus Duchene life suddenly changes when the most amazingly, wonderful thing elephant....."What If?".

Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Book Review - Gregor the Overlander by Suzanne Collins

What do you get when you have:
The answer is: A Quest of course...
Gregor is in the laundry room with his sister Boots, he's just doing the laundry till Boots goes missing. To Gregor surprise Boots falls down the air duct behind the dryer and he follows. When they land they are in a strange underground world , and greeting them are huge human size roaches. They are taking to an underland city named Regalia where Gregor's quest begins.

Check out the other books in the Underland Chronicles
Gregor and the Prophecy of Bane
Gregor and the Curse of the Warmbloods
Gregor and the Mark of Secrets
Gregor and the Code of Claw

Monday, August 17, 2009

Book Review - Tropical Secrets: Holocaust Refugees in cuba by Margarita Engle

" My parents are musicians-
poor people, not rich.

They had only enough money
for on ticket to flee Germany,....

My parents chose to save me
instead of saving themselves,.....

Thousands of other Jewish refugees
stand all around me
on the deck of this ship
waiting for refuge."

Daniel's parents have made the ultimate sacrifice, they send him on a boat hoping that it will reach the United States. Instead the boat is sent to Cuba where Daniel is one of many Jewish refugees. He befriends a local girls that has as many painful secrets as he does. Daniel does not know what will happen next, and fears that he will never see his parents again and will be sent back to Nazi Germany.


Come and check out the new mystery series at the library called: Ghost Detectors.

Join Malcolm and his best friend Dandy as they start their new career's as Ghost Detectors. It's sure to be a blast

Books in this series

Book 1: It Creeps!
Book 2: I'm Gonna Get You!
Book 3: Tell No One!
Book 4: I Dare You!
Book 5: Draw!
Book 6: Don't Read This!

Friday, August 14, 2009

Book Review - Magickeepers: The Eternal Hourglass by Erica Kirov

Nick is having a tough summer. His report card is awful, his dad is embarrassing, and he doesn’t have a friend in the world. On the morning of his thirteenth birthday all of this changes. Not only does Nick find out that his cousin is the world famous magician, Damien, but he has an entire family of real magicians and guest what?…Nick is the most powerful magician of them all!

Nick's not too happy when they kidnap him and force him to live on the top floor of a casino. This is not just any casino though, here tigers walk freely throughout the hallways, there is snow falling in 90 degree weather and polar bears swim in the family pool. Nick soon finds out that he is there for his own protection and must help unravel a deep, dark family secret. Nick is the only person in the world who can help solve the mystery of the missing hourglass before the evil shadowkeepers get to it or to him first, and they will stop at nothing to find it.

An excellent first book in what hopes to be a great series! Check out the prologue for book #2 at the end of the last chapter.

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Summer Reading Finale

Great job to everyone who participated in the 2009 Summer Reading Program. This year we had over 300 children register, who read a total of 2,847 books!

Congratulations to all of the winners from each grade and to the Green Team for winning it at the end! Thank you to the SpoonMan for putting on such a great show!

Remember, just because the summer reading program is over, doesn't mean you should stop reading!!!

Thursday, July 23, 2009

Green Meadows Farm

The rain held off long enough for us to meet some new animal friends and dance the afternoon away! Thank you to Jason of Green Meadows Farms for putting on such a fantastic program!

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Book Review - Dork diaries: Tales from a NOT-SO-Fabulous Life by Rachel Renee Russell

Hey Diary of a Wimpy Kids fan, have you ever wondered what would happen if Greg Heffley was a girl? And instead of being a wimpy kid he or she was a totally talented artist that just transferred into a a posh rich private school. Well wonder no more.....Dork diaries is the hilarious tell of Miss Nikki J. Maxwell and her not so fabulous life...
Wimpy Kids fans will love, love, love this book................

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Video Games are Here!!!

The Children’s Library is now circulating games rated E & E+ for PlayStation 2 & 3, Xbox 360 and Wii!!

A parental permission form must be signed in person at the Children’s Library. Children will be allowed to borrow 2 games at any one time for a period of 7 days. A $2 per day late fee will apply for each game.

Stop in and check out our new collection of games!

Goldilicious Party!

Friday, July 10, 2009

Lil' Gardeners' Story Time

Our first Lil' Gardeners' Story Time was so much fun! We listened to stories and picked our very own vegetables in the new Community Garden. Join us next Wednesday at 6:30pm for our next program.

Thursday, July 2, 2009

Book Review - The Worst-Case Scenario Survival Handbook: Middle School by David Borgenichta

Are you going into middle school in September? Are you excited about meeting new friends? Scared about rumors or tons of homework? And maybe nervous about a crush or even facing some mean girls? If that's the case then this is the book for you.

