ABC Activity Times, January 6-February 15:
- Mondays 10:30-11:00 AM
- Tuesdays 10:30-11:00 AM (Purple Room) and 7:30-8:00 PM
- Wednesdays 10:30-11:00 AM
- Thursdays 10:30-11:00 AM
- Fridays 1:30-2:00 PM (Purple Room)
- Saturdays 10:30-11:00 AM (Purple Room)
Due to library renovations we will be closed on February 3 and 4. Therefore there will be no ABC Activity Time on these days. ABC Activity Time will resume on February 5.
The Children's Library and Purple Room will be closed from February 3 through February 15. All ABC Activity Times will be held in the Community Room during this time.
Session begins Tuesday, January 7, 10:00 AM.
Due to renovations the library will be closed on Tuesday, February 4. Therefore there will be no Baby Storytime on that day. Baby storytime will resume on February 11 in the Community Room.
Family Storytimes begin the week of January 6. These storytimes are designed for children ages 5 and under with a caregiver, and do not require registration. Weekday sessions are held in the Community Room. Saturday sessions are in the Purple Room.
Drop-in Family Storytimes, January 6-February 15:
- Mondays 10:00-10:30 AM (Community Room)
- Tuesdays 7:00-7:30 PM (Community Room)
- Wednesdays 10:00-10:30 AM (Community Room)
- Thursdays 10:00-10:30 AM (Community Room)
- Saturdays 10:00-10:30 AM (Purple Room)
Due to library renovations we will be closed on February 3 and 4. Therefore there will be no storytime on these days. Storytimes will resume on February 5. Saturday Family Storytimes will be held in the Community Room.
Frozen read-along storybook and CD [kit] by adapted by Calliope Glass ; illustrated by the Disney Storybook Artists
Frozen: the essential guide by written by Barbara Bazaldua
Frozen land [videodisc] by Phase 4 Films, Carpediem Film & TV and 10th Ave. Productions present ; KaBOOM! Entertainment ; animation studio, Modus FX ; written by Pierre Tremblay & Roger Harvey ; adapted by Paul Risacher ; directed by Nancy Florence Savard.
Frozen [sound recording]: soundtrack by score, Christophe Beck, songwriters, Kristen Anderson-Lopez, Robert Lopez.
Students in the fifth grade at Hoben have an assignment to read a science fiction book that has a dystopian theme. Here is a selection to get them started.
Archon by Lana Krumwiede
The Resisters by Eric Nylund
Sky jumpers by Peggy Eddleman
Wake up missing by Kate Messner
Earthfall by Mark Walden
Time snatchers by Richard Ungar
Time trapped by Richard Ungar
This program is for new walkers up to 5 years old with their caregivers.
[Caterpillar by Rickydavid is licensed under CC BY-SA 2.0]
On December 19 from 7:00-8:00 PM, Target presents a wonderful, winter reading celebration! Find out about the frolicking of "Snowmen at Night", sample a tasty, snowy treat and most importantly celebrate the birthday of one of the most famous of snow friends... Frosty! It's Frosty's birthday party, you see--but where is he? Rick Morse Puppets will share a fast-paced romp with audience participation, side-splitting comedy magic, and an appearance by the guest of honor himself, Frosty the Snowman, live and in person! This program is open to kids ages 4 to 8 years old with their grown-ups. Registration begins November 25.
Bagels from Benny by Aubrey Davis ; illustrated by Dusan Petricic
The legend of the bluebonnet: an old tale of Texas by retold and illustrated by Tomie dePaola
The giving tree by Shel Silverstein
Brother sun, sister moon: the life and stories of St. Francis by Margaret Mayo ; illustrated by Peter Malone
The velveteen rabbit by retold and Illustrated by Komako Sakai ; translated from the Japanese by Yuki Kaneko
Small gifts in God's hands by Max Lucado ; illustrated by Cheri Bladholm
Early World of Learning: This is a collection of a basic encyclopedia, games and stories for our youngest patrons. There are lots of opportunities for early literacy learning fun here!
NoveList K8 Plus: Finished that series you really like and can't decide what to read next? This database provides lots of help finding read-a-likes. Does your school use Lexile Levels? You can search by Lexile Level here.
World Book Kids: The well loved physical encyclopedia set in database form. If you need pictures for an assignment, this is a great place to look.
CommonSenseMedia : The website that reviews children's movies, games, books and TV shows also does apps. If you are concerned about content like violence or consumerism, you'll like this website which highlights this information in the "What Parents Need to Know" section.
Best Apps for Kids: This website, developed by a mom, lets you look for apps by age, device, category or education. And they highlight free apps on Friday.
Best Kids Apps: Another site where the reviews are written by moms, this site covers the fun and games as well as the educational. You can narrow your results by platform on this site, which significantly sharpens your search at the start. There's also a link at the home page highlighting the currently popular apps.
The iMums: This is a global review site, with review from moms from all over the world. Reviews of apps for Moms and Dads and for those with Special Needs make this one unique.
Child with Apple iPad by Intel Free Press (CC BY-SA 2.0)