Summer Reading Video

Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Thanks for the great summer everyone!

CHPL End of Summer Carnival a Success!

Friday, August 27, 2010

Everyone loved the games, the bounce house, the music, and especially, the dunk tank! We can't wait to do it again next year! Check out the pictures of all the fun below.

Knock, knock...

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Who's there?
Icy who?
I see your underwear!

So check out the pictures from our Captain Underpants party!

Starting School?

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

A new school year is quickly approaching and many people are looking for books to help their children make the transition to preschool or kindergarten.  If that sounds like you, here's some books you may want to check out!

P BER    The Berenstain Bears Go to School by Stan Berenstain
P CAR   Look Out Kindergarten, Here I Come by Nancy Carlstrom
P COU   Maisy Goes to Preschool by Lucy Cousins
P HEN   Wemberley Worried by Kevin Henkes
P KIR    Little Miss Spider at Sunny Patch School by David Kirk
P LON   Froggy Goes to School by Jonathan London
P McG   Countdown to Kindergarten by Alison McGhee
P WEL   My Kindergarten by Rosemary Wells

That's just a sampling of what we have. Ask at the Youth Services desk for more books about starting school!

It's almost the end...

Friday, August 20, 2010

It's that time of year again. School is just around the corner and we're coming to the end of our summer reading program.  So far our participants have spent a total of 313420 minutes reading. And we're not finished yet! Good job guys!

Come celebrate by attending our End of Summer Carnival, Thursday, Aug. 26 from 4 p.m. – 7 p.m. on the back lawn. There will be games, live performances, a bounce house, a dunk tank, and more! Can't wait to see you there.

Wimpy Kid News!

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Book 5 in the Diary of a Wimpy Kid series comes out November 9th but you don't have to wait until then to find out what color the cover will be.  Just click here to sneek a peek at the cover, play the "cheese touch" game and turn yourself in to a wimpy kid cartoon!  As a bonus, if you click on "video and audio" you can listen to the new hit single by Rowley's idol, Joshie!

And don't forget to join us for our very own Wimpy Kid Party, August 17th at 2:30 p.m. in the conference center!

August Book Buzz

Monday, August 9, 2010

Scumble by Ingrid Law
If you are a fan of Law’s Savvy, you’ll definitely want to pick up this sequel when it is released this month. At the start of Scumble we meet Mibb’s cousin, Ledger Kale, a few days before his thirteenth birthday. He’s hoping for a speedy savvy that will help him win a few races and is understandably upset when his savvy finally reveals itself in a quite destructive fashion. Now Ledger has the summer at Uncle Autry’s ranch to master “scumbling” his new power and stop local girl, Sarah Jane Cabot, from exposing the family’s savvy secrets. This book introduces us to more of the Beaumont clan and is a fun read, although it lacks some of the fast paced adventure of the first book. Meghan (J Fiction)

City Dog, Country Frog  by Mo Willems, illustrated by John J. Muth
It's spring time and City Dog is visiting the country for the first time ever.  He races around and eventually comes to a rock where Country Frog is sitting.  And so begins a beautiful friendship. The two are reunited each season to play games together but when City Dog arrives again in winter, Country Frog is nowhere to be found.  The lessons City Dog learned from Country Frog just might help him find a new friend! This is a memorable and touching new book from acclaimed author Mo Willems. Alia (J Picture Book)

39 Clues Book 9: Storm Warning by Linda Sue Park
Who is the man in black and why has he been following Dan and Amy? All of this and more is revealed in Storm Warning. The latest installment in the 39 Clues Series is the most exciting adventure Dan and Amy Cahill have had so far. While in the Caribbean the young Cahills find friends, allies, tragedy, and more secrets. The hunt is becoming intense and deadly but Amy and Dan have been given a new mission in the end of this book that seems impossible. We will have to wait and see if they can pull it off in Book 10: Into the Gaunlet. Amanda (J Fiction)

One Crazy Summer by Rita Williams-Garcia
Three young sisters spend one crazy summer together when they visit their mother who lives in Oakland, California. Their mother left them when they were very little and the girls have almost no memories of her. She doesn’t want them to visit and they don’t really want to go, but their father has decided they need to know her. The book is set in the 1960’s during the race riots and the girls try to fit-in and keep out of their mother’s way, but also to fit-in in Oakland. Kristin (J Fiction)

Reading Resources

If you are a parent of a beginning reader, you may have questions about how to help your child with this newly aquired skill.  Well, here are some great websites that you can use a resources.

Reading Rockets
Reading Rockets is a national multimedia project offering information and resources on how young kids learn to read, why so many struggle, and how caring adults can help.

Reading is Fundamental
Reading Is Fundamental, Inc. prepares and motivates children to read by delivering free books and literacy resources to those children and families who need them most. The webiste has a parents page with useful tips for parents.

The National Institute for Literacy
The National Institute for Literacy, a federal agency, provides leadership on literacy issues, including the improvement of reading instruction for children, youth, and adults.

Educational Resources Information Center
Click on Family Info Center to find Parent Brochures from the U.S. Department of Education, Parents and Children Together Online Magazine, and the Parent Talk Magazine.  Plus find links to frequently requested information including their free Question and Answer Service, Homework Helpers, Parental Involvement in Reading and Writing Pages, National Parent Information Network, and other Parent Friendly Sites.

Thursday Nights @ CHPL Photos

Friday, August 6, 2010

Check out the photos from our latest Thursday night programs.

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