Did you know the library has Lalaloopsy books, DVDs, and games? Take a look! If you like these little dolls that have come to life, you might enjoy other stories about dolls and stuffed animals with a life of their own:
Can’t seem to pull your kids away from all those screens? Are they glued to the TV, a laptop, their favorite video game? Try turning the gadgets off and getting your kids tuned-in to the outdoors instead. Use A Stick is an Excellent Thing: Poems Celebrating Outdoor Play for inspiration. This book of poetry celebrates classic childhood activities such as playing in the sprinkler, riding a skateboard, and running races across the yard. Remember when?
Everything’s a blast
when you do it really fast!
As a kid, I often heard these words from my mom. Now that spring has arrived, we have the perfect books filled with ideas for your children when these words cross your lips. Whether its an old standard or a new-to-you activity, these books explain the games in a simple and straightforward ,manner. So, get the iced tea and lemonade ready. It's time for an outdoor get-together.
I always loved camping. Sitting around a fire listening to scary stories, eating s'mores and trying not to burn my marshmallows. On Friday, April 20th, come to the library for our version of a camping experience. Scary stories, games and a craft are all part of it along with real s'mores and a not so real campfire. The best part - no bugs! For ages 8-11.
You'll soon be able to read Harry Potter books on your e-reader! Watch for these to be available at the end of April. While you're waiting, you can browse eBooks and eAudiobooks from the library's website to find something good to read or listen to. Just point the cursor to Borrow and click on eBooks and eAudiobooks. You may like reading the title that just won the Caudill Award - Powerless by Matthew Cody - or listening to Vespers Rising by Rick Riordan.
Your youngster will soon be able to sign-up for this popular summer program. Just a reminder that students must be completing grades 6, 7, or 8 to participate as a Junior Library Volunteer this summer. This is a dynamic program where the volunteers help to run the summer reading program and assist the library behind-the-scenes. Pick up an application at the Kids' World Desk or download it at www.ahml.info/kids.
Registration deadline is May 14 at 10PM. All completed applications must be returned to Kids' World.
I was in line a few weeks ago and observed a mother keeping her young daughter entertained as they waited by singing Jim Gill songs. The little girl danced along, doing all the actions the lyrics called for. It reminded me to check out his latest CD, Jim Gill Presents Music Play for Folks of All Stripes. My favorite songs on the CD are “It Takes Some Friends” and “Bananas.” Chicago Parent gave the CD a rave review but WXRT perhaps put it best when they said simply, “No one does it better than Jim Gill.”
Did you know that floodlights were first used to illuminate night baseball games in 1929? Some baseball fans were against night games in favor of tradition. The Chicago Cubs held out for over 50 years. It wasn’t until 1988 that Wrigley Field had lights!
March is full of fun holidays. One of my favorites is "If My Pet Had Thumbs Day" which is celebrated on March 3rd. Just think of all the things your pet could do if it had thumbs, like no more wet tennis balls for starters. I know my dog would be helping himself to a lot more treats!
In our hectic day to day lives, help is always appreciated, especially when it comes to our childrens' homework. On Thursday, March 8, 6:30-8:30 p.m. come to the library for a special program demonstrating how the library can assist your child with their homework using our online resources.This will be a hands-on experience with useful handouts. Students in grades 4-8 are welcome to attend as well.Please call the Kids' World Desk at 847-506-2620 to register