Monthly Archives: January 2011

Pink, Purple, Gold & Silver Party!

book cover of Pinkalicious

A special storytime with age-appropriate crafts based upon the Pinkalicious, Purplicious, and Goldilicious books.  Dressing up encouraged!  Open to children ages 3-5 and a caregiver of their choosing.

Wed. Feb. 2 @ 1:30 pm

Please pre-register with the Children’s Room or call 985-2173 x-5.


How Money Works for Kids

A workshop for parents addressing questions such as when to give allowance, how to teach kids the value of a dollar, and how to raise savvy consumers.  Presented by Lindsay Smith, father of two and Regional Vice President of Primerica Financial Services.

Mon. Jan. 31, 2011 at 6:00 pm.

To ensure we have enough handouts for everyone, please pre-register with Lindsay at 468-7202

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New to the Children’s Room…

book cover of Legend of Old SaltyLegend of Old Salty by Matthew Loux.  The first book in the Salt Water Taffy: The Seaside Adventures of Jack and Benny graphic novel series.

Imagine being dragged on vacation with your family, but not to someplace cool.  No, instead, you’re being asked to unplug and go to a small town in Maine!  But instead of being bored, you are attacked by a lobster–in a candy store!  This is no ordinary seaside town!

From the cover: “Warring seagulls!  Giant lobsters!  Kleptomaniac eagles!  Ghosts from the Civil War!  Chowder Bay (Maine) has far more adventures and mysteries in store than Jack and Benny could have ever imagined!”

For more information, click here.  As always, you can place a hold on this or any other title via our catalog.

Under the Snow Story & Craft

Join us for stories & fun based upon the book Under the Snow by Melissa book cover for Under the SnowStewart on Wed., Jan. 26 at 4:00 pm.  Open to children in grades K-2.  Please help us ensure we have enough material for everyone.  Pre-register with the Children’s Room at 985-2173 x-5 or email us.

New to the Children’s Room…

book cover of Bink and GollieBink & Gollie by Kate DiCamillo and Alison McGhee.

Winner of this year’s Geisel Award for the “most distinguished American book for beginning readers!” Energetic illustrations by Tony Fucile (writer/illustrator of Let’s Do Nothing!), draw in early readers.  Chapters make them feel grown up.  And the dilemmas of getting along when your friend wants to do something different, will ring true.

For more information, click here.  As always, you can place a hold on this or any other title via our catalog.

New to the Children’s Room…

book cover of Learning to ski with Mr. MageeLearning to Ski with Mr. Magee by Maine author/illustrator Chris Van Dusen.

Mr. Magee is back, this time trying his hand at skiing.  He’s on the hill when he realizes he doesn’t know how to turn or stop!  And there is a moose in the way!  Readers of a certain age will laugh and reminisce about his equipment, and the illustrations will reinforce why the changes were needed.

Click on the image for more details.  As always, you can reserve this or any title via our catalog.