Friday, May 30, 2008

About a Book - Bad Kitty

Bad Kitty doesn't like what her owners are feeding her. Therefore she takes revenge on them and their things. This books goes through the alphabet mulitple times with kids while also explaining Bad Kitty's way. There is also a sequel to this book called Poor Puppy as Bad Kitty takes out her bad ways on the new puppy. This short picture book is a fun time for little pet lovers!

Tuesday, May 20, 2008

Thank You, POCHA!

Today your library had a special visit from POCHA - Parents of Children Having Allergies. POCHA is a support group for families of children with food allergies, serving Chicago and the near west suburbs.

Today, several POCHA members and their children so generously presented us with many fabulous resources and stories special for children with allergies. Picture books and dvd's have been added to our collection - yay! Thank you, POCHA.

If you're looking for some of these new resources, please ask a library staff member. The books and dvd's will be processed and out on the shelf as soon as possible! In the meantime, here's a sneak peek to get you excited:

The Peanut-Free Cafe, by Gloria Koster

The Peanut-Free Cafe tells the story of Simon, who refuses to eat anything but 4 foods, including peanut butter. Then Grant, a new kid comes to Simon's school, and they have so much in common - they're both great at math, and they both love Dirt Bike Rodents. But, Grant is allergic to peanuts, and he is forced to sit apart from the other students at lunch who have peanut butter in their lunches. Will Simon, and the rest of children of Nutley school, find a way to share their lunchtime with their new friend Grant?

Tuesday's Movie - The Diary of Anne Frank

Through young Anne's eyes, the Diary of Anne Frank tells the story of the Frank family who are forced to go into hiding with another family during the Nazi occupation of Amsterdam. For two years the families lived in the close quarters of a loft above a spice factory - not daring to pull back the curtains or even make a sound during the day. The stories Anne recounts in her diary are about the war and also how life continues on in their hidden home - Hannukah is celebrated, the children argue with their parents, romance blooms, and Anne nourishes her dreams of becoming a writer.

This 1959 film adaptation of a play adapted from the actual diary of Anne Frank won 3 Academy Awards and 5 more award nominations at the time of its release. While the movie is in black and white, the cinematography is beautiful and the film is still crisp.

Wednesday, May 14, 2008

Read on the Roof - May 13, 2008

Thank you to everyone who came out for Read on the Roof and Butterfly Release Picnic. We had over 100 families participate in TV Turn-Off Week which allowed Miss Ellen to keep her promise to spend a day reading on the roof (with help from some others!). Check out our slideshow from the event below.

To see all the album follow this link:
Read on the Roof

Tuesday, May 13, 2008

Tuesday's Movie

While you're waiting for Prince Caspian to come out, you might want to check out the BBC's production of The Chronicles of Narnia.

Starting with The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe, this three disc series faitfully brings to life C.S. Lewis' classics. While these productions don't have the special effects of the Disney film, they have their own really special charm, with great acting and fabulous costumes and sets. If you're a big Narnia fan, you don't want to miss these.

Saturday, May 10, 2008

butterfly, fly!

Today at your library, butterflies were released, stories were heard, lunches were munched in the sunshine, and fun was had by all.

If you missed out, or just can't get enough, we hope you will come on Tuesday for the second butterfly release picnic party. The picnic and storytime will be at 11:30, and the release at 12:00 noon. Bring your blanket and picnic lunch and join us on the library lawn!

Tuesday, May 6, 2008

About a Book - CDB!


(as in, "see the bee!")

In William Steig's CDB! solving puzzles like the one above is made a little easier (and loads more fun) by the accompanying illustrations. But, don't worry - even if you can't figure a puzzle out, the answers are all in the back of the book.

D C-L S N D C. Right?

For the answer to this puzzle and more, check out CDB! by William Steig, an oldie but definitely a goodie. If you're left wanting more, check out its companion book, CDC?

Tuesday's Movie

Will return next week!

Monday, May 5, 2008

We've Got Butterflies!

Today we watched as another butterfly emerged from it's chrysalis. If you stop in to the see the butterflies this week you will see that we have given them flowers and sugar water to help them grow.
We will release the butterflies on Saturday May 10th and Tuesday May 13th. Also on Tuesday Miss Ellen and others will be Reading on the Roof since we had over 100 families sign up for TV Turn-off Week.

Saturday, May 3, 2008


Storytimes are fun times here at the library. With a combination
of dancing, songs, games, and of course stories.... storytimes are a great time had by all. Come by and see one of these great storytimes for yourself!