Posts Tagged ‘event’

39 Clues Live Webcast Today!

Tuesday, August 31st, 2010

Into the Gaunlet, the final book in the 39 Clues series is being released today!  If that’s enough to send your kid into a fit of manic giggles, you’ll want to read on. 

Today at 4:00, all seven of the 39 Clues authors will unite to present a live webcast and answer real readers’ questions!  The group will offer behind-the-scenes information on the Cahills, provide insight into their favorite parts of the clue hunt, and even reveal new information! 

Click here for more information or to view the live webcast.  It’s free!  And if you can’t make it live, don’t fret — it will be available for replay immediately after the event.



Gather ‘Round the Fire!

Wednesday, June 16th, 2010

Some of my favorite childhood memories include my family and a big bonfire.  Sometimes we’d make s’mores, sometimes we’d sing or tell stories, and sometimes we’d just hang out and enjoy each other’s company. 

Imagine my surprise when, as an adult, I learned that those fun times had a hand in building literacy skills.  As you probably know from many previous posts, singing is a great tool for building phonological awareness because the different notes break words down into smaller parts.  And telling stories is a great way to work on narrative skills, which are an essential first step towards reading comprehension.

So there’s your excuse for some good ol’ quality time around the fire with the kids.  It’s not only fun, it’s a learning experience in disguise.  So break out your guitar (or just check out some CDs with great songs for kids), check out some great books for reading aloud or storytelling, and wait for sun down.

And don’t forget about Family Campfire at the library — we’ve got the stories, songs, and (fake) fire, with none of the bugs!

Become a Star!

Thursday, May 28th, 2009

The PomPom peeps have starred in their own movie, and you can too! Learn how at our Starring You! Movie Maker event.

In the meantime, check out these behind-the-scenes books on movie making.

Want to join the Summer Reading Program? Simply stop in or go online beginning June 11th. Read books, win prizes, and be creative!