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Featured Upcoming Events

June and July 2014

MOTHER MOOSE

Thursday, June 5th, 10:30 AM
Wednesday, June 18th, 10:30 AM
Saturday, June 21st, 10:30 AM
Tuesday, June 24th, 6:30 PM
Saturday, July 12th, 10:30 AM
Thursday, July 17th, 10:30 AM
Wednesday, July 23rd, 10:30 AM
Tuesday, July 29th, 6:30 PM

Berry Room Story Area : 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.

FIZZ BOOM READ! STOTYTIME

Wednesdays at 1:30 PM and Fridays at 10:30 AM, through Wednesday, July 31st (there will not be any storytime on Wednesday, July 2nd or Friday, July 4th)
Berry Room Story Area

A fun time with stories, songs, and finger plays for 3 year olds through 2nd graders. No registration is required.>

FIZZ BOOM READ! SUMMER READING PROGRAM

Fizz Boom Read! Summer Reading Program is a free reading incentive program for two-year-olds through sixth graders. Spark A Reaction is a free reading incentive program for young adults in seventh through twelfth grades.

Kids can sign up to win prizes by reading (or listening to) books of their choice. The Summer Reading Program also includes weekly entertainment programs, library activities, weekly incentives and prize drawings. There is ongoing sign-up through Saturday, July 26th for both of these programs. You will receive a calendar of all events when you sign-up for the Summer Reading Program.

Summer Reading Program 2014

Summer Reading Program YA 2014

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

What’s New in the Berry Room

June and July 2014

NEW BOOK RELEASES

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

  • Blood of Olympus (Heroes of Olympus series) by Rick Riordan
  • Cam Jansen and the Joke House Mystery by David Adler
  • Confessions: The Paris Mysteries by James Patterson
  • Curious George Goes To A Bookstore by H. A. Rey
  • Don’t Wake the Dinosaur (Geronimo Stilton Cavemice #6)
  • Emperor Pickletine Rides The Bus (Origami Yoda series) by Tom Angleberger<
  • Rogue Knight (Five Kingdoms series) by Brandon Mull
  • Strike (Sylo Chronicles series) by D. J. Machale
  • Super Chef Contest (Geronimo Stilton series)

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.

The Summer Reading Program is here!

This year’s Summer Reading Program theme is Fizz Boom Read! (for those children from age 2 up to those entering 6th grade in the fall). The young adult theme (for those in 7th to 12th grade in the fall) is Spark A Reaction. Sign up for both programs began on Tuesday, May 27th and continues on an ongoing basis through Saturday, July 26th. We hope to see you this summer at the public library.

If you’re not familiar with the summer reading program: it’s a FREE reading promotion program that encourages children and young adults to read books of their own choosing (or listen to audio books) throughout the summer. Participants earn weekly incentives and a free book at the end of the program. We also offer many interesting and entertaining FREE weekly programs (you will receive a full calendar of events when you sign up for the summer reading program).

Cheryl Bidwell Story Garden

Don’t forget that the Cheryl Bidwell Story Garden, adjacent to the Berry Room, is a great place for picnics outdoors during the summer. Check out the shapes in the finger tiles along the retaining wall, follow the track/footprint tiles in the grass, or try out the whisper dishes. You can also look for the “fairy houses” in amongst the branches of the trees, or relax and read a book on the butterfly bench. Be creative and enjoy this outdoor place of discovery and imagination

MONTHLY BERRY ROOM CALENDAR OF EVENTS

Would you like to receive this calendar each month via email? Stop by the Berry Room Youth Services 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