Category Archives: Spotlight

Crafting with Kids: Happy Birthday, Johnny Appleseed!

Today is the anniversary of the birth of a great American — John Chapman (more commonly known as Johnny Appleseed!).  In order to celebrate, we’re going to dedicate our craft post to this humble man born on September 26, 1774.  … Continue reading

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It’s Talk Like a Pirate Day!

Ahoy, buckos! This day be Talk Like a Pirate Day! Started by two men, John Baur and Mark Summers, the first official International Talk Like A Pirate Day was September 19, 2002. Even so, Mr. Baur and Mr. Summers have been … Continue reading

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Book Review: Pete the Cat and His Four Groovy Buttons

Pete the Cat and His Four Groovy Buttons by Eric Litwin From Miss Mary at Main Pete the Cat puts on his favorite shirt, the one with the four groovy buttons, and starts his day.  As he sings, his buttons … Continue reading

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Happy Birthday, Jack Prelutsky!

  Today’s birthday post is in honor of one of America’s best-loved children’s poets, Jack Prelutsky.  Mr. Prelutsky has done as much (if not more) for children’s poetry as Shel Silverstein.  So today, September 8th, we celebrate this man and … Continue reading

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Book Review: Rainbow Stew

Rainbow Stew by Cathryn Falwell From Miss Caroline at Main Fall is just around the corner, gardens are ready to harvest, and we’ve got a great book to share with you: the newest title by children’s author and illustrator Cathryn … Continue reading

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Author Spotlight — Ann M. Martin

Today is Ann M. Martin’s birthday! Possibly best known for the beloved The Baby-sitters Club series, Ms. Martin has been writing children’s books for 30 years! Besides The Baby-sitters Club and accompanying Super Specials, Ms. Martin has penned the series … Continue reading

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Author Spotlight — Jane Yolen

We’re finishing out the second-to-last week of our Summer Library Program (SLP) for children, teens, and adults.  We’ve loved the “Dig into Reading” theme and have had lots of fun with burrowing animals, rocks, trucks and diggers, archaeology and paleontology, … Continue reading

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Summer Fun Around Town

Even though the weather has been very rainy, summer is in full swing! Here at the library, we are over halfway through our Summer Library Program. Kids are finishing their reading and earning free books! We are so excited that … Continue reading

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Author Spotlight — Byron Barton

We’re still going strong with our 2013 Summer Library Program (SLP) as we “Dig Into Reading,” so this month we are going to spotlight an author/illustrator with books that fit perfectly with the theme. There are a great number of … Continue reading

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It’s Father’s Day!

Today is Father’s Day:  a day to celebrate those dads who play with us, read to us, help us learn to play baseball and ride bikes, and make us want to be just like them!  We have some great ideas … Continue reading

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