Monday, May 16, 2016

Summer Reading Lists

 From today's ALSC Blog:

ALSC’s Quicklists Consulting Committee has updated our Summer Reading Lists with new and exciting titles!
The lists are full of book titles to keep children engaged in reading throughout the summer. Four Summer Reading book lists are available for Birth-Preschool, K-2nd, 3rd- 5th and 6th-8th grade students.
Each list is available here to download for free. Lists can be customized to include library information, summer hours and summer reading programs for children before making copies available to schools and patrons.
Titles on the 2016 Summer Reading List was compiled and annotated by members of ALSC’s Quicklists Consulting Committee.
Image courtesy of ALSC

I downloaded and used these last summer.  They're nice lists and our patrons really liked them.

Wednesday, March 9, 2016

Can a Children's Book Save the World?

This morning one of our patrons told me about this TED Talk by Linda Sue Park.  I wasn't aware of it and didn't know if many of you were either.  I thought I'd share it.  As expected of her, it's wonderful and very inspiring.

Wednesday, December 23, 2015

New Kits Available from the Pioneer Library System

New Kits!


The Pioneer Library System has 4 new Early Literacy Kits available for libraries to use.  
They are:
Early Literacy Kit - Sing  (This kit comes with a variety of musical instruments)
                     Write (This kit comes with a variety of letters, writing tools and flash cards among many other things)
                     Play (This kit comes with a tunnel, balls, parachute, stretch band and many other things)
                     Read  (This kit comes with a variety of books)
(See attached pictures)

We also have 15 new Board Book kits that were donated by the Victor Farmington Library. (See attached picture)
These kits can be found in Evergreen by searching - 'board book kit'.  These also can borrowed by library staff.  Patrons may not borrow these kits.

You can find these kits in Evergreen by searching - 'early literacy kit'.  You can place a hold for these kits and they will be sent to your library.  These are for library staff to use in the library.  We are not allowing patrons to borrow these kits.

These kits are not OPAC visible.  They can only be viewed from the Evergreen client.

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

News from J.K Rowling

Taken from The Guardian 6.24.2015

JK Rowling reveals why the Dursleys dislike Harry Potter so much!

How many of you read Pottermore?

Friday, May 22, 2015

Monday, May 4, 2015

SYNC is Back!

SYNC is a free summer audiobook program for young adults. Starting again May 7th 2015, SYNC will give away two complete audiobook downloads a week - a current young adult title along with a thematically paired classic or required summer reading title. Sign up for email or text alerts and be first to know when new titles are available to download at

Wednesday, April 1, 2015

Golden Ticket idea

Check this article from SeaCoast online.  This is a great idea for a Golden Ticket.