Saturday, July 31, 2010

ONLINE STORYTIME - Bonjour, Butterfly read by Jane O'Connor

Friday, July 30, 2010

R.E.A.D. to the Dogs!

Saturday, July 31
In 15 minute sessions beginning @ 10:15 AM (Last session @ 11:45 AM)

Tails of Joy, Inc. is bringing their "Story Tails" R.E.A.D. teams to the library! The R.E.A.D. Program is dedicated to improving the reading skills of children using registered pet partner therapy dogs as mentors. Children must be able to read on their own to participate. Registration is required. Call 742-7606.

Sunday, July 25, 2010

Online Storytime - Smash! Crash! - Read by Jon Scieszka

Thursday, July 22, 2010

BOOK REVIEW: Once by Morris Gleitzman

ONCE by Morris Gleitzman
Review by Sam, Age 9

The book Once  is based on the Holocaust. It is about a boy named Felix who escapes from an orphanage. Felix saves a girl named Zelda from a building that was set on fire by the Nazis. Zelda and Felix start walking towards the city in search of their parents. When the children reach the city they are told that Felix's parents were taken by the Nazis and that Zelda's parents were killed by the Nazis. The children were forced into hiding.

Saturday, July 17, 2010


Wednesday, Jul 28, 2:00 PM; 3:00 PM
2 Sessions - Session 1 begins @ 2 PM, Session 2 @ 3 PM

♦ Session 1 begins @ 2 PM (For grades PreK-2)
Marina Moonfish

The Schooner Inc. original story of Marina Moonfish brings to life thedifferent marine life in Long Island Sound. This program blends exciting story-telling with a lesson on what lives in Long Island Sound and hands-on exploration with live animals! Registration is required. Call 742-7606. Limit 25 children.

♦ Session 2 begins @ 3:00 PM (For grades 3-5)
Marine Mix-up!

After a long journey from the schooner Quinnipiack, Schooner Inc. educators realize that there is a BIG problem. On the way to the library, all the labels and descriptions for each animal fell off the holding tanks! Educators work with children to correctly identify the animals that were brought on the trip by spending time observing the animals and then learning about the specific animals and their specific adaptations and ecosystems. Registration is required. Call 742-7606. Limit 25 children.

Friday, July 16, 2010

Dork Diaries 2: Tales from a Not-So-Popular Party Girl

If you liked the Diary of a Wimpy Kid books by Jeff Kinney, and  Dork Diaries: Tales from a Not-So-Fabulous Life by Rachel Renee Russell, then you've got to read Dork Diaries 2: Tales from a Not-So-Popular Party Girl.

What's it about? Here's the description from ( visit the site to find more info about the books):

Recipe for disaster
4 parties.
Add 2 friends and 1 crush. 
Divide by 1 mean girl out to RUIN Nikki. 

Mix well, put fingers over eyes,
and CRINGE!  
Settled in at her new school and flanked by awesome friends Chloe and Zoey, life is looking up for Nikki Maxwell, especially since her crush, Brandon, asked her to be his lab partner—a seriously awesome development. However, when Nikki overhears mean girl Mackenzie bragging that Brandon’s taking her to the Halloween dance, a bummed Nikki signs on to spend Halloween at a kids’ party with her little sister, Brianna, instead. After she finds out Mackenzie was lying and her dream of going to the party with Brandon could be a reality, Nikki has two events to juggle . . . plus plenty of other entertaining trials and tribulations along the way!


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The Popularity Papers: Research for the Social Improvement and General Betterment of Lydia Goldblatt and Julie Graham-Chang by Amy Ignatow

Tuesday, July 13, 2010


Monday, July 12, 2010


Dive into some great books about mermaids this summer! Visit our Catch A Mermaid Booklist for inspiration...

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Today is Chocolate Day!

Really! Visit for recipes, information about how chocolate is made, and more. Happy Chocolate Day!

Monday, July 5, 2010


Tuesday, Jul 20, 2:30 PM

Registration required, begins Jul 6.

Explore the world of reptiles and amphibians! Meet various examples from these two similar, yet different groups. Learn about their natural history and the importance of their conservation. You will also have a chance to pet a lizard, stare into the eyes of a huge toad, and touch a giant python! For ages 5 and up. Registration is required and begins July 6. Call 742-7606 or register online.