Friday, October 12, 2012

October Is Anti-Bullying Month

This month is anti-bullying month.  To help promote friendship and tolerance, check out some of the great books about dealing with bullies and making friends.

Picture Books
  • Chrysanthemum by Kevin Henkes
  • Not So Tall For Six by Dianna Aston
  • The New Bear At School by Carrie Weston
  • Hooway for Wodney Wat by Helen Lester
  • Big Bad Bruce by Bill Peet
  • Three Bully Goats by Leslie Kimmelman
  • Freckleface Strawberry by Julianne Moore
  • Lucy And The Bully by Claire Alexander
Chapter Books
  • How To Beat A Bully Without Really Trying by Scott Starkey
  • Liar And Spy by Rebecca Stead
  • Along Came Spider by James Preller
  • Models Don't Eat Chocolate Cookie by Erin Dionne
  • The Truth About Truman School by Don Hillestad
  • Because Of Mr. Terrupt by Rob Buyea
  • If A Tree Falls At Lunch Period by Gennifer Choldenko
  • Out Of My Mind by Sharon Draper

Tuesday, October 9, 2012

All Aboard The Solar Express

All Aboard!

The Solar Express is the newest year-round feature for visitors of Stepping Stones
Museum for Children.  A fun addition to the museum’s offerings, the train builds upon
the museum’s commitment to energy conservation education and environmental
responsibility.  The train runs on solar power.

While out on the train route, “conductors” will highlight the museum’s environmental initiatives that include a green roof, a wind turbine, rain gardens, the use of renewable resources in our building materials and much more.  Stepping Stones Museum for Children is a LEED Gold certified building, meeting the nation’s strictest controls in environmental sustainability.

Weather permitting, the Solar Express runs several times daily, bringing passengers
on a unique seven- to ten-minute guided tour through historic Mathews Park.  The train also takes a break from 12 noon to 1:00 pm and again from 3:00 p.m. to 4:00 pm

Regular museum admission is required.  Museum visitors can get a museum pass by reserving it online through our library website link, or by purchasing tickets at the museum's Welcome Desk.  Children under three must ride with a parent.

Tickets are $1 per ride for Members and $3 per ride for Non-members with museum admission.

Tuesday, October 2, 2012

It's Time For Witches And Ghouls To Come Out And Play

Halloween is a month away, and it is time to get in the spooky spirit of the holiday.  Stop by the library and check out our ghostly collection of halloween books.

  • Mouse's First Halloween by Lauren Thompson
  • Skeleton In The Closet by Alice Schertle
  • Halloween Day by Anne Rockwell
  • Bone Dog by Eric Rohmann

  • A Very Brave Witch by Alison McGhee
  • Happy Haunting, Amelia Bedelia by Herman Parish
  • Only A Witch Can Fly by Alison McGhee
  • Queen Of Halloween by Mary Engelbreit

  • Boo, Bunny! by Kathryn O. Galbraith
  • Five Little Pumpkins by Iris Van Rynbach
  • Haunted House, Haunted Mouse by Judy Cox
  • Scaredy-cat, Splat! by Rob Scotton

  • Boogie Knights by Lisa Wheeler
  • Where's My Mummy? by Carolyn Crimi
  • And Then Comes Halloween by Tom Brenner
  • Pumpkin Fair by Eve Bunting

Monday, October 1, 2012

What's Happening This Week

She's baaack!  Tomorrow, Lori Jo returns to North Castle Children's Corner for her bi-weekly music extravaganza.  "Toddler Music" takes place every other Tuesday morning at 11:00 a.m.  (10/2, 10/16, and 10/30).

Our weekly "Bounce The Baby" music program is held every Wednesday morning at 11:00 a.m.  Suited for children aged 6 months to 2 years old will be treated to songs, stories, and lap-sit games.

"Mother Goose Storytime" is a bi-weekly program geared for 2 to 4 year old children (10/4, 10/18, and 11/1).  The stories are a bit longer, and there is less music.

"Teddy Bear Storytime"  on Saturday at 11:00 a.m.  Children aged 1 to 4 years old are welcome to bring their favorite stuffed animal. 

Visit our calendar for more details.