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Miss Jenn is on set, Shhhh!

Jenn, our children's librarian

Hi everyone, quick post today because I need to be on set soon. Our amazing Kids Advisory Board is filming a promotional video for the Summer Reading Club and I am expecting a few of them this afternoon. We are using iMovie and one of the movie trailer templates to film. It's easy, but the coordination and

Molly Kane, Head of Teen Services and Emerging Technologies

Title & Author : Mr. Lemoncello's Library Olympics  - Chris Grabenstein Genre: J Fiction Publisher: Audio Book via Audible.com Book Challenge Category: A book published this year Description: Welcome, boys and girls, readers of all ages, to the first-ever Library Olympiad! Kyle and his teammates are back, and the world-famous game maker, Luigi Lemoncello, is at it again!  This time Mr. Lemoncello has invited teams

A warm fuzzy…

Jenn, our children's librarian

This morning I went to visit an area preschool and kindergarten class and when I walked in the door my heart melted. I was greeted with, “Miss Jenn, Miss Jenn, Miss Jenn!” The kids were very excited to see me and to hear a few stories. Even when there was a chance I had to visit another

Molly Kane, Head of Teen Services and Emerging Technologies

Dear School Librarians, I couldn't do my job without you. Okay, so MAYBE  I could still order books to put on the shelves without your suggestions. And MAYBE I could plan programs without your ideas. And MAYBE I could even oversee my volunteers without your help, but it sure would be a lot more difficult to do my job if I didn't have

Jenn, our children's librarian

Hi everyone, I have some very exciting news to share with you (you might have heard about all of these already, aren’t you lucky). Item #1: 1,000 Books Before Kindergarten This is a free incentive program for families with children who have not yet started kindergarten. The goal is read 1,000 books with them before they start school. You

Jenn, our children's librarian

We are very excited to have the Hampstead Stage Company visiting us next week to present: Alice in Wonderland. This will be a real play with real actors, just not on a stage. I am a huge proponent of introducing children to the arts. It gives them an appreciation of literature, talent and hard work. We are

Jenn, our children's librarian

Several years ago I started making New Year’s resolutions that I knew I could keep. I would decide to wear more make-up, wear more jewelry, etc., easy things to maintain. About six years ago, I resolved to write down the books I read. It was a great idea; as a librarian it would help me do my

Jenn, our children's librarian

A few days ago it was announced that Lionsgate bought the rights to all the Magic Tree House books by Mary Pope Osborne and it got me thinking about the idea of turning books into movies. http://variety.com/2016/film/news/magic-tree-house-movies-adaptation-lionsgate-1201697059/     There are countless movies based on books and more in the works, I even had to read a book that is being

Jenn, our children's librarian

I don’t have a particular focus for this post; for January, life is anything but quiet. I am going to share a few tidbits of life at the library and home. I’ll also update you on my Reading Challenge 2016. Here goes:   Wedding planning is looking to take over my home life, I accepted a proposal of marriage

Hello, Nebulon!

Molly Kane, Head of Teen Services and Emerging Technologies

Title & Author : Hello, Nebulon! (Galaxy Zack #1) by Ray O'Ryan Genre: Early Chapter Book (Grades K-2) Publisher: Little Simon Book Challenge Category: A book that can be read in a single day Description:  In Hello, Nebulon!, Zack makes the big move from Earth. He is already nervous about starting school and making new friends, but it only gets worse when

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