December 19, 2014 | visnawj
December 19, 2014 | visnawj
December 18, 2014 | visnawj
STEAM is an acronym for Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Mathematics. Check out the sites below to explore these fascinating subjects. There are interesting facts to discover and fun games to try out. General grade-range recommendations are provided for each site, but you may find useful info and entertaining activities on sites outside of your grade level as well.
General STEAM sites
(Elementary) Explore a virtual museum with games, shows, and live interactions.
Girls in STEM
(Upper Elementary - Junior High) Explore this guide (primarily for middle school girls but useful to others) that includes STEM sites, books, and organizations.
(Elementary - High School) Engage your curiosity and imagination about STEM and other subjects through a variety of media.
December 18, 2014 | welz
This year our LEGO competition is open to a much wider age range than years past. We are sure that our patrons will produce some amazing works. Public viewing of the contest entries take place on Saturday, January 10 from 9:00-5:00 PM and Sunday, January 11 from 12:00 PM-4:00 PM. Join us on Sunday at 4:00 PM as our contest culminates into our LEGO Dream Vehicle Award Reception. Decided by our esteemed panel of judges, we will finally see which entries roared to the front of the race.
December 16, 2014 | durbinm
Norman Bridwell, creator of the classic book series "Clifford the Big Red Dog," died Friday night in Martha's Vineyard. He was 86. The idea for Clifford began in 1962, when Bridwell considered earning extra money for his family by working as a freelance artist.The Clifford stories became a huge success, despite being rejected by a publisher 15 times. More than 126 million books were sold in 13 languages. Bridwell drew Clifford with a ballpoint pen on a pad of paper and Scholastic added the color. Check out the great Clifford books at our library.
December 12, 2014 | albergak
The International Language Collection in the Children's Department is home to numerous books, CDs and DVDs in a variety of languages including Arabic, Chinese, French, German, Gujarati, Japanese, Spanish, Tamil, and many more. The collection includes fiction and nonfiction titles in single and bilingual format. Resources also include language learning kits for those wishing to acquire a new language. The collection is located near the picture books directly across from the early learning play area.
December 11, 2014 | Boydl
Winter waits by Lynn Plourde ; illustrated by Greg Couch
Lynn Plourde, author of the best-selling picture book "Wild Child," reunites with acclaimed illustrator Greg Couch to continue the story of Nature's family with this exquisite book that captures the joy of a father-son relationship.
Winter lullaby by Barbara Seuling ; illustrated by Greg Newbold
As the natural world changes with winter's approach, young children worry about the creatures they see around them. Where do the ducks and other animals go? Will they find shelter from the cold? Will they be safe and warm? In Winter Lullaby, Barbara Seuling's reassuring, gentle verse and Greg Newbold's breathtaking paintings reveal what animals do to survive as winter takes hold.
Winter: an alphabet acrostic by Steven Schnur ; illustrated by Leslie Evans
December 8, 2014 | welz
Presented by two PCCS Arts Academy students, this multi-session, musical theater workshop will teach attendees, aged 7-10 years old, the basics of theater. They will cover many topics including projection, stage direction, set design all which will culminate in a fabulous performance by the young performers titled, “Enchanted Fairy Tales.” Hot on the heels of the theatrical release of "Into the Woods" and during this spring's theatrical release of "Cinderella", this show is made up of short scenes from popular musicals such as Cinderella, Little Red Riding Hood, Peter Pan, and the Wizard of Oz. Scripts will be designed and dances choreographed based on the number of children registered. This workshop will take place every Friday, from 4:30-5:30 PM, starting January 9 and ending on April 24. Registrants will be expected to attend most sessions. Registration begins December 23.
The children will showcase their talent and hard work to their loved ones with a final performance on Friday, May 1, at 4:30 PM!
December 4, 2014 | Boydl
- Video Games
- Angry Birds
- web development
- computer classes
Frozen's Anna and Elsa lend a hand in teaching children how to code!
Join CODE.org in allowing every student the opportunity to learn about computer science and coding.
Angry birds is also an option for older kids or adults.
There is an initiative to complete one hour of free coding lessons in order to raise the level of somputer science fluency for kids. There is a push to teach computer science in the classroom to ensure that children are getting the best chance possible to succeed. Please visit CODE.org to sign up and try a lesson today!
November 25, 2014 | durbinm
A special thank-you to all the kids that participated in our "Favorite Book, Leaf Display." Kids wrote the name of a book on a colored leaf that was displayed on the wall in the children's department. We had 344 leaves on the wall representing library kids and their favorite books! Your favorite book series represented were: Harry Potter, Magic Tree House, Geronimo Stilton, and Michigan/American Chillers.