Monthly Archives: April 2011

Read to Ride

Image of a skateboarder Read to Ride – Reading Incentive Program

The Kennebunk Free Library and Rye Airfield are partnering together to offer a reading incentive program for school age kids in the community.  Rye Airfield is a premier skatepark and BMX track located in Rye, New Hampshire.  The basic premise of Read to Ride is to encourage reading among school age kids.  After reading five books, students receive an all day pass to Rye Airfield.  For each book read, the reader will choose one of three options: write a book review of 1-2 paragraphs, provide a brief oral report to the Teen Librarian, or draw a picture of the book they have read.  Once the reader earns  five stamps they receive an all day pass to Rye Airfield (value of $33.)   Pick up a tracking sheet at the library and start working towards collecting your five stamps!  For more information, please call 985-2173 x 5 or email ys@kennebunk.lib.me.us

New to the YA section is…

Beastly by Alex Flinn.Book cover of Beastly

The publisher’s description is: 

A modern retelling of “Beauty and the Beast” from the point of view of the Beast, a vain Manhattan private school student who is turned into a monster and must find true love before he can return to his human form.

Click on the image for more information about this book.  As always, if you would like to place a hold, please call the library at 985-2173 or visit our website.

Anime Club

Anime Club meets on Thursday, April 28th at 3:30 p.m.  Anime Club is open to students in grades 6-12 and includes drawing in the anime style, Asian inspired crafts and anime movie watching.  Please join us in Hank’s Room for some anime fun!   For more information about Anime Club, please call 985-2173 x 5.

New to the YA section is…

Abused Werewolf Rescue Group by Catherine Jinks. 

The publisher’s description is: Book cover for Abused Werewolf Rescue Group

When Tobias wakes up in a hospital with no memory of the night before, a mysterious man tells him he has a dangerous condition, and he finds himself involved with a group of werewolves convinced he needs their help.

Click on the image for more information about this book.  As always, if you would like to place a hold, please call the library at 985-2173 or visit our website.

Hatchling Faeries!

…spotted in the Library…

flower fairies

New to the YA section…

Strings Attached by Judy Blundell. Book cover for Strings Attached

When she drops out of school and struggles to start a career on Broadway in the fall of 1950, seventeen-year-old Kit Corrigan accepts help from an old family friend, a lawyer said to have ties with the mob, who then asks her to do some favors for him.

Click on the image for more information about this book.  As always, if you would like to place a hold, please call the library at 985-2173 or visit our website. 

Faerie Houses!

2010 gourd faerie house

2010 Gourd Faerie House

It’s Spring!  Faeries and gnomes are waking!  Time to build faerie houses!

Children are invited to bring in faerie and gnome houses for display in the Library Children’s Room.  Use fallen branches, pine cones, acorns, shells and abandoned feathers for building materials.  Make sure to gather only downed materials so as to not disturb new growth.

We will begin accepting houses today.  To be included in judging, homes will need to be here by May 3.

Houses should be constructed of all natural materials, as faeries and gnomes are allergic to plastic!  Please limit sizes to a base no larger than 14” x 14,” and a height no taller than 30 inches.  Try string, thread or raffia to connect pieces.  Last year, some children created their own glue using flour.  If you need building materials, stop by the Children’s Room.  Members of the Seacoast Garden Club will offer a selection of pine cones, bark and sea shells for children to use in construction of Faerie Homes

Faerie Houses will be on display until May 14.  Stop by and see how creative the children are!