Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Upcoming Programs

Weekly Story Times continue this week! Feel free to drop in if you are looking for something fun to do Thursday morning! We offer Lapsit Story Time for very young children up to age 2 1/2 at 9:30 AM and again at 10 AM. 3-5 year-old Story Time is at 11 AM. If you stop in, you will get a chance to see how much the department has changed in the last couple of weeks! The new carpeting is in, and all the children's books are out of the Meeting Room and back in the department! Our new service desk is coming along, and you can see its permanent location as it is being constructed. When you visit, I am sure you will notice lots of other exciting changes!

Our Acorn Teen Corp is meeting Thursday evening in the Board Room upstairs at 7 PM. The group is open to all young adults, grades 6-12, interested in volunteering at the library, in their community and participating in fun group activities. This meeting, the group will work on some interesting and tricky brainteasers! As always, snacks will be provided.

Don't forget, our next Panera Story Time is next Wednesday, May 4. We read stories, participate in activity songs, and Panera generously provides a cookie and milk for each child. In April, we had a great turn out with 40 children and 20 adults attending! We'll be at the Panera Bread located at 15854 Harlem Ave. in Orland at 10 AM.

Saturday, April 16, 2011

Young Adult Book Discussion Group

We had a great turn out at our last Young Adult Book Discussion Group of The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins. Our next meeting will be on Friday, May 6 at 3:30 PM and we'll be discussing The Amazing Maurice and His Educated Rodents by Terry Pratchett. Copies of the book are available at the Youth Services Desk. To learn a bit about our next selection, take a look at out book trailer below!

Monday, April 11, 2011

"Create Your Own Story @ Your Library" Bookmark Contest

The winners have been chosen! We received lots of creative entries and had a hard time choosing our winners. In addition to getting their winning designs made into bookmarks, which are currently available in the Youth Services Department, winners also received an art supply kit and a certificate of achievement. Please stop in to see the winning designs on display now at the Youth Services Desk!

3rd and 4th Grade Category: Peyton Nielsen

5th and 6th Grade Category: Cherish Recera

6th 7th Grade Category: Emily Cooper