Monday, April 30, 2012

It Is Time To Say Goodbye To The Sisters Grimm !

This month, Michael Buckley releases Book 9, the last book in the Sisters Grimm series, The Council of Mirrors, ending the story of the Sisters Grimm. 

Sabrina and Daphne live in a world where humans and fairy-tales live side by side in rural New York, unbeknownst to the rest of the world.  The fairy-tale characters have been trapped in this town by an invisible barrier created by the original Brothers Grimm.  As long as the Grimm family remains in Ferryport Landing, no fairy-tales can escape.  Sabrina and Daphne also find themselves trapped in this town after their parents disappear.  They escape several terrible foster homes and are discovered by a grandmother they never knew they had.  Heartbroken and exhausted, they are immediately swept up in mysteries involving the Big Bad Wolf, Little Red Ridinghood, Prince Charming, and a very angry giant.

In the last installment of the Sisters Grimm series, Sabrina and Daphne, with the help of the Grimm family and friends, face off against the Master to decide the fate of Ferryport Landing and possibly the world.  After Mirror fails to cross the barrier trapping him in Ferryport Landing, he turns to Plan B :  killing all the Grimms in order to make the magical barrier collapse.  At the same time, Sabrina has been finding other mirrors to advise her on how to deal with their mortal enemy.  This will be the end for several beloved characters, but the conclusion will satisfy readers.

If you haven't read about Sabrina and Daphne yet or might want to start again and refresh your memory, here are the previous eight books.

Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Looking For Something Fun To Do With Your Kids?

Check out our museum passes. 

North Castle Public Library provides passes to over fifteen museums;  seven of these museums offer exciting exhibits for kids.

These passes are available to North Castle library card holders.  Your library card account must be in good standing -- no fines, no overdue items -- when making the reservation and when picking up the pass.  Reservations are made online by following the "free museum passes" link found on our home page.  Passes are picked up the day before your museum visit and returned the day after your visit.

Each museum pass offers discounted or free admission for a specific number of people.  Check out the pass details for each museum before selecting your pass.

Here is a list of museums your kids will love.

Maritime Aquarium (left) and Stepping Stones Museum (right)   

Katonah Museum (left), Intrepid Museum (center), and Danbury Railway Museum (right)

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Earth Day 2012 in Westchester

 As part of Westchester County's Earth Month, a celebration of green, sustainable living will take place on Sunday, April 22 from 10 am to 3 pm at the Kensico Dam Plaza in Valhalla.
  • Live music and entertainment with Annie and the Natural Wonder Band, and Solar Punch
  • Free "Green Raffle"
  • Demonstrations and expert advice on lawn and garden care
  • The best in fresh, local produce at the Earth Day Farmers Market
  • "Green" exhibit showcasing practical ways to save money and make your home, business or school green and healthy
  • Westchester County 2012 Earth Day awards
Free admission and parking.  Walk, cycle, take Metro North or carpool.  For more information, visit  You might also enjoy visiting, playing some related games, or taking advantage of some free Earth Day giveaways

Monday, April 16, 2012

New To The Children's Room This Week

Wahoo Crazy (yes, that is his name) lives in a zoo.  His father is an animal wrangler.  Wahoo has grown up around gators, snakes, parrots, rats, monkeys, snappers, and more in his backyard in the Florida Everglades.

When Wahoo's dad takes a job supplying the wild creatures that will be seen on a reality tv show "Expedition Survival", Wahoo figures he will have to do a bit of wrangling himself to keep his dad from hurting Derek Badger, the tv show's star.  But the job keeps getting more complicated as Derek and Wahoo's dad keep butting heads.

After only one day on location, Derek is bitten by a bat and goes missing in a storm.  Search parties head out and quickly get lost themselves. 

"Chomp" by Carl Hiaasen is available in hardcover and cd audiobook (Grades 5-8).  If this book is checked out, then try one of his other three books -- "Scat", "Flush", and "Hoot" -- available in paperback, cd audiobook, and ebook form.

If you like these books, then you should also check out

"Zoo Break" by Gordon Korman
"Belly Up" by Stuart Gibbs
"A Dog's Way Home" by Bobbie Pyron

Tuesday, April 10, 2012

My First Readers

The Children's Room has now added a new list entitled "My First Reader" to our Readers Advisory binder.  Here are some of the titles you will find included on this list which recommends books for kindergarteners who are learning to read.  These books are found in our Easy Reader section, interfiled with books for first and second graders.  We hope this list will make it easier for parents and kids to find books that target their reading level.  Stop in to the Children's Room to check out our selections today.

"Turtle Hatchling Grows Up" by Pam Zollman
"Puppy Mudge Finds a Friend" by Cynthia Rylant
"Making Music" by Dana Meachen Rau

"Bake, Mice, Bake!" by Eric Seltzer
"Everything Goes: Henry in a Jam" by Brian Biggs
"Carl and the Kitten" by Alexandra Day

"I Love My New Toy" by Mo Willems
"Hungry Ladybugs" by Judith Jango-Cohen
"It's a Baby Lynx" by Kelly Doudna

Monday, April 2, 2012

Welcome to the Children's Corner

Welcome to North Castle's Children's Corner. We are here to provide you with information about activities, movies, and literature for babies through sixth grade. You will find weekly updates about what is happening in the library, as well as great links and tools to books, movies, programs, and other child friendly materials.