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Buy One, Get One Free Book Fair is Coming!

Buy One, Get One Free Book Fair is Coming!

Our annual, Buy One Get One Free Scholastic Book Fair at which you buy one item and get one of equal or lesser value FREE. It’s like half price! Even on “sale” items!’ We will be holding a “Preview Event” (Thursday, July 24 from 5:30-6:30 p.m.)at which, you may get “first dibs” on the selection.Continue Reading

FIZZ, BOOM, READ! Summer 2014

FIZZ, BOOM, READ! Summer 2014

Summer reading is for YOU!  You can prevent “summer slide” by participating in the Petoskey District Library’s (PDL) summer program, “Fizz, Boom, Read” There are 2 parts to our program: The “Read, Record, Award part.” The Program part So, “write your own story” and participate however much you want! The “Read, Record, Award Part.” You must haveContinue Reading

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

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

Level 1: 20 Books or 10 Hours: Amara Adrian, Anton Burnett, Alex Carlson, Callie Carlson, Shannon Hausler, Gavyn    Hill, Elena    Holmes, Cole Janssens, Quintin Janssens, Sarah Liederbach, Elena Pasharikovski, Will Paulus, Corin Paulus, Logyn Purvis, Cohnor Purvis, Trinity Rekasi, Ava Saunders, Allison Saunders, Lilyanne Saxton, Jacob Schornak, Nate Schultz, Paige Schultz, Kailee Spalding, Grace Spalding,Continue Reading

2013 Completed Level III Projects

2013 Completed Level III Projects

Here are the 2013 “Dig Into Reading” Summer Reading Projects!  Keep your heart & mind open for ideas for 2014 “Fizz, Boom, Read!” They occur in no particular order.  You may click on the photo to see the whole thing!   updated 11/081/2013

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

The Chess Gang

The Chess Gang

The Petoskey District Library Chess Gang held its end-of-the-year chess championship on Tuesday, May 27. Eighteen youth aged 8 through 15 played in a 5 round tournament that marked the ‘grand finale’ of the PDL chess club’s events for this season. Trophies were awarded for places 1 through 5 and for top players with ratingsContinue 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

Upper elementary kids through middle schoolers who are interested in playing Dungeons and Dragons may learn the ropes by observing/joining the current group and/or establish their own group to play the game.  The library has updated its D & D materials and has 2 starter sets as well as a board game. Dungeons & DragonsContinue Reading

Reader’s Theatre 2013/14

Reader’s Theatre 2013/14

Elementary Reader’s Theatre has concluded for the 2013/14 school year – Check back in the Fall of 2014! Elementary Reader’s Theatre (ERT) for grades 3-8 for the 2013/14 school year will meet from 5:30-6:30 p.m. on Mondays, now through the end of May, in the Children’s Program Room. Join us and you could add yourselfContinue 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 Schoosl are SCHEDULED to be closed for students. Our next School’s Out! Game Day is Friday, May 23, from 12:30 – 4:30 p.m. in the Program Room You may join us at any time during the activity. Parents areContinue 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

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