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International Games Day @ Your LIbrary

International Games Day @ Your LIbrary

Read, learn and play during International Games Day @ your library       PDL’s Program Room will be open from 1:30-4:30 p.m. for families to try:  playing a game from its collection of board games or playing video games on the library’s PS2.  Popcorn and punch will be provided by the library.  Families are welcome toContinue Reading

School’s Out! Game Days

School’s Out! Game Days

The Petoskey District Library will again offer “School’s Out” Game Days on select days that Petoskey Schools are SCHEDULED to be closed for students. Our next School’s out Game Day is scheduled for Friday, December 5th and we will be partnering with the Crooked Tree Arts Center with activities ALL day long!  Details to beContinue 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 and there is a monthly “Family Night” (usually the third Thursday of the month) This is aContinue Reading

Reader’s Theatre 2014/13

Reader’s Theatre 2014/13

Elementary Reader’s Theatre (ERT) for grades 3-8 for the 2014/15 school year will meet from 4:30-5:30 p.m. on Mondays, beginning on Monday, September 22, in the Children’s Program Room. Join us and you could add yourself to this photo of some of our 2012/13 cast at their Children’s Book Week 2013 performance. Reader’s theater isContinue 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

FIZZ, BOOM, READ! Summer 2014

FIZZ, BOOM, READ! Summer 2014

This program has concluded.  See you next summer for “Every Hero has a Story.”  Look to sign up the last week of school (for Petoskey students). updated 11/12/2014

“FIZZ, BOOM, READ!” Electronic Wall Of Fame

“FIZZ, BOOM, READ!” Electronic Wall Of Fame

Level 1: 20 Books or 10 Hours: Amara Adrian, Avery Armstrong, Anton Burnett, Alex Carlson, Callie Carlson, Ella Dixon, Seth Hall, Shannon Hausler, Gavyn Hill, Elena Holmes, Marisa Hoover, Cole Janssens, Quintin Janssens, Amelie Janssens, Kaela Jewell, Abby Johnson, Ambria Kruger, Truett Kruger, Sarah Liederbach, Ashton Nutting, Elena Pasharikovski, Anika Pasharikovski, Corin Paulus, Will Paulus,Continue Reading

2014 Completed Level III Projects

2014 Completed Level III Projects

2014 “Fizz, Boom, READ!” Summer Reading Projects are coming soon!     updated 17/31/2014

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, 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 scraps andContinue Reading

WINNERS! CHILDREN’S CHOICE 2014!

The Children’s Book Council has announced the winners for this year’s Children’s Choice and Teen Choice Book Awards, the only national book awards program where the winners are selected by children (though, unfortunately, we do know that large numbers of grown-ups voted in the author of the year category) and teens. Please visit the Children’sContinue 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

Dungeons and Dragons

Dungeons and Dragons

To date, there has been no interest expressed for continuing this program, so, for the time being, it is suspended. updated 9/10/14

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

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