Thursday, June 30, 2016

Register for our July Jump Roping Workshop!

On Tuesday July 19th, Local jump roping enthusiast Shaylene Haswarey will teach a one hour workshop where attendees will learn jump rope tricks, games, and even a fun dance.  Everyone who registers to attend will receive a jump rope to use at the event and to take home to keep. 

REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED and is open to children going into Kindergarten through fifth grade (K-5).  So call the children's desk TODAY at 503-718-2656 to get your child signed up for one session.  Sessions will be held at 2-3 p.m. and 3:30-4:30 p.m.

Thursday, June 23, 2016

LEGO® Construction Zone

Attention Future Engineers and Mathematicians!

Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Math
Join us in the Library Puett Room * Sunday June 26 *1:30-3 p.m. * Ages 5 and up

Give your creativity, ingenuity, resourcefulness and curiosity a workout! Create one-of-a-kind LEGO®creations with other builders then try your custom build on our race track to see what happens.
The world grows and changes everyday with science, technology, engineering, arts and math. Build your imagination and problem solving skills while in the company of other great  inventors.  Don't forget to have fun!
We'll supply the building blocks; you bring your creativity.

For more ideas to bring your LEGOS® to life check out our huge collection of books on the subject in the juvenile non-fiction section, call number J688.725.


Sunday, June 19, 2016


Summer Reading Sign-ups began on June 1st.  School is now out for TTSD schools.  Now it's time to celebrate summer AND reading with our official Summer Reading Kickoff Event!!! 

Border Collie International will be here on Tuesday June 21st at 2:00 p.m. in the Burgess Community Room, showing off their special skills.  Be astounded as these rescued border collies play sports, perform skits, and how off their world class frisbee skills!  Then after the event, come inside the library to sign-up for summer reading if you haven't already!

Thursday, June 16, 2016

Summer Reading Books Suggestions for 2016

Parents, are you scratching your head wondering what your birth through 8th grader should read this summer?  The Association for Library Service to Children, a division of the American Library Association has their annual Summer Reading Book List available online now!  Download a PDF color copy for yourself, or pick one up from the children's room at the library!  There's some really great books on these lists that you surely don't want to miss out on!

Birth to Preschool

Grades Kindergarten to 2nd

Grades 3rd to 5th

Grades 6th to 8th

Tuesday, June 14, 2016

Building Your Child's Home Library

The American Library Association (ALA)-Children’s Book Council (CBC) Joint Committee, with cooperation from the Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC)’s Quicklists Consulting Committee, have updated  and published four Building a Home Library bibliographies.  These provide guidance to parents, grandparents, and others interested in assembling a high-quality library for their children at home.  These lists include tried and true classics; under the radar gems; multicultural books; and new, yet notable, reads for all ages.  Visit this link to access these booklists. Not sure about purchasing some of these books for your home library yet?  That's OK.  Come to the library to check them out before you buy!

Thursday, June 9, 2016

Books Shared at Templeton & Deer Creek Elementary

This week I had the privilege to visit students at Templeton Elementary and Deer Creek Elementary schools.  During my visits I told the kids about the 2016 summer reading program and all of the events we will be hosting at the library while school is out.  At some of the classes, I was able to tell some of the students about some new or recently new books, many of which are based on our sports and fitness reading theme. Check out this photo of the books I shared:

Does your Kindergarten through fifth grader recognize any of those book covers in this photo?  If so, we've got all those books here at the library!  (The books are not organized by reading level, but by size so I could fit them all in my snapshot!)  Here's an explanation of what sorts of books they are:

Picture Books
Are We There Yet? By Dan Santat
H.O.R.S.E.: A Game of Basketball and Imagination by Christopher Myers

Early Readers
Dance Dance Underpants (Ballet Cat Series) by Bob Shea
Don’t Throw it to Mo! by David Adler 

Juvenile Biography
Emmanuel’s Dream: The True Story of Emmanuel Ofosu Yeboah by Laurie Ann Thompson

Transitional Chapter Books
Tales of Bunjitsu Bunny by John Himmelman
A Mysterious Egg (The Dino Files Series, Book 1) by Stacy McAnulty

Juvenile Fiction
Pax by Sara Pennypacker
Booked by Kwame Alexander 
Crossover by Kwame Alexander
The Wild Robot by Peter Brown

Juvenile Graphic Novels
The Nameless City by Faith Erin Hicks 
Roller Girl by Victoria Jamieson 
Red’s Planet by Eddie Pittman
Sunny Side Up by Jennifer L. Holm

Friday, June 3, 2016

Imagination Yoga

It's not too soon to register for Imagination Yoga!

Take an imaginary camping trip or a journey through a summer night with yoga teacher Carrie Young. Carrie has a special certification in Imagination Yoga.

The classes will be held Saturdays, June 18 (camping trip) and July 9 (summer night) at 1:30-2:15 and again 2:30-3:15. Choose which class you'd like to take and call 503-718-2656 to register. You can also get on the waiting list for the other class, and if they don't fill up, we'll give you a call! Bring your own mat or towel.

Wednesday, June 1, 2016

Today is the FIRST DAY of Summer Reading!

Come one, come all to the library today!  Why should you stop by?  
To sign-up for Summer Reading, that's why!

EVERYONE is eligible to partipate! Children aged birth through 12th grade can sign up, as well as adults ages 18 and up!  Kids and teens can sign up in the children's room on the first floor.  Adults can sign up on the 2nd floor at the adult reference desk.