Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Register for Children's Programs in March

Registration for Children's Programs in March is now in progress.

Click here or on the Programs tab above to see our March program line-up.

Sunday, February 23, 2014

Edgar Allen Poe in Highlights!!

Highlights Kids Magazine online is featuring an Edgar Allan Poe Hidden Pictures Puzzle. Click here to head to their website and see if you can find all the objects hidden within this picture.

Not sure who Edgar Allan Poe is? Read an introduction about the author and then delve into 4 of his short stories in the book Edgar Allan Poe. Be warned, his stories are on the spooky side...

Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Spring Newsletter Coming Your Way!

Your copy of the CPL Spring Newsletter is in the mail! Get ready for some exciting things this spring, including a Bookmark Contest, Children's Book Week and as always, our great selection of children's programs.

Click here, If you'd like to view the online newsletter now.

Saturday, February 15, 2014

2014 Medal Winners

Each year, the American Association of Library Service to Children selects the best books for children in a number of different categories. Here are just a couple of this year's winners...

2014 Caldecott Medal Winner:
Locomotive by Brian Floca

The Caldecott Medal is awarded each year to the illustrator of the most distinguished American picture book for children.

2014 Newbery Medal Winner:
by Kate DiCamillo

The Newbery Medal is awarded each year to the author of the most distinguished contribution to American literature for children

Want to judge for yourself? 
Click on a book title to place a reserve from our online catalog.

Monday, February 10, 2014

Love Is In the Air...

Valentine's Day is nearly here. You might be in the mood for a little love story...

If that's you, stop by soon and check out a book from our latest display or from our special holiday collection.

Make sure to share the story with your sweetheart at home!

Saturday, February 8, 2014

New Website of the Month! - Dance Mat Typing

If you want to have fun while practicing your keyboarding skills, visit Dance Mat Typing.

Funny cartoon animals - such as a rock 'n' roll goat, a belly dancing hippo, and a yak with gongs! - will help you learn. You can practice typing letters, words, and punctuation. You can also work on using the space bar and shift keys.

There are 4 typing levels with lots of mini-lessons, so this website is for beginners and for kids who have keyboarding skills already.

If you make a typing mistake, some comical characters and voices will tell you how to fix it!

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

Wednesday, February 5, 2014

Hello, My Name is Ruby by Philip C. Stead - Art Demo!

Enjoy a video demonstration of how author/illustrator Philip C. Stead illustrates Skeepwock from Hello My Name is Ruby.

In this picture book, a sweet little bird named Ruby roams a big wide world, looking for friends. After meeting Skeepwock, Ruby discovers an entire flock of small birds just like herself!

Click here if you would like to place this book on reserve.

Sunday, February 2, 2014

Happy Groundhog Day!

We've all had substitute teachers fill in when our regular teacher was sick. But who fills in when the Groundhog is sick on Groundhog Day?

Read Substitute Groundhog by Pat Miller to see what happens when Groundhog interviews other animals to take his place for the big day!

Click here to reserve a copy from our online catalog.