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Featured Upcoming Events

May 2016

MOTHER MOOSE

  • Friday, May 6th, 10:30 AM
  • Monday, May 9th, 10:30 AM
  • Saturday, May 21st, 10:30 AM
  • Tuesday, May 24th at 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.

PAJAMA STORYTIME

  • Tuesday, May 17th, 7:00 PM

Berry Room Story Area

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.

ON YOUR MARK, GET SET… READ!

SUMMER READING FUN
for children from 2 years old to 6th graders

and

GET IN THE GAME!

YOUNG ADULT SUMMER READING PROGRAM
for 7th to 12th graders.

Sign-up for both programs begins on Monday, May 23rd, and is ongoing through Saturday, July 23rd.

Public Library Summer Reading Program Fun for Children

Public Library Summer Reading Program Fun for Teens

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

What’s New in the Berry Room

May 2016

NEW BOOK RELEASES

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

  • Battle of Hackham Heath (Ranger’s Apprentice: The Early Years series) by John Flanagan
  • Pip Bartlett’s Guide to Unicorn Training #2 by Maggie Stiefvater

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.

SUMMER READING PROGRAM

ON YOUR MARK, GET SET… READ!

SUMMER READING FUN
for children from 2 years old to 6th graders

GET IN THE GAME!

YOUNG ADULT SUMMER READING PROGRAM
for 7th to 12th graders.

Sign-up for both programs begins on Monday, May 23rd, and is ongoing through Saturday, July 23rd.

Public Library Summer Reading Program Fun for Children

Public Library Summer Reading Program Fun for Teens

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NATIONAL CHILDREN’S BOOK WEEK

Celebrate National Children’s Book Week May 2-8, 2016.

SCREEN FREE WEEK

Take a break from all the electronic gadgets in your home (smart phones, tablets, laptops, e-readers, computers, etc.) and celebrate the non-digital life by reading print books or magazines, playing board games, or enjoying Alaska’s great outdoors during Screen Free Week May 2-8, 2016. We have lots of print reading material here in the Berry Room!

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