"It's sure not like elementary school...and it's not like high school. either. Middle school is its own unique world-and this book has the secrets and tips you'll need to power through the rough stuff and come out on top."

Wednesday, July 1, 2009


Come on in, and check out some New series at the Library!

Thursday, June 25, 2009

Happy 85th Anniversary, Children's Library!

Congratulations to our Bookmark Contest Winners!

(left to right) Heather Noble - 5th grade, Carol Nguyen - 3rd grade, Christina Kapralos - 2nd grade, Francesca Venezia - 1st grade, Nicholas Natalie - Kindergarten, Mayra Sanchez - PreK, Angella Kidd - 4th grade (missing from photograph)

July/August Programs

Circle Time & Toy Center
Fridays, 10:30 – 11:45

For children ages 6 months to 4 years of age. 15 minutes of songs, fingerplays and stories, plus some quiet play time for you to share with

Happy 4th of July!
Thursday, July 2 at 2pm

Join us to make a special Independence Day craft. For PreK-6. Please register in advance.

Drama Kids
Grades K-2 - Tuesday, July 7 & 14 at 2pm
Grades 3-6 - Tuesday, July 21 & 28 at 2pm

Sign up for a two week session, and learn acting skills in a fun and energetic program. The Drama Kids program is designed to build self-confidence, as well as strong speaking and acting skills. This class will be held in the meeting room at the adult library. Register in advance, sign up is limited to 20 per class.

Lil Gardeners’ Story Time at the Library
Wednesdays, July 8 – 22 at 6:30pm
Thursday, August 6-20 at 6:30pm

Join us outside by the new Community Garden to listen to stories and help in the garden! This program is recommended for children in grades K-2.

DIY Outdoor Game Extravaganza!
Tuesdays, July 7 – August 4 10am-4pm

Join us every Tuesday to play games in the courtyard. Hopscotch, Nok-Hockey, Bean Bag Toss and Jumbo Checkers are a few of the games available. Pick up game pieces at the reference desk in the Children’s Library. You will need a library card to borrow game pieces. Weather permitting.

2pm – 3pm

For grades K-6. You children will need an adult’s assistance. All programs are free but you must register in advance for one or more of these sessions.

- July 9 – Soap Making – Try your hand at making homemade soap.

- July 16 – Mosaics – We’re making mosaic picture frames!

- July 30 – Tie-Dye– We will be tie-dying terrific t-shirts. You must BRING A WHITE T-SHIRT in order to participate in the tie-dying activity.

- August 6 – Sand Art Candles –Create a beautiful sand art candle.

Goldilicious Party!
Friday, July 10 at 2pm

We’re having a party to celebrate Victoria Kann’s new book, Goldilicious. If you loved Pinkalicious and Purplicious, you’ll love Goldiclicious! Come dressed up in your favorite dress up clothes and listen to the new story. We will also have Pinkalicious and Purplicious treats and crafts! For children in grades PreK-3. Please register in advance.

Families Reading Together
Saturdays, July 11-25 at 10:30am
For families with children ages 5-10. Read two wonderful stories at home with your children, then join us on Saturday as families get together for a fun program of storytelling, discussion and refreshments. Soh Young Lee-Segredo, multicultural storyteller, will entertain us. The first two stories can be picked up at the Children's Library starting Wednesday, July 1. Please register in advance.

Wii American Idol
Friday, July 17 at 3pm

Come to the library and show off your singing skills! This program will take place in the Meeting Room of the Adult Library. For children in grades 3-6. Registration is required. Snacks will be served!

Frogs, Bugs and Animals Wildlife Show!
Thursday, July 23 at 11am

Jason from Green Meadows Farm will be here to put on a fun and lively wildlife show! Children will meet baby animals, pet friendly reptiles and gain an understanding of several different creatures all while singing, dancing and laughing!

Mother/Daughter Book Club
Wednesday, July 29 at 7pm

This month we’re reading Allie Finkle’s Rules for Girls: Moving Day by Meg Cabot. Come to the library to discuss the book and cool off by a making delicious Ice Cream Sundae!! Pick up the book and questions at the beginning of July. This program is open to all children in grades 3-6 and their significant adult.

Summer Reading Club Finale - The Spoon Man
Tuesday, August 11 at 7pm

The Spoon Man will be here to offer a hilarious interactive comedy program for all ages! He has been playing the spoons professionally for 20 years. His program contains several outrageous impressions, a sing-a-long competition and you may even see him play forks and knives! Everyone in the audience will have an opportunity to get “SPOONED!” Reading Club certificates will be awarded and refreshments will be served. Don’t miss the party – participate in the Summer Reading Club!