Friday, November 30, 2012

LOL! Humorous Reads for Boys & Girls

Looking for that next good book to start?  Has it been a while since your last great big belly laugh? 

If you answered, "YES!" to both of these questions, check out the new shelf theme on the Books page. 

Monday, November 26, 2012

Register for December Programs on 11/28

Wednesday, November 28th begins registration for all children's programs taking place in December.  Register for any of the following programs online, by phone or in-person:
For more information about the above listed programs, see the Winter Newsletter.

Saturday, November 24, 2012

Rise of the Guardians - In Theatres Now!

This book-to-movie animated film is based on the new children's book series The Guardians. The Guardians consist of the likes of Santa Claus, the Tooth Fairy, the Easter Bunny and a few others you may know.  Each Guardian has taken an oath to protect the children of Earth from the wiles of the Great Nightmare King. 

Click here to reserve book one in the series and learn how daredevil swordsman Nicholas St. North battles against the Great Nightmare King before he becomes known as Santa.

Thursday, November 22, 2012

Happy Thanksgiving!

Thanksgiving celebrates the first harvest of our nation's early settlers, the pilgrims.  This day also commemorates the great feast the pilgrims shared with the neighboring Native Americans who had helped them to survive their first year in the 'New World'.

Click here to learn more about the history of Thanksgiving from the National Geographic for Kids website!

Monday, November 19, 2012

New Website of the Month - Ben's Guide to U.S. Gov.

How do we elect the President of the United States?  Why is the Liberty Bell cracked?  How is a law made?  What happens at the Library of Congress? 

Find out by looking for Benjamin Franklin and his colorful kite at Ben’s Guide to U. S. Government for Kids.  Then, pick your grade from K-12 and choose from Ben’s chalkboard menu to learn about the branches of government, patriotic songs, national symbols, our laws, and plenty more.  You can play games, explore government documents, find links to other U. S. Government websites, and print out Ben’s Activity Book. 

Parents and teachers can find helpful pages on this site, which is a service of the Superintendent of Documents, U. S. Government Printing Office (GPO).

Friday, November 9, 2012

National Day of Play Program 11/10/12

We are opening up our great big toy box to celebrate the National Day of Play

Parents and children of all ages are invited to drop in anytime on Saturday, November 10th between 10am and 4pm to enjoy this day of fun with us!

Tuesday, November 6, 2012

Happy Election Day! Kids Vote

We want to know who YOU would choose to be the next President of the United States?  Cast your vote here. Use the poll in the menu on the upper right-hand side of this homepage. 

Want to learn more about the election process? View and download a How to Become President of the U.S. Poster and learn lots more about our government at

Monday, November 5, 2012

Helping Kids Cope After Hurricane Sandy

Hey Parents! has prepared a Hurricane Kit, complete with tips, videos, activities and printables for you to share with your child. 

Watch Part I of the Hurricane video here now:

Saturday, November 3, 2012

Program Updates

Due to Hurricane Sandy, the following programs have been rescheduled or cancelled:

  • American Girl Doll Tea* (Grades K-2) - Rescheduled from 11/1 to 11/15
  • American Girl Doll Tea* (Grades 3-5) - Rescheduled from 11/1 to 11/15
  • It’s Time for Play Hooray - Cancelled
  • Jammies and Books* - Rescheduled from 10/30 to 11/5
  • Fun with Toddlers - Rescheduled from 10/29 to 12/3, other scheduled dates remain the same
  • Clubhouse Kids - Rescheduled from 10/29 to 12/3, other scheduled dates remain the same
  • - Cancelled
  • Art with Joanne: Hidden Tricks or Treats - Cancelled
  • Page Turners - Cancelled

  • * These programs are currently closed, however you can still be added to the waitlist.  To add your name to the waitlist, click on the link and have your library card handy.