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December 2014

PAJAMA STORYTIME

Tuesday, December 16th, 7:00 PM
Noel Wien Library Berry Room

Wear your pajamas and slippers, and bring your favorite bedtime stuff 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.

MOTHER MOOSE

Friday, December 5th, 10:30 AM
Friday, December 12th, 10:30 AM
Saturday, December 20th, 10:30 AM
Tuesday, December 23rd, 6:30 PM
Noel Wien Library Berry Room

Bring your baby or toddler up to 23 months, and enjoy a sweet, short lapsit program of rhymes and a story, followed by social time with developmental toys for babies/toddlers and caretakers. Mother Moose is designed to encourage early literacy through shared stories, music, developmental activities, and movement. Please join us and get to know other parents of similar aged children.

MOVIES @ YOUR LIBRARY

Friday, January 2nd, 1:30 PM
Noel Wien Library Auditorium

Pick up a copy of the printed December Berry Room calendar for information on the movie being shown, or call 459-1052. The movie is shown on the big screen in the Noel Wien Library Auditorium. Popcorn munchies are served. Auditorium doors open 10 minutes before movie starts.

BRICKTASTIC

Sunday, December 21st, 2:00 p.m.
Noel Wien Library Berry Room

Join us for our 4th meeting of an hour of toy brick building fun. We will be creating animals! We provide the toy bricks (we have even more now!), you provide the imagination! For ages 5 and up.

WINTER BREAK FUN @ YOUR PUBLIC LIBRARY

We’ve got lots of activities to keep children busy during the school break. Join us in the Berry Room for crafts, programs, movies and lots of free fun!

CANDY CANE TWIST CRAFT AND BUTTON-MAKING

Monday and Tuesday, December 22nd and 23rd – 10:00 AM to 9:00 PM

Stop by the Berry Room Desk to make a candy cane twist craft. Or stop by with a small photo (not bigger than 2.5 inches) and have a button made to wear or give as a gift.

DROP-IN CRAFTS, 1:00 PM to 5:00 PM, Free

Noel Wien Public Library Berry Room
Friday, December 26th – Jumping Cups
Monday, December 29th – Woven Holiday Placemat
Wednesday, December 31th – Snow Snakes
Monday, January 5th – Animal Corner Bookmarks

WINTER BALL

Tuesday, December 30th, 2:00 PM
Noel Wien Library Auditorium

On behalf of the Royal Staff of the Berry Room, we request the honor of your presence at our Winter Ball. Dress-up in festive finery (from party clothes to princess gowns) for elegant activities for princes and princesses ages 3 and up. No registration required.

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

What’s New in the Berry Room

December 2014

NEW BOOK RELEASES

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

  • Mouse Guard: Baldwin the Brave and Other Tales by David Peterson
  • Geronimo Stilton and the Kingdom of Fantasy #7: The Enchanted Charms
  • Geronimo Stilton Spacemice #4: The Galactic Goal
  • Incorrigible Children of Ashton Place V: The Unmapped Sea by Maryrose Wood
  • Lego Ninjago Chapter Book #8 by Tracey West
  • Thea Stilton #21: The Lost Letters
  • Warriors Dawn of the Clans #5: A Forest Divided by Erin Hunter
  • Whatever After #7: Beauty Queen by Sarah Mlynowski
  • Dear Dumb Diary Year Two #6: Live Each Day to the Dumbest by Jim Benton

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.

MONTHLY BRICKTASTIC PROGRAM

Come to the Berry Room on the 3rd Sunday of each month for an hour of toy brick building fun. Through a generous grant from LEGO and the Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC), we now have more Legos than ever! Each month has a different theme, but there’s always a fun time to be had! For ages 5 and up.

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MOVIES @ YOUR PUBLIC LIBRARY

Come enjoy a free movie on the big screen in the Noel Wien Library Auditorium on Friday, January 2nd at 1:30 PM. Call the Berry Room at 459-1052 for the titles of the movie being shown. Popcorn munchies served. Auditorium doors open 10 minutes before movie starts.

FEATURED BERRY ROOM COLLECTION – HOLIDAYS

December holiday items galore – we’ve got picture books, chapter books, beginning readers, poetry books, DVDs and videos, audiobooks, and non-fiction. Many items are on special displays in the Berry Room. Spend some relaxing time reading in the Berry Room, or check items out to enjoy at home!

WINTER LIGHTS @ YOUR LIBRARY

When you’re driving by the library during the dark winter, be sure to notice our winter lights outside the library. There are lights in the Cheryl Bidwell Story Garden, and along the walkways to the library. It’s a nice bright touch to cheer up the dark winter!

MONTHLY BERRY ROOM CALENDAR OF EVENTS

Would you like to receive this calendar each month via email? Stop by the Berry Room desk to add your email address to our monthly distribution list (the calendar is emailed in pdf color version near the end of each month for the following month’s calendar).

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