Posts Tagged ‘all ages’

Kids ROCK!

Monday, April 25th, 2011

Parents often ask us: Where in the world do you find the great rock-n-roll kids’ music that you use in your storytimes like Saturday Tales?

Well, we get it at the library!

We believe that parents and kids have more fun when music is involved in storytime and there is a lot of great music out there for kids. Here are  some of our favorite rock-&-rollin, not-your-granny’s albums for kids….

Bedtime blues

Wednesday, October 7th, 2009

Is bedtime a constant struggle?  Reading a few books before bed is a great way to get the kiddies calm and ready for slumber.

More great bedtime books!

And if you’re still fighting the good fight, these books for grownups will give you some tips to get your child to bed once and for all!

More help getting your child to sleep!

Rockin’ and Rollin’

Friday, August 28th, 2009

Kids love music, and it’s good for them too! Just as you rock them to sleep and teach them to roll themselves over, you can teach them great literacy skills, such as phonological awareness, by singing and playing music.

The library has a large collection of children’s music to choose from, including the newly ordered titles below.

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With songs like Marshmallow Farm, The Secret Life of Six & Big Rock Candy Mountain, your kids will moving and grooving!

Best Books for Boys

Tuesday, August 25th, 2009

Check out our full list of Suggested Books for Boys or browse Adventure Stories, Funny Stories, Non-Fiction, Realistic Fiction & Sports Stories.

From Book to Big Screen

Wednesday, July 22nd, 2009

Read the book, then watch the movie!

What’s your favorite book-to-movie pairing? Tell us by commenting below!

Miss Carol’s Storytime Goodbye

Wednesday, July 22nd, 2009

So long, farewell, auf Wiedersehen, goodbye….

For those who have come to know and love her, Miss Carol’s retirement will be a bittersweet event. We hope you can join her for one last storytime on August 3rd from 2:30pm to 3:30pm.

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She’ll be sharing her favorite books, music, rhymes and knock-knock jokes! You’ve heard them before but come hear them one last time at Miss Carol’s Storytime Goodbye! (No registration needed.)

Carol Vernon in action

What’s your favorite Miss Carol moment? Let her know by commenting below!


Road Trip, Part 2

Tuesday, July 7th, 2009

Have your kids outgrown the License Plate Game? No worries! Keep them occupied during long car rides with these audiobooks.

Browse all Playaways for Kids.
(Note: Playaways are small mp3 players that have been preloaded with audiobooks.)


Browse all Audiobooks for Kids.
(Note: All audiobooks are available in CD format.)

What should we read?

Friday, June 19th, 2009

Looking for something fun and age appropriate to read this summer?  Check out our staff suggestions!


More books for babies, toddlers and preschoolers!


More books to read aloud!


More books for kindergarteners and first graders!


More books for second graders!


More books for third graders!


More books for fourth graders!


More books for fifth graders!

Be Creative @ Your Library!

Tuesday, June 16th, 2009

Summer is here!  Time to hit the pool, spend time with the family, and earn some cool prizes for reading!  If you haven’t already, be sure to sign up for our summer reading program, Be Creative @ Your Library.  (Big kids can win prizes by signing up for our adult program, Master the Art of Reading.)  Stop in at the SRP desk in the youth department, or sign up online.  

And while you’re at it, check out some great SRP themed books like:

       

These aren’t your cup of tea?  Find more suggestions!

It’s All Fun & Games…

Friday, May 29th, 2009

Looking to keep your kids entertained this summer? Try out the games in these books!

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Need to get out of the house? Check out the games in our new Kids’ Lab and our new Early Literacy computers!

Just looking for a list of free games online? Check out these suggested sites.