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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

Molly Kane, Head of Teen Services and Emerging Technologies

Title & Author : A Tree Grows in Brooklyn by Betty Smith Genre: Adult Fiction Publisher: eBook via Overdrive Book Challenge Category: A book that you should have read in school Description: The beloved American classic about a young girl's coming-of-age at the turn of the century, Betty Smith's A Tree Grows in Brooklyn is a poignant and moving tale filled with

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

Molly Kane, Head of Teen Services and Emerging Technologies

If you happened to visit the STEAM Lab or the Teen Space last week, you probably noticed that our 3D printers have DOUBLED since the last time you were there. Thanks to the generosity of the Friends of Upper Dublin Public Library, we now have four printers up and running. The new printers are MakerBot Replicator Minis,

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

Molly Kane, Head of Teen Services and Emerging Technologies

My friend Betsy and I had a class in 7th grade called "Advanced Reading & Writing." I don't remember exactly what qualified it as "advanced," but I do remember that it was the first time in my life that reading wasn't enjoyable. I think a lot of students reach a similar place in early middle school where

Molly Kane, Head of Teen Services and Emerging Technologies

UDPL is proud to announce that at the start of a new year, we're offering a new way to access digital content! As of this morning, there are six brand new iPad Airs on the floor for YOU to use. There are four iPads in our kids place. Each one is pre-loaded with apps selected by Miss Jenn,

Jenn, our children's librarian

I had another post planned for today, but because of circumstances beyond my control, I can’t share it with you. I was planning on this post in a few weeks, when I have time to think about the year as whole. I’ll post on this topic again, it’ll be much better than this one.   Part 1: How do

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