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Featured Upcoming Events

March 2015

BRICKTASTIC

Sunday, March 15th, 2:00 p.m.
Noel Wien Library Berry Room
Join us for our monthly meeting of an hour of toy brick building fun. We will be creating “under the sea”! We provide the toy bricks (we have even more now!), you provide the imagination! For ages 5 and up.

MOTHER MOOSE

Friday, March 6th, 10:30 a.m.
Monday, March 16th, 10:30 a.m.
Saturday, March 21st, 10:30 a.m.
Tuesday, March 24th, 6:30 p.m.
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 or two, 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

Sunday, March 1st, 1:30 p.m.
Sunday, March 8th, 1:30 p.m.
Thursday, March 19th, 7:00 p.m.
Friday, March 20th, 2:00 p.m.
Sunday, March 22nd, 1:30 p.m.
Noel Wien Library Auditorium
Pick up a copy of the printed March 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 10 minutes prior to start of movie.

PAJAMA STORYTIME

Tuesday, March 17th, 7:00 p.m.
Noel Wien Public 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. Join us for this fun way for the whole family to enjoy stories before bedtime.

SPRING BREAK ACTIVITIES

DROP-IN CRAFTS

Monday, March 16th, 1:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m., PAPER SCULPTURES
Tuesday, March 17th, 1:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m., HORNS AND ANTLERS!
Noel Wien Public Library Berry Room

SPRING BREAK MOVIES @ YOUR LIBRARY

Thursday, March 19th, 7:00 p.m.
Friday, March 20th, 2:00 p.m.
Noel Wien Library Auditorium
Pick up a copy of the printed March 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 10 minutes prior to start of movie.

39 CLUES PROGRAM

Thursday, March 19th, 2:00 p.m.
Noel Wien Library Auditorium
The race is on! Join us for a 39 Clues afternoon based on the popular book series! Solve a series of clues leading you on a hunt through the library. For school-aged children who are familiar with the book series.

SPRING SATURDAY FUN

Saturday, March 28th
11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Visit the Berry Room for a variety of drop-in crafts and activities, including button-making. For ages 3 and up.

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

What’s New in the Berry Room

March 2015

NEW BOOK RELEASES

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

  • Dorling Kindersley Eyewitness (updated) books for Ancient Rome, Animal, Knight, and The Amazon
  • Rescue Rebellion (Geronimo Stilton Spacemice #5)
  • Operation Orca (A to Z Mysteries Super Edition #7) by Ron Roy
  • Amphitrite the Bubbly (Goddess Girls #17) by Joan Holub
  • Carly the School Fairy (Rainbow Magic Special Edition) by Daisy Meadows
  • Hephaestus and the Island of Terror (Heroes in Training #10) by Joan Holub
  • Luna (Horse Diaries #12) by Catherine Hapka
  • Joker’s Dozen (Batman You Choose Stories) by Laurie Sutton
  • Phantom Bully (Star Wars Jedi Academy #3) by Jeffrey Brown
  • Alexander’s Army (UNICORNE files #2) by Chris D’Lacey

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.

MOVIES @ YOUR PUBLIC LIBRARY

Come enjoy a free movie on the big screen in the Noel Wien Library Auditorium on Sunday, March 1st at 1:30 PM; Sunday, March 8th at 1:30 PM; Thursday, March 19th at 7:00 PM; and Friday, March 20th at 2:00 PM. Call the Berry Room at 459-1052 for the title of the movies being shown. Popcorn munchies served. Auditorium doors open at ten minutes before showtime.

SPRING BREAK ACTIVITIES (MARCH 15-22)

See the library’s online calendar of events for information on spring break activities offered by your public library, including drop-in crafts, movies, storytimes, and a 39 Clues book series program.

SELF CHECKOUT KIOSK IN THE BERRY ROOM

Be sure and try out the Berry Room’s self checkout kiosk. We’d be happy to show you how it works!

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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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)
  • 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