Saturday, July 28, 2012

New Kids Reads (July 26)

I'm trying something new. Instead of a recap of everything new, I'm picking out a few titles you might miss. If you are still interested in a full listing of new titles hitting our shelves, sign up for Wowbrary. I look at it every week now and enjoy seeing what new titles will be reaching the shelves. There is a section for "Kids" on the left hand side. Just scroll down.

Wumbers by Amy Krouse Rosenthal and Illustrated by Tom Lichtenheld (JJ ROS)
Now here is a book to challenge you and your child! Wumbers is a delightful trip through the English language, but with replacing letters with numbers. What you get is the sound of the word, but not necessarily the right spelling of the word. Think about the vanity license plates on cars, like "IM GR8". That's the idea. (This book doesn't use numbers to spell the words like "Aw3som3" where the "3" is just an "e"). Each two page spread is like a mini, one paneled cartoon with a phrase to be interpreted and read aloud. Check out this book today: Wumbers : it's a Word Cre8ed with Numbers!:.

I Know a Wee Piggy by Kim Norman and Illustrated by Henry Cole (JJ NOR)
Jump into this picture in colors! This little piggy went to the fair, but decided to "wallow" in a variety of colors. This messy adventure is silly and fun. What will the piggy get into next? A great story for read-alouds (one of the reasons I'm highlighting it) and learning about colors. Check out I Know a Wee Piggy:

Bill the Boy Wonder: The Secret Co-Creator of Batman by Marc Tyler Nobleman and illustrated by Ty Templeton (J B FINGER NOB)
For the older readers among us (elementary age), and Batman fans, this biography highlights the little known history of Bill Finger, the (at first) uncredited writer and co-creator of Batman. Bob Kane set it up so that he would have exclusive creator rights to Batman, but he had a lot of help in the stories from Bill Finger. Unfortunately, due to the times, it was not uncommon for writers to be "ghost writers." This fascinating biography reads as a story and talks about Bill's uneasiness at the situation, and his love of writing in general. There is hope at the end for Finger earning the recognition  he deserves. Check out Bill the Boy Wonder : the Secret Co-Creator of Batman.

Keep on reading! Don't forget: August 7 is the last day to log books into the Online Summer Reading Log!

Thursday, July 12, 2012

New Kids Reads (July 12)

New books for kids found their way to the shelves! Check these books out and sign up for our Wowbrary Newsletter which highlights the latest books for everyone! All links are clickable and take you to the catalog. Lots of good picks for everyone this week!

New Picture Books
New Chapter Books (J Fiction)
New Non-Fiction

Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Teen Tech Club Topics

Join our newly forming Teen Tech Club! This multi-week session includes an hour lesson and playtime on an online tool that you can use. The Club meets on Wednesday afternoons from July 11 to August 8, at 4 PM to 5 PM. Sign-up today as class sizes are limited to 8 students. You do not have to attend every session. Sign up and attend those you would like to attend. For ages 13-17 and at Blue Bell Library.

Teen Tech Club Topics
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Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Summer Events at WVPL - BB, Week of July 9

Summer is in full swing here at WVPL. Have you been reading and logging your books on our Summer Reading Log? Join our Summer Reading Club today! We have something for everyone from a newborn to 100 years and older! For children, sign up and read to the goal to earn a free t-shirt and free book of your choice. For teens, read a book or few and be entered into a raffle at the end of summer. Join today! The last day to join and log your books is August 7 (Adult Reading Club dates vary).

We have lot of great events happening this coming week. Are you attending? (All links are click-able and most events have online registration).


Heard of Lego Club? Want to see what it is all about? This summer, we have special Lego Club sessions every Thursday in July! For all ages (parents/guardians of children ages 5 and under must attend with child). Register today for July 12; July 19; July 26.

Stories and Puppets! On Wednesday, July 11 at 7 PM, visit us to hear Native American Stories and see puppetry by Steve Abrams at this free library event! No registration is required so drop by!

Read to Dogs. Yes, real dogs visit the library on Thursday mornings from 10 AM to 11 AM just to hear your child read stories (these are special service dogs). Have you signed up for your 10 minute slot today? Call the library or stop by!


Teen Tech Club on Wednesday, July 11 at 4 PM. We’ll be playing with the online tools that the library offers for free! We have spaces available (a max of 8 participants). Ages 13-17. Sign-up now! July 11, July 18, July 25, Aug. 1, Aug. 8

Teens Talk Books. On Friday, just for teens, we’ll be getting together to discuss books. Love your summer reading? Hate your summer reading? Want to find out why others think a book is so popular? Want to discuss the “it” book of the moment? Join our Teens Talk Books on Friday, July 13 at 3 PM at Blue Bell to enjoy a free-form book discussion group. For ages 13-17. Sign-up now!

Check out our Events page for more!