Saturday, January 17, 2015

Winter Reading Club 2015!

OLAF thinks reading is COOOL... so do Elsa and Anna and all their friends!  If you like to read, why not sign up for our Winter Reading Club and read, read, read for fun and prizes?

Beth and Scott and friends will be here on Sunday, January 25 at 2 pm to help us kickoff the festivities.  Tickets for this live performance will be available beginning
 Monday, January 12 @ 10 am .  All ages.

Pick up a Reading Record Chart and a FROZEN themed bookmark at the Children's Desk beginning January 25th.  Read as many books as you can, record the titles on your chart and submit the chart by February 13 to receive a goody bag, raffle ticket and an invitation to the closing party on Sunday, February 22 @ 2 pm.

Friday, November 28, 2014

National Cookie Day!

With some YUMMY books!

National Cookie day celebrates the cookie in all its sweet glory.  Did you know that the English word "cookie" is derived from the Dutch word "koekje" which means little cake?

Cookies come in all different shapes, sizes and flavors.  To celebrate National Cookie Day, come to the Children's Room to pick out a title from some of our favorite stories about cookies, or bake a batch of cookies from one of our many cookbooks and invite some friends over.  

Try some of these delicious picks:

... and many more!

Saturday, November 22, 2014

November is Picture Book Month

Picture Book month is an international literacy initiative that celebrates the print picture book.  Come celebrate with picture book favorites selected especially for you by the North Bellmore Library staff!  


Enjoy new picture books, displayed each month in the New Book Section of the Children's Room.

GASTON by Kelly DiPucchio, with  pictures by Christian Robinson


Nature or nurture?  Gaston, born into a family of fancy french poodles, looks and acts different.  His coiffure, bark, and demeanor need work.  His ears stick up, not down; he ruffs instead of yaps, slobbers instead of sips.  Mrs. Poodle and her daughters Fi-Fi, Foo-Foo, and Ooh-La-La love him just the same.  The pictures are delightful, celebrating each dog's expressive personality.  Kids who might feel the odd man out in their own families will take heart from this.

PICNIC  by John Burningham

John Burningham returns with his trademark sketchy pictures with dappled marker coloring, establishing a sunny tone that is perfect for a day in the countryside.  In this new book, a boy and girl prepare a picnic lunch and set out to eat it.  Along the way they meet Sheep, Pig, and Duck and the comedy begins.   The interactive hunt-and-seek game adds to the fun of the story.