Wednesday, December 7, 2011
We hope you will find it full of information about children's books and events for children throughout the Allen Count Public Library system. Please check back often! We look forward to your feedback on our new look.
Wednesday, November 30, 2011
|2009 ACPL Poetry Contest Winners|
Congratulations to the winners and their families, and many thanks to all who entered and supported our young poets!
Monday, November 21, 2011
Everywhere Babies by Susan Meyers
Watching your children grow up is a wonderful, bittersweet experience. I try to remember to savor each day. I hope your family might enjoy reading these books together as much as we did.
Thanks, Sara Patalita - our Children's Librarian from the Georgetown Branch - for writing this post.
Wednesday, November 16, 2011
Do you have favorite wordless books? Click here for a list of more titles!
Monday, November 14, 2011
Kids of all ages and their families are invited to join us for a special, mini-performance by the Fort Wayne Ballet on Tuesday evening, November 15th at 7:00 pm - doors open at 6:45. This special ballet presentation will feature Eric Carle's The Very Hungry Caterpillar.
You'll love watching this classic children's book dance to life! We will follow a caterpillar eating its way through a wide variety of foods before turning into a glorious butterfly. A delightful story of life with a very big appetite! This FREE mini-performance by the Fort Wayne Ballet will be held in the theater at the Main Library on Tuesday evening, November 15th, at 7:00 pm.
Monday, November 7, 2011
Interested? Click here to register!
Friday, November 4, 2011
The papel picado has been strung...
It's time for Children's Services annual celebration of El Dia de los Muertos / Day of the Dead!! Join us and learn about this joyful Mexican holiday that celebrates the lives of the departed.
Decorate your own sugar skull to take home, add your memories to the community memory board, taste bread of the dead, make marigolds and masks, and bring your camera along to have your picture taken in our holiday photo booth. To learn more about Day of the Dead, check out this booklist!
Saturday, November 5th, 2:00 - 4:00 p.m.
Sunday, November 6th, 2:00 - 4:00 p.m.
Tuesday, November 1, 2011
Fort Wayne Youtheatre
"Loopy Lessons to Live By"
A humorous trip through Aesop's Fables!
Woodburn Branch November 18 at 1:30
Sunday, October 30, 2011
Sunday, November 6, 2-4 p.m.
Families with children of all ages are invited to come to the Main library and learn about the joyful Mexican holiday that celebrates the lives of the departed. Although the official Day of the Dead occurs on November 2, we will spend some time together on Saturday and Sunday this week. Decorate your own sugar skull to take home, add your memories to the community memory board, taste bread of the dead, make marigolds and masks, and bring your camera along to have your picture taken in our holiday photo booth.
Friday, October 21, 2011
Below is a brief video featured on ACPL's You Tube Channel about Michele Wood's exhibit "Not to be Forgotten":
Thursday, October 20, 2011
It's cold outside, and rainy and gray. Here in Children's Services, though, we're warm and cozy and colorful! When you and your little one can't go outside and discover the world, we invite you to make the Main Library a destination of discovery! We have one gaztrillion facts to soak up, stories to read and places to learn and play!
Come visit us any time! Find a comfortable spot with a delicious book and read until your heart is content.
Wednesday, October 12, 2011
Saturday, October 8, 2011
(Next month, November 14, from 7-8:00 p.m., there will be a session for parents & caregivers of preschoolers, ages 3 to 5. Feel free to come to both sessions!)
Tuesday, October 4, 2011
We'll all have fun -- and we'll be standing up for kids! Join us for our special storytimes at any of the following locations this Thursday, October 6, as we participate in Jumpstart: Read for the Record.
- Children's Services, Main Library, 10:00 a.m.
- Aboite Branch, 10:30 a.m.
- Dupont Branch, 10:30 a.m.
- New Haven Branch, 10:30 a.m.
- Shawnee Branch, 11:00 a.m.
- Woodburn Branch, 1:00 p.m.
- Little Turtle Branch, 1:30 p.m.
- Grabill Branch, 7:00 p.m.
- Hessen Cassel Branch, 6:30 p.m.
- Waynedale Branch, 7:00 p.m.
Wednesday, September 28, 2011
Tuesday, September 20, 2011
You can find early readers, such as Biscuit by Alyssa Capucilli...picture books, such as Doreen Cronin's Diary of a Fly...and classic titles like Frank Baum's The Wizard of Oz. Many books in the Tumblebooks Library include Lexile level and Accelerated Reader information, as well as reviews.
Readers may choose to listen to the story being read to them, or read along. Many titles include games and puzzles. There is even a section of titles available in languages other than English.
Friday, September 16, 2011
Checkout Reading Rocket's Top Ten Resources on Reading Aloud for some great tips.
One of my all-time favorite resources on reading aloud with children is the The Read-aloud Handbook by Jim Trelease.
Of course, you can always visit us at the library, where your friendly children's librarians will be happy to share their favorite read-alouds with you! Happy Reading!
Monday, September 12, 2011
Friday, September 9, 2011
|America Is Under Attack|
by Don Brown
14 Cows for America
by Carmen Agra Deedy with Wilson Kiimeli Naiyomah
illustrated by Thomas Gonzalez
Fireboat: The Heroic Adventures of the John J. Harvey
by Maira Kalman
9/11 Memorial: Teach + Learn
The official website of the 9/11 Memorial includes tips for talking with your children about the events.
PBS.org: America Responds
Provides information on the events of 9/11, as well as tips and resources for parents and teachers.
