Wednesday, July 9, 2014

Over the moon ... storytime.

Children ages 5-8 years were treated to a storytime out of this world today!  Storytime began with a reading of Margaret Wise Brown's book Goodnight Moon.  The boys and girls had lots of fun and learned many new facts about the moon.  Did you know that luna is moon in Spanish?  Did you know that Neil Armstrong was the first person to walk on the moon?  And we discovered the moon is not made of cheese!


We played a great moon memory game and finished with making moon pillows while listening to moon music! Everyone had a great time.

Tuesday, June 17, 2014

Summer Reading Program 2014

The 2014 Summer Reading Program's theme is...
                    "FIZZ, BOOM, READ!"

...Sign up begins Monday, June 23th 
in the Children's Room.

Monday, April 14, 2014

Celebrate Children's Book Week with the North Bellmore Library!

Join the North Bellmore Library as we celebrate the 95th annual Children's Book Week, May 12-18, 2014!  Our young patrons may cast their vote for their favorite author and their favorite illustrator of the year by clicking here.

The Children's Choice Book Awards (CCBA) is the only national book awards program where winning titles are selected by children.  Last year, over 1,000,000 votes were cast by young readers!  

This year marks the 7th Annual Children's & Teen Choice Book Awards!  From now until Monday, May 12, 2014, children will be able to vote at for their favorite author, illustrator, and book of the year. 

The award program was created in 2008 to provide young readers with an opportunity to voice their opinions about the books being written for them and to help develop a reading list that will motivate children to read more and cultivate a love of reading. 

2014 Children's Book Week Poster by Robin Preiss Glasser!

The official poster commemorates the 95th annual celebration of Children's Book Week, the longest-running national literacy initiative in the country.

The North Bellmore Library has 5 posters to give away.  Just fill out a raffle ticket at the Children's Room desk during Children's Book Week to be eligible to win a poster and free book!

This year’s finalists are:
Illustrator of the Year
Oliver Jeffers, The Day The Crayons Quit (Philomel)
Victoria Kann, Emeraldalicious (HarperCollins)
James Dean, Pete the Cat: The Wheels on the Bus (HarperCollins)
Anna Dewdney, Llama Llama and the Bully Goat (Viking)
Grace Lee, Sofia the First: The Floating Palace (Disney Press)

Author of the Year
Jeff Kinney, Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Hard Luck (Amulet)
Rick Riordan, The House of Hades (Heroes of Olympus, Book 4) (Disney/Hyperion)
Veronica Roth, Allegiant (Katherine Tegen/HarperCollins)
Rush Limbaugh, Rush Revere and The Brave Pilgrims: Time-Travel Adventures with Exceptional Americans (Threshold/S&S)
Rachel Renee Russell, Dork Diaries 6: Tales from a Not-So-Happy Heartbreaker (Aladdin/S&S)

Kindergarten to Second Grade Book of the Year
The Day the Crayons Quit by Drew Daywalt, illustrated by Oliver Jeffers (Philomel)
Mustache Baby by Bridget Heos, illustrated by Joy Ang (Clarion/Houghton Mifflin Harcourt)
Alphabet Trucks by Samantha R. Vamos, illustrated by Ryan O’Rourke (Charlesbridge)
Bear and Bee by Sergio Ruzzier (Disney/Hyperion) Chamelia and the New Kid in Class by Ethan Long (Little, Brown)
Third to Fourth Grade Book of the Year
Bean Dog and Nugget: The Ball by Charise Mericle Harper (Knopf)
Cougar by Stephen Person (Bearport Publishing)
The Matchbox Diary by Paul Fleischman, illustrated by Bagram Ibatoulline (Candlewick)
Pancho Rabbit and the Coyote: A Migrant’s Tale by Duncan Tonatiuh (Abrams)
Bugs in My Hair! by David Shannon (Blue Sky/Scholastic)
Fifth to Sixth Grade Book of the Year
Prince Puggly of Spud by Robert Paul Weston (Razorbill)
Lawless: Book 1 by Jeffrey Salane (Scholastic)
National Geographic Kids Myths Busted! by Emily Krieger, illustrated by Tom Nick Cocotos (National Geographic Children’s Books)
Hokey Pokey by Jerry Spinelli (Knopf)
Battling Boy by Paul Pope (First Second)


Winners will be announced on a live video broadcast during Children's Book Week at the Children's Book Week Charity gala to benefit Every Child a Reader (ECAR).