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March is Read Aloud Month!

March is Read Aloud Month, and, in addition to its regular read aloud programming, the Youth Services Department at PDL will offer two programs to kick off National Read Aloud Month. Monday, March 2, marks the celebration of the birthday of Dr. Seuss by way of “Read Across America Day” (Find out more at: http://www.readacrossamerica.org/Continue Reading

Dungeons and Dragons

Dungeons and Dragons

Good News!  Dungeons & Dragons (D&D) is back! Some of last year’s D & D group have reorganized and we have scheduled a day, time and place to “restart” D & D! Beginning Friday, January 16th, the D & D group will meet from 3:30 – 5 pm, in the Basement Meeting Room.  The programContinue Reading

School’s Out! Game Days

School’s Out! Game Days

School-aged children, grades K-5, in Petoskey have a day off on Friday, February 13! The Crooked Tree Arts Center and Petoskey District Library are teaming up again to offer a day of activities, events and programming for area school students.  Lunch supervision will be provided for those staying all day.  Please pack a lunch forContinue 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).  The gang willContinue Reading

Reader’s Theatre 2014/15

Reader’s Theatre 2014/15

GOOD NEWS!  Mr Jon Baughan, one of our Circ Staff folks, will be the new mentor for both Reader’s Theatre Groups for the time being.  We do, unfortunately, need to change the day & times a bit in order for that to work.  Details are below. Elementary Reader’s Theatre (ERT) for grades 3-8 for theContinue 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

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