Children’s Blog

Shifty Librarians

As you may already have noticed, we've made some shelving changes, and we think it will make finding things even easier. So take a deep breath, fasten your seatbelts, and hold on.for a whirlwind tour:

  1. Paperback fiction has now been filed alongside the hardback versions, so you'll no longer have to search two different locations to find books by your favorite authors.
  2. DVDs are now shelved where the paperbacks used to be, on the spinning racks. Music cds and book-with-cd packs have been consolidated with audiobooks (where the DVDs used to be).
  3. Illustrated fiction (picture books with more sophisticated themes for older children) have been moved to the Picture Book room, and new picture books are now displayed on the shelves over the other picture books.

It may be a little confusing at first, but we think that in long run it will make everyone's life easier. Until then, as always, please feel free to ask us for help.

Suggested Gift Books 2013

Our annual list of suggested gift books is now available. You may download the PDF here, Suggested Gift Books 2013, or stop by the library to pick up a copy. We've included picture books, chapter books, non-fiction, and even a graphic novel--something for every child on your list.

Festive Cupcakes!

The holidays are right around the corner and we wanted to do something extra festive to celebrate! We couldn't think of a better way to kick-off the holiday season than to learn some fancy, holiday, cupcake decorating tips! Thank you to our friend and culinary craft extrodinarre Christi Showman Farrar who taught us all how to make these very special cupcakes!


Kids ages 7+ learned how to make their cupcakes look like Tukeys, Pies and Presents. Everyone had a great time! Sweet!

Little Red Riding Hood with CactusHead Puppets

Last Thursday afternoon, CactusHead Puppets entertained us with a funny update of the Little Red Riding Hood story (the hapless wolf tried to steal Red's snacks before Grandma fought him off with kung fu). Afterwards, they answered questions about how they created both their papier mache and shadow puppets. 

If you're interested in creating your own puppets please ask the Children's Librarian to recommend some books. A particularly good one to get you started is The Muppets Make Puppets.

Halloween Happenings!

We love Halloween here at the library! We've been celebrating all month long! Our friend Mary Jo Maichack stopped by to sing us spooky songs and tell us scary stories, we've been making a lot of very creepy crafts and some kids even came dressed in their Halloween best for storytime! Trick or Treat! Happy Halloween!





Hula Hooping!

We love discovering new, different and interesting programs for kids! We were thrilled to find Pinto Bella Hoops, a program that teaches kids of all ages how hula hooping can add fun, excercise and excitement to their day. The program was a great combination of entertainment and instruction. The kids also had a chance to play games and try out different sized hula hoops. Everyone had a fantastic time!

Check out Pinto Bella's glowing hula hoop!