Today's Seed House View

Friday, June 28, 2013

Look at those crazy root systems!

Pictures From the Library: Lego Club Creations and Seed Houses

Thursday, June 27, 2013

Here are some of the fabulous Lego creations from yesterday's Lego Club Freestyle:

And here is the latest picture from the seed houses germinating in our craft room! Check out the root growth!
Summer is definitely in full swing here on the children's floor.  Check out the library's events page to see all of our awesome summer programs!

Today's View From Our Seed Houses

Monday, June 24, 2013

Who thinks that they can see just the tiniest bit of sprouting going on...

Decorating Day Success!

Thursday, June 20, 2013

Thank you to everyone who participated in our Decorating Day program.  Our craft room is now ready to Dig Into Reading!

We have a wonderful cave drawing mural:

A great garden on our windows, complete with burrowing animals:
And we have a window of seed houses:
Here's what they look like today but they should be sprouting soon.
 Check back here for updates or come on into the library to watch them grow!

Race Day With Dad

Monday, June 17, 2013

Check out these amazing marble tracks made at our Race Day.  They were some pretty great feats of engineering. Thanks to everyone who came out to build!!

Happy Birthday Maurice Sendak!

Monday, June 10, 2013

Seen Google's homepage today? The doodle is a Wild Rumpus in honor of what would have been Maurice Sendak's 85th birthday! We miss you Mr. Sendak.

Also, check out this link from the Horn Book, featuring their favorite Sendak articles and reviews.

June's App of the Month

Thursday, June 6, 2013

Endless Alphabet
by Calloway Digital Arts Inc.
Updated: May 06, 2013
Version: 1.3

Endless Alphabet is one of the cutest educational apps out there. Children learn their ABC's and develop their vocabulary through adorable word puzzles. It's very simple -- select a word from the glossary and then drag letter cartoon monsters to their correct spot then watch a short animation of the word -- and yet it is entertaining for a wide range of ages. The monsters are hilarious and children will delight in them while parents will appreciate that the vocabulary words go beyond basic, ("demolish" and "gargantuan" are favorites). Reviewed by Alia


Book Buzz June, 2013

by Amy Ignatow
Best friends Lydia and Julie are back from their rocky road trip and are finally entering seventh grade! Julie's just trying to make it through the year unscathed, but Lydia is as determined as ever to crack the code of popularity. Her grand plan this time? Start a rock band! Get ready for hi-jinx, social drama, and a few life lessons in this 5
th installment of the funny and down-to-earth Popularity Papers series. Melissa (J Fiction)

Jinx by Sage Blackwood
Jinx is only six years old when he is left by his step-parents to die in the dangerous Urwald.  Luckily, the wizard Simon Mangus rescues him and brings him back to his cozy kitchen where Jinx grows up learning bits of magic and meeting some unusual visitors.  Jinx knows wizards are supposed to be evil but the prickly Simon doesn’t seem so bad.  Then Jinx loses something dear to him as result of one of Simon’s spells and suddenly Simon’s home doesn’t seem so safe anymore.  Will Jinx know who to trust when everything in the Urwald is out to get him?  And will he ever be able to reclaim what was lost? Fans of Diana Wynne Jones won’t want to miss this book full of wizardly adventures! 
Alia (J Fiction)

by Josh Berk
If you love baseball and especially the Phillies, you will love this book! Lenny, and his two best friends, Mike and Other Mike, enter Lenny in a contest to announce an inning of a Phillies game. They submit a great audition video and Lenny wins.  He and his dad go to the Phillies game for his announcing debut and before he gets his big chance, the newest pitcher on the team drops dead on the mound. Lenny and the Mikes can’t believe this has happened and it seems awfully suspicious for a healthy 19-year-old to die so suddenly.  They are on the case with some adventures and laugh-out-loud investigating. Will they figure out what happened to the pitcher? Kristin (J Fiction)

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