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Featured Upcoming Events

August 2016

HARRY POTTER CELEBRATION

  • Tuesday, August 2nd, 2:00 PM

Noel Wien Library Auditorium

In honor of the new HP book, Harry Potter and the Cursed Child,
join us for an hour of activities, including a sorting hat, Harry Potter digital photo, trivia, and treats. Costumes encouraged. For those who have read the Harry Potter books or watched the movies.

DROP-IN BOOK OLYMPICS PLAY DAY

  • Thursday, August 4th, 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM

Noel Wien Library Berry Room

Come for a drop-in day of book weight lifting, Olympic ring toss, pompom shot put, equestrian horse matching, Olympic torch craft, and more. For ages 3 and up.

MOTHER MOOSE

  • Monday, August 1st, 10:30 AM
  • Wednesday, August 10th, 10:30 AM
  • Saturday, August 13th, 10:30 AM
  • Tuesday, August 30th 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 23rd, 7:00 PM

Noel Wien Library 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 9th, 2:00 PM

Noel Wien Library Auditorium (Big Screen)

The movie is shown on the big screen in the Noel Wien Library Auditorium. Popcorn munchies are served. Auditorium doors open ten minutes before movie starts.

  • Tuesday, August 16th, 2:00 PM

Berry Room

Pick up a copy of the printed August Berry Room calendar for information on the movies being shown, or call 459-1052.

FALL PROGRAMS

The Berry Room is resuming its regular schedule of fall programs in late August. Preschool Storytime will resume on Tuesday, August 23RD, 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 2016

THANKS FOR A GREAT SUMMER READING PROGRAM!

Thank you and congratulations to all the participants in the public library’s On Your Mark, Get Set… READ! or Get in the Game (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 20th, with your validated coupon to pick up the free book you’ve earned, and to guess how many popcorn kernels 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:

  • Bad Kitty Takes the Test by Nick Bruel
  • Dog’s Best Friend (Middle School series) by James Patterson
  • End of Olympus by Kate O’Hearn
  • First to the Last Place on Earth (Geronimo Stilton Graphic Novel)
  • Harry Potter and the Cursed Child by J. K. Rowling
  • Thea Stilton graphic novel #5: Secret of the Waterfall in the Woods

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.

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FEATURED COLLECTION – AUDIO BOOKS

Did you know there are four ways to access audio books for kids in the Berry Room?

  • 1) books on CD (some books come with a CD, too),
  • 2) books on tape,
  • 3) Portable prerecorded players (all you need are headphones), and
  • 4) downloadable audio books from ListenAlaska (find the ListenAlaska link on the library’s home page).

Audio books are great for long car rides! Ask at the Berry Room Youth Services Desk for assistance in locating these items.

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)
  • Books containing printed text and a CD
  • Videos and DVDs
  • CD-ROM educational software
  • Music audio CDs
  • Non-fiction books
  • Paperback browsing collection
  • Graphic