If you haven't heard about the Preschool Prep DVD series, you are in for a real treat! This series began back in 2004 with "Meet the Letters" and "Meet the Numbers" using colors and graphics to familiarize children with letters as they begin to talk. Since then, they have branched out into colors, shapes and phonics. You can find this series in our Parenting collection, that is when they aren't checked out!
The American Library Association has announced the winners of the 2012 Youth Media Awards. Here are the winners, with special mentions below:
Dead end in Norvelt by Jack Gantos — Newbery Medal.
A ball for Daisy by Chris Raschka — Caldecott Medal
M is for masterpiece: an art alphabet by written by David Domeniconi ; illustrated by Will Bullas — is a great way to combine two great loves of mine — the ABC's and Art. This colorful book highlights a different item or person in the world of art and gives you a chance to brush up on your alphabet. Sounds like a winner to me. Enjoy!
Program Date: Thursday, February 2nd at 7:00 PM in the Purple Room
- 10:00 AM — Winnie the Pooh (G)
- 1:00 PM — Kung Fu Panda 2 (PG)
- 3:00 PM — Mr. Popper's Penguins (PG)
- 6:30 PM — Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2 (PG-13)
There was a man who loved a rat and other vile little poems by written by Gerda Rovetch ; illustrated by Lissa Rovetch — is full of colorful, short poems will make you laugh and declare how gross they are all at the same time! My favorites are the man who kept sardines in his pants, the man who baked bread with a snake, and the man who found a kidney. Which ones did you enjoy?
- Mondays-Saturdays*, 10:30-11:00 AM
- Mondays, 1:30-2:00 PM
- Tuesday and Wednesday, 7:30-8:00 PM
- Mondays, 10:00-10:30 AM and 1:00-1:30 PM
- Tuesdays, 7:00-7:30 PM
- Wednesdays, 10:00-10:30 AM and 7:00-7:30 PM
- Thursdays, 10:00-10:30 AM
- Fridays, 10:00-10:30 AM
- Saturdays, 10:00-10:30 AM
Program Date: Thursday, January 12, 7:00 PM in the Purple Room
Frosty the Snowman is a classic winter song. But did you know there were so many different versions? Check out some of these great songs, and learn a new snowman song too!
Sing along! [sound recording] by Caspar Babypants
Christmas with the Chipmunks [sound recording] by Alvin, Simon & Theodore with David Seville
No two alike by Keith Baker — Snowflakes come in all shapes and sizes, with no two alike. This beautiful and simple picture book follows a pair of birds on a snowflake-filled journey through a winter landscape, where everything everywhere, from branches and leaves to forests full of trees, is unique, just like you and me!
Enjoy the snow and more winter tales!
In this online storytime, Miss Sandra and Miss Katie tell stories and sing songs all about monkeys.
It's that time of the year again. Some of our holiday favorite sounds:
A Hawaiian Christmas [sound recording] by Amy Hanaiali'i
A midwinter night's dream [sound recording] by Loreena McKennitt
Program Date: December 15, 7:00-8:00 PM
Enjoy some of these fun and festive Thanksgiving songs for kids:
Thanksgiving songs that tickle your funny bone [sound recording] by Roberts, Piller & Katz
At home and abroad [sound recording] by Focus on the Family
Whaddaya think of that? [sound recording] by Laurie Berkner