Friday, August 31, 2012

Summer Reading Has Come To An End

Tuesday is the last day to collect your Summer Reading prizes.  If you haven't collected all eight prizes, stop by after school before 7:45 p.m. or send your parents in for you.  While you are at the library, turn in your final raffle tickets.  The drawing will be on Wednesday, September 5.

Happy Labor Day.

See you in the library!

Friday, August 17, 2012

Back To School

The countdown has begun.  The start of school is almost here.  Get ready to go back to school (or start for the first time) with some of our great school stories.

Picture Books:
Foxy by Emma Dodd
Pirates Go To School by Corinne Demas
Seamonster's First Day by Kate Messner
Is Your Buffalo Ready For Kindergarten by Audrey Vernick
Countdown To Kindergarten by Alison McGhee
Preschool To The Rescue by Judy Sierra

Easy Reader Nonfiction:
What To Expect At Preschool by Heidi Murkoff
The Big Day! First Day Of School by Nicola Barber
How To Be A Friend by Laurie Krasny Brown
Making Friends by Fred Rogers

Easy Reader:
Mittens At School by Lola M. Schaefer
Robin Hill School by Margaret McNamara
Max And Zoe At School by Shelley Swanson Satersen

Young Reader:
Stuey Lewis Against All Odds: Stones From The Third Grade by Jane Schoenberg
Don't Tap Dance On Your Teacher by Katherine Applegate
Beany The Meany by Susan Wojciechowski
Stuart Goes To School by Sara Pennypacker

The New Kid by Mavis Jukes
Mason Dixon: Fourth Grade Disasters by Claudia Mills
Alice Miranda At School by Jacquelline Harvey
Dork Diaries by Rachel Renee Russell
Because Of Mr. Terupt by Rob Buyea
Justin Case: School, Drool, And Other Daily Disasters by Rachel Vail

School Survival by Tina Gagliardi
A Smart Girl's Guide To Starting Middle School by American Girl
It's Back To School We Go! by Ellen Jackson
My School In The Rainforest by Margriet Ruurs

Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Last Week Of Summer Reading

This has been an exciting summer for the Summer Reading Program.  Over the last seven weeks, over 390 kids signed up for the program.

Kids who have signed up for the Summer Reading Program but have not received any or all of their eight prizes still have time.  Even though the Reading Program ends this week, kids can continue to collect prizes they have not received until the first day of school.

Our final program of the summer is Wednesday at 3:30 p.m. in Whippoorwill Theater.  Master storyteller, Jonathan Kruk, will be performing famous fairytales and folklore with the help of volunteers from the audience.  Be prepared for a wild, laugh-a-minute performance.

Monday, August 13, 2012

Ann M. Martin Celebrates A Birthday

The author of the popular "Main Street" and "Babysitters Club" series celebrated her 57th birthday yesterday.  Ann M. Martin was born on August 12, 1955.  She grew up in Princeton, New Jersey, with her parents and her younger sister, Jane.  After graduating from Smith College, Ann became a teacher and then an editor of children's books.  She's now a full-time writer.  After living in New York City for many years, she moved to the Hudson Valley in upstate New York

Many of her books are available at the North Castle library.  You can read more about her on her website.