Saturday, February 28, 2009
Performances will be held in the Main Library Theater.
Friday, February 27, 2009
Just in time for the thundery season, we have a new booklist about the fear of storms. The books on this list contain information and stories to help comfort children who are frightened by storms.
This list is part of our Parents' Primer booklist - a helpful list about books on sensitive and important topics.
Thursday, February 26, 2009
Current available titles are based on themes of science and history. To see a complete list, click here!
Wednesday, February 25, 2009
And to get you ready.... check out this website. You can learn some history of pizza and nutrition information about pizza. You can even make your own pizza online. Have fun! We'll see you at storytime!
Tuesday, February 24, 2009
Today is Mardi Gras, also known as Fat Tuesday!
Check out our Mardi Gras display in Children's Services to find out more about the origins and traditions of this holiday, and to see the work that goes into creating the annual event held in New Orleans!
Some of our favorite Mardi Gras books include:
The Greentail Mouse by Leo Lionni
On Mardi Gras Day by Fatima Shaik
Jenny Giraffe's Mardi Gras by Cecilia Dartez
Monday, February 23, 2009
As a celebration of
In this program, students will meet Abigail Gollaher, one of Abraham Lincoln’s childhood friends, who tells them the story of the childhood adventures of young Abe Lincoln.
Seats for the 6:30p.m. performance on Wednesday, February 25th are still available.
Curriculum connections include
Please register by calling 421-1220
Click here to see our Abraham Lincoln booklist!
Sunday, February 22, 2009
Saturday, February 21, 2009
Give your toddler a chance to scribble away on paper in the Early Learning Center. These early scribbles are an important step on the way to learning to write.
Visit the Early Learning Center:
Monday through Thursday: 9am to 8pm
Friday & Saturday: 9am to 6pm
Sunday: 12pm to 5pm
Friday, February 20, 2009
Thursday, February 19, 2009
Wednesday, February 18, 2009
You can also celebrate by checking out a book about dentists or dental health. Check out The Dentist From the Black Lagoon by Mike Thaler.
Tuesday, February 17, 2009
Early Reader: I Love My New Toy! by Mo Willems
Fantasy & Science Fiction/Middle Grade: The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman
Fiction Picture Book: How to Heal a Broken Wing by Bob Graham
Fiction Middle Grade: The London Eye Mystery by Siobhan Dowd
Non-Fiction Picture Book: Nic Bishop Frogs by Nic Bishop
Non-Fiction Middle Grade & YA: The Year We Disappeared: A Father-Daughter Memoir by Cylin Busby & John Busby
Poetry: Honeybee by Naomi Shihab Nye
Graphic Novel/Elementary & Middle School: Rapunzel's Revenge by Shannon Hale & Dean Hale
Fiction Young Adult: The Disreputable History of Frankie Landau-Banks by E. Lockhart
Fantasy & Science Fiction/Young Adult: Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins
Graphic Novel/Young Adult: Emiko Superstar by Mariko Tamaki
Monday, February 16, 2009
Four-year-old Matthew knows them all in order!
To learn some interesting facts about our country's presidents, visit the PBS Kids website, or stop by the library to check out a book!
Sunday, February 15, 2009
Saturday, February 14, 2009
Friday, February 13, 2009
If you are at the Main Library and look up a title on the online catalog, you can find out where the book is located. If the ONLY copy available is in our storage collection, a button will pop up on the left of the screen saying "Get from Storage." Click this button, jot down your name, and within 20 minutes your book will be waiting for you at the Children's Services desk.
Pretty slick, huh?
Wednesday, February 11, 2009
Letter Play Days are a fun way to work on the early literacy skill letter knowledge with your preschooler. Letter knowledge is knowing the names of letters and the sounds that they make.
If you can't make it to letter play day today, take a few minutes to talk about the letter i with your child (while eating ice cream). You can also make an i out of clay, practice writing the letter i together or look for the letter i in a book together. Have fun!
Tuesday, February 10, 2009
Wilbur, a naked mole rat, loves to wear clothes, this makes the other naked mole rats very upset. They are so offended by the idea of a naked mole rat wearing clothes that they take the issue to "Grand-pah, the oldest, greatest, and most naked naked mole rat ever." What will Grand-pah do?
Illustrated simply, yet brilliantly so that every subtle naked mole rat emotion is clear, this charming story will reassure any preschooler that being different is kind of wonderful.
Monday, February 9, 2009
Parents: This program is based on Indiana Academic Standards, to find out more click here.
Sunday, February 8, 2009
If you would like access to more lesson plans than you could ever use, check out the Council for Economic Education website.
These links were in the January 2009 issue of School Library Journal, check out the entire column by Gail Junion-Metz here.
Saturday, February 7, 2009
Friday, February 6, 2009
This year, over thirty students have been involved in Time 2 Chime. While we aren't enrolling new students at this time, everyone is invited to attend the group's performance in May (watch here for more details to come).
Thursday, February 5, 2009
The exhibit is in the Helmke Library on the IPFW campus. It is open to the public:
Tuesday 5:30pm to 7:30pm
Wednesday 1pm to 3pm
Friday 9am to 1pm
Saturday 9am to 12pm
To arrange a class visit or to borrow a document for classroom use, contact the Helmke Library Services Desk at 481-6512. There are many interesting programs for adults too.
Wednesday, February 4, 2009
If you like to sing about cats, check out "Three Little Kittens" on Wee Sing Nursery Rhymes and Lullabies by Pamela Beall, "I Bought Me a Cat" on 100 Sing-Along-Songs for Kids, V. 2 or Classic Animal Songs.
Tuesday, February 3, 2009
Thank you for the lovely drawing! It is a great reminder that Spring is just around the corner.
Be sure to stop by the Early Learning Center today to explore, play and create with your preschooler.
The Early Learning Center hours are:
Monday through Thursday 9am to 8pm
Friday & Saturday 9am to 6pm
Sunday 12pm to 5pm
See you at the ACPL!
Monday, February 2, 2009
Check out Anagram Sleuth for a spelling game. You'll need to rearrange the letters to spell new words that will solve the puzzle of a rock star's disappearance.
Or go to The Big Escape 3 for a treasure hunt style reading game. Both games are great fun and work on spelling and reading skills.
Sunday, February 1, 2009
What four letters can stop a quarterback sneak?
Wide Receiver: Wow! You did? What an arm!