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Posted by Kidbrarian on 09/28/11
You probably already know the library has video games, but did you know you could ask us to buy a video game we don't already own? If it is still available for purchase, we will consider ordering it and you will be the first to check it out. Just remember, we can't buy used games.
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Posted by jmoskal on 09/21/11
Scary Stuff Happens
There are 10 spooky stories in the book, Things That Go Bump in the Night.  Web addresses and passwords are in the book so you can watch the video ending of the stories.  Another good thing - each story takes about 15 minutes.
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Posted by Mizz J on 09/19/11
We all know that; and yet we want to read the one that won.  This is especially true of the Newbery Award, but we should remember that several other books also make the cut into this inner circle.  They are the Newbery Honor books- also distinguished. They just didn't win the gold.  
 
Why do I make a point of telling you this? Because the winner of the Newbery Award for 1953 was Secret of the Andes.  Guess which title was only a Newbery Honor book? Charlotte's Web.  Enough said.
 
Browse the list of Newbery Honor books which we own.   You can also check our website for all the Newbery Award winners.
 
Happy reading!
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Posted by Ms. L.. on 09/02/11
Our good friend Bear is back, and this time he has a loose tooth. His friends try to help pull the tooth out, but their tricks don't work. Finally, Bear is able to wiggle the tooth out all on his own.  As Bear sleeps that night, a fluttering tooth fairy leaves him a plate of blueberries. Pair this new one with Bear’s other charming adventures.
 
 
 
 
 
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Posted by Mrs T on 08/31/11
Let's say you get home from school, have a snack, ride your bike, then start thinking about homework. You pick up your backpack, look inside and whoa! Something's missing - your Math book. Don't panic. Call or come into the library. We may have a copy of your Math book for you to use. We have many textbooks from area schools. We keep them for occasions just like this - when you forget to bring yours home. See you at the library.
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Posted by Mrs T on 08/29/11
One recent evening I sat with my grandson on my lap. I was reading a book on a Nook e-reader I checked out from the library's collection. He was playing Angry Birds on my phone. A little later we were sitting on his bed reading picture books. As we finished them, we put them around us to look at the covers. The books could have been downloaded onto an e-reader but there was something about having them physically scattered all around us that was fun. It really doesn't matter. Times change, formats change but the important thing is we're reading together. What do you think about it all? Do you read e-books with your children? Have you used the Tumblebook Library or Bookflix programs from the library's website? Let us know. We'd  like to hear how you read.
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Posted by Ms. L.. on 08/25/11
Have you ever wondered if a dragon would make a good friend? Check out these great books about dragons and the kids who love them.
 
 
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Posted by Kidbrarian on 08/25/11
If you enjoy writing or are interested in giving it a try, we have just the club for you. It's called Kids' Ink. Conducted by local author Carol Brendler, you will have the opportunity to write, share your work, and receive constructive feedback. Each meeting will be held the third Thursday of every month after school. Check the calendar for details and to register. For ages 10-13
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Posted by Mizz J on 08/19/11
Harry Potter isn't the only one who could talk to snakes. Imagine moving to Liberia for 2 years to discover that black mambas want to be around you. You aren't just a kid brother who's scared of his own shadow anymore. You are mentally connected to just about the deadliest snake in the world. Meet 12-year-old Linus Tuttle, who will never be the same again. Neither will his family. Read Mamba Point by Kurtis Scaletta.
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Posted by Mrs T on 08/18/11
Schools use Lexile scores as a way of helping children choose books for their specific reading level. The library's catalog now contains many titles which have Lexile scores attached to their records. To check on a title, go to the library's catalog and search for it. Then, scroll down to the bottom of the record - there's the score! You can also search for titles within your child's Lexile range by going to the Kids' Parents' page. On the right-hand side under "Leveled Reading Systems" click on "Lexile Reading Level Search" and follow the guide. There is also information about other reading systems there. Please come to the Kids' World Desk if you'd like a demonstration of this helpful new service.
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