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Featured Upcoming Events

August 2014

MOTHER MOOSE

Wednesday, August 6th, 10:30 AM
Saturday, August 16th, 10:30 AM
Thursday, August 21tst, 10:30 AM
Tuesday, August 26th at 6:30 PM
Noel Wien Library Berry Room

A short rhyme, story, and activity time for the under two set (infants and toddlers from birth to 23 months) and a parent or caregiver.
No registration is required.

PAJAMA STORYTIME

Tuesday, August 12th, 7:00 PM
Berry Room

Wear your pajamas and slippers, and bring your favorite bedtime stuffed animal for an evening storytime for 3 to 10 year olds. No registration is required for this fun way for the whole family to enjoy stories before bedtime.

MOVIES @ YOUR LIBRARY

Tuesday, August 5th, 6:00 PM
Thursday, August 14th, 6:30 PM
Thursday, August 28th, 4:30 PM
Thursday, August 28th, 6:30 PM
Noel Wien Library Auditorium

Pick up a copy of the printed August Berry Room calendar for information on the movies being shown, or call 459-1052. The movies are shown on the big screen in the Noel Wien Library Auditorium. Popcorn munchies are served. Auditorium doors open ten minutes before movie starts.

DROP-IN LIBRARY CAT PLAY DAY

Friday, August 8th, 2:00 to 5:00 PM
Noel Wien Library Berry Room

Join us for a “meow”velous time with all sorts of cat book activities featuring Pete the Cat, Bad Kitty, Splat the Cat, Garfield, the Cat in the Hat, Tom and Jerry, Cat the Cat, and more!

FALL PROGRAMS

The Berry Room is resuming its regular schedule of fall programs in late August. Preschool Storytime will resume on Tuesday, August 26th, and continue on Tuesdays at 10:30 AM and Wednesdays at 1:30 PM. Join us for this free, fun program for 3 to 5 year olds. No registration is required.

We also offer Mother Moose (for babies and toddlers up to 23 months), Parents & Twos (just for two-year-olds), and Pajama Storytime. Visit the Calendar of Events on the library’s main web page for dates and times.

PLEASE BE SURE TO CHECK OUT THE FOR MORE EVENTS OFFERED BY THE YOUTH SERVICES DEPARTMENT.

What’s New in the Berry Room

August 2014

THANKS FOR A GREAT SUMMER READING PROGRAM!

Thank you and congratulations to all the participants in the public library’s Fizz Boom Read! or Spark A Reaction (Young Adult) Summer Reading Programs. If you completed all the reading for your booklet, don’t forget to stop by the Berry Room by Saturday, August 23rd, with your validated coupon to pick up the free book you’ve earned, and to guess how many beads are in the Berry Room display case containers (representing the total number of books read by children and young adults this summer). Lots of great books were read, lots of fun programs were presented, and lots of prizes were won.

NEW BOOK RELEASES

Watch for the following recently released or soon to be released titles to be added to the catalog:

  • Splat the Cat and the Hotshot by Rob Scotton
  • Fancy Nancy: Peanut Butter and Jellyfish by Robin Preiss Glasser
  • Geronimo Stilton (Graphic Novel): All for Stilton and Stilton for All
  • Geronimo Stilton: Welcome to Moldy Manor
  • Cronus and the Threads of Dread (Heroes in Training series) by Joan Holub
  • Horses of the Dawn: Star Rise by Kathryn Lasky
  • Dog Diaries #6: Sweetie by Kate Klimo

When these titles are listed in the public library’s online catalog, you may place a hold for them by using the Place A Hold feature, along with your library card and PIN.

Youth Services Department

AT THE NOEL WIEN LIBRARY
(WILLIAM D. BERRY ROOM)

The Noel Wien Library’s Youth Services Department provides a place for children from birth to 18 years old to learn, explore, and enjoy literature through a wide variety of materials and programs.

YOUTH MATERIALS AND COLLECTIONS AVAILABLE TO BORROW

Youth collections are housed in three locations at the Noel Wien Library. Fictional materials for children from birth to upper elementary/middle school, as well as some children’s poetry, are located in the William D. Berry Room, immediately to your right as you enter the library and walk past the checkout station. Fictional materials for young adults are located in the Young Adult area at the rear of the library. Non-fiction materials for youth are interfiled with adult materials in the non-fiction area of the library, according to Library of Congress call number.

The youth collections include, but are not limited to:

  • Board books for very young children
  • Picture books, including award-winning Caldecott books
  • Books for beginning readers
  • Chapter books in a variety of genres, including award-winning Newbery books
  • Young adult literature, including award-winning Printz books
  • Large print books for youth
  • Poetry
  • Books in foreign languages (located in the non-fiction section)
  • Audio books (books on tape or CD, “Playaways,” and downloadable books from ListenAlaska)
  • Bookbags with picture books and an audio cassette
  • Videos and DVDs
  • CD-ROM educational software
  • Music audio cassettes and CDs
  • Non-fiction books
  • Paperback browsing collection