Sunday, August 31, 2014

TODAY IS LAST DAY to Claim Summer Reading Prizes!

Don't forget to turn in your summer reading records! TODAY, SUNDAY AUGUST 31st is the LAST DAY to claim your prizes.  Don't miss out on getting your prizes including a discount coupon to Oaks Park and a FREE book of your choice!

Saturday, August 30, 2014

STEAM Saturday

Can you tell we're starting to focus on Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math here at the library? I like to throw in some STEAM in my story times, and sometimes I test the stuff out with my boys at home. I must say, doing science experiments is one of my favorite ways of spending time with them. Reading Rockets offers quite a list of tip sheets for sharing science with your kids. Check it out!

Friday, August 29, 2014

Book Club Lottery ends Saturday August 30th!

If your child would like to participate in the Kids Book Club for grades 1-3 or Super Readers for grades 4-6, Saturday August 30th is the last day to enter.  Lottery slips are available in the children's room on the first floor of the library.  Names will be pulled via lotto on Saturday afternoon.  All entered names will be contacted regarding their status. 

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Coby's Picks #8

Here are Coby's latest favorites:

Sunday, August 24, 2014

LAST WEEK to Claim Summer Reading Prizes

Don't forget to turn in your summer reading records!  This is the last week to turn in your records to get your prizes including a discount coupon to Oaks Park and a FREE book of your choice! August 31st is the last day to claim prizes!

Saturday, August 23, 2014

August 24 Lego® Construction Zone!

Join us, Sunday, August 24 from 1:30-3:00 p.m. for Lego® Construction Zone!
You already know building with Lego®  bricks is fun. What you might not know is when you build with Lego®  bricks you are using all elements of STEAM: Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math. This all-ages program is in the Puett Room.

Friday, August 22, 2014

It's a Birthday Party! And You're Invited!

Happy 10th Birthday to the Library Building!!!
 Can you believe it? The library building is 10 years old!!!  And that mean's it's time to party!!!  Music, food, activities and fun for all are on tap. If it weren't for the community's support, this still might be a field of dreams. We're celebrating the library and you!
WHEN: Saturday August 23rd
TIME: 2-4 p.m.
WHERE: Burgess Community Room

Monday, August 18, 2014

Story Time Break! Aug. 18 to Sept. 1

Now that summer is wrapping up, we will be on a two-week story time break starting August 18th.  The fall session of story times will begin on Tuesday September 2nd. 

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Mister Orange

Twelve-year-old Linus's older brother, Albie, just went off to fight the Nazis, so now he has graduated from taking care of his younger siblings to being the family's delivery boy for their grocery store. Linus and Albie are big comic book fans, and while Albie is gone, he has entrusted his comic book collection to Linus. In the pile of comics, Linus discovers Albie's own creation, Mister Superspeed, a superhero who fights the Nazis; thus begins an everchanging imaginary relationship between Linus and the penciled superhero. In addition to this new relationship, Linus meets a man with a weird accent whose name he cannot pronounce (he happens to be none other than the famous artist, Piet Mondrian) to whom he delivers oranges every week. To Linus, he is just "Mister Orange." Mister Orange's house has clean white walls with shapes of primary colors tacked up on his walls, and loves Boogie-Woogie music and dancing. Mister Orange, by Truus Matti, is a story about family, friendship, war and imagination is a good introduction to the history of WWII and to art history for upper elementary and middle school-aged kids.

Sunday, August 10, 2014

The Knights are coming!

The Knights of Veritas will be here on soon! On Tuesday, August 12th from 7-8 p.m. in the Burgess Community Room there will be a fun and educational presentation on the science of martial arts in the Middle Ages. Come for a swordplay demonstration and stay to try on an authentically made helmet and some ancient artifacts. This presentation is perfect for ages 5 and up.