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Posted by Mrs T on 06/27/12
Library staff are having fun watching our smallest customers' eyes light up when they see the trains in Kids' World. Bring your children in to sign up for the summer reading program and enjoy their reactions. Be sure to enter the photo contest by taking your child's picture with the Choo Choo Choose Reading train. Ask for details at the summer reading desk. Take home some train books to bring the theme home with you. Hope to see you soon!
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Posted by Kidbrarian on 06/20/12
This summer, our Junior Library volunteers have been working on additions to the Kids World web site. Check out the videos they made using the apps DoodleCast and Puppet Pals on iPads. Each video is an excerpt from one of our summer reading books. They have also been working on podcasts in the Studio where they talk about their top picks for the summer.
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Posted by Kidbrarian on 06/20/12
Does your child enjoy writing? One of our summer activities is something we call "Finish the Story." Kids of all ages can go to our summer reading web page and click on the graphic on the right entitled "Finish the Story." There, they will find the first few lines of an adventure. It is their job to figure out what comes next! Entries will appear on the summer web page in the next day or two. Kids can submit as many different endings as they like. Get the whole family involved with a group story!
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Posted by Ms. L.. on 06/13/12
Did you know that audiobooks “count” as reading in our Summer Reading Program? That’s because librarians know something you might not; Listening isn’t cheating! There are great benefits to hearing stories read aloud. Audiobooks can help your child become a better reader.

• Hearing a book read aloud helps the story come alive. The narrators are very skilled with voices, sound effects, and dramatic emphasis. For example, actress Anne Hathaway narrates The Princess Diaries.  An audiobook might be the perfect way to hook your reluctant reader into books.

• Your child might be able to listen to a story that is more complex than he can read on his own. This will help him develop listening and comprehension skills, as well as introduce him to new vocabulary words and help stretch his imagination.

• How many times does your child hear the word, “façade” in everyday conversation? If he sees it in a book, will he be able to pronounce it correctly? Listening to audiobooks helps with pronunciation. It also helps improve understanding. What does it mean when a character responds “ruefully?” An audiobook can express the meaning of this word.

• Audiobooks provide a model of fluent reading and engaging storytelling. Listening to a great story read aloud gives children an example of how to become a better reader and can motivate them to read more.

To choose a great audiobook for your child or for your family to listen to together, ask a librarian for suggestions or visit the American Library’s Association’s award page for audiobooks. Enjoy!
 
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Posted by Ms. L.. on 06/13/12
June 25 is Eric Carle’s birthday! Carle is the author of The Very Hungry Caterpillar, The Very Busy Spider, and many more! His newest book is called The Artist Who Painted a Blue Horse. What’s your favorite Eric Carle book?
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Posted by Mrs T on 05/30/12
This is an exciting time in Kids' World! Staff are getting ready for summer reading. Please watch the website for the summer reading lists. We will also have these available in hard copy beginning June 4th. This year we will offer summer lists of recommended books for children, 19 months through 8th grade.   Please make Kids' World part of your summer plans. We look forward to seeing you soon! For more information please click here.
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Posted by Mrs T on 05/16/12
Do you have to read the 2013 Caudill, Bluestem or Monarch nominees?
 
Kids' World has them all stickered and ready to go. We have a lot of copies of all the titles. So, come in and grab a couple.
 
If you can't find what you need, just ask at the Kids' World desk and we'll help you out!
 
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Posted by Ms. L.. on 05/09/12
Knock! Knock!
     Who’s there?
Alli!
     Alli who?
Alligator!
 
Something funny is happening in Kids’ World! Have you seen the joke board in our I Can Read area? The joke changes every month. Don’t forget to take a peek and have a laugh while you’re at the Library!
 
Find knock-knock joke books here.
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Posted by Kidbrarian on 05/03/12
Are you looking for a terrific read? Crater by Homer Hickam might be just what you are looking for. Crater is a teen who lives on the moon, mining it for Helium-3, a perfect fuel for the time. An act of heroism gets Crater noticed and he soon finds himself on a mission that could cost him his life. The rest you will have to find out on your own. I hate to ruin a surprise. 

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