Monday, April 28, 2008                 Issue No. 39


In this issue:
Children's Book Week
Wild About Jungle Animals
Celebrate Hispanic Culture
Movies for Children - UPDATE
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" A great nation is a reading nation."
Frederic Melcher, 1919

Children's Book Week has been celebrated nationally in libraries, schools, bookstores, clubs - any place there are children and books - since 1919!  Founded on the idea that children's books change lives, we take this opportunity to celebrate the amazing choices we have in books that teach, inspire, make us laugh, and leave a lifelong impact. 

Stop by the library and be a part of our weeklong celebration of great books, fun activities and cool prizes!

Storybook Characters Hunt
For Preschool - Grade 3
Find the famous - but hidden! - storybook characters in the Children's department.

Online Book Trivia Search
For Grades 4-6
Grab your library card and go online to answer four quick questions about popular books!  Great prizes await successful searchers!

P.J. Storytime - "Icky Sticky Stories"
Thursday, May 15 at 7:00 p.m.
For children who are toddlers through first-graders and their parents or caregivers.
Families are invited to this special evening storytime that will feature fun stories and songs about all things yuck!  Wear your pajamas and bring your favorite stuffed animal.  Advanced in-person registration is required for this program.

Wild About Jungle Animals
"Read to Me" Book Club
May 5 - May 31

Elephants, monkeys and birds, Oh, my!  Join the Wild About Jungle Animals book club and share stories about favorite jungle animals with your pre-reader.  Just check out and read two books about each featured animal each week to receive wild weekly prizes!  Register at the Children's Reference Desk beginning Monday, May 5th.  Remember: it's a jungle out there!


Celebrate Hispanic Culture!

Honor children, literacy, and the importance of family, language and culture by celebrating

April 30

Also known as the Day of the Child, this international holiday celebrates children around the world.  Families are invited to a special celebration in Children's Services on Wednesday, April 30 at 7:00 p.m. for songs, stories, crafts and treats.  The program will be presented in Spanish.

Guitar Sounds of of Trio los Magníficos
Sunday, May 4 at 2 p.m.
Singer-guitarists, Trio los Magníficos, will treat us to beautiful melodies from Hispanic cultures from around the world.  Viva la

Family Movie in Spanish - Bee Movie
Saturday, May 24 at 2 p.m.
Join us for a family movie in Spanish in the Lincoln Room!  Enjoy snacks and drinks while watching a family-friendly movie on the library's big screen with surround sound.  There is no cost to attend.



Movies for Children

Nancy Drew

Saturday, May 10 at
2:00 p.m.

Teen detective Nancy Drew accompanies her father on a business trip to Los Angeles, where she happens upon clues to a murder mystery involving a movie star.

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