Tuesday, September 6, 2011
Applications to receive free reading tutoring are available for children in Grades 1-3 who are reading below grade level. Projects Reads, an Allen County Education Partnership program, is partnering with ACPL to offer skill-building activities including one-on-one practice with trained tutors at three library sites:
Children's Services, downtown at the Main Library (Mondays, 3-4 p.m.)
Georgetown Branch Library (Mondays, 3-4 p.m.)
Dupont Branch Library (Thursdays, 3-4 p.m.)
Applications for both students and volunteers for these, and additional county sites, are available at the libraries or by contacting email@example.com. Sessions will begin on Monday, September 19, and meet weekly when Fort Wayne Community Schools are in seesion, through April, 2012.
Saturday, September 3, 2011
...that Labor Day is celebrated on the first Monday in September?
BUT...the very first Labor Day was not celebrated on a Monday. To find out what day it was, and to learn more about this holiday, read this article from America's Story from America's Library (also known as the Library of Congress).
All locations of the Allen County Public Library will be closed on Monday, September 5, in honor of Labor Day. We will resume normal hours on Tuesday, September 6. See you at the library!
Monday, August 29, 2011
Friday, August 26, 2011
Grown-ups, this is a fantastic way for little ones to interact with words!
Come on down to the Main Library, walk around the circle and enjoy some "floor-etry"!
A librarian would be delighted to direct you to our wonderful poetry collection for kids!
Tuesday, August 23, 2011
Winners in the Beginner Division – Grade 1 and under
- 1st Place Isaiah Stiver
- 1st Place Dontrell Johnson
- 2nd Place Gabriel Brown
- 3rd Place Jackson Palmer
- 4th Place Jacob Correll
- 5th Place Morgan DiClementi-Ross
- 6th Place Nicholas Weldy
- 7th Place Delaney Wilson
- 1st Place Ben Correll
- 2nd Place Kyler Kellogg
- 3rd Place Kristin Wilder
- 4th Place Jocelyn Willis
- 5th Place Lauren Butler
- 1st Place Isaac Brown
- 2nd Place Joseph Derrick
- 1st Place Mary Neuman
- 2nd Place Caleb Hogan
- 3rd Place Ben Wilder
- 4th Place Matt Lovinger
- 5th Place Eric Miller
- 1st Place Aakash Saklani
- 2nd Place Graham Stiver
- 3rd Place Vinnie Lovvorn
- 4th Place Jesse Hamlin
- 1st Place Kevin Wang
- 2nd Place Teddy Tsai
- 3rd Place Tyler Li
- 4th Place Ben Fortney
- 5th Place Jacob Manley
- Grade 1 Isaiah Stiver
- Grade 2 Morgan DiClementi-Ross
- Grade 3 Lauryn Butler
- Grade 4 Vinnie Lovvorn
- Grade 5 Matt Lovinger
Friday, August 19, 2011
If you've never seen original artwork created for picture books, this is your chance. I promise you won't regret it!
Mr. Nelson has illustrated and/or written many highly-acclaimed children's books. Click here to see a list of Kadir Nelson titles in the library's catalog.
Tuesday, August 16, 2011
Saturday, August 13, 2011
Tuesday, August 23, 2:00 to 3:00 p.m.: Blowing, Bouncing, Bursting Bubbles
Upcoming Science Explorer programs include:
Tuesday, September 13, 2:00 to 3:00 p.m.: Flying Things
Tuesday, October 25, 2:00 to 3:00 p.m.: Dramatic Static
We hope you'll join us as we have fun exploring the wonders of science. Think - Do - Learn!
Wednesday, August 10, 2011
Tuesday, August 9, 2011
Saturday, August 6, 2011
Tuesday, August 9, 2011
2:00 - 3:00 p.m.
Click here to find some great books about raptors in the library's catalog. We'll help you find them the next time you visit the library, or put some on hold to pick up at your nearest library branch.
Friday, August 5, 2011
Bring your own white t-shirt or pillowcase; we'll be outside on the grass in front of the Library Plaza Stage with everything you need to create your own tie-dyed masterpiece.
Tie-Dye on the Plaza
Saturday, August 6
Wednesday, August 3, 2011
Here are some pictures from last year's Tournament:
You can sign up for the tournament using this online form. And if you want to learn more about the game, check out this booklist!
Wednesday, July 27, 2011
To see other locations, dates and times where you can meet this world-famous pig in person, click here.
Friday, July 22, 2011
Thursday, July 21, 2011
Kids are invited to bring their stuffed animals to the Main Library in downtown Fort Wayne on Friday evening, July 22. Wear your pajamas! We'll have a bedtime storytime, and then we'll tuck your stuffed friends into bed for the night. Stuffed friends may be picked up anytime on Saturday during library hours, from 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m., along with a memory book of their overnight adventures.
Wednesday, July 20, 2011
Saturday, July 16, 2011
Wednesday, July 13, 2011
We're Travelin' the World!
Bring your family, a blanket, and sunscreen, and enjoy this great concert
outside on the Library Plaza
at the Main Library.
Tuesday, July 12, 2011
The library has a large selection of Books on CD and Playaways for your listening enjoyment. You may like to practice your reading by following along in the book.
Monday, July 11, 2011
Read, read, read with your kids! Share your childhood favorites with them. Ask them about their favorite books. Make up stories with them. And when they start to learn to read on their own, keep on reading to them! Need ideas for great books to read aloud? Ask us!