Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Museum Adventure Passes

Lots of people are on Spring Break this week, and if you are looking for something to do, don't forget Acorn offers Museum Adventure Passes. With your valid Acorn Library card you can obtain a pass at the Youth Services Desk or Reference Desk to one of 18 local museums and cultural institutions, including the Brookfield Zoo, The Children's Museum in Oak Lawn and the Morton Arboretum. Here is a complete list of participating institutions, including a listing of what each pass entitles. Passes are limited, and available on a first come, first serve basis. You must present your valid Acorn Library card in order to obtain the pass. You are limited to one pass at any given time, and each pass is valid for one week. Please call the Youth Services Desk (708) 687-3700 for more information or to check on pass availability.

Saturday, March 19, 2011

Hunger Games Book Trailer

Take a look at the book trailer Mike created for our upcoming YA Book Discussion on Friday, April 8 at 3:30 PM. Copies of the book are available at the Youth Services Desk!

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Young Adult Book Discussion Group

In April, we will discuss the award-winning, best seller…


by Susanne Collins

The Hunger Games is the first novel in the trilogy, and introduces readers to a futuristic dystopian society where an overpowering government controls the lives and resources in twelve different districts. Each year, as punishment for District 13's attempted rebellion, two children in each district are chosen by lottery to fight each other to the death in an arena. The event is called the Hunger Games and is televised for everyone in the Capitol to see; the winner is given food and a life of ease for themselves and their families, along with food and resources for their district. Katniss Everdeen’s little sister is chosen to fight, but Katniss volunteers to replace her and is taken to the Capitol with Peeta, a boy from her school, to fight other children in the Hunger Games.

Now is a perfect time to read, or re-read, the first in the Hunger Games trilogy and discuss it with fellow readers!

We will meet on April 8th at 3:30pm. The group is open to all patrons in 6th grade or older, and copies of the book are available at the Youth Services Desk.

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Great Reads for 3rd Graders

Recently, Ms. Janice conducted a visit and tour for a group of Cub Scouts. During their visit, she pulled some great books to show them--here's the list!

Interesting Non-Fiction Titles:

Great White Sharks by James Martin
J 597.31 MAR

Fairy Tale Feasts: A Literary Cookbook for Young Readers & Eaters by Jane Yolen
J 641.5 YOL

Entertaining Chapter Books:

Frindle by Andrew Clements

Charlie and the Chocolate Factory by Roald Dahl

Danny, the Champion of the World also by Dahl

Because of Winn-Dixie by Kate DiCamillo

Hachiko Waits by Leslea Newman

If you are a fan of series books, check out Geronimo Stilton and The Time Warp Trio books!

Maybe you are in the mood to share a picture book:

Stellaluna by Cannon

The Junkyard Wonders by Polacco

How to Make an Apple Pie and See the World by Priceman

Zathura by Van Allsburg