A little Winter Olympics preview

Today’s Full STEAM Ahead challenge was to create a snowboarder from craft sticks and pipe cleaners. Once all the participants had built and tested their snowboarders, we had them race down the “slope.” Congratulations to our Gold, Silver, and Bronze medalists, and to all the participants.

Snowboarder doing a handstand

Medal winners

To see the videos and all the photos, click here.

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Our programs are back!


Did you know our winter programming for children began last week?

We’ve got something for everyone. If you’ve got a little one, join us for Baby Laptime, Mother Goose, New Moms Support Group, Time for Twos, and Planes, Trains & Automobiles. For school age kids we’ve got 15 Minute Mysteries, Family Game Night, Trivia Tuesdays, Literary Legos, Full STEAM Ahead, Cooking Corner, Drop-in Video Gaming (March only), and Let’s Practice Our Spanish (beginning January 26).

And don’t forget that we’ve got Homework Help Mondays through Thursdays from 3:30 to 5:30.

All the details, from program descriptions to dates and times, are on our flyer and our website. You can pick up a copy of our program flyer in the library. You can also get a printable copy in English or Spanish and see our list of programs by clicking here, or take a look at our calendar here.


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Creepy Carrots-inspired building

On January 10 we continued our monthly Literary Legos program with the book Creepy Carrots! by Aaron Reynolds. The kids enjoyed the story of the “creepy” carrots who outsmarted the hungry rabbit. Our winner this month created a giant creepy Lego carrot.

Join us next month on February 7 for the next Literary Legos!

Click here for more photos.

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We had fun with Rolie Polie Guacamole!

We had fun hopping, jumping and rockin’ out with Rolie Polie Guacamole yesterday!

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Rolie Polie Guacamole!

rolie polie guacamole

We are very excited to have Rolie Polie Guacamole at the library tomorrow! This fun musical performance is for all ages (kids 6 and must must have a grownup with them) and will take place in the theater.

For a sneak peak, click on this link.

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The Best Books Lists are Here!

best of 2017
It’s that time of year again, when the “best of” lists are everywhere.

Here are some of the lists for best books for kids from 2017:

School Library Journal Best Books 2017
New York Times Best Illustrated Children’s Books
New York Times Notable Children’s Books 2017
Kirkus Best Middle-Grade Books 2017
Kirkus Best Picture Books 2017
Publisher’s Weekly Best Children’s and YA Books 2017
Horn Book Fanfare 2017

And don’t forget to ask us what our favorites are!


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It’s time to paws to read

reading to lexie

We’re so excited to be hosting Lexie this Saturday between 2 and 3 pm in the Children’s Room. Stop by and read with her. She’s a really good listener!

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