Congratulations to this year's ALA Youth Media Award Winners!
The Newbery Award for excellence in children's literature went to The One and Only Ivan by Kathryn Applegate. Newbery honors were given to Laura Amy Schlitz for Splendors and Glooms, Sheila Turnage for Three Times Lucky, and Sibert Winner Bomb.
This year, the Caldecott Award for excellence in picture books went to John Klassen, for This is Not My Hat. Klassen also won a Caldecott Honor for Extra Yarn, by Mac Barnett. Other Caldecott Honors were given to Peter Brown for Creepy Carrots, Laura Seeger for Green, David Small for One Cool Friend and to Pamela Zagarenski for Sleep Like a Tiger. Special Congratulations to Miss Kiera on her excellent work on the 2013 Caldecott Committee!
The Sibert Award for excellence in children's non-fiction went to Bomb: The Race to Build (And Steal) The World's Most Dangerous Weapon by Steven Sheinkin. And the Geisel Award, for excellence in Early Readers, went to Up, Tall and High, by Ethan Long.
See a full list of winners below!
Thursdays at 4:15 p.m.
Join us for a weekly crafty storytime. Past activities included drawing like Michaelangelo (lying down and creating art on the bottom of a chair) and creating marshmallow rockets. Drop in to find out what's happening this week!
Ages 5 to 7.
Have you been chosen to be a mystery reader in your child's classroom, and not sure what to do next? Never fear, the Children's Librarians have suggestions and tips for you.
If your visit falls close to a holiday, choosing a holiday read-aloud is always a popular choice. Funny books are also a big hit with kids of all ages. If you're feeling theatrical, a prop such as a hat, or a puppet is a fun thing to bring along, especially for younger students.
Be sure to read through the book before you arrive, so you are familiar with it. And remember, if you are having fun with it, so will the kids!
We've picked some of our most favorite read-alouds, and compiled some book lists. Click on the age group of the class, and start browsing.
Come check out a brand-new addtion to the Children's Library collection - our Kids Languages!
Revamped and refreshed with new picture books, new DVDs, new board books, and new Playaway Views, this collection can be found next to to the Children's Computer Lab.
Anyone looking to learn a new language or practice their skills in a language other than English will get much use out of this collection. With materials in Spanish, French, Italian, German, Chinese, Japenese, Korean, Arabic, Hebrew, Russian, and ESL and a collection that grows each day, the Kids Languages collection has something for everyone!
The Children's Librarians have picked their very favorite books for children published in 2012.
Whew, the animals have finally settled down and gone to sleep. To see what these silly stuffed animals got up to after you tucked them in, take a look at our Flickr photos.
Thank you to all of our friends, stuffed and not-stuffed, who made the sleepover so much fun!
Parents - thinking about starting a book club for your kids?
Kids- looking for suggestions for your next book club meeting?
The children's library can help you choose books, offer discussion starters, and even provide a meeting space for your group! Choose a title from our list, check out mulitple copies of the book, and receive a discussion guide including a summary, discussion questions, and further activites for your club's use!
For more information, contact a children's librarian or check out the lists below!
In celebration of Picture Book Month , Miss Marian shares her favorite picture books.