Summer Reading Program 2013 ~ "Dig Into Reading!"
Summer Reading Program Kick-Off: Jon Gailmor ~ Tuesday, June 25 at 6:30 ~ Kick-off the summer reading program with Elmore musician Jon Gailmor. Jon will present "down to earth" songs about dirt, animals that burrow, things that grow in the soil, earthy people and all sorts of songs that folks of all ages.
Model Railroading and Coal Trains ~ Tuesday, July 2 at Noon ~ Join us for a program on the art of model railroading and coal trains presented by Shaun Booher. We will make our own miniature coal trains! For ages 8 and up.
Ellie's Preschool Parties ~ Wednesday, July 3 at 10:00 ~ Ellie Tetrick of Colchester will take preschools on an imaginative journey through the "digging" theme that includes music, movement, instruments, bubbles, parachute games and lots of fun!
Dig Into Origami ~ Tuesday, July 9 at Noon ~ Gail Martin, an educator from Bristol, Vermont, will lead an origami workshop for youth ages 7 and up. Put your origami skills to work and take home a "treasure"!
"Life Underground" ~ Thursday, July 11 at 11:00 ~ Carrie Riker of Lamoille County Nature Center will teach us about life beneath the ground. Ever wonder what types of critters love below your ankles? Come learn about plant and animal life under your feet, open up some "basement windows," take a trip to the compost cafe and test your touch with some mystery roots. For ages 5 and up.
Journaling Workshop for Teens ~ Tuesday, July 16 at Noon ~ We will discover what lies "beneath the surface" at a Journaling Workshop for ages 12 and up. Journal prompts and discussion will provide writing topics.
Rockin' Ron the Friendly Pirate ~ Thursday, July 18 at 10:00 ~ Pirate music for kids of all ages and kids at heart! We will learn about pirate mythology and Captain Kidd, and discover how an interest in pirate lore can you lead to "dig into" other fun subjects like geography and history. This program is made possible by a donation from the Vermont Department of Libraries and the Smith Fund.
PJ Movie Night ~ Wednesday, July 24 at 5:00 ~ Youth of all ages are invited to wear their pajamas to the library and watch "The Lorax," based on Dr. Seuss's beloved book. Popcorn and juice will be served.
Summer Reading Wrap-Up Party: Fairy and Elf Houses ~ Tuesday, April 1 at 11:00 ~ We will wrap up our summer reading program by creating our own Fairy and Elf houses to take home and put in our backyards. All youth who participated in the summer reading program will receive awards and prizes as well.
Story Times take place on Tuesday mornings at
10:30, and are geared toward children age 5 and under. Story times
include books/stories, songs, rhymes, simple movement, feltboard
activities and a craft.
June 4: Fruits and Vegetables
June 11: Hugs (for Hug Holiday)
June 18: Sea Creatures
June 25: Cats and Kittens
American Girl Party: Saige ~ Wednesday, May 29 from 3:30-4:30 ~ We'll have a party based on the newest American Girl, Saige. The Saige books are written by Jessie Haas, a Vermont author. Bring your American Girl doll, or any other doll, and enjoy stories, songs, crafts, games, and snacks. For ages 5 and up.
Superman Day ~ Saturday, June 15 from 11:00-Noon ~ We'll celebrate the release of the upcoming Superman movie with super activities! New Superman graphic novels will also be available. For ages 9 and up.
After May 28, the Afterschool Club will end for the summer. We will start up again in September!
May 28 ~ Book Jeopardy ~ We'll play our own version of Jeopardy based on books.
We like to take pictures of our children's programs to look back at all the fun we've had. If you'd like to view some of these pictures, click on the link below!
New Books and Materials
Audio Books on CD:
Fitzpatrick, Becca. Silence (Young Adult)
Gantos, Jack. Dead End in Norvelt
Spinelli, Jerry. Third Grade Angels
Charlie and the Chocolate Factory
Eloise at the Plaza
Hotel for Dogs
Mr. Popper's Penguins
Night at the Museum
Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory
Breaking Dawn Part Two
The Dark Knight Trilogy
X-2: X-Men United
DiCamillo, Kate. Bink and Gollie: Best Friends Forever
Long, Ethan. Up Tall and High
Marzollo, Jean. I Spy a Penguin
Folktales, Fairy Tales, and Mythology:
Detorie, Rick. The Accidental Genius of Weasel High
O'Connor, George. Hera (Young Adult)
Straczynski, J. Michael. Superman, Earth One, Vol. 2
Undergo, Albert. Asterix Omnibus Books 31, 32 and 33 (Young Adult)
Edwards, Pamela Duncan. The Leprechuan's Gold
Gibbons, Gail. St. Patrick's Day
Middle Grade Novels:
Baldacci, David. Day of Doom
Haddix, Margaret Peterson. Caught
Carlson, Laurie. Eco Art
Cooper, John. Volcanoes
Daitz, Myrna. Crafty Ideas from Nature
Staton, Hilarie N. Cowboys and the Wild West
Steele, Philip. Volcanoes
Walker, Paul Robert. Gold Rush and Riches
Conner, Kerri M. My Mommy Has Breast Cancer, But She is Ok
Mayle, Peter. Where Did I Come From?
Clements, Andrew. Dogku
DePaola, Tomie. Fin M'Coul
Donaldson, Julia. Tabby McTat, The Musical Cat
Idle, Molly. Tea Rex
Westcott, Nadine Bernard. Never Take a Pig to Lunch
Transitional Reader Chapter Books:
Dixon, Franklin W. Trouble at the Arcade (Hardy Boys Secret Files #1)
Dixon, Franklin W. The Missing Mitt (Hardy Boys Secret Files #2)
Drew, Nancy. Sleepover Sleuths (Nancy Drew and the Clue Crew #1)
Drew, Nancy. Scream for Ice Cream (Nancy Drew and the Clue Crew #2)
Roy, Ron. Who Cloned the Preseident? (Capital Mysteries #1)
Roy, Ron. Kidnapped at the Capital (Capital Mysteries #2)
Vermont Authors and Illustrators:
Cremer, Andrea. Rift: A Nightshade Novel
Kagawa, Julie. Iron Queen
Meyer, Marissa. Scarlet
Taylor, Laine. Days of Blood and Starlight
In the children's room, there are many magazines available for checkout on a variety of topics. Magazines included are:
-National Geographic Kids
-Sports Illustrated Kids
Downloadable Audio Books and ebooks
Listen Up! Vermont offers several free children's and teen's audio books and ebooks for download. You must have a compatible computer or device. To see what is offered, go to www.listenupvermont.org
Lamoille Family Center
Building Bright Futures
Lamoille County Nature Center
Morristown School District
Bishop John A. Marshall School
Vermont Homeschooling Resources
Vermont Head Start Association
Websites for Kids
American Library Association's Great
Website for Kids
Caldecott Medal Winners
Children's Authors and
Dorothy Canfield Fisher
Book Award (Grades 4-6)
Magic Tree House
Mr. Roger's Neighborhood
National Wildlife Federation
Red Clover Book Award
Sports Illustrated Kids
Welcome to Narnia
World Almanac for Kids
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For more information, please contact Youth Services Librarian Rachel Booher at firstname.lastname@example.org