Thursday, April 30, 2009

Time is almost up in the Battle of the Kids' Books. Most of these books are actually for teens. So if you are a teen, click and vote. Look for the People's Choice link on the right hand sidebar.

Also, for teens mostly but amusing for other people as well, check out this video on YouTube made by a couple of 20-somethings. They obviously want ONE book to win this year's Battle. It's kind of cute and funny.

Saturday, April 25, 2009

Children's Book Week is coming up - May 11th to May 17th. Watch the Parkland Community Library website for an Author or Illustrator of the Day Quiz. Every day, I will post five clues to the identity of a children's book author or illustrator. The next day, I will reveal the previous day's answer AND new clues to another author or illustrator. I already have clues prepared for 4 authors/illustrators and my clues are NOT easy. See how well you know children's literature.

On May 14th, from 3 to 5 pm, stop by the Parkland Community Library for games, stories and activities. The featured - but not only - book for the day is If You Were a Penguin by Florence and Wendell Minor, this year's "One Book, Every Young Child" selection. Drop by to find out if you are tall enough to be a penguin, put together a penguin floor puzzle, play with penguin toys and listen to penguin books and other icy titles. That day is an Early Dismissal day in the Parkland School District so I hope I see a lot of you at the Parkland Community Library.

Saturday, April 18, 2009

The big YA move is almost done. The books have been successfully moved to their new location against the back wall of the library. The Local History collection has moved into the corner where YA used to be. Thanks go to Adam Bell and the other Boy Scouts for doing all the heavy moving and all the logistics.

Monday starts TV Turn-off Week. How long can your family survive without turning on the TV? The library is a great place to find ideas for activities and games to keep your family away from what my Dad called the "boob tube". Watching your favorite shows on Hulu instead is considered cheating. Click here for a list of resources at the Parkland Community Library that can fill this week with non-televised fun.