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Vote for Your FAVORITE BOOK -CHILDREN’S CHOICE 2014!

The Children’s Book Council has officially opened the voting 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 and teens. Please visit cbcbookawards.com to see the finalists and encourage your local kids and teens to vote for their favorites now throughContinue Reading

April is Poetry Month!

Children may celebrate Poetry Month in TWO ways: By visiting the Children’s Room and putting a poem in their pockets from our poetry display. Participate in Poet-to-Poet, watch the videos below of Chancellors reading and discussing one of their poems. Then, write your own poem in response and email it to us at poet2poet@poets.org byContinue 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 teenagers 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.  The current group meetsContinue Reading

Reader’s Theatre 2013/14

Reader’s Theatre 2013/14

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 yourself to this photo of some of our 2012/13 cast at their Children’s Book Week 2013 performance. Reader’s theaterContinue 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

Saturday’s Child Story Time

Saturday’s Child Story Time

Due to low attendance, we will not be offering this program in 2014.  The good news is that we are planning a series of early literacy activities that will be  “hands-on” and a “drop-in” when it is convenient” type of format.  We will offer activities that tie into the Every Child Ready to Read ProgramContinue Reading

The Chess Gang

The Chess Gang

The “Chess Gang” meets on Mondays from 3-5 p.m. in the Program Room, Monday, January 6 through Monday, May 19. Additionally, Chess Gang “Family Fun Nights” are scheduled for the first Thursday of each month (except for January, which will be held on Thursday, January 23 from 6:30-8:30 p.m.) from 6:00-8:30 p.m. in the CarnegieContinue Reading

Paws To Read

Paws To Read

PDL’s Paws to Read program will continue according to the following schedule: (Readers should schedule a 15 minute appointment at the Youth Services Desk or by calling 231-758-3112. There is no charge for this activity.) Micky & Jean Wilson will be available on the 1st Tuesday of the month from 5:30-7:00 p.m.      Continue Reading

Chess Gang – Family Fun Nights

Chess Gang – Family Fun Nights

“Family Fun Nights” are scheduled for the first Thursday of each month (except for January, which will be held on the SECOND Thursday) from 6:00-8:30 p.m. in the Carnegie Building (the old library). Kids – ‘Bring an adult’ to Family Fun Nights. Family Fun Nights consist of: introductions, a brief “chess talk” and a tournament.Continue Reading

2013 Completed Level III Projects

2013 Completed Level III Projects

Here are the 2013 “Dig Into Reading” Summer Reading Projects! They occur in no particular order.  You may click on the photo to see the whole thing! updated 11/081/2013

Dig Into Reading, Summer 2013

Dig Into Reading, Summer 2013

Summer reading is for YOU!  You can prevent “summer slide” by participating in the Petoskey District Library’s (PDL) summer program, “Dig Into Reading.” 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

“Dig into Reading!” Electronic Wall Of Fame

“Dig into Reading!” Electronic Wall Of Fame

Level 1: 20 Books or 10 Hours: Brenna Kerton, Marisa Hoover, Kalce Spalding,  Cole Janssens, Quentin Janssens, Roldan Grace, Arya Grace, Natalie Mills, Anton Burnett, J.J. Marshall, Sarah Liederbach, Trinity Rekasi, Kali Schlagenhauser, Corin Paulus, Amara Adrian, Paige Schultz, Nate Schultz, Charlotte Summerville, Zander Schlagenhauser, Gavin Dyer, Lara Brown, Josh Walz, Charlotte Gagnon, Adrianna Nelson,Continue 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