Thursday, August 13, 2015

Our summer reading club was a big success with hundreds of registered readers who enjoyed a host of lively programs and events including storytimes, Craft Buddies, movies, live animal shows, science and museum programs, yoga and fitness classes, baby and toddler sing-alongs, a visit from Ronald McDonald, comedy jugglers, and of course, Summertales with Mr.B!  A performance by Music for Aardvarks and two Lasermania shows closed out the summer!  Thank you to everyone for your participation and support of the reading program.

  Enjoy the following pictures from our summer of fun!





 





 

 







Friday, August 7, 2015

The children's summer programs at the library are coming to a close!  


Tickets are still available for LAZERMANIA, our summer reading club closing party.  There will be two shows, at 3:00pm and 4:30pm.  Come down and pick up your free tickets!




The Babies-Read-To-Me closing party will be held at 10am on Tuesday, August 11th, for all of our babies that participated in the reading club.  Tickets are still available.






















Friday, April 17, 2015

 

The Children's Book Council is now honoring the best "Mathical" books for  children! Mathical: Books for Kids from Tots to Teens recognizes popular math-related fiction and nonfiction for very young children through   teenagers.  These books are recognized by the Mathematical Sciences Research Institute and the Children's Book Council as outstanding books that inspire young readers to approach math in an inviting way.  Best of all, no text books!  Below are two of the 2015 winners.  For more information and  the complete list of winners, follow this link to the Inaugural Mathical List.



                                ZERO THE HERO by Joan Holub

                                
Poor Zero is having a hard time proving himself as a superhero.  Folks mistake him for a doughnut, and the rules of addition and subtraction render him useless.  But when our hero disappears, things get rough in the number world.  Math lovers and math phobic will enjoy the visual jokes and graphic elements in this humorous tale.


                          BLOCKHEAD - THE LIFE OF FIBONACCI

                                            by Joseph D'Agnese

                                      
This entertaining biography of Fibonacci will engage children and adults alike.  Who was he?  Fascinated by numbers, Leonardo Fibonacci was a daydreaming boy in Medieval Italy who found something to count everywhere, earning him the nickname Blockhead.  As an adult, he worked out a math problem that involved reproducing rabbits and he discovered a pattern that repeats itself in nature! This was later dubbed The Fibonacci Sequence, making him one of the greatest mathematicians of his time. The illustrations help to re-create a medieval setting, while the last page lists things to find in the pictures, as well as activities to reinforce his concepts.