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.

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Poetry Month Idea, plus a New Way to use the iPad!

We have been looking around at ideas for poetry month and I found that you can do something called Book Spine Poetry. The idea is to create a poem using only book spines. I saw ideas for photocopying the books and using that to make your bulletin board.

This site that I found took it one step further and used a free app called Tellagami. This app allows you to record your voice using an Avatar that you create to tell a short 30 second story. This way, we aren't worrying about faces being captured.

Take a look and see what you think! I think I'm going to do this activity with my Homeschool group.