Posts by Mrs. T.

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Mrs. T. became a children's librarian when she realized it involved picture books and puppets. She also loves helping kids find great books to read. When not at the library, Mrs. T. enjoys spending time with her family and three cats, Chloe, Maddie and Lulu.



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04/25/13
If you're in 7th grade and older you need to check out the library's new space for teens - it's called The Hub. It's beyond anything you've ever seen in the library. There are DIY kits - this month's is a marshmallow launcher. You can check out MacBook Airs to use in the room plus Wii, PlayStation and X-box games. You can, also, sit and read, study or draw.  Seriously - you need to get in here.
Tags:  KW Main
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04/17/13
Considering the tragedies this week in Boston, we all worry about the children in our lives and how they cope with what seems like an endless stream of fear and sadness. There are books about how adults can help children cope with stress and anxiety and we have put together a list of titles. I also found that the National Association of School Psychologists website also has helpful information. If you would like more information about this topic please don't hesitate to contact the library.
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03/21/13
To encourage reading with your kids, we're hosting book discussions for children and their parents. Grandparents and others are invited too. Come join us for Desserts, Books and More on March 28 when we'll be discussing Because of Winn-Dixie, a well-loved book by Kate DiCamillo. The next discussion will be held on April 18 when The London Eye Mystery by Siobhan Dowd will be discussed. Snacks and activities will be planned to go with the theme. You can pick up a copy of the book at the Kids' World Desk. Call to register or register online. Hope to see you there!
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02/21/13
You may have heard that the Arlington Heights Memorial Library has an attractive new section called The Marketplace. Interesting subjects from Travel to Politics are arranged in a convenient, engaging way - face out. You don't need to look for the Dewey number to find your way. One day when you are dropping by Kids' World turn left by the new cafe. Walk towards the back and you'll see the Parenting section. Everything is there for every stage - newborn to the teen years. Here's a brief sampling. Come and visit. Let us know what you think!
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01/28/13
Today was a big day in libraries. The prestigious Youth Media Award Winners were announced this morning. The Newbery winner is The One and Only Ivan by Katherine Applegate.and This Is Not My Hat by Jon Klassen won the Randolph Caldecott Medal. Earlier in the month Kids' World staff held our own Mock Newbery/Caldecott contest. The 2 books we chose as winners were Wonder by R.J. Palacio for the Newbery and Oh No! by Candace Fleming for the Randolph Caldecott Medal. Both of the actual winners came in second for our mock vote. The important thing is not the ranking - it's that we all care about quality literature for our kids - you as parents and teachers and we as librarians. Here's a list of the other medals and winners presented today. We'd love to hear what you think!
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01/28/13
Some award winning books are great and some are not but I think you'll like this one -  The One and Only Ivan by Katherine Applegate. It just won the Newbery Award! It's about a gorilla who lives in a shopping mall. A picture book for older kids won The Randolph Caldecott Medal. It's title is This Is not My Hat by J. Klassen. It's sly and funny. For more award winners go to the Kids' World website.
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01/15/13
Are you having a hard time getting your child to read after the holidays? All they want to do is play with their LEGOs? The library has fascinating books about these creative, wonderful toys. Check these out - Amazing LEGO Books - They may just get your child reading!
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11/23/12
Are you looking for gift ideas for your children and relatives? Why not give books?
Kids' World staff created 4 lists of books recommended for holiday giving - for all ages. You can find these on the Booklist page. Scroll down to Gift Book Ideas. If you don't see something interesting there, browse the other lists. You can't go wrong with books!
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10/18/12
After Halloween it seems the holidays sneak up on us. Have you ever thought about making your own gifts to give? Maybe you're a do-it-yourself person already but need a little inspiration. The library has books to get you started. Everything is here - from making things with duct tape, to tips on taking great digital photos (they make great gifts!). Here's a LIST of some helpful titles. We have more. Come in and ask us for some ideas.
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10/12/12
Anyone who lives in the area has certainly noticed the smell of skunks this summer and fall. According to a recent Chicago Tribune article, the presence of skunks has increased this year due to the warm winter and dry summer. Although you don't want to get too close, you and your child may have even seen some skunks in your backyard. The library has books that can help you in educating your child about the critters who live in our backyards. Here's a LIST with books about skunks.

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