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It's a Birthday!

Abraham Lincoln was born on February 12, 1809.  He is considered one of our nation's greatest presidents.  Learn more about him in our Children's Biography collection, or read fictional stories about him in our Children's Fiction collection.

Fish News - Fish Jokes

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Hi there Kids!
Do you know any fish jokes?

Here's one I know:
Why are fish so smart?

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Because they live in schools!!

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Do you know any fish jokes? 
You can answer me by clicking comment on my blog!

Your friend, 
Nemo
P.S.  I hope they're funny! :)

 Blubbbb. Blubbbb. 

It's not too late for a Valentine's gift!

Hey kids, are you looking for a last minute snack to take to a Valentines day party or a fun craft to give  your parents and other special people?  Check out the Family Fun website for free printables, ideas, recipes and more to help you impress your favorite valentines this February 14. 

February Tween Book & Pizza Club

If you're interested in discussing a great book with other Tweens over a pizza lunch, look no further than our monthly Tween Book & Pizza Club! February's selection is The City of Ember by Jeanne DuPrau. This month's program is scheduled for 1pm on February 28, and registration begins at 9am this Saturday (February 14). Hope to see you there!

Winter Crafts

Children ages 5-8 can drop by to make something unique with Scrap Box materials. Registration not required.
Program Date: Wednesday, February 25 from 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Fun Variety Show

Children ages 5-12 and their caregivers can join us for a fun filled variety show with Vikki Gasko's case of characters. You’ll enter into a hilarious, musical world of fun filled family entertainment. Online registration begins February 10.
Program Date: Tuesday, February 24 at 2:00 PM

Valentine's Day Sites

Valentine's Day will be here soon!  Here are some fun and helpful sites to use to celebrate Valentine's Day with your family.
  • Cards and Crafts for Valentine's Day
    Craft projects fro preschool, kindergarten and elementary school children.
  • Funschool Valentine’s Day Activity Center
    You'll find games, crafts, jokes and e-cards at this site from the Kaboose network.
  • Lil' Valentine

Fish News #1

Blubbbb. Blubbbb. 
Hi there!
I can see you outside my fish tank looking in and talking but the sound is all garbled. 
Can you write me what you are saying ---just click comment!
 
If you have any questions about what it is like to be a fish or anything else you can ask me by clicking comment on my blog.

Your friend,
Nemo
Blubbbb. Blubbbb.

New comics

We've added two new titles to our comics collection. Tiny Titans by Art Baltazar and Franco features tales of your favorite miniature superheroes, and Sabrina the Teenage Witch by Tania del Rio, chronicles the adventures of Sabrina and her friends. What sort of mischief will they conjure up this time? Stop in the Tween section of the library and find out.

Thorndyke Thoughts

In honor of Valentine’s Day (by the way, have you seen my nifty Cupid costume yet?) I thought I’d share this conversation I overheard in the Children’s DVD section.

Boy 1 (picks up Free Willy 3):  Let’s get this one.
Boy 2:  No! Not that one.  They kiss!
Boy 1 (shocked): They kiss the whale?
Boy 2: No!  The boy kisses the girl!
Boy 1: Ew! Gross!  Let’s get something else.

Happy Valentine's Day!

Valentine's Day is coming up!  Do you want to make some fun and festive food to celebrate the holiday?  We have many cookbooks that will show you ways to surprise your favorite people.

Calling All Wimpy Kids!

Dairy of a Wimpy Kid Party

Tweens are invited to join us for a party based on the Diary of a Wimpy Kid series by Jeff Kinney.   We’ll have wimpy snacks, play wimpy games and make a wimpy craft.  Registration begins on January 29th.  Thursd

The Ben Carson Story

Ben CarsonAiring this Saturday February 7th on TNT, don't miss the TV movie "Gifted Hands: The Ben Carson Story" starring Cuba Gooding Jr.  Dr. Carson's  incredible life story is that of a young and poor black boy who overcame poverty and racism to become a world-renown pediatric neurosurgeon.

Family Storytime

Family Storytime

We invite families with children ages 1-5 years old to join us for a half hour program to share some great books and fingerplays. Registration not required.

Saturdays at 11am through February 21st

Book Buddies

Book Buddies is for 3rd and 4th graders.
Get together with other kids and talk about a fantastic book. Online registration begins February 5 or February 7. After you’re registered, visit the Children’s Information Desk to check out a copy of the book. Please register for only one book club per month.
February 19, 5pm: Diary of a Wimpy Kid by Jeff Kinney
February 21, 1pm: Be a Perfect Person in Just Three Days by Stephen Manes

Family Reading and Science Program

Family Reading and Science Program is for children age 6-11 with a caregiver
Workshop 2: Did you know that Earth is a planet, and that we share our Sun with neighboring planets? Find out what makes something a planet, and learn all about the planets in our Solar System. Online registration begins January 24.
Saturday, February 7 at 3pm

Talk About Books

Talk About Books is for 1st and 2nd graders.
Read a book and then get together with other kids to talk about it and to do some fun activities. Register online beginning January 24 or January 29, then come to the Children’s Desk to check out a copy of the book.
February 7, 1pm: My Dog the Dinosaur by Jackie French
February 12, 5pm: The Chocolate Touch by Patrick Catling

Family Storytime

Family Storytime
We invite families with children ages 1-5 years old to join us for a half hour program to share some great books and fingerplays. Registration not required.
Saturdays at 11am through February 21st

Thorndyke Thoughts

Hey kids! Thorndyke here. After watching the library happenings for over 15 years, I’m glad they’ve finally given me a voice. ‘Cause nobody knows more about this library than me, except for maybe Miss Kristen and Mrs. Havenstein-Coughlin, but they go home at night. I tell you, I have the best life—sitting by the birthday wall, watching the kids come for storytime and summer reading. And the librarians are some of my best friends! They have a pretty fun job. So next time you’re at the library, stop by and wave hello. I’ll be looking for you!

Bear Hugs!
Thorndyke

Black History Month: On-line resources

Looking for a resource to help you with a Black History Month assignment?  We have collected many on-line resources to help you find biographies, images, timelines and quizes.