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Every Hero has a Story – Summer 2015

Every Hero has a Story – Summer 2015

  This summer’s theme is “Every Hero has a Story.”  The theme is just a fun thing to give us something to hang activities onto.  You may read what you wish to read (Though reading about one of YOUR heroes couldn’t hurt!) and you may attend as many or as few of the programs asContinue Reading

“Every Hero has a Story.” Electronic Wall Of Fame

“Every Hero has a Story.” Electronic Wall Of Fame

Level 1: 20 Books or 10 Hours: Anton Burnet, Alex Carlson, Callie Carlson, Daniel Dawley, Ella Dixon, Arya Grace, Ryan Hallman, Keira Hausler, Lia Iacoangeli, Andrew Kaatz, Emma Kaatz, Jack Miller, Cade Miller, Claire Miller, Ashton Nutting, Will Paulus, Corin Paulus, Jacob Ponstein, Nate Schultz, Paige Schultz, Alex Sweeney, Adelyn, Wang, Isabelle Watson. Updated 6/27/15Continue Reading

8th Annual Children’s Choice Book Awards – Winners (2015)

Kindergarten to Second Grade Book of the Year – Eva and Sadie and the Worst Haircut EVER! by Jeff Cohen.  Ages 4-8 Meet Eva and Sadie, two sisters with big personalities! When big sister Sadie notices that Eva’s hair is just too long and getting out of control, she decides to take matters into herContinue Reading

Kids’ Day Off/School’s Out! Game Days

Kids’ Day Off/School’s Out! Game Days

See you in the 2015/16 school year! Popcorn and punch will be provided by the library. Kids & families are welcome to bring their own games to share as well as snacks or drinks, but glass containers are prohibited. Games offered by the library include: Mancala, Scrabble, Checkers, Go, Chess, Cards (decks will be availableContinue Reading

Dungeons and Dragons

Dungeons and Dragons

Dungeons & Dragons (D&D)! D & D has had to change its meeting day to Sundays 2-4:00 p.m. in the Program Room, effective immediately! The group will NOT meet on Mother’s Day, May 10 nor Memorial Day  weekend, May 24.  The last meeting of the school year will be Sunday, June 7. The program isContinue Reading

The Chess Gang

The Chess Gang

Robert Bemben & Robin Ray will, again, mentor our chess club, the Chess Gang.  The club is open to young people from ages 8 and up.  The Gang meets on Tuesdays from 3:30-5:30 p.m. in the Program Room with the last after-school meeting on May 19. The last monthly “Family Night” and tournament will beContinue Reading

Level 3 Projects are on DISPLAY!

Level 3 Projects are on DISPLAY!

The 2014 FIZZ, BOOM, READ! Level 3 Projects will be uploaded when we get the chance – sorry for any inconvenience! updated 11/12/14

Paws To Read

Paws To Read

Readers earn a stamp on a record card for every 15 minutes that they read to one of our dogs.  When he/she has earned 4 stamps, they will receive a “Pawsome Reader” tag to wear as a necklace or use as a zipper tag.  If readers complete a second card, they get a “Pawsome Reader”Continue Reading

Paws to Read – “A Dog Day Afternoon”

Click on “Paws to Read…” above for photo gallery.  On Thursday, April 17th, 2014, three of our five wonderful dogs showed up for a “Dog Day Afternoon.”  Children learned about the PAWS program, had a chance to read to the dogs, Make a dog refrigerator magnet from a dog biscuit, wiggle eyes and felt scrapsContinue Reading

ALA Announces Award Winners for 2014!

The American Library Association (ALA) announced the top books, video and audio books for children and young adults – including the Caldecott, Coretta Scott King, Newbery and Printz awards – at its Midwinter Meeting in Philadelphia on January 28th.  View the complete press release. Titles that the library holds in its collection (or soon willContinue Reading

Some Web Resources For Kid’s Books & Kids

Great Web Sites for Kids: Maintained by the American Library Association (ALA) and the Association for Library Services to Children (ALSC). Links to great sites about animals, arts, history and biography, literature and languages, reference, mathematics and computers, sciences and social sciences are available. The American Association of School Librarians (AASL) posts its annual list ofContinue Reading

Fun PBS Sites for 9-12 Year Olds

PBS has 3 sites available just for kids 9-12. Check ‘em out! There’s some FUN stuff there: Don’t Buy It: Get Media Smart Plastic Fork Diaries: It’s All About the Food It’s My Life: Real Issues, Real Info, Real World links checked 8/14/2013

Kids Read Comics

Kids Read Comics (KRC) was founded by youth and teen librarian Edith Burney of Chelsea, cartoonist and educator Jerzy Drozd of Ann Arbor, comic shop owner Dan Merritt of Dearborn, and comic book writer Dan Mishkin of East Lansing. You can reach us at kidsreadcomics@gmail.com. KRC sponsors an annual Kids Read Comics Convention in JuneContinue Reading