Monday, April 14, 2014

It's Spring Break!

And we have scheduled 2 fun-filled Drop-in Programs for students in grades K-5. Advanced registration is not required. Just show your CPL card when you get here.

Lego League
Tuesday, April 15th

Packing Peanut Sculptures
Wednesday, April 16th

For more information, download our 'Spring Break Fun!' flyer.

Sunday, April 13, 2014

Celebrate National Library Week!

Congratulations to the winners of our 
National Library Week Bookmark Contest!

Winning designs have been reproduced and will be made available in the library throughout the month of April. All bookmark design entries are currently on display in the Children's & Teen Services Department for your viewing pleasure! 

Deia Colosi - Preschool
Preschool & Younger Winner

Quinn Cantone - Grade K
Grades K-2 Winner

Kylie Mistretta - Grade 5
Grades 3-5 Winner

To view the winning designs in the categories for Grades, 6-8 and 9-12, visit the Teen Scene.

Friday, April 11, 2014

We Love Our 'Poet-Tree'!

April is National Poetry Month! 

Stop by soon and check out our 'Poet-Tree.' Add a favorite poem or one of your very own.

Do you need inspiration before you write? Check out the Books page for some suggested animal poetry books. Or, visit CPL and browse our entire collection of poetry books for children.

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

New Website of the Month! - My First Garden

Happy Spring! It's time to get our gardens growing!

My First Garden is for kids who are new gardeners and for kids who have gardened before.

Get started by looking at photos of kid's gardens around the world and learning about tools you will need. Then choose a garden spot, check out the dirt, and you're on your way!

Remember - your garden can be large or small. You'll feel proud as you watch your vegetables, plants, and flowers grow.

Attention Parents: Read our full review on the Parents page. 

Saturday, April 5, 2014

Fizz! Boom! READ!

This year's Summer Reading Club theme will be Fizz! Boom! READ! 

We hope you are just as excited as we are!

Registration will begin in June. More details will be available in May.

Wednesday, April 2, 2014

Book Reviews by You!

Magic Tree House: Dinosaurs Before Dark by Mary Pope Osborne

Second grade reviewer, Samuel C. said that in this book, "Jack and Annie wanted to go in a tree house that is magic. This is their first adventure."

He liked this book because it is an adventure. He recommends this book to teachers and kids who are in first through fifth grade.

Click here to place a reserve on this book.

Sunday, March 30, 2014

Build Early Literacy Skills with Storyblocks

 Did you know, the simple act of singing a song or reciting a rhyme to your child will help them build early literacy skills?

In fact, parents can do so many simple things to help children build these vital skills even before they begin Kindergarten. If you would like to learn more, we recommend the website Storyblocks.

Storyblocks contains short video clips that model songs, rhymes and finger plays for parents to share with their children. Each video also includes a helpful tip to increase parents' understanding of early literacy needs. Storyblocks was created by the Colorado Libraries For Early Literacy.

In addition, parents are invited to attend Lullaby Together Time on April 11th with their children, ages birth to 17 months. Come and learn songs, rhymes, and calming finger plays to help little ones get ready for a nap or bedtime. Also enjoy 20 minutes of play with age-appropriate toys. Click here to register now.