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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What a huge topic this is for a little blog! We see so many families come through our doors. Around this time everyone is helping their kids prepare for school. New clothes, new bedtime, new rules about homework, etc. It's all a part of the preparation - for back to school. I wanted to see what we had on our shelves that would help with advice and thoughts about this momentous time of year. I created a short list of titles but we have many, many more. From academics, to bullying to different learning styles. We have it all. Sometimes just browsing a book will help you sort through your own thoughts about a topic. So take a look at the list, If you have questions please come in and ask us. We can direct you to the answers. Have a great school year!.  
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Need to read a book assigned by your school this summer? Kids' World has booklists from many schools. We also try to pull the books and place them on a cart near the Summer Reading display. If you're wondering if we have your book contact us. If it's available, we'll put it downstairs at the drive-up. Hope to hear from you!
Tags:  KW Main
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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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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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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!
In our busy lives sometimes it's easy to forget about the fun, enriching things. Enewsletters are a great way to remind yourself about upcoming library programs for children or even new chapter books that have just been purchased by the library. If you have a young child you may be interested in literacy tips and new picture books. The library has over 30 eNewsletters for all ages and interests that appear in your e-mail as a gentle reminder to sign your child up for that program or  grab a good book for your child - or yourself. Just sign up for any that interest you. To see a list of all that is offered click here and enjoy!
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Have you ever read a novel that's written like a poem? Sometimes the lines rhyme and sometimes they don't.. Some of my favorite books are written this way. The author seems to use less words but still tells a great story. I made a list in case you'd like to try some. Let me know if you do and what you think!
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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.
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This year marks the 200th birthday of one of the most famous writers of all times - Charles Dickens. Dickens was an ordinary person who wrote extraordinary stories. No one tells a ghost story quite like Dickens. Even though he lived in the 1800s we still love his books today. Many of his novels are for adults but some appeal to kids too. In Kids' World we have shortened versions of his works. We also have fascinating biographies of his life. Some of the books we have feature him as a character in the story. Here's a list of books written by him and about him - but there are more. Have you ever thought about becoming a writer yourself? You may want to come to our workshops for kids held at the library. They're called Kids' Ink. Please check the newsletter for future dates.
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Two kids' audiobooks just won the Odyssey Award for being great stories to listen to. They are :
6-8th grade - Okay for Now.
3-5th grade - Young Fredle
If you own a device to download an eAudiobook you can also get these  titles on the OverDrive site from our webpage. You can get to the site directly from our catalog.
If you listen to these or read the books, please let us know how you like them!

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