2nd Annual CHPL Comic-Con!

Friday, May 31, 2013

2nd Annual CHPL Comic-Con!

Saturday, June 29 * 12 p.m. - 4 p.m.


It's a Bird! It's a Plane! It's our 2nd Annual Library Comic-Con!
Join us for comic-inspired fun for the whole family.
Here are just a few things we have in the works:
Superhero Storytime (All Ages)
Superhero Obstacle Course (Ages 4-10)
Captain Underpants Challenge (All Ages)
Paul Merklein Presents: Learn to Draw Great Big Faces (Grades 4 & up)
Bring your littlest superhero to these events & stay tuned --
there will be more for fans of all ages!

Dig Into Reading: Summer Reading Video

Tuesday, May 21, 2013

It's here! Our Summer Reading promotional video is ready to view...

Thank you Maya and Daria for all your help!  See everyone this summer!

Getting Ready For Summer?

Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Check out Horn Book's 2013 Summer Reading recommendations.

And check back soon for more information about the library's summer reading club and summer activities!

This Week @ Story Time

What we read:

Little Listeners:
Monsters Don't Eat Broccoli written by Barbara Jean Hicks
and illustrated by Sue Hendra
Growing Vegetable Soup written and illustrated by Lois Ehlert

Story Time:

Dino Pets by Lynn Plourde
Tea Rex by Molly Idle 
Dinosaur Stomp by Paul Stickland

This Week @ Story Time

Thursday, May 9, 2013

What we read:

Little Listeners:

I'm the Biggest Thing in the Ocean written and illustrated
by Kevin Sherry
Baby Beluga written by Raffi and illustrated by Ashley Wolff
One Nighttime Sea written by Deborah Lee Rose
and illustrated by Steve Jenkins

Story Time:
Falling for Rapunzel by Leah Wilcox
Wake Up Sleeping Beauty by Jonathan Allen

May's App of the Month

Thursday, May 2, 2013

Pocket Penguins by California Academy of Sciences.

2011. Version 1.0. Free

For every kid (and adult) who has ever wanted to carry a penguin exhibit around in their pocket, now there’s Pocket Penguins, an app by the California Academy of Sciences that provides a real-time view of their African penguin exhibit.  The app lets you switch between above ground and underwater cameras as you watch the penguins swim, dive, eat and play.  It’s a great educational app that will entertain a wide age-range.  The app is free but a Wi-Fi is needed and data rates may apply.  Still, it’s a great way to add to what students are learning in school or just to pique a child’s interest in the natural world.
Reviewed by: Alia
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This Week @ Story Time

Wednesday, May 1, 2013

What we read:

Little Listeners:
Demolition written by Sally Sutton and illustrated by Brian Lovelock
Vroomaloom Zoom written by John Coy and illustrated by Joe Cepeda
Peek-A-Moo written by Marie Torres Cimarusti
and illustrated by Stephanie Peterson

Story Time:
Chicken Big by Keith Graves

The Cow That Laid an Egg by Andy Cutbill

Chickens to the Rescue by John Himmelman

Book Buzz May, 2013

Better Nate Than Ever by Tim Federle
Nate Foster dreams of being a Broadway star. Too bad he’s stuck in Jankburg, Pennsylvania, where his jock big-brother is worshipped and  people think Cats must be about a football team.  When Nate’s best friend Libby hears about an open casting call for E.T.: The Musical, they both know Nate has to go for it even if the auditions are all the way up in New York City. With  Libby’s help, Nate devises a plan to break free from his small - town existence and take a chance at stardom.  But the Big Apple has different plans for Nate!  If you are a fan of the TV show Glee, you won’t want to miss this book! Alia (J Fiction)

Flush by Carl Hiaasen
This is another great book by Hiaasen. Noah and his sister Abbey are trying to help their father after he is arrested for sinking a boat.  Their father believes that the boat, a local casino, has been dumping in the local waters off the Florida keys where they live. They go to great lengths to help prove that the casino was dumping illegally and destroying the environment. The author always includes a great environmental spin to his books. Learn to appreciate and take care of the world around you - and do the right thing and try to get others to save the environment as well. Kristin (J Fiction)

An eleven-year-old Orthodox Jewish girl makes an unusual hero, but Mirka Herschberg is anything but usual. Committed to her family and her faith, Mirka also dreams of being a sword wielding dragon slayer.  In this second installment of Mirka’s adventures, Mirka find herself facing off against a meteorite who has been transformed into her identical twin. At first, Mirka thinks having a meteorite doppelganger is pretty awesome and agrees to splitting her life in half. But doppelganger Mirka is not content with half a life and soon Mirka finds herself fighting to reclaim her place in Hereville. Check out this and the first book, Hereville: How Mirka Got Her Sword today! Alia (J Fiction)